The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs (DCVA) maintains the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD 214) on many Delaware veterans. If you listed Delaware as your home of record when separated from the service, or have ever visited one of our Veteran Service Officers, we may have a copy of your DD 214 on file and can provide you with a certified copy. If your records are not on file with DCVA, our Veterans Service Officers can assist you in requesting a certified copy from the National Archives.
The DD 214 is necessary to establish eligibility for veterans' benefits. Veterans interested in permanently recording and/or storing their service records e.g. DD 214 for future use should visit one of our Veterans Service Officers. In addition, we assist veterans to:
- Obtain a set of duplicate military awards;
- Acquire copies of their service records and service treatment records;
- Submit discharge document upgrades; and
- Request updates to their DD-214's, such as the receipt of a campaign medal after discharge.