Documentation for Residential Military Students

When you are first getting started at Liberty University, it is important that you submit military verification documentation to our office, so we can update your military status in our system. This allows us to communicate with you regarding military events we are having on campus and any benefits you may be using. It also helps us to process any military aid or benefits you may be using correctly. This documentation can be submitted to the Office of Military Affairs by fax: (434) 455-1287 or email: LUMilitary@liberty.edu.


In the sections below, we outline the suggested military documents you may submit for this purpose. Typically only one document is necessary.

Active Duty:

  • Military Orders within the last year
  • LES within last 3 months
  • Letter from Superior
  • AF Form 899 (Permanent Change of Service Orders) within the last year
  • Enlisted/Officer Record Brief/Data Verification Brief
  • Memorandum of Service
  • Proof of Service Letter
  • Statement of Service
  • VA Service Letter

Reserve/National Guard:

  • DD-214 or NGB-22 listing Character of Service
  • Military Orders within the last year
  • LES within last 3 months
  • Letter from Superior
  • Enlisted/Officer Record Brief
  • Memorandum of Service
  • Proof of Service Letter
  • Statement of Service
  • Letter from Veterans Affairs containing the Dates of Service, Branch of Service, and Character of Service, on official Letterhead, dated and signed by a VA official (manager/director)

Discharged/Retired:

  • DD-214 or NGB-22 listing Character of Service
  • General or Honorable Discharge Certificate
  • Discharge Certificate
  • Retirement Certificate
  • Orders concerning Discharge/Retirement
  • Letter from Veterans Affairs containing the Dates of Service, Branch of Service, and Character of Service, on official Letterhead, dated and signed by a VA official (manager/director)

Military Spouses:

Military spouses are required to submit all of the items below:

  • One of the above listed military documents depending on your spouse’s status (Active Duty, Reserve, Discharged, etc…)
  • Copy of your Marriage Certificate/License
  • Copy of your state-issued active Driver's License*
  • Copy of your spouse's state-issued active Driver's License*

*Acceptable forms of photo identification must include name, date of birth, gender, and a photo. If you are unable to submit a Driver's License, we may also accept a Passport or DMV identification card. Military ID's are not accepted due to government regulations.


Questions? Please contact a military benefits representative for assistance.