Beginning in mid-September, all Navy active-duty and Reserve servicemembers can order a copy of their official military personnel files from the Electronic Military Personnel Records System on compact disc instead of microfiche.

The CDs can be supplied for individual servicemembers. Additionally, deployed or disconnected commands may request CDs containing several servicemembers’ personnel files, according to Navy information released Saturday.

Documents on the CDs are secured by an “Official Record Copy” watermark — an electronic verification of their authenticity — and can be printed if desired. The CDs also contain links to frequently asked questions and other resources, the Navy said.

The CDs are ordered the same way as microfiche. The CDs can be obtained via mail or FAX, or by visiting the record review room, Wood Hall, Bldg. #769, Naval Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.

The CDs also may be ordered via the Internet; those CDs will be sent to official command addresses. To order online, go to, click on the BUPERS Access link and log in. Under “Programs,” users will find a link to order the records.

Sailors desiring their CD be sent to other than a command address should mail a written request to Navy Personnel Command, PERS-313C REC, 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, Tenn. 38055-3130. Or they may fax a request to (901) 874-2664 or DSN 882-2664.

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