A 201 file is set of documents maintained by the US government for members of the United States armed forces. 201 files usually contain documents describing the member's military and civilian education history. A 201 file may also contain personal information such as home of record, and awards documents. Typically, a 201 file contains one or more of the following:
- Promotion Orders
- Mobilization Orders
- DA1059s – Service School Academic Evaluation Reports
- MOS Orders
- Awards and decorations
- SGLV 8286 – Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Election and Certificate)
- NCOERs and OERs (Evaluation Documents)
- DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
201 file further contains demotions, forfeiture of pay as a de facto record of non-judicial disciplinary action (Article 15).
Court Martial and judicial action are recorded.
Weapons qualification is included in the 201 file.