DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record is used to apply for corrections in case if you've discovered a mistake or injustice in your military discharge records. The application is issued by the U.S. Department of Defense but is often incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 149 or VA Form 149.
The form's December 2014 revision is in use today - an up-to-date fillable version of the DD 149 is available for download below.
If necessary, military records can be changed by the secretary of the military department. Whoever the applicant is - active duty, separated or retired - they can file a request for correction. The application must be submitted within three years after the mistake was discovered. However, if you fail to apply within the prescribed time, the board can excuse the request being late in case they find it to be in the interest of justice. The applicant must give valid reasoning for the delay in filing the DD Form 149. If applying personally is impossible for any reason, a legal representative may represent your interests.
The following information is from the Department of Veterans Affairs Guide to Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents and is provided as a courtesy. We strongly recommend checking the Department of Veterans Affairs website for the newest information and updates.
Active duty personnel must mail the Army Board for Correction of Military Records at 941 Jefferson Davis Highway, 2nd Floor, Arlington, VA 22202-4508
Navy and Marine Corps must mail the Board for Correction of Naval Records at 2 Navy Annex, Washington, DC 20370-5100
Air Force personnel including Army Air Corps & Army Air Forces must apply to the Board for Correction of Air Force Records SAF/MRBR: 550-C Street West, Suite 40, Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4742
Coast Guard personnel must mail their applications to the Board for Correction of Military Records of the Coast Guard (C-60) at Room 4100, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC 20590
All other servicemembers must submit their paperwork to the Army Review Boards Agency Support Division at 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200