If you do not have contact with a current or former service member, this option may provide you with a means to locate them. World-wide locators for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps charge $3.50 to look up a service member's unit of assignment or forward letters to active duty military personnel. The Coast Guard does not generally charge a fee.
Active duty and retired military, immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, brother or sister), and county, state or federal agencies are not required to pay the $3.50 fee. All civilians or civilian businesses must request information in writing and pay the appropriate fee.
A written verification of active duty status is $5.20 for all branches, including the Coast Guard. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "U.S. Treasurer." The Air Force requests their checks be made payable to "DAO-DE-RAFB."
Air Force World Wide Locator
Airmen and Officers AFPC-MSIMDL 550 C Street West, Suite 50
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4752
Army World Wide Locator
Enlisted and Officers Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center
8899 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249-5301
Coast Guard Commandant
Enlisted and Officers (CGPC-ADM 3)
U.S. Coast Guard
2100 Second Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20593-0001
U.S. Marine CorpsCMC
Enlisted and Officers (MMSB-10)
2008 Elliot Road, Room 201
Quantico, VA 22134-5030
Department of Navy
Enlisted and Officers Navy Personnel Command
NPC Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 28055-0212