If you are a veteran of one of the branches of the armed service or if you are next-of-kin to a deceased veteran, you can now order copies of a personnel file online using the eVetRecs system.
In order to qualify as next-of-kin, you must be the child, sibling, spouse, or parent of a deceased service member.
However, this information is only available to the service member himself or his next-of-kin if he is deceased.
Those requesting records must complete a Form SF-180 unless the requester is the veteran or next-of-kin.
Future generations will not be considered next-of-kin and may not get as many details.