Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)

The VMET (Verification of Military Experience and Training), DD Form 2586, document is an overview of your military career. The military experience and training listed on the VMET is verified as official.

The primary purpose of the VMET document is to help you create a resume and complete job application. In addition, you can elect to show the VMET document to potential employers, employment/government agencies (including Department of Labor, Veterans Administration, etc.) or to educational institutions, however, it should not be used as a replacement for a the resume. In some cases, it can be used to support the awarding of training or academic credit. For some skills, the VMET document can provide certification to allow waiver of apprenticeship/testing requirements.

Go to the following link ( with your DoD CAC for the easiest access for obtaining your VMET DD Form 2586, the VMET Cover Letter, or responses to Frequently Asked Questions about the VMET documents. The VMET documents are provided in PDF format so that you can download them and print them.

The same web site also explains how to obtain a copy of your VMET if you do not have access at this time.

Along with the VMET document, use your DD Form 214, performance and evaluation reports, training certificates, military and civilian transcripts, diplomas, certifications, and other available documentation to achieve the best results in building your resume.

PLEASE NOTE: The VMET web site is not under our control. DO NOT CALL us with access problems on the web site.