Posted on Mar 7, 2015
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Why does the Active Component have the DD214 and the National Guard have the NGB Form 22, but the Army Reserve does not have a form showing service after they got out of the guard. For example, A Reserve Soldier could go to Basic and AIT, they would get a DD214 after training, then spent the next 19 years drilling and then when they retire, there is no form to show how long they spent in the Reserve and what awards and type of discharge/ RE Code they had.
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As a retiree or veteran who served on active duty for 90 days or more, you are entitled to a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214).

If you were never issued a DD form 214, you may request issuance of a DD Form 214. If you have lost your DD Form 214, and if it is part of your record, a copy is sent to you. If the DD Form 214 is not part of your official military record, but the record contains enough information, HRC issues a replacement DD Form 214. If there is not enough information in your record, HRC issues a Transcript of Military Records (DA Form 1569) or Statement of Service (AHRC Form 2496-E). These forms are authorized replacements for the DD Form 214.

Discharged veterans are authorized one Discharge Certificate.

All requests must be submitted in writing including a date and signature or by completing a Request Pertaining to Military Records (SF 180) (download .PDF form).

Send your requests to:

Commander
U.S. Army Human Resources Command
ATTN: AHRC-PDR-H
1600 Spearhead Division Ave
Fort Knox, KY 40122
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Lt Col John McMahon
Lt Col John McMahon
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General, the NGB form 22 needs to be discontinued and the DD214 needs to be issued to retiring Guardsmen. The world out there has no idea what an NGB 22 and if someone is in the gray area, retired and before age 60, it does not suffice as proof of service. I served active, reserve and Guard but retired from the Guard, so my service appears to be diminished by not having a uniform record. We serve alongside our active duty brothers and sisters in uniform but are treated disparately when the war is over for us.
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Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS
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http://diodon349.com/Vets_stuff/can_guardsmen_and_reservists_obtain_DD214.htm

Check this.

Subject: [vetissues] Can Guardsmen and Reservists obtain the DD-214?

Yes.

1) It is common knowledge in many Guard and Reserve units that no DD-214 be issued to Guard and Reserve personnel. This misinterpretation came to be because former documents preceding the DD-214 were titled "Report of Separation". Many Guard are Reserve commanders are still operating under the misperception that Guard and Reserve members should never receive a DD-214 even for active service periods. This is incorrect.

2) The DD-214 (officially titled "Certificate of Release or Discharge From
Active Duty") is mandated/required issue at the close of ANY and ALL ACTIVE service periods REGARDLESS how long or brief. This INCLUDES any and all ACTIVE periods served by Guardsmen and Reservists. This is the law. In the case of Guardsmen and Reservists the words in the title of the DD-214, "or Discharge", are to be ignored with regard to completion of any active service period. (This is precisely why DoD used the word "OR" instead of the word "AND" in the DD-214 title.)

3) At some point in time every Guardman or Reservist performed some level of active duty, either to obtain training, perform missions, etc. Your command was authorized to provide you a DD-214 at the end of each of those active periods, regardless of the number of days, weeks or months you served on active status.

4) Either through gross misunderstanding or arrogant unwillingness many NG and Reserve commands choose not to fulfill Dept of Defense regulations by supplying DD-214's at the close of its member's active service dates.

5) If you currently serve in the Guard or Reserves: For your future Social Security and VA benefits we very, very, very STRONGLY advise you to pursue acquiring DD-214's for each and all of your former active service periods. Your commander not only has the authority but also the responsibility to ensure his guard members' active service periods are recorded on the DD-214.

6) References:

a. http://www.dior.whs.mil/icdhome/forminfo/FormInfoPage44.htm link noted dead 05-18-05
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SFC John Hill
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For the NG, if mobilized under Title 10, they get a DD-214 for the AD time. Annual training, state level call up, etc., under Title 32 that goes on on their NGB-22.
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SGT Kennedy, I believe the individual was talking about the end of their reserve service, not the end of active service. I've been in the reserve since 1997 and I've gotten a DD214 every time I come off of active service, BUT..when I retire from the reserve, I will receive nothing stating my time, awards, etc, while I've been in the Reserve. A friend of mine is running into this problem right now. He just got a state job and they're requiring him to show proof of service (214) but he didn't get anything upon separation from the Reserve to show years in service or awards received.
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SPC Lyn Jordan
SPC Lyn Jordan
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Reservist will receive a certificate of discharge. DD 214 as mentioned by most of you, you will receive every time you come off active duty. What reservist gets instead of a DD214 I s Reserve points (DA 1380). If you are applying for federal employment this retirement is what you will provide the agency wanting to hire you.
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LCpl Walter Kenna
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I've always felt that a DD214 issued to a reservist after his active duty six months basic and mos training, doesn't justify his completion of his tour of duty which is in reality 8 years (6 years when I was in). A DD214 will only show his six months of service but not a conclusion of his tour. They should have made a distinct DD form, to the unique nature of reservist to be issued at the end of his obligated tour, or some kind of addition. The DD214 issued after 6 months to a reservist seems unfulfilled and under achieving, incomplete when this is not true.
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LCpl Walter Kenna
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Which doesn't paint a true and final outcome of a reservist tour of duty. When you show a dd214 to a potential employer, he just sees someone who went to basic and mos schools. Its not a final final nor shows a final discharge of his service.
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PO3 Richard Noakes
PO3 Richard Noakes
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Believe it or not, I received more medals while an "Active Reserve" than I did while active duty, yet I have no record of those medals/ribbons. Sure would be nice to be able to find them.
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Cpl Dc Franklin
Cpl Dc Franklin
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LCpl Walter Kenna - This is really close to what mine says... 11 months of DEP, basic, AIT, and 8 months of MOS school, so a little over a year of actual active service. I have one line each for rifle expert, pistol expert, and a certificate of appreciate. Nothing for the next three years while in the active reserves...
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LCpl Walter Kenna
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PO3 Richard Noakes how did you get medals on active reserves? Did you deploy? Then if you deployed, you should have been on active duty and a dd214 entry made, updated with your medals. If these medals gained through you're 2 weeks AD yearly training, they should be entered by your command in your military records.
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