Who I Am

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My name is Geoff Gentilini and I specialize in the research of U.S. military records with a focus on gaining insight into the experiences of individual veterans who served in the U.S. Military. I hold a B.A. in Social Studies from Old Dominion University. I also hold a M.A. in Military History from Norwich University and a teaching certification from the State of Virginia. I am the founder of Golden Arrow Military Research, one of the most highly regarded military research organizations operating in the United States. As the organization’s lead researcher, I am on site at the National Archives working with the service records of individual veterans on a daily basis.  I have also developed a unique process for reconstructing the service history of U.S. Army Veterans whose military service records were lost in the 1973 fire. This is an exciting process which allows family members to trace the steps of individual men through a variety of conflicts to show where they were and what they did during the war. My hope is that this website will serve to demonstrate the exciting possibilities for genealogical research contained within military service records. Simultaneously, I want to make the various components of U.S. military service records easier for you to understand. I am keenly aware of how frustrating it can be to locate, request and decipher military service records.  My hands-on experience at the National Archives gives me a unique perspective on working with a wide array of records that can be used for genealogical research. I hope that my knowledge will serve as a resource for you as you endeavor to undertake your own adventures in researching your family history.