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What is an Official Military Personnel File?

Via the U.S. National Archives:

The Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) is primarily an administrative record, containing information about the subject’s service history such as: date and type of enlistment/appointment; duty stations and assignments; training, qualifications, performance; awards and decorations received; disciplinary actions; insurance; emergency data; administrative remarks; date and type of separation/discharge/retirement (including DD Form 214, Report of Separation, or equivalent); and other personnel actions. Detailed information about the veteran’s participation in battles and their military engagements is NOT contained in the record.

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What is an Official Military Personnel File?

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