How can I find the address of a present or former member of the U.S. Armed Forces?
There is no comprehensive one-stop source for e-mail or mailing addresses. Please note, military regulations and the Privacy Act of 1974 do not permit the Marine Corps to provide home addresses or telephone numbers of service personnel. Moreover, regulations do not permit random dissemination of listings of names and addresses of service personnel. These regulations have been established to protect individual service men and women from commercial exploitation and to respect their right of privacy. Because of the large volume of requests that each service locator receives, please allow at least four weeks processing time for written requests. The following information is needed for all requests for all locator services: Give as much identifying information as possible about the person you wish to locate such as full name, rank, last duty assignment/last known military address, service number, and Social Security number.
Please contact officials of our Defense Manpower Data Center for assistance with military verification. Their telephone number is (703) 696-6762.
To locate a Marine please Contact the Marine Corps World Wide Locator
HEADQUARTERS U S MARINE CORPS
PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT BRANCH (MMSB-17)
2008 ELLIOT ROAD
QUANTICO, VA 22134-5030
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone number: 703-784-3941 / 3942 / 3943.
To locate Marines, a Social Security Number may be required. Base locators are also available at all major USMC commands.
United States Army
The Army will help you locate individuals on active duty only, not retirees. The place to start is the Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center's (EREC) Customer Service Center. The address is:
Commander Soldier’s Records Data Center (SRDC)
8899 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249-5301
You may also contact them by phone at 1-866-771-6357.
United States Navy
The Navy's locator service helps locate individuals on active duty and those whose service ended less than a year ago. In addition, the Navy will forward letters as long as the correct postage is affixed to the envelope. Unless you are active military, local or federal government, or a family member, the non-refundable fee for researching an address is $3.50 per address. Fees are retained in cases resulting in an unsuccessful search or for unreleasable addresses. Mail your correspondence with your fee, check or money order payable to UNITED STATES TREASURER, to the following address:
Navy Worldwide Locator
Navy Personnel Command
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-3120
You can also call the locator service for more information at 1-901-874-3388.
United States Air Force
The AF World Wide Locator handles official and unofficial requests to locate Air Force Personnel. Official requests are defined as requests received from any government agency and the Department of Defense (DoD). All other requests are considered unofficial in nature. The AF World Wide Locator only has location information on individuals who are currently receiving compensation from the USAF (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Retired, and Civil Service Personnel). If the individual has separated from the AF, no information is available.
550 C St West Ste 50
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4752
Telephone: (210) 565-2660