You will receive a certificate of release from the Department of Defense if you're:
This certificate of release is the Department of Defense Form 214 (DD 214). You can request a copy of your DD 214 form with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration online, by fax, or by mail.
To request a copy by fax or mail you must complete and submit form SF 180. You may pick up a form by visiting the NYC Department of Veterans Services between the hours of 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays when the office is closed.
They are located at:
1 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007