Aid to Researchers: Obtaining Service Records

Below are important links to obtain records or help you identify important items in your possession:

Records

Repository

Officers separated after June 30, 1917, and enlisted personnel separated after October 31, 1912  National Personnel Records Center
(Military Personnel Records)
9700 Page Avenue 
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100 
Morning reports, 1917-1974 (In 1974 the Army discontinued the use of morning reports and switched to PDC cards. PDC cards are also in the custody of the NPRC.)  National Personnel Records Center
(Military Personnel Records) 
9700 Page Avenue 
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100 
Unit operational records, 1939-1954, and 1954 to present for units which served in Southeast Asia  Archives II Textual Reference Branch
National Archives and Records Administration 
8601 Adelphi Road 
College Park, MD 20740-6001 
(301)-713-7250 
Unit rosters, 1917-present, Regular Army  National Personnel Records Center
(Military Personnel Records)
9700 Page Avenue 
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100 
Unit rosters, 1917-present, Army Reserve  For soldier himself: 
Army Reserve Personnel Center 
ATTN: ARPC-SFR-SSD 
9700 Page Avenue 
St. Louis, MO 63132-5200 
For the public (please submit request under the Freedom of Information Act): 
U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Center
ATTN: ARPC-IMP-F (FOIA)
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63123-5200 
Information pertaining to unit Lineages and Honors -- ALSO good for ANY history on outfits. Organizational History Branch 
U.S. Army Center of Military History 
1099 14th Street, N.W. 
Washington, DC 20005-3402 
DSN 763-5413; (202) 761-5413 
Awards to individuals still on active duty  Military Awards Branch 
Hoffman Building II 
200 Stovall Street 
Alexandria, VA 22332-0400 
DSN 221-8699; (703) 325-8699 
Awards to individuals no longer in the service  U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Center 
Veterans Services Directorate
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5200 
NOTE: Individual must submit request with name, social security number and/or service number, and return address. 
Official photographs pertaining to the U.S. Army, 1861-1988  Still Picture Branch 
Special Archives Division 
National Archives and Records Administration 
8601 Adelphi Road 
College Park, MD 20740-6001 
(301) 713-6660 
Motion pictures, 1898 to the present  Motion Picture, Sound & Video Branch 
Special Archives Division 
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road 
College Park, MD 20740-6001 
(301) 713-7060 
Unofficial materials such as unit histories, personal papers, diaries, and photographs. Also includes select official papers.  US Army Military History Institute 
Carlisle Barracks PA 17013-5008 
DSN 242-3611; (717) 245-3611 
Official US Army publications  US Army Publications Center 
2800 Eastern Boulevard 
Baltimore, MD 21220-2896 
DSN 584-2272; (410) 671-2272 
Information concerning flags, colors, streamers, guidons, insignia, & uniforms (AR-840-10)  US Army Institute of Heraldry 
9235 Gunston Road, Room S-112 
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5579 
DSN 656-4968/4969; 
(703) 806-4968/4969 
Records concerning units in or assigned to the US Army Air Forces  US Air Force Historical Research Agency 
600 Chennault Circle 
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6424 
DSN 493-5834; (205) 953-5834 
Information concerning Engineer Outfits  US Army Corps of Engineers
History Office
7701 Telegraph Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22310-3865