Military Records & General Background Check Information
Military records are an important part of background checks. Military service records should always be searched in addition to compiling the basic background records that include employment history, credit information, financial records, address and phone number, residence history, criminal records and public/civil records. Military background checks are often requested by employers. This is especially important with applicants that are seeking high security positions such as with the government, military, banks, private security, police, airports, etc. Military background checks have been performed in the past by government organizations for a fee. Today these checks are more frequently provided by private companies that can access multiple public databases instead of just one government department's database. These are the same databases used by government organizations, but in one central location. The results of the private databases are generally faster and more complete due to the indexing and cross-referencing of multiple databases. Military records can include Navy records, Army records, Marine Corps records, Air Force records, Coast Guard records, National Guard records, Merchant Marine records, and more. A person's military background information is not always what they report. Verifying a person's military background and determining their service history, such as verifying the military branch and their service discharge records is an important part of an employer’s background check. This information helps to effectively evaluate an applicant’s qualifications, truthfulness and avoids potential risks. However, it is not permissible to use military history records for illegal purposes, such as unlawful discrimination, identity theft, and/or harassment. It is always important to verify all information obtained within military record databases by cross referencing any additional information such as phone numbers and addresses to make sure that the records you find are for the correct person.
More Public Record Resources
... Department of Defense website. US military records and general information.
... USA national public records archives and registry. State public records & historical information.
... Government public information by topic. Indexed public
records and resources.
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