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Old 11-21-2007, 06:30 AM
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Hello Brothers:
Talking with a friend about Serial Numbers,and Service Numbers.
We came up with this.they were first called serial numbers,then were changed to service numbers.Seems no correlation to date.
Found contradicting dates when they went from Service Numbers to Social Security numbers,found 1968 and 1974,did some branches start at different times.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:09 AM
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I had a service # until '74, being that way since
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:45 PM
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On 1 January 1972, the social security number replaced the service (serial) number as the primary means of identifying service personnel.

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Old 11-21-2007, 05:30 PM
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Thanks GyBill
"The original purpose of this number was to track individuals' accounts within the Social Security program. It has since come to be used as a unique identifier for individuals within the United States, although rare errors occur where duplicates do exist. Employee records, patient records, student records, and credit records are sometimes indexed by Social Security number. The U.S. military has used the Social Security number as an identification number for the Army and Air Force since July 1, 1969, the Navy and Marine Corps since January 1, 1972 , and the Coast Guard since October 1, 1974.[5]"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_number

Social Security Online http://www.socialsecurity.gov/history/ssn/ssnchron.html
"1969 The Department of Defense adopted the SSN in lieu of the military service number for identifying Armed Forces personnel.

Of course, my buddy was in the CG, and he" still right!!!
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:27 PM
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On 1 January 1972, the social security number replaced the service (serial) number as the primary means of identifying service personnel. GyB
I remember the effort that the Finance Center here in KC had to put forth to get all the computer files into the new sequence. And, in the case of the RetiredPay System since the records were located here a cross-reference list was prepared so the Paper files could be physically resequenced as well as the computer files.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:12 PM
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Serial Numbers....

devildog-64012:
Must have been like shoveling sand against the tide.
Can't imagine.
Thanks MSGT. Richard.
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:20 PM
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In 1968 we were told that beginning Jan 1, 1969, all new recruits would use their soc numbers in place of a service number, and that at some then unknown date, the entire Corps would drop service numbers and use their soc numbers.

My number began with 24, for entry in Oct 1967. Got out in 70 and never knew anyone with a number above 25.

In August 73, I entered the Reserves. At that time I was told that my soc number was now my service number. And that's how I learned my soc number! : ) I also still know my service number, but then what Marine doesn't.
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:28 PM
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Hey aardq:
See, thats what I found earlier.
Saw a SS site,and two others showing different date,you real input helps
Thanks Brother.....
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:23 PM
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:07 PM
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Cool God! I feel like an Ol Phart!

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I got my "Serial Number" in September of 1958. I doubt that I will ever forget it.
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:28 PM
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NOT far behind..21132..

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Re: NOT far behind..21132..

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Old 11-26-2007, 06:21 PM
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Aug 1964,#2108XXX
Made a bad mistake at MCRD San Diggo...,during the first week I was told to recite my service number.

SIR 21(O)8XXX SIR.... ( OH Boy..Brest bone still hurts)Never used an "O" in the SN#again.
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I hope there are some older than me on this site!!

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I hope there are some older than me on this site!!

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only 6 #er's...
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GunnySan..

ONLY person I know who's got an older number then your's is GOD......yuk yuk
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:58 PM
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Maybe on this forum, but I know some Marines in my area whose six-digit numbers start with 4.
How's that for living history?
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