Q: If retired, where on the DD214 does it say you are retired?
How else does it show retirement?
On the DD 214 form, the retirement status of a service member is typically indicated in the "Character of Service" section and in the "Narrative Reason for Separation" section. These areas of the form will clearly state if the separation was due to retirement. Additionally, the form will include information about the length of service and the rank at the time of retirement, which can further confirm retirement status.
Besides the DD 214, retired military personnel often receive a retirement order or a retirement certificate, which explicitly states their retirement from military service. These documents serve as additional proof of retirement status. It's important to keep all these documents secure and accessible, as they are necessary for accessing various veterans' benefits and services.
Remember, if there are any discrepancies or missing information regarding your retirement on the DD 214, you should contact the military records office to request an amendment or clarification. These documents are crucial for establishing your status as a retired military member.
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