Is a DD214 (US military discharge) a public record?
No, like a medical records, or bank statements they are private/ government property ,with proof that you are you or a close relative , you could get a copy. I'm going out on a limb there, it would be easy to lie your way thru. I recently ask the people in Missouri about my one time free replacement of ribbons, badges and medals. Due to the fact I got out 120 days early(w-99 orders aka convenience of the government which allowed for any marines with 120 days or less from their rotation date out of Westpac to their separation date were released from active duty of they so desired. There were about 400k over their preferred T.O.) not everything I rated was put into my SRB,such as courses i had taken, subsequent awards etc were put off by the office pokes so I needed to get a copy of my SRB or someone did to update it. And I was told, with proper proof the owner could get that copy of his DD214. Or his family could get a copy of the records they wanted.This was long winded huh y'all. I'm going back to the top and answer your question first then tell my tale or yarn.
Do military members have to pay any fee for leave or fiancee forms?
NOOOOOOO. You are talking to a military romance scammer. I received an email from the US Army that directly answers your question that is pasted below please keep reading.I believe you are the victim of a military Romance Scam whereas the person you are talking to is a foreign national posing as an American Soldier claiming to be stationed overseas on a peacekeeping mission. That's the key to the scam they always claim to be on a peacekeeping mission.Part of their scam is saying that they have no access to their money that their mission is highly dangerous.If your boyfriend girlfriend/future husband/wife is asking you to do the following or has exhibited this behavior, it is a most likely a scam:Moves to private messaging site immediately after meeting you on Facebook or SnapChat or Instagram or some dating or social media site. Often times they delete the site you met them on right after they asked you to move to a more private messaging siteProfesses love to you very quickly & seems to quote poems and song lyrics along with using their own sort of broken language, as they profess their love and devotion quickly. They also showed concern for your health and love for your family.Promises marriage as soon as he/she gets to state for leave that they asked you to pay for.They Requests money (wire transfers) and Amazon, iTune ,Verizon, etc gift cards, for medicine, religious practices, and leaves to come home, internet access, complete job assignments, help sick friend, get him out of trouble, or anything that sounds fishy.The military does provide all the soldier needs including food medical Care and transportation for leave. Trust me, I lived it, you are probably being scammed. I am just trying to show you examples that you are most likely being connned.Below is an email response I received after I sent an inquiry to the US government when I discovered I was scammed. I received this wonderful response back with lots of useful links on how to find and report your scammer. And how to learn more about Romance Scams.Right now you can also copy the picture he gave you and do a google image search and you will hopefully see the pictures of the real person he is impersonating. this doesn't always work and take some digging. if you find the real person you can direct message them and alert them that their image is being used for scamming.Good Luck to you and I'm sorry this may be happening to you. please continue reading the government response I received below it's very informative. You have contacted an email that is monitored by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Unfortunately, this is a common concern. We assure you there is never any reason to send money to anyone claiming to be a Soldier online. If you have only spoken with this person online, it is likely they are not a U.S. Soldier at all. If this is a suspected imposter social media profile, we urge you to report it to that platform as soon as possible. Please continue reading for more resources and answers to other frequently asked questions: How to report an imposter Facebook profile: Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16... Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16... Answers to frequently asked questions: - Soldiers and their loved ones are not charged money so that the Soldier can go on leave. - Soldiers are not charged money for secure communications or leave. - Soldiers do not need permission to get married. - Soldiers emails are in this format: email@example.com Caution-mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org anything ending in .us or .com is not an official email account. - Soldiers have medical insurance, which pays for their medical costs when treated at civilian health care facilities worldwide – family and friends do not need to pay their medical expenses. - Military aircraft are not used to transport Privately Owned Vehicles. - Army financial offices are not used to help Soldiers buy or sell items of any kind. - Soldiers deployed to Combat Zones do not need to solicit money from the public to feed or house themselves or their troops. - Deployed Soldiers do not find large unclaimed sums of money and need your help to get that money out of the country. Anyone who tells you one of the above-listed conditions/circumstances is true is likely posing as a Soldier and trying to steal money from you. We would urge you to immediately cease all contact with this individual. For more information on avoiding online scams and to report this crime, please see the following sites and articles: This article may help clarify some of the tricks social media scammers try to use to take advantage of people: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/ Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/ CID advises vigilance against 'romance scams,' scammers impersonating Soldiers Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749 Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749 FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center: Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx U.S. Army investigators warn public against romance scams: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130... Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130... DOD warns troops, families to be cybercrime smart -Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450... Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450... Use caution with social networking Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146... Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146... Please see our frequently asked questions section under scams and legal issues. Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ or visit Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ . The challenge with most scams is determining if an individual is a legitimate member of the US Army. Based on the Privacy Act of 1974, we cannot provide this information. If concerned about a scam you may contact the Better Business Bureau (if it involves a solicitation for money), or local law enforcement. If you're involved in a Facebook or dating site scam, you are free to contact us direct, (571) 305-4056. If you have a social security number, you can find information about Soldiers online at Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... . While this is a free search, it does not help you locate a retiree, but it can tell you if the Soldier is active duty or not. If more information is needed such as current duty station or location, you can contact the Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) by phone or mail and they will help you locate individuals on active duty only, not retirees. There is a fee of $3.50 for businesses to use this service. The check or money order must be made out to the U.S. Treasury. It is not refundable. The address is: Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) 8899 East 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46249-5301 Phone: 1-866-771-6357 In addition, it is not possible to remove social networking site profiles without legitimate proof of identity theft or a scam. If you suspect fraud on this site, take a screenshot of any advances for money or impersonations and report the account on the social networking platform immediately. Please submit all information you have on this incident to Caution-www.ic3.gov Caution-http://www.ic3.gov (FBI website, Internet Criminal Complaint Center), immediately stop contact with the scammer (you are potentially providing them more information which can be used to scam you), and learn how to protect yourself against these scams at Caution-http://www.ftc.gov Caution-http://www.ftc.gov (Federal Trade Commission's website)
How can I find out if someone got an honorable discharge from the army?
There are five types of military discharges. Three are administrative: honorable, general under honorable conditions, and under other than honorable conditions. Two are punitive: bad conduct and dishonorable.The punitive discharges are easy. Because they are part of a court-martial sentence, which is a criminal proceeding, they are a matter of public record. Anyone can ask what sentence a military member who was court-martialed received. You do need some basic information, like the name of the service involved, the location of the trial, and the approximate date of the trial.The three administrative discharges are much more problematic. Because these are administrative they are covered by the federal Privacy Act, which means the information is not releasable without permission from the individual concerned. Therefore, you only have two options: ask the person, or request that the person sign a release allowing you to ask the National Military Records Center. If you are an immediate relative of a deceased veteran, you can request the information from the National Military Records Center.The real issue is, why do you want to know? Short of the person working for you, in which case you don’t hire them unless they tell you, it isn’t any of your business.As an aside, more than 99% of military discharges are either honorable, or general under honorable conditions, which entitles the veteran to the same benefits for either discharge.
How can I find my father's records in the 116th Infantry 29th Division Army?
To obtain a copy of his service file, I would recommend filling out and submitting an SF-180. You can obtain information on doing so here: https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records#toc-military-personnel.Military personnel records for anyone discharged before 1956 are public records so are readily available by following the instructions in the link above.
Do military personnel need money to fill out a leave request form?
It’s great that you asked. The answer is NO. Also, whatever you are doing with this person, STOP!Bloody hell, how many of these “I need your money to see you sweetheart” scammers are there? It’s probably that or someone totally misunderstood something.All military paperwork is free! However, whether their commander or other sort of boss will let them return or not depends on the nature of duty, deployment terms, and other conditions. They can’t just leave on a whim, that would be desertion and it’s (sorry I don’t know how it works in America) probably punishable by firing (as in termination of job) or FIRING (as in execution)!!!Soldiers are generally paid enough to fly commercial back to home country.Do not give these people any money or any contact information! If you pay him, you’ll probably get a receipt from Nigeria and nothing else.
What form does a soldier in the military need to fill out to add someone they are married to in the military data base?
What form does a soldier in the military need to fill out to add someone they are married to in the military data base?The soldier must take a copy of the marriage certificate to his personnel office to get his spouse enrolled in DEERS and fill out a DD 1172. He must update his DD 93 and should (but is not required to) update his SGLI beneficiaries.None of this costs any money at all. Since all of this information is readily available to anyone who is actually in the military, my guess is that you are falling victim to a scammer.Military Romance Scams by Sean Sanders on Posts
Is there a way to upload a publication list to LinkedIn without filling out the form for each publication?
Rather than asking us in an abstract way, if you could provide us a sample of a list and tell us the outcome you're seeking, perhaps we could come up with alternatives ... ("No" is so boring ... and could be wasteful if we're not sure of what outcome you're seeking...)