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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 after 1954

New York Army National Guard Members Discharged after 1954 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

A completed, signed Standard Form (SF) 180 must be provided to facilitate your records request.

New York Army National Guard Members Discharged more than before 1954 (62 Years Ago)

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.

A completed, signed Standard Form (SF) 180 must be provided to facilitate your records request.

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

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.

© NYS DMNA: Freedom of Information: How to Obtain Personnel Records
URL: http://dmna.ny.gov/foil/records/
Page Last Modified: 13 Jan 16