Where can I get my DA photo taken?

DA Photo – DAPMIS instructions for Soldiers. Soldiers must use the VIOS (Visual Information Ordering Site) website at https://vios.army.mil to locate an authorized facility and set up an appointment the website can be accessed using your DS Logon username/password or CAC.

What is a DA photo used for?

The DA Photo is used to assess a soldiers’ professionalism and appearance. In most cases, a photo is good for five years. These photos are used for promotion packets, command packets, Soldier/NCO of the Year packets, and several other things.

Do I still need a DA photo?

Beginning Aug. 1, 2020, the DA Photos will be removed from U.S. Army Reserve promotion and selection boards to enhance the future promotion potential of all future Army Reserve leaders. This change specifically includes, but is not limited to, promotion boards, command boards and position vacancy boards.

What should I wear for Da photo?

Uniform Requirements: Only wear the unit awards you have been awarded and are in your records. Regimental Affiliation may be worn if you are authorized. No need to wear shoes or boots. Do not blouse jump boots.

How do I get official military photos?

The most likely source for images would be the Soldiers’ Individual Service Records file. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is the official repository for such records.

Can you wear state awards in a DA photo?

Therefore I believe the answer would be “Yes” you are required to wear them for the Photo. Here is an extract of the regulation. (3) Wear basic branch insignia, all permanently authorized awards, decorations, combat and special skill badges andtabs. If affiliated, regimental insignia will be worn.

Why did army get rid of da photos?

The Army’s announcement that it would eliminate official photos from officer promotion boards came just days after Defense Secretary Mark Esper proposed the measure as a way of reducing unconscious bias in the career advancement process.

Do you wear DUI in Da photo?

Uniform Requirements: Enlisted must wear Unit Crests (Distinctive Unit Insignia/DUI). One foreign award may be worn including the German Schützenschnur. Only wear the unit awards you have been awarded and are in your records.

Do you wear state awards for Da photo?

How can you tell if someone is lying about military service?

Please use the Defense Manpower Data Center’s (DMDC) Military Verification service to verify if someone is in the military. The website will tell you if the person is currently serving in the military.

Does the military keep pictures on file?

military personnel service records. textual documents including unit reports and rosters; maps and plans; photographs; posters; motion pictures and sound recordings; and electronic records.

Can you wear AGSU for Da photo?

Other items to include the organizational flash (worn on beret), overseas service bars, and enlisted service stripes will all continue to be worn IAW AR 670-1 and DA PAM 670-1. 11. During this transition period, until 30 September 2027, official DA Photos may be taken in either the AGSU or the ASU.