With a workforce of over 630,000 individuals and more than 34,000 retail locations across the country, the United States Postal Service is one of the largest employers in the nation, which makes them an ideal career opportunity for veterans looking to enter the civilian job market. According to their website, the USPS has 2,200 career options, from letter carriers and engineers to vehicle maintenance workers and historians. There is even a Remote Encoding Center in Salt Lake City, Utah where specially trained postal workers scan hard-to-read mail all day long to ensure each piece of correspondence is delivered to the correct address.

Did you know the USPS employs more than 97,000 military veterans?

In fact, they are one of the largest veteran employers in the United States and recently earned a 2020 Military Friendly®️ Top Ten Employer award. According to the USPS, military service is considered prior employment, and eligible veterans (and sometimes veteran spouses and widowers) may claim hiring preference on their employment application. However, in order to apply for zero-point, five-point, or ten-point veterans' preference, you will need to have a copy of your DD214 to show proof of service and honorable discharge.

What if you don't have a copy of your DD214?

It sometimes happens that veterans misplace their discharge paperwork, or that over time it gets damaged or becomes illegible. If you find yourself in a similar situation, you will need to order a copy of your DD214 before you begin the USPS application process. This will ensure that you can provide the necessary documentation to apply for veteran hiring preference. Need your DD214 fast? Contact DD214Direct today

Veteran-owned DD214Direct helps you get the documents you need, when you need them.

Our cutting-edge technology platform and keen knowledge of government protocol and procedure allow us to deliver your documents faster than you could get them on your own. First, we digitize both your request and the returned documents, using electronic signatures to avoid extra time with the postal service. We also integrate email and fax throughout our entire process, while many agencies do not. To further expedite the process, our team ensures your initial request is filled out properly the first time and includes the necessary supporting documentation so that it doesn't bounce back. In addition, we break up multiple requests (DD214, OMPF, etc.) so that each piece is handled separately and one does not delay the other. Once your request is processed, DD214Direct becomes your personal advocate, working directly with the agency that holds your records (currently there are about 75 independent agencies) and immediately responding to any agency issues on your behalf. In many cases, DD214Direct is able to advance your request to a higher-priority workflow. Finally, we have team members at many locations to drop off and pick up documents. Much like paying a small fee to have your taxes done by a professional, DD214Direct provides the service and convenience you’ve been hoping for, plus we make it a lot easier. Once we locate your DD214, we can email you a copy immediately—a service not offered by the government. And tracking your request through us is simple, so you never have to worry about long hold times and inconclusive answers. Ready to get started? Click here to begin the order process. .