Does a DD256 count for the training exemption?

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  • dgapilot

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    May 13, 2013
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    Frederick County
    Looking at the MSP web site it identifies
    "You are an active, retired, or honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States or the National Guard."
    as being one of the exemptions to having to take the 16 hour training class. I have a DD256 Honorable Discharge Certificate from the Department of the Navy. I don't actually have the Certificate, but I do have the letter indicating it was issued. Is this sufficient to be exempt from the training? I was in the Reserves, not on active duty. The DD214 is only for active duty.
     

    Bullfrog

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    Oct 8, 2009
    9,925
    Carroll County
    Yes, but you will only be able to use your permit 2 weekends a month and 2 weeks per year.









    ;)

    Kidding of course. Hope you get a positive answer.
     

    John from MD

    American Patriot
    MDS Supporter
    May 12, 2005
    16,779
    Socialist State of Maryland
    Your good to go Dave.


    National Guardsmen/women receive usually receive a Form DD-214 or NGB-22 as a final discharge if the unit was activated. Traditional Reservists, those that served their entire contract without an activation, will not have received a DD-214 except for the one they received at the completion of their initial military training (boot camp, basic training, job school). In the absence of a federal activation, the only discharge paperwork these troops will receive is a DD-256 – Honorable Discharge Certificate. Unlike a DD-214 or an NGB-22, the DD256 does not elaborate on any aspect of military service. It is merely a statement of honorable service. Another key difference between the DD-256 & the DD-214/NGB-22 is that it is only issued after the completion of the entire service contract whereas a DD-214 and/or NGB-22 are often issued while the military service member still has an ongoing obligation to the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) for a period of time.



    For access to personnel records of non-active duty National Guard enlisted personnel and officers in the Army, please contact the Adjutant General of the appropriate state using the addresses listed on the National Guard Association web site at https://www.ngaus.org/state-national-guard-information.
     

    E.Shell

    Active Member
    Feb 5, 2007
    8,286
    The right side of the grass.
    ...the application only allows you to upload one document for that question.
    FWIW, many copiers with scan functions will scan multiple pages into a single pdf. I send multiple docs in one file quite often. I have my DD-214, discharge orders and honorable discharge certificate (3 sheets) in one file that satisfies just about every request for this documentation.
     

    Blacksmith101

    Grumpy Old Man
    Jun 22, 2012
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    FWIW, many copiers with scan functions will scan multiple pages into a single pdf. I send multiple docs in one file quite often. I have my DD-214, discharge orders and honorable discharge certificate (3 sheets) in one file that satisfies just about every request for this documentation.
    Good Idea. Thanks.
     

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