Yep, a quick google search says June of 1992 they started. I was pretty sure they had mine from 1996.Sorry to tell ya boys. IF you were deployed/activated to Desert Shield/Storm, the .gov has your DNA. I know I got "swabbed", before I flew into country. Sooo, I would asssssume, the V.A. would already have, or, be able to obtain it. Mac
I got activated (was an ART) during that time. Had to process, get stabbed, swabbed, then pack my bag so I could crew chief C-141B's (material/troops) into country. MacYep, a quick google search says June of 1992 they started. I was pretty sure they had mine from 1996.
DNA sequencing has come so far in the past 20 years that it is laughable to call what was possible then (Late 90s, early 00’s) “sequencing.” The data generated then is likely no longer compatible with current processing solutions and the samples are certainly non-viable.
You can revoke in writing the ability of the US mil to keep your DNA samples.