Military Records Center

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132

The record center is a huge place and your request for action is going to take months as it is. Don't create extra time for yourself by sending a letter that might wander around a number of desks before it reaches someone who can actually act on it. There is always a huge backlog of requests, so expect a long wait. No special form is required, but be sure to include the following information neatly and prominently in your letter:

Your full name

Social Security number

Service number (if you served before 1970)

Date and place of birth
Approximate dates of service