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No DD-214 Required

We do not require you to have your DD Form 214 to get your CJM Certificate of Service. Over the years many of our veterans have at some point lost their DD-214 and other military memorabilia through house fires, moving, etc. Some of our servicemen cannot replace them.

There was a fire in 1973 at the National Personnel Records Center (St. Louis, MO) that destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files. You can read more about that here.

However, you might want to get ahold of your DD-214 to use as a good reference for your, or your loved ones, medals and awards. If you are preparing a gift this document would help you "sneak around" and get the info. so you can make your gift a surprise.

Normally we would recommend you contact the National Personnel Records Center for a free copy, but there are many reports on the Net that the NPRC is taking many weeks to perform record retrievals, with a backlog of two hundred thousand (200,000) requests. At their stated receiving rate of 4,000 to 5,000 requests per day, you're talking a 40+ day backlog.

Therefore, to retrieve your records in a reasonable time frame we recommend that you contact a research company. We know of Touchstone Research, which will retrieve your records within a week.

So that we can meet the needs of all of our veterans we do not require the DD-214 to make a certificate.

CJM Military Certificates are for display only, and are not intended to be used as a legal document in any way. Your DD-214 can be used as a reference in finding out what medals, ribbons and badges to ask for on your CJM Certificate of Service.

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