2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 23, 2020 1:19 PM by Thomas Richardson

    Seeking meaning of DD-214 code


      How can I find out my DD214 code?

        • Re: Seeking meaning of DD-214 code
          Elliot Schneider Ranger



          Army Regulation 635-200 Manual. Is this referencing SPN and Separation Codes.It is listed at the bottom of your DD-214, believe right hand side





          • Re: Seeking meaning of DD-214 code
            Thomas Richardson Navigator

            Dear Mr. Shaw,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            Military separation and re-entry codes are used to categorize how and why a service member separated from the service branch and the circumstances. The two main codes, Separation and Re-entry are found in Box 26 and 27 on the undeleted DD Form 214. The Department of Defense issues a variety of codes to describe the nature of the service member’s discharge or release and some are publicly available. Until recently, these codes were issued alphabetically, but are now issued numerically. An incomplete list of separation codes can be found here: Military Separation Codes. You may also wish to contact your local VA office in order to obtain more information about the significance of the separation code on your DD Form 214.


            If you would like to request a copy of your undeleted DD Form 214, they may be requested from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) via fax, mail or online using eVetRecs. Please see the NPRC web page Request Military Service Records for details and Emergency Requests and Deadlines for the procedures to use for time sensitive requests.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. Also, the National Personnel Records Center is servicing only urgent requests related to homeless veterans, medical emergencies, and funerals which may be faxed to 314-801-0764.  We thank you for your patience and look forward to resuming normal operations when the public health emergency has ended.


            We hope this information is helpful.