National Personnel Records Center's - Federal Records Center Program
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is the central repository for both Military Personnel Records and Civilian Personnel Records.
Federal Records Holdings:
Military Personnel Records:
Civilian Personnel Records:
Address | Hours
National Personnel Records Center, NARA
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Closed weekends and Federal holidays)
Status Check: Check the Status of a Military Service Records Request
* Records are open to the public 62 years after the service member's separation from the military. (To calculate this, take the current year and subtract 62.) Records of any veteran who separated from the military 62 (or more) years ago can be ordered by anyone for a copying fee. See Access to Military Records by the General Public for more details.
** Beginning in 2009, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) signed agreements with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that transferred ownership of the Official Personnel Folders (OPF) of certain former Federal civil employees from OPM over to NARA. As a result, the records of many former Federal civil servants whose employment ended prior to 1952 are now open to the public.