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 of 1959 or after.*
    For OMPFs for veterans with a discharge date of 1958 or prior 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 | Directions | Hours

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

Due to our current operating constraints, NPRC's Customer Service Line (314-801-0800) is unstaffed and cannot respond to your calls.  For more information, see NPRC's operating status.


Status Check: Check the Status of a Military Service Records Request
Fax: 314-801-9195

Federal Records Center Research Room Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time (Closed weekends and Federal holidays)

The National Personnel Records center (NPRC) is located at 1 Archives Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63138 in suburban North St. Louis County, near the intersection of U.S. 367 and Interstate 270.

From Lambert St. Louis International Airport, take I-270 East, exit left onto Bellefontaine Road, and take the first left onto Dunn Road. The NPRC will be on your right, at 1 Archives Drive. The Guard at the gate will provide further information about parking and building entry. Our Research Rooms are located on the first floor.

* Records are accessioned into the National Archives, and become archival, 62 years after the service member's separation from the military. This is a rolling date; hence, the current year, 2020, minus 62 years is 1958. Records with a discharge date of 1958 or prior are archival and are open to the public. Records with a discharge date of 1959 or after are non-archival and are maintained under the Federal Records Center program. Non-archival records are subject to access restrictions.

** 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.