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01-09-07, 06:44 PM #1
01-09-07, 06:45 PM #2
I was HONORABLY DISCHARGED and transferred to the 1st Civ. Div. back in March of 1997. I served for 5 years. Up till now I have yet to receive my Discharge Certificate and it is now 2007. I would like to have it to display proudly that i am a former MARINE since i now work for the US Goverment as a Federal AGENT.
Does anyone know a # or website i can go to to request my certificate. I would really appreciate any assistance.
01-09-07, 06:50 PM #3
I don't normally answer people that say they are Marines without knowing who they are for sure. If you look on the start page of this site you will see a link for DD-214. How about filling in your profile and show us how proud you are to be a Marine.
Welcome to Leatherneck
09-23-07, 01:18 PM #4
GySgt E B Reagle,
In regards to the question, how do we go about obtaining a certificate? I know in the past they use to be awarded when a Marine would re-up, but did they actually stop issuing them when you left active duty? Because I would also like to obtain one, not only for myself, but for my father as well.
09-23-07, 01:52 PM #5
DM============Are you talking about the "DD 256 MC"?
09-23-07, 02:21 PM #6
Here is some info on what you asked
DoD DD-214 Policy
Department of Defense
January 6, 1989
SPN Codes on file
SPD Codes on file
RE Codes on file
What is the definition of my code
Obtaining/Preserving your DD-214
How to order military records
Publisher's info and other important resources
09-24-07, 12:25 PM #7Originally Posted by ggyoung
Palmer, the link is dead... at least from here. Will try again tomorrow at work.
09-26-07, 06:43 AM #8
I finally got my DD256 MC. It wasn't that hard to get, actually. You just need to know who to contact. www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel this is the link for the National Personnel Records Center, St Louis.
I called emailed and registered. They where helpful but it takes patience. In typical military style there is alot of hurry up and wait.
All I provided was SSN, Dates of service and ful name. I was issued a claim # and within about 6 weeks I got my dd 256 MC in the mail it was not to difficult.
After waiting so long I was actually surprised when i received it in the mail
Hope this helps.
11-06-09, 12:39 PM #9
This Is The Correct Answer. Absolutely.
I searched for this answer for years and I am finally proud to share this with you:
MMS handles sending you out a free replacement dd form 256 Discharge Certificate. Their phone number is 1-800-268-3710 option number 3. You can call them to verify and then you will need to fax them a written request for it to (703) 784-5792. Include your Name, DOB, SS#, Sign the form and include your mailing address where you want to have it sent to. It is as easy as that! Congrats from Sgt. Campbell. Uh-Rah!
11-11-10, 03:48 PM #10
Why Doesn't my dd-214 show me as a Vietnam Veteran when I get all benefits from the VA.
11-11-10, 04:23 PM #11
If you entered the Marines in 1974 you are not a Vietnam Veteran. You area Vietnam era veteran. A lot of difference.
11-11-10, 04:46 PM #12
OK agreed but still does not list it why
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