2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 23, 2020 8:15 AM by Rebecca Collier

    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 Pioneer

          Lowell,

           

          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?
            Rebecca Collier Ranger

            Dear Mr. Silverman,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            This is what the office code stood for in the NARA Hierarchy:

             

            N = National Archives and Records Administration

            C = Office of Federal Records Centers

            P = National Personnel Records Center

            M = Military Personnel Records

            A = Army Reference Branch

            C = Correspondence Section

             

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

             

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