How to Request Military Records

Do You Need Your Military Records?

If so, there are several ways of doing so. The two easiest (and least expensive) are:  

Standard Form (SF) 180

You can complete Standard Form 180 and mail it in. The form is available at here. The form includes step-by-step instructions as well as a chart listing mailing addresses.

Be sure to save a photocopy of your completed Standard Form 180 for your own files.

If your form goes to the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, you can follow up after two or three weeks by sending an e-mail to [email protected] or by calling (314) 801-0810.

Order Online

You may also be able to order your records online. Click here to launch the eVetRecs system.

When you order your records, it's usually best to order everything you have an option for.  

For info on ordering Court Martial Transcripts or Law Enforcement Investigations, go here and select "Ordering a Court Martial Transcript."

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At KML, we focus on Courts Martial, Appeals, Administrative Hearings, Correction of Military Records Discharge Upgrades, and Security Clearance Issues. Unfortunately, we are not able to assist with family law issues (such as divorce, child custody, etc.). We recommend you contact your local base legal office for assistance with these matters.


Marines Deployed

We know that our clients are stationed around the world and in every timezone. We will ALWAYS take the time to provide a free initial consultation to Sailors, Soldiers, Marine, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen or members of their families. While Don tries to answer every call himself, if he is unavailable, a staff member may answer your call and connect you with Don. If all staff are assisting clients, your voicemail or text will be monitored and you should receive a near immediate response, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. If you need emergency assistance (you are in custody, etc.), please utilize text and let us know you need help immediately. Overnight, overseas, or locally--we're available where you need us, when you need us.