The fastest way to file a request for a form DD 214 is through the online eVetRecs system. If there is an emergency or deadline associated with the request, indicating that it is urgent in the comments section can expedite the process.
Those filing the form should include relevant information about urgent requests, such as a specific deadline, with the comment. The staff at eVetRecs attempts to fill urgent requests within two working days. It may be possible to receive same-day service by calling their customer service number. There should be no cost to request a DD 214. The staff handles most non-urgent requests within 10 days.