2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 27, 2020 12:33 PM by Holly Rivet

    What is the NCPMA-C?

    Lowell Silverman Wayfarer

      I was looking at an application for a headstone for a U.S. Army veteran filled out in 1967.  Several months later, someone from the NCPMA-C (unless that's a title) examined the claim.  The soldier's sister had, whether accidentally or intentionally, only supplied data from his enlisted period on the form.  The NCPMA-C person added notes that the man had been commissioned as Medical Administrative Corps officer and resigned under other than honorable conditions, which I guess resulted in the request for the headstone being denied. Can anyone tell me what NCPMA-C means? Thanks.

        • Re: What is the NCPMA-C?
          Elliot Schneider Ranger



          NCPMA-C is what NARA and NPRC use in their attention line when processing requests and information on discharged or deceased military personnel.


          So this is how a request for information would look like for information that that particular department was requesting information from would look like. It sounds like its a department # to solely request information on deceased or discharge service members.


          Here acronyms as follows for the different branches. NCPMA (Army), MCPMF (USAF), NCPMN (Navy, USMC, Coast Guard).


          National Personnel Records Center

          National Archives and Records Administration


          ATTN: NCPMA-C

          9700 Page Avenue

          St. Louis, Mo. 63132-5100




          Hope this helps,


          Elliot Schneider

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          • Re: What is the NCPMA-C?
            Holly Rivet Tracker

            Dear Mr. Silverman,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            The Organizational Hierarchy NCPMA-C stood for: National Archives and Records Administration, Office of Federal Records Centers, National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records, Army Reference Branch, Correspondence Section.  The technician who signed this on April 11, 1968 worked at the National Personnel Records Center on Page Ave in St. Louis.  They had access to this Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) to make the determination that he had resigned under other than honorable conditions. 


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



            Holly Rivet


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