Jump to navigation Jump to search See National Personnel Records Center for the overall term for records centers in St. The earliest records on file at Personnel Administration and Personnel Training PDF are enlisted Navy records from 1885, Coast Guard records from 1898, Marine Corps records dating from 1905.
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Most of the records on file at the National Personnel Records Center are considered property of the U. Requests for information to the Military Personnel Records Center number approximately 4000 letters per day. Response times range from approximately ten days for simple requests and as long as three to six months for complex requests requiring extensive research. After 1995, the Department of the Navy began retaining personnel records of Navy and Marine Corps personnel and ceased retiring these records to NPRC. The separation document of Burt Lancaster, one of the publicly accessible records at the National Archives. The burned edges are the result of the National Personnel Records Center fire of 1973. In 2005, a large number of Marine Corps and Navy records – which had been housed at the Military Personnel Records Center as Department of the Navy records – were transferred to the legal custody of the National Archives.
Between 2006 and 2007, the category of archival records was extended to any record where the veteran in question was discharged, retired, or died more than 62 years from the current date. Known as the „62 year rule“ this also applied to the Reconstruction Records of the NPRC fire related records holdings. As of 2009, with the first Air Force records from 1947 becoming public archival records, every branch of service now has some type of archival record on file at NPRC. The first records of the Korean War became archival in 2012, while the earliest Vietnam War records will become archival in 2023. The new Archival Records became open to unlimited access by the general public with all requests for information to such records responded by providing a copy of the entire file. Those seeking these records were required to pay a fee, whereas the „Non-Archival Records“, that is the bulk of MPRC’s holdings, are provided free of charge. The original Military Personnel Records Center was designed to replace the Army Demobilized Personnel Records Center which was an active military installation of the United States Army and housed discharged and retired Army records dating back to the First World War.