Visit the Web site for the National Archives, the repository for U. S.military personnel and other federal government records, for a list of the personal information available without an authorization of active duty and retired military. The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act site (IE only) returns instant verification of current active military status but the fields are more restrictive than those offered in a mailed FOIA request.
Limited personal employment information – position titles and occupational series, grades, annual salary rates, duty stations, and position descriptions for the present and the past – is also available on civilians who have worked for the military.
The U.S. National Archives Web site indexes the Archives’ holdings and has searchable databases of personal information on current and former military personnel. Browse the list of all subject databases by category. Here are a few of the military databases.
- Records of Awards and Decorations of Honor During the Vietnam War, documenting the period 12/1965 – 11/1972
- Records of Deceased, Wounded, Ill, or Injured Army Personnel, Including Dependents and Civilian Employees, created, documenting the period 1/1/1961 – 12/1981
Review the list of the NARA military databases.