Anyone know how to go about receiving an honorable discharge certificate or who to request it from?
I was honorably discharged in July 2006 and received my DD214, but didn't receive a certificate that would be suitable for hanging. My grandfather received one after being discharged following WW2 and I'd like one so I can hang it next to his.
Your profile indicates you are on active duty. If your release in 06 was from active duty, and you had not completed your UMTS obligation, 6 or 8 TOTAL years, you will not receive the certificate you are talking about until the completion of the total obligation, active and reserve.
Look at your DD214 and see what the "Reason" is, if it is not "Discharge" you should not have gotten the certificate.
If all else fails, and you are on active duty, go ask your personnel office.
As Whalersailor mentioned, you won't receive that certification until your inactive reserve time is up. I got out in 1999 and didn't receive my Honorable Discharge certificate until 2002. Basically be patient and one day it will show up in your mail.
Originally posted by navyintelspec: Yes, I was honorably discharged in 2006 and was transferred to the inactive reserve until 2010. I am a disabled veteran.
So you're saying that I won't receive a certificate until the end of my inactive reserve time?
I thought the certificates were given out in addition to the DD214?
Take a copy of your DD-214 and mail it with the appropriate form to St Louis. Navy recruiter or Vetrians affairs can assist you. Keep it simple, ask for the certificate. A lot of detail is not required since you earned it.
Ross, that certificate that the Chief is speaking of is very nice...I received mine on the 30th anniversary of my initial entry into the Navy...after 10 years in the Fleet Reserve, you will be transferred to the Retired List of the Navy and the certificate and letter will be issued.
I was discharge in 1996 Jan, as of yet have received my discharfe certificate, Also requested copies of my service record, still waiting 2 years now. The excuse I was given Still trying to retrive it, been bounce around from Maryland-TN. and even Washington D.C. received notice's that requested being forward to next location. Even from the archives department of the NAVY. Also requested a correction as to my discharge N.E.C. which should read 4805 not 0000. Getting the runaround on that to. So what the #@$%%$#@ - up ? Why can't I get a straight answer and what could be taking so long?
Hello, Thanks for the clarifications on discharge and release from Active duty. I was released from Active duty in 2004 and transferred into the IRR. My contract ends Sept 2008, will I recieve my discharge certificate as well. Only thing I have is my dd-214 and that it will finish in 2008.
I will hang my certificate on the wall, as soon as it is mailed to me.
I got a question. Places like police departments often say you need to be honorabley discharged from the armed forces to be considered for hire by them. How do you prove to them that you were honorabley discharged if you don't have the certificate?
I'm just wondering if there is another document that shows you fulfilled your active duty requirements and is now serving your Inactive Reserve role. I assume they would accept that as an honorable discharge.
If you go from active duty to IRR you have an ID card that says so. When your finaly done with your obligation you have your Honorable Discharge certificate. If your discharged with less than honorable conditions then your obligation is over and you get your final discharge papers that indicates the type of discharge. All that can be found on your DD-214
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