The DD Form 214 is a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. This documentation verifies a veteran’s complete military history, including full name used while in service, service number or Social Security number, branch of service, dates of service and additional information about the individual’s military service. This form is provided to every service member of the U.S. Military upon discharge.
The DD-214 Form is the most reliable documentation employers can secure and review regarding military discharge information. Form DD-214 is considered record information that falls under the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. §1681), one of which mandates that the applicant provides authorization to the employer when requesting military records. ECS will only provide Permissible Military Information to employers that exclude information related to medical history or the nature of the discharge.