Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)

"Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)" submitted by SchoolGrantsfor Editorial Team and last updated on Monday 9th January 2012

VMET stands for Verification of Military Experience and Training. The training data contained in the VMET is derived from active duty training records which is sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy, in cooperation with the military services.

VMET Document, DD Form 2586, are available only through Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Transition Support Offices and are intended for service members who have at least six months of active service. Service members should obtain VMET documents from their Transition Support Office within 12 months of separation or 24 months of retirement, according to the 2010 Federal Benefits for Veterans booklet.

The VMET document is an "all-services" integrated form which displays demographic, training, and experience information that is retrieved from various automated sources. It is not intended as a stand alone document. It contains primary and duty Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) history, formal training courses and Professional Military Education. It is useful when used in conjunction with other documents (e.g. training certificates, performance reports) to write a resume’ and to document all training and experience and can be used to help you prepare for a job search or further education.

The VMET document lists your military experience and training which may have application to employment in the private sector. Use the document as a tool to prepare resumes and job applications, in concert with evaluation reports, training certificates, awards, transcripts, and other pertinent documents. It is not an official transcript for purposes of granting college credit, but it can be used to support your having met training and/or course requirements to qualify for civilian occupations, certificates, licenses, or programs of study.

VMET helps service members verify previous experience and training to potential employers, negotiate credits at colleges, offer information for job interviews and resumes and help to obtain certificates or licenses. Credit recommendations from the American Council of Education (ACE) for occupations and/or courses are listed when they are available; academic institutions determine which credits are applicable to a program of study.

You will need your myPay Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) PIN number to access myPay (DFAS) for your VMET document. If you have misplaced your PIN, you can request a new myPay PIN in two ways. One of which is by selecting "New Pin" on the myPay (DFAS) website. Please make sure you use the "Go" button to finalize your request. Using this method your PIN will be mailed to your current record of address within 7 to 10 business days.

Computer-delivered administration of DANTES funded Excelsior College Examinations is available to Active, Reserve and Guard component members at DANTES/Pearson VUE test centers and base sponsored National Test centers. Computer-delivered administration provides immediate scoring of multiple-choice exams, and eliminates the waiting time associated with shipping paper test booklets to and from DANTES testing sites.

Military personnel must be prepared to show a current DoD Common Access Card (CAC) and one additional form of current government-issued ID at sign-in. The second form of ID must show your first and last names as they appear on your exam registration, a recent recognizable photo, your signature and an expiration date that has not passed. Examples include a passport, government-issued driver's license, or a government- issued national/state/province identity card.

Eligibility information for a myPay PIN number can be found on the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) website (

Your VMET document, DD Form 2586, is available online at

For problems using myPay, or with your myPay PIN, contact the DFAS Centralized Customer Support Unit toll-free at 1-888-332-7411. Website:

myPay Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) user guide:

2010 Federal Benefits for Veterans Dependents & Survivors booklet:

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