We recommend that you have your Report of Separation Form secured in all of the following places:
- Your fireproof safe
- The Monroe County Veterans Service Office
- The Monroe County Recorders Office
- Your adult children whom you trust
- If you have your funeral pre-planned, we suggest taking the funeral home a copy of your dischage documents
A Report of Separation Form is any one of the following:
- DD Form 214 – issued for active duty service for those discharged after January 2, 1950
- WD AGO 53, WD AGO 55, WD AGO 53-55, NAVPERS 553, NAVMC 78 PD and NAVCG 553 – issued for active duty service for those discharged before January 1, 1950
- DD 256 – issued for Reserve service
- NGB 22 – issued for National Guard service
We can help you get them if you do not know where your discharge records are.
- You can also request active duty discharge records yourself if you prefer.
Were you separated after the date below?
If you were discharged after the following dates, our office can obtain your DD 214 normally within 24 hours after you have completed the Consent to Release or Obtain Information Form that is located in our office. Our staff will only release the records to the veteran or to the next of kin if the veteran is deceased.
- Air Force – October 1, 2014
- Army – October 1, 2002
- Marine Corps – January 1, 1999
- Navy – January 1, 1995
If a request is made for discharge records by anyone other than the veteran, an Authorization to Release Copies of DD 214/Military Discharge must be completed and valid ID of person making request must be presented.