Officers Required to Have Full-Length Photo on File

Story Number: NNS100920-07Release Date: 9/20/2010 2:26:00 PM
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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Officers are still required to have a full-length photo in their military records.

NAVADMIN 103/07, released in April 2007, reinstituted the requirement for officers to submit photographs for their permanent service records.

"While there may be limited opportunities for officers to have a photo taken professionally, there is a simple way to accomplish this requirement using materials and equipment available [a white board, a digital camera, and a plain wall]," said. Capt. Leo Falardeau, Navy Personnel Command (NPC) assistant commander for Career Progression.

Per the instruction, write the required information on a piece of paper, poster board or white board in two-inch letters (can be hand-written).

DD/Month abbreviation/YY (for example: 09 OCT 10)

Take the white board, poster or paper along with a digital camera and a shipmate into the passageway. Stand up against the bulkhead (left shoulder forward), while a shipmate takes the full-length photo.
The photograph (per MILPERSMAN 1070-180) must be in color and display a include a full-length, three-quarter view of the member, left shoulder forward. A plain, flat background provides sufficient contrast to highlight details of the uniform. The photo must be four inches in width and six inches in height.

Save the picture to a hard drive, then copy and paste it into the submission form (link below). Type in requested information, print the form with the picture and sign the form.

Mail the completed, signed form to:

Navy Personnel Command
5720 Integrity Dr.
Millington, TN 38055-3120

NAVPERS form 1070/884 is available at

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