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Specimen Destruction Request

Per DOD Instruction 5154.30, Section 3.c.(1), dated December 29, 2015, individual specimen samples will be destroyed at the request of the donor following the conclusion by the donor of completed military service or other applicable relationship to the DoD. To be eligible, a service member must have completed their military service obligation verified by the Defense Eligibility Enrollment and Records System (DEERS) and DD Form 214.

A request must be made in writing and include:

  • Service members name,
  • Social security number,
  • Date of birth,
  • Branch of service or civilian status (if applicable), and 
  • Mailing address. 

All requests must include a copy of the service member's DD Form 214 verifying separation and end of service obligation. 

Last Updated: May 02, 2024
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