Does this sound familiar? You sat down to fill out your COE for a VA home loan or started working on the application for a job you really want, only to realize that you don’t have the correct copy of your DD214 to show proof of service and honorable discharge. Now what? First, don’t panic. was created for situations exactly like this one—in which veterans need a copy of the right document fast and can’t afford to waste time jumping through hoops just to get it. (In fact, we were once in the same boat.) Without the right discharge form, you can’t show proof of your character of service/character of discharge, which must be “under other than dishonorable conditions” to receive your hard-earned veteran benefits and opportunities. In fact, this is one of the reasons having the right DD214 copy is so important.

So, which copy do I need? And how fast can I get it?

On or around the time you were discharged, you should have received a Member 4 Copy of your DD Form 214 (known formally as the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). You likely also received a Member 1 Copy, which is a shorter version of the Member 4 Copy and, as you know, does not contain your character of service information. If you never received your Member 4 Copy, or if it’s been lost, stolen, or damaged, you’ll need to order a new copy, and that copy will be a Service 2 Copy. The Service 2 Copy is an identical copy of the Member 4 Copy, and this is what is provided when veterans request a copy of their DD214. (You can read more about that here.) Suffice to say, the Service 2 Copy is all you need to show character of service for post-discharge benefits and entitlements, and you can get it quickly when you use our expedited service options. We can even email it to you as soon as we locate it.

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 competitors. We physically stand in line at the records repository and manually coordinate your order, freeing up your time and easing your worries about whether or not you will get your DD214. 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. Instead of having to download, print, sign and fax your document request form, you can submit your order directly through our website with the ease of e-signature technology from a desktop, laptop or mobile device. Once we locate your DD214, we will 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.

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