Our research specialists are on site daily at the U.S. National Archives research centers which hold the military service records of your veteran (often referred to as the ‘Official Military Personnel File’ or O.M.P.F.). In addition to 20th Century military personnel files we also provide access to: Land Bounty Files, Military Pension Files and Compiled Military Service Records from the Revolutionary War through the modern era. We scan complete, military service records in high resolution so you can see the military service records of your veteran as if you were sitting in the research room at the National Archives viewing the original personnel records yourself. We can have most military service records ready for you within a few weeks. Let us put our expertise to work for you and help you to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding the service of your military veteran.
How much do Military Service Records Cost?
Marine Corps military service records are between $100 and $175 depending on the size of the record.
Navy military service records are between $100 and $175 depending on the size of the record.
Coast Guard military service records are between $100 and $175 depending on the size of the record
Army/Air Corps military service records are $65, plus copies. Army and Air Corps military service records were impacted by the 1973 fire at the National Archives. Because the 1973 fire destroyed most Army/Air Corps official military personnel files, most Army service records consist of auxiliary material such as pay vouchers and medical extracts and are only a few pages in length. At times we do find that portions of a service record survived the fire. The only way to find out if your Army veteran’s service record has pages that survived the fire is to order his Army service records.
We locate your veteran’s military service records in person at the U.S. National Archives and then scan the entire record, page by page. Most military service records are ready within a few weeks. Once we have your veteran’s military service records scanned we send an invoice to your email address. You can pay the invoice securely using a credit/debit card or Paypal if you prefer. Once the invoice is paid the scanned military service records are sent right to your email address. Payment is due at the time the invoice arrives in your email inbox. Our service is simple, convenient, and fast.
What kinds of records are found in the military service record or O.M.P.F.?
Military service records (also known as Official Military Personnel Files or O.M.P.F.’s) usually contain the following information: A period photo (usually in Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard official military personnel files), units the veteran was assigned to, ranks held, stations, ships sailed aboard, duties, campaigns, battle participation, medals, citations describing heroic achievement in combat, commendations, medical records, court martial records, disciplinary actions, training, qualifications, payroll records and more. In addition, official military personnel files often contain non-military records such as paperwork on the veteran’s spouse and children, correspondence, details on civilian occupations and more. Military service records can be a great tool for carrying out genealogical research as they often reveal fascinating (and sometimes surprising) information about the veteran.
View examples of military service records we have scanned for other clients then fill out an order form below to request a copy of your veteran’s military service records (Please note that some officers also have a separate enlisted personnel file. This means that there may be two separate military service records).