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How to Obtain Personnel Records

New York Army National Guard Members Still Serving

Records of this nature are most easily accessed via Army Knowledge Online (AKO).

https://www.us.army.mil access to personnel records will require a Common Access Card (CAC) or password in order to sign onto the iPERMS system.

Additionally, these records may be requested by following the steps shown below.

New York Army National Guard Members Discharged since 1994

New York Army National Guard Members discharged in 1994 or later may request copies of their records by writing to the following address:

Joint Force Headquarters NY Army National Guard
ATTN: MNAS-IS
330 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110

Or by calling Mr. Fred Alber at (518) 786-4577

You may also utilize the electronic FOIL/FOIA request form to request copies of military records, although transmission of any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as Social Security Number will be occurring over an unsecured email network.

New York Army National Guard Members Discharged between 1952 and 1994

New York Army National Guard Members Discharged between 1952 and 1994 may request copies of their records by writing to the following address:

Department of the Army
Watervliet Arsenal
NG-MPD Military Personnel Directorate
Bldg 25-3
1 Buffington Street
Watervliet, NY 12189-400

Or by calling Mr. Steven Essex at (518) 272-6438

New York Army National Guard Members Discharged more than 62 Years Ago (before 1952)

If we are unable to assist you in obtaining copies of your records you may be referred to the National Archives and Records Administration Website or the National Personnel Records Center Website.

NOTE: A major fire at the National Personnel Records Center in 1973 destroyed nearly 80% of Army records 1912-1960, and 75% of Air Force records 1947-1964.

NOTE: Personnel records over 62 years old are routinely destroyed and/or archived.

You may also utilize the electronic FOIL/FOIA request form to request copies of military records from this period, although transmission of any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) (such as Social Security Number) will be occurring over an unsecured email network.

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Page Last Modified: 28 Sep 07 (ba)
URL: http://dmna.ny.gov/foil/records/