Military Reserve and Guard Records, 1997-2001

The Military Reserve and Guard Records is a large archive that holds 719,733 records in its current collection. The records in this collection are dated between 1997 and 2001 and reflect individuals that served in the Army National Guard, Air National Guard and other reserve components for each military branch. The files included in this archive were retrieved from the U.S. Department of Defense, where they remain on file today. Individuals can learn more information about the Military Reserve and Guard Records by visiting the U.S. Department of Defense website.

Information Available In This Collection

The Military Reserve and Guard Records index includes a range of information on individuals that served in a reserve capacity during this recent time frame. Some of the information you might discover in the files includes a full name and gender for each individual, as well as the rank and reserve component. The military occupation specialty code is also included. To help interested parties learn where these individuals served, addresses for units are also included, along with maps to help you pinpoint the precise location of service. Files also offer a home of service and the basic active service duty date.

About the U.S. Department of Defense

The records of the Military Reserve and Guard 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

The U.S. Department of Defense was established as the National Military Establishment in 1947 and the name was changed to the Department of Defense two years later. The agency is responsible for overseeing all the branches of the U.S. military, including the Army, Air Force, Navy and Reserves. The Department of Defense also employs thousands of civilians to assist with its operations. The current head of the Department of Defense is Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

The Military Reserve and Guard Records in the U.S. Department of Defense are recorded alphabetically by the last and first name of the individuals in the file. You can also search for people who served in the reserves by their enlistment year if that is provided, rather than a date of birth.

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