Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) consists of documents that reflect your fitness for service, performance of duties, and entitlements.
These documents affect or influence your career and benefits, and include information about your accession, training, education, performance, discipline, decorations and awards, assignments, duties, casualty status, and separation/retirement from the Navy.
The OMPF is basically your SRB after the audits that the SRB clerk did and scanned onto a CD-Rom disk.
If you have been out for a bit, you will need to send off a hard copy request with your ink signature.
To find assistance or help contact your Command Personnel Officer, Command PASS Coordinator (CPC), and/or Command Career Counselor (CCC).
Copies of documents contained in the official military personnel or health records, or information extracted from these files, will be provided to government agencies (Federal, state, and local) in accordance with the routine use policies published in the Federal Register by the U. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
It is very important to know that after documents are scanned to IMPF they are destroyed, so you need to maintain copies of all official documents.
Additionally, you should periodically order and retain a CD for emergency situations (such as backup for document loss due to system-file corruption).
Although not mandatory, using the SF-180 is the recommended method to send a request for military service information.
Federal law [5 USC 552a(b)] requires that all requests for records and information be submitted in writing.
Each request must be signed (in cursive) and dated (within the last year).
These questions are not just a cliché, but rather a reality for many Marines that find themselves in the crosshairs of downsizing.
We first saw this coming with the implement of the tier evaluation process for Corporals and below competing for reenlistment boat spaces.