Certain basic information needed to locate military service records, includes: the veteran's complete name as used in service; service number; Social Security Number (if applicable); branch of service; dates of service; date and place of birth.
For records affected by the 1973 Fire, additional information, such as place of discharge; last assigned unit; and place of entry into service may be useful.
It is imperative as a Career Marine, you fully understand all the moving parts of your record and know how to keep it updated.
As we review records to evaluate performance during counseling, we routinely come across poorly managed records.
Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) consists of documents that reflect your fitness for service, performance of duties, and entitlements.
This form captures all the necessary information to locate a record.
Provide as much information on the form as possible and send copies of any service documents that you may have. Check the Records Location Table and submit your request to the appropriate address.
This ensures MOS/Occupation Field vacancies in the enlisted structure will be continuously occupied by Marines who are fully qualified to perform and to assume the responsibilities of the next higher grade.
Your record is your personal representation at all selection boards for promotion.