posted on Nov, 30 2018 @ 10:22 PM
So, through a series of unfortunate events I've lost my long version DD-214. I requested a replacement from the National Archives using eVetRecs.
After a few days I received an e-mail saying that they had not received my records and had forwarded the request to the Navy Personnel Command in
Millington, TN. After about ten days I requested a status update and have not received one. I've known other veterans who have received there DD-214s
in as little as a few weeks to a month, and other veterans who had to wait months to get their replacement.
I've looked around and have seen that there are research companies who will send someone in person using the veteran's signature as a sort of power
of attorney to get the DD-214 practically same day or within the week.
My question is would I as the veteran requesting my own forms be able to do the same? I could drive there within a day, possibly lodge
somewhere, and it wouldn't be that much of an inconvenience. It would actually be cheaper than paying a research company to send someone in my
I just don't know if the Navy Personnel Command is actually situated inside of a base or not. If it is I most likely wouldn't be able to get onto
the base, because the only people who are allowed to enter into a base are retirees or people who still work on said base for whatever reason.
I would simply just call, but it is after the Navy's working hours and they won't be back until Monday, and if the fine former or current military
people here could give me some good information that would be greatly appreciated. Even better if there are some PS/YNs or mid to upper GS rated
employees that could give me some insight.
And as always my PM box is always open.