Navy Military Records
Check Your Navy Information
It is important that you check your military records on a constant basis. You'll want to make sure your accomplishments; awards, college and Navy education are properly entered in your Navy records. To do that, you will need to order a copy of your military records or you can view portions online. Your administration office should be able to help you. Talk to your Career Counselor if you have problems. Don’t forget to view your Navy SMART college transcripts online if applicable. Your SMART transcripts have your Navy College, certificate or vocational education credits.
Correcting Military Errors
You'll also want to correct any errors you may find in your military records. To correct these errors you will need to visit your admin office for assistance. It’s a good idea to correct any errors you find as soon as possible since it will be easier to locate prior supervisors or other personnel if needed.
Another reason to have errors corrected is that is that it becomes real hard to correct your information after you have been discharged or retire. The most important document for Navy retired is the DD-214, which is information that has been retrieved from your military records. Once you are discharged you will have to go through the Veterans Affairs office to correct any errors. It’s a long process and the errors are usually major if its something that is holding up any benefits you may be seeking.
Upon separation from the Navy, Sailors are given a DD Form 214 otherwise known as a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. It is important that you ensure your DD-214 is accurate. Failure to ensure accuracy may delay benefits such as education, VA loan or disability compensation you may be due. To correct your records you should fill a DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Records.
• Web Enabled Record Review (WERR) - Active duty and selected Reserve personnel with a BOL account and a CAC-enabled computer with appropriate certificates can view their OMPF online by selecting the WERR option on the BOL main menu page. Sailors can also download and print service-record documents for personal and professional use.
• Records Support Division - Records Management
• Electronic Service Record (ESR)
• NTMPS Your Electronic Training Jacket
• Official Military Personnel File (OMPF): Order your copy on Compact Disk (CD)
• National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis - repository of military personnel, and medical of discharged and deceased veterans.
NARA Veterans -eVetRecs: Request Copies of Veterans Military Personnel Information