The Active Duty Military Personnel Records holds a massive 1,770,050 records in its extensive archive. The records in this collection all date between 1997 and 2001 and reflect the active duty personnel that served in the United States during that time frame. The files in this archive were retrieved from the U.S. Department of Defense, where they are also currently stored today. Individuals can learn more information about the Active Duty Military Personnel Records by visiting the U.S. Department of Defense website.
The Active Duty Military Personnel Records index includes a variety of vital statistics on men and women who served the country in active duty between 1997 and 2001. Some of the information includes a full name of the individual, as well as the person's gender. Service information is also provided, including the person's military rank and unit. The records also list the branch and component of service, as well as the military occupation and date of active service. The unit address is also available.
The records of the Active Duty Military Personnel Records are held by the U.S. Department of Defense. To obtain original copies of the records of this collection, contact the U.S. Department of Defense at:
U.S. Department of Defense
1400 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1400
According to the agency's website, the U.S. Department of Defense is the first step for finding military information online. This agency is currently headed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and is responsible for all branches of the military as well as thousands of civilian employees. The Department of Defense is housed in the Pentagon in Washington D.C., which is one of the largest office buildings in the world. The Department of Defense was officially created in 1949, when the National Military Establishment that had been established just two years prior was renamed.
The Active Duty Military Personnel Records in the U.S. Department of Defense archive do not provide a complete listing of all the active duty personnel that served in all the branches of the military during this time frame. Instead, the file offers a sampling of many of the brave men and women that actively served our country during this era. The records can be accessed through this website or directly through the website of the U.S. Department of Defense. Files are recorded alphabetically by surname and then first name, or chronologically by enlistment year.
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