These archived files are treasured by family members, historians, researchers, and genealogists. Contained in a typical OMPF are documents outlining all elements of military service, including assignments, evaluations, awards and decorations, education and training, demographic information, some medical information and documented disciplinary actions. Some records also contain photographs of the individual and official correspondence concerning military service.
* To view an original record, individuals may visit the NPRC Archival Research Room in St. Louis, MO.
* Telephone is 314-801-0850.
* Research room hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time Tuesday through Friday.
* Visitors are strongly encouraged to call ahead to make reservations.
To obtain copies of records, customers may:
* Write to NPRC at 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132,
* Fax a request to 314-801-9195, or
* Submit a request through eVetRecs, or
* On a Standard Form 180.
Information about records available at NPRC is also posted on the National Personnel Records Center web page.
Archived, public records are subject to the National Archives and Records Administration's published fee schedule. Copy fees for archived OMPFs are waived for veterans or primary next-of-kin (surviving spouse or children of the veteran) if the records are needed to validate a benefit or entitlement.
The fee schedule for OMPFs is as follows:
1. OMPFs 5 pages or less: $15
2. OMPFs 6 pages or more: $50 (most OMPFs fall in this category)
3. * OMPFs of Persons of Exceptional Prominence (PEP): $.75 per page
* PEP records include the OMPFs of famous individuals such as former Presidents, famous military leaders, decorated military heroes, celebrities, entertainers, and professional athletes who left military service and have been deceased for at least 10 years).
Archived records are subject to a limited privacy exemption under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. As such, all records are reviewed prior to release and social security numbers are redacted.