Question for ex Military

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Gentelmen,

I have lost my DD-214. Are you required during the interview, or at any time during the process, to produce that thing?

If so, I need to start making some phone calls to San Antonio.

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chperplt

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If you were in the military during the past 10 years, you will be required to present it for the background check.
 

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DD-214

Not sure of the timeframe requirement. A couple of apps I submitted recently did not require a DD-214 if you've been out more than five years.

Regardless of the that timeframe requirement I recommend you a get another original DD-214. Once you get your new DD-214 go to your county courthouse and have the DD-214 Registered. It's a simple procedure and should not cost more than a few dollars.

Once you do this, if you ever lose the original DD-214 you can go to the courthouse and with the apporporate ID you can get another DD-214 (certified true copy) that you can provide to anyone who might require one. This "certified true copy" will suffice as an original.

BTW when you register the DD-214 you can get several "certified true copies" that you can stash away for a rainy day (or lose again with the new original)
 
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tdvalve

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Be careful about registering a DD-214 at the courthouse. It becomes a public document available for review by anyone who wishes to see it. There are many cases of identity theft by criminals who got all pertinent information needed for a new social security card and driver's license from DD-214's registered at courthouses.
 
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