The Marine Corps History Division does not hold service records on individual Marines. Service information on former Marines is held at the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Personnel Records Center, or Headquarters, Marine Corps. To obtain service records, please write to the proper agency.
For individual service records on Marine Corps officers who served from 1798 to 1895 and enlisted personnel who served from 1798 to 1904:
Military Reference Branch (NNRM)
National Archives and Records Administration
7th & Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20408
Visit their web site: http://www.archives.gov
For individual service records on Marine Corps officers who separated after 1895 and enlisted personnel who separated after 1904:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63138
Visit their web site: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/
For individual service records for Marines who separated on or after 1 January 1999:
Headquarters, Marine Corps
Records and Performance Branch (MMRP)
2008 Elliot Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5030
PLEASE NOTE: Requests for service information should include the following data on the Marine(s): full name, social security number, service number, date and place of birth, and calendar years of Marine Corps service.
USMC History Division