1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 31, 2020 10:24 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking a list of former Navy Seals

    Allen Morin Newbie

      Is there a list of former US Navy Seals?

        • Re: Seeking a list of former Navy Seals
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Morin,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          We do not have such a list in National Archives custody. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Muster Rolls and Personnel Diaries of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 1/1/1949 - 12/31/1971; Personnel Diaries and Muster Rolls, 1/1/1972 - 1/31/1983; and Enlisted Distribution and Verification Reports, 7/1/1975 - 4/30/2003 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that may include records for Navy SEAL Teams and the Navy Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) school. The latter two series are restricted owing to the use of Social Security numbers as personal identifiers. These records must be screened for personal privacy information under 5 U.S.C. 552 (b) (6) prior to public release. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at Archives2reference@nara.gov.


          If there is a particular person whose service you wish to verify, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men and officers of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1957 and prior to January 31, 1994 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC.  You also may fax the form to 314-801-9195. Certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. For more information see Request Military Service Records.


          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. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. 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.


          You may wish to contact the Naval History and Heritage Command, the Naval Special Warfare Command, the Navy SEAL Museum, and the UDT-SEAL Association.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!