Requested DD214. Got a letter instead.?
OK this is weird. I sent for a copy of my 214 to get my COE to apply for a VA loan. I got a packet of documents that included a formal, stamped letter releasing me from duty. It included all of the information found on a 214 (authority for separation, characterization, RE code, etc., etc) but it's not a form DD214. It's just a formal memo. It's officially stamped; it's from ARPC... in every way it has everything a 214 does but it's not a 214. Along with the memo I got a summary of all of my participation points; DOE, DOS, etc.
Anyone ever run into this? How the heck do I have all of the information from a DD214 without having an actual 214?! If you've run into this before, do you happen to know how I go about getting an actual 214? Did they screw up and just not send me the right stuff? Thanks!
- SquidLv 74 years agoFavorite Answer
You can get your certificate online.
- AJLv 74 years ago
So what happened to the copy you got and was told to put it on file with the county clerk's office.
I ETS'd from the Army 20 years ago, yet I make 1 phone call to the Ector County Clerk's Office and in 2 days I'll have a dozen certified copies of my DD214 at no cost to me.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 74 years ago
You should have gotten a certified copy of your DD214 when you out processed, what did you do with it?