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Discharge Certificates


The Navy Personnel Command can only issue the Honorable Discharge (DD Form 256N) certificate

The certificate may be issued in connection with a BCNR/NDRB action.  Otherwise, the following persons are entitled to receive an administratively issued certificate.

  • The person who performed the service.
  • A person presenting a power of attorney signed/authorized by the member.
  • The legal guardian of an incompetent member/former member
  • The next of kin of deceased personnel (widow, dependent children, parent.)

Forward Written Requests To

Navy Personnel Command
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN  38055-3120