It’s a great honor and a privilege to serve in the military. But let’s also remember the great sacrifice made by family members of military personnel. They often don’t see or hear from their deployed loved ones for months on end. Sometimes, they aren’t allowed to even know where their loved ones are.
If you’re a servicemember who is returning to civilian life, one of the critical administrative jobs you need to complete is obtaining a copy of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge). What you probably don’t know, however, is how difficult it can be to access this document.