The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs maintains and archives many military records of current and former members of the New Jersey Army and Air National Guard in accordance with N.J.S.A. 38A:3-6(e).
Additionally, the Department maintains and archives numerous discharge records of former Service Members of Active Duty and Reserve Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force who were residents of the State of New Jersey upon discharge from the military.
Current and former Service Members of their military or their next of kin may request from the Department copies of their military records.
For military funerals, the funeral director may act as the next of kin.
All other requests must provide a power of attorney or the Service Member’s written authorization.
Archival records are open to the public. These are records of Service Members who were discharged, retired or died in service 62 or more years ago.
To request military records, please fill out a Standard Form 180 (SF-180). Certain identifying information is necessary to determine the location of a Service Member’s record of military service. Please try to answer each item on the SF-180 to the best of your ability.
If you do not have and/or cannot obtain the information for an item, please mark it as “NA”, meaning the information is “not available”. Include as much of the requested information as possible. Incomplete information may delay the Department’s response time.
You must sign the SF-180. If you want to digitally sign the SF-180, please follow these instructions.
Once completed, you may submit the form electronically to the Department’s Office of Records and Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also fax it to the Office of Records and Archives at (609) 530-7193 or mail it to the following address:
NJ Department Of Military and Veterans Affairs Attn: IASD-ASB-RALV PO Box 340 Trenton, NJ 08625-0340