How To Find Out If Someone Is A Veteran Or Not?

Can you look up someone’s military record?

To find someone else’s records, you must use a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

When you file your FOIA request, ask for all “publicly releasable” information on the veteran in question.

The center will not release medical, disciplinary and other records under the FOIA.

How do I know if I’m a veteran?

Under federal law, a veteran is any person who served honorably on active duty in the armed forces of the United States. Discharges marked “general and under honorable conditions” also qualify. They would be considered a veteran no matter how long they served.

How do I know if I am a protected veteran?

You are a “protected veteran” under VEVRAA if you belong to one of the categories of veterans described below: Recently Separated Veteran A veteran separated during the three- year period beginning on the date of the veteran’s discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military.

Is military discharge public record?

As a veteran, you should record a copy of your discharge papers (DD-214) with the recorder’s office to make sure you or your family can quickly access them if needed. Our office records DD-214s free of charge, and only you or your next of kin may obtain them. They are not public record.