Documenting Your Military Experience
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The Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) Document (DD Form 2586), is provided to all eligible departing service members and assists them in verifying previous experiences and training to potential employers, writing their resumes, interviewing for jobs, negotiating credits at schools, and obtaining certificates or licenses.
To get your verification document, go to the DMDC website. All separating military personnel can electronically download and print their VMET document and personal cover letter from your military service from the VMET website. Simply click the "Request Document" and "Request Cover Letter," tabs and print each of these documents after their downloaded.
You can get your verification document online as long as you have a current DoD Common Access Card (CAC) or have a current DFAS myPay PIN; however, you should retrieve it within 120 days prior to your separation. If you have problems getting your VMET and need assistance, check with your local Transition Counselor.
Once You Receive Your Verification Document
Identify the items that relate to the type of work or education you are pursuing and include them in your resume. If there are problems with information listed on the form, follow the guidance indicated below for your respective service:
Army: Review and follow the guidance provided by the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) listed on the DMDC website.
Air Force: Follow the instructions in the verification document cover letter or contact your Transition Counselor.
Navy: Contact your Command Career Counselor or review and follow the guidance provided by the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) listed on the DMDC Website.
Marine Corps: Follow the instructions in the verification document cover letter. If you need further assistance, contact your administrative office.