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Complete list of discharge documents

If you want to be buried in a national cemetery or get memorial items, you’ll need to show the National Cemetery Association (NCA) proof of honorable active military service. Find out which documents the NCA accepts. You may also need one or more of these documents so you can get other benefits.

DD214 and other Department of Defense documents
 

Form Title
Form DD 214 Title Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
Form DD 13 Title Statement of Service
Form DA 1569 Title Transcript of Military Record
Form DD 2A Title Armed Forces Identification Card (Active)
Form DD 2AF Title Armed Forces Identification Card (Active)
Form DD 2CG Title Armed Forces Identification Card (Active)
Form DD 2MC Title Armed Forces Identification Card (Active)
Form DD 2N Title Armed Forces Identification Card (Active)
Form DD 2NOAA Title Armed Forces Identification Card (Active)
Form DD 2 (Retired) Title US Uniformed Services Identification Card
Form DD 214 Title Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
Form DD 217 Title Discharge Certificate
Form DD 303 Title Certificate in Lieu of Lost or Destroyed Discharge
Form DD 303AF Title Certificate in Lieu of Lost or Destroyed Discharge
Form DD 303CG Title Certificate in Lieu of Lost or Destroyed Discharge
Form DD 303MC Title Certificate in Lieu of Lost or Destroyed Discharge
Form DD 303N Title Certificate in Lieu of Lost or Destroyed Discharge
Form DD 1300 Title Report of Casualty

Department of Defense documents that must show a period of active-duty service dates
 

Form Title
Form DD 256A Title Honorable Discharge Certificate
Form DD 256AF Title Honorable Discharge Certificate
Form DD 256CG Title Honorable Discharge Certificate
Form DD 256MC Title Honorable Discharge Certificate
Form DD 256N Title Honorable Discharge Certificate
Form DD 257A Title General Discharge Certificate
Form DD 257AF Title General Discharge Certificate
Form DD 257CG Title General Discharge Certificate
Form DD 257MC Title General Discharge Certificate
Form DD 257N Title General Discharge Certificate

Documents that must show active-duty service dates
 

Form Title
Form Bureau of Investigation No. 213 Discharge from U. S. Naval Reserve Force Title Honorable Discharge Certificate

Documents that must show previous active federal service for something other than training, or a minimum of 20 years total service (for pay)
 

Form Title
Form NGB 22 Title Report of Separation and Record of Service, Departments of the Army and the Air Force, National Guard Bureau

Other accepted documents
 

Form Title
Form ADJ 545 Title Discharge Certificate
Form Army DS ODF Title Honorable Discharge from the United States Army
Form AGO 525 Title Discharge Certificate
Form AGO 755 Title Discharge Certificate
Form AGO 01252 Title Discharge Certificate
Form AGO 01254 Title Transcript of Military Record
Form AGO 01502 Title Discharge Certificate
Form WD AGO 01502 Title Certificate in Lieu of Lost or Destroyed Discharge Certificate
Form WD AGO 01504 Title Discharge Certificate
Form WD AGO 0729 Title Honorable Discharge from Army of the United States of America
Form WD AGO 280 Title Certificate of Service, AVS
Form WD AGO 525 Title Honorable Discharge from the United States Army
Form WD AGO 53 Title Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge
Form WD AGO 53-55 Title Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge
Form WD AGO 53-58 Title Enlisted Record and Report of Separation General Discharge
Form WD AGO 53-90 Title Certificate of Service
Form WD AGO 53-98 Title Military Record and Report of Separation Certificate of Service
Form WD AGO 55 Title Honorable Discharge from The Army of the United States
Form WD AGO 755 Title Honorable Discharge, Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps
Form Bureau of Investigation No. 6 Title Discharge certificate
Form Bureau of Investigation No. 53 Title Discharge certificate
Form Bureau of Investigation No. 118 Title Discharge certificate
Form Form No. 6, U.S.N. Title Discharge certificate
Form Navy (no number) Title War Service Certificate
Form NAVCG-2510 Title Honorable Discharge, U.S. Coast Guard
Form NAVCG-553 Title Notice of Separation from U.S. Coast Guard
Form NAVMC-455 Title U.S. Marine Corps Certificate of Service (Instead of lost or destroyed discharge certificate)
Form NAVMC 70-PD Title Honorable Discharge, U.S. Marine Corps
Form NAVMC 78-PD Title U.S. Marine Corps Report of Separation
Form NMC 2571 A&I Title Honorable Discharge, U.S. Marine Corps
Form NMC 258 A&I Title Discharge Certificate
Form NAVPERS-553 Title Notice of Separation from U.S. Naval Service
Form NAVPERS-563 Title Navy Discharge-Notice of Separation from U.S. Naval Service
Form NAVPERS-566 Title Standard Statement of Service
Form NAVPERS-660 Title Honorable Discharge from U.S. Navy
Form NAVPERS-661 Title Certificate of Discharge, U.S. Naval Service
Form NAVPERS-663B Title Discharge Certificate
Form NAR 529 Title Certification of Military Service
Form NA 13038 Title Certification of Military Service
Form NA 13041 Title Statement of Service
Form GSA 6851 Title Service Information
Form GSA 6954 Title Certificate of Military Service
Form VA Adjudication 545 Title Summary of Record of Active Service
Form VA 3101 Title Request for Army Information
Form VA 3101 Title Official Retirement Order
Form VA 3101 Title Official Retirement Register
Form VA 3101 Title Reserve Retirement Eligibility Benefits Letter
Form VA 3101 Title Verification of Service letter from the VA
Form VA 3101 Title Summary of Military Service Record from various states
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