I like this solution. I definitely agree with Jemel that I’d like to flesh out more character history, which wouldn’t necessarily come up in a personal log.
A personnel file from a third-person perspective might fit this need perfectly, and people could really get creative with the kind of thing they might want to include in addition to the simple list of where you served and what you did. For instance, I could see a place for old performance reviews or letters of recomendation from NPCs, or even a character’s entrance application to the academy. All kinds of things to help develop these characters in new and interesting ways.