EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECKS
Military Records Verification
Applicants sometimes falsify applications by claiming to have served in the military as a guise for time spent in prison.
If an applicant claims to have served in the armed forces, it is essential to confirm their time of duty.
Just ask the applicant to furnish a copy of their DD-214.A military DD 214 (Department Of Defense) provides dates of service, rank, and terms of discharge.
Alternatively, The other process is by submitting an inquiry to the National Personnel Records Center via form SF-180 (request pertaining to military records).
This search will verify the individual’s military branch of service and current military status.
In addition, to information provided by a ranking officer, form SF-180 will also include last duty assignment and rank, military job specialty, military education, decorations, medals, badges, citations, and campaign awards, total creditable service, and foreign service credited.
Due to researching all of the information contained on form SF-180, turnaround time to receive correspondence from the National Personnel Records Center is usually between two-six weeks.
This search requires a release signed by the individual in order to be processed.