Verification of Military Status
In order to determine whether a party is in the military, either side may apply for information, and the Department of Defense (DOD) must issue a statement as to military service. 50 U.S.C. App. § 582.
Verification under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003 (SCRA) can be made on the DOD’s web site at: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/scra/scraHome.do
- To conduct an on-line search, a valid Social Security number is required, and it is also strongly recommended that the correct last name be provided in order to ensure an accurate search. Providing the first name, middle name and date of birth is optional.
- If a Social Security number is not available, verification may also be made by contacting the DOD at the address and telephone number below:
Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)
Attn: Military Verification
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22209-2593
Please note that responses will be provided via fax to toll-free or Washington DC-area numbers only or by mail to parties who provide a self-addressed stamped envelope at the time the request is made.
All fax and mail requests should be submitted on the military verification form.