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News - 2011
NPC Launches New Records Review Tool: OMPF-Command View 

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Office

MILLINGTON, Tenn.—NAVADMIN 398/10, released Dec. 15, announces that command leaders can now view their service members’ Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) with OMPF-Command View, a new tool launched on BUPERS Online (BOL) by Navy Personnel Command (NPC).

According to Kathy Wardlaw, NPC records management and benefits division director, 83 percent of paper enlisted field service records have already been closed out, and OMPF-Command View fulfills the need for commands to review those records electronically.

“OMPF-Command View offers those with a need to know secure access to service record documents not contained in the Electronic Service Record (ESR), such as enlistment documents, performance evaluations, DD 214 discharge certificates and others,” Wardlaw said. “While much of the data itself is contained in ESR, OMPF-Command View combined with ESR Command View,  gives command leaders the tools needed to review a Sailor’s  information found in the old field service record of both officers and enlisted.”

“In the past, the paper service records had to be pulled from the personnel department records vault in order to review them,” said Chief Personnel Specialist Carol T. Fister, NPC records management policy branch senior enlisted advisor. “The OMPF and ESR Command View applications together make service record review more secure and convenient. Sailors’ records can now be accessed and viewed online.

“Personnel data is secure with both command view tools. Not just anyone can look at a Sailor’s records,” Fister added. “Access is limited to those with a legitimate need to view the Sailors’ records and the command controls who has access.”

Command leadership will have immediate access to OMPF-Command View. The command will also be responsible for delegating user access to others in the command, such as the Command Career Counselor.

Personnel and customer support detachments and other commands without a typical command structure will need to request access to OMPF-Command View. The OMPF user guide, which outlines the request process, is posted on the NPC website.

OMPF-Command View is accessible via BUPERS Online at Questions from the Fleet about OMPF-Command View can be addressed by the NPC Customer Service Center toll-free at (866) 827-5672.
ESR Command View, which has been available for more than four years now, gives command leadership secure online access to personnel data in the ESR in a manner similar to OMPF-Command View.

“ESR Command View is a popular and successful tool for commands,” said Art Tate, Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS)/ESR implementation manager. “With ESR Command View, leadership can review items in their Sailors’ ESR such as Page 2 dependency data, emergency contact information, professional history, training, education, qualifications and much more.”

ESR Command View can be accessed online through NSIPS at Questions regarding ESR Command View can be answered by calling the NSIPS help desk toll-free at (877) 589-5991 or e-mail


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