How US military records are archived?

As a general procedure in keeping and archiving the official Military Personnel File or OMPF,  undergo the so-called ‘rolling’ archiving wherein the official service record shall become archival 62 years after the separation from service of the subject military personnel. Hence, this signify that the official service record of every US servicemen and women who have served the military 1955 or 62  years prior to the current year (2016) were now ‘Archival’ and can be publicly accessed. Meanwhile, the official Military Personnel File or OMPF of US servicemen and women who have served the military from 1955 onwards are classified as ‘Non-Archival’ documents and therefore kept and maintained on their respective Federal repository which were likely to have access restrictions and not necessarily open to the public. Proper authorization to access or view might be needed for Non-Archival military records.

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