National Personnel Records Center

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:

  • Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) - for veterans with a discharge date less than 62 years ago.*
    For OMPFs for veterans with a discharge date 62 (or more) years ago click here
  • Clinical Records - inpatient hospital records of former active duty service members.
  • Medical Treatment Records - inpatient, outpatient, dental and mental health treatment records of military retirees, dependents and others created at military health care facilities.

Civilian Personnel Records:


Other Records:


Address | Hours

National Personnel Records Center, NARA
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138

Telephone: 314-801-0800



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
Fax: 314-801-9195

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.