DoD Knowledge Base: FAQs

Personnel Locators In Case of Emergency
Published: 02/15/2005 | Updated:  08/20/2014
How do I contact or locate a Service member in case of emergency?

We hope the information below will prove useful to you.

Personnel Locators In Case of Emergency:

1) Defense Department Army Locator

Navy Locator

Marines Locator

Air Force Locator

2) from other U.S. Government sources

To locate Americans Abroad in Event of an Emergency call (888) 407-4747 from U.S. or Canada; (202) 501-4444 from other countries, or visit

3) Non-Governmental Sources of Information The American Red Cross