PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 1552 and E.O. 9397, as amended (SSN).
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): To initiate an application for correction of military record. The form is used by Board members for review of pertinent information in
making a determination of relief through correction of a military record. Completed forms are covered by correction of military records SORNs maintained by
each of the Services or the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. The DoD Systems of Records Notices can be located at:
ROUTINE USE(S): The DoD Blanket Routine Uses at
may apply to this collection.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary. However, failure by an applicant to provide the information not annotated as “optional” may result in a denial of your application. An
applicant's SSN is used to retrieve these records and links to the member’s official military personnel file and pay record.
Army ( )
Navy and Marine Corps ( )
Air Force ( )
Defense Finance and Accounting Service ( )
Coast Guard ( )
Official Military Personnel Files:
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Coast Guard ( )
Under Title 10 United States Code Section 1552, Active Duty and Reserve Component Service members, Coast Guard, former Service members,
their lawful or legal representatives, spouses of former Service members on issues of Survivor Benefit Program (SBP) benefits, and civilian
employees with respect to military records other than those related to civilian employment, who feel that they have suffered an injustice as a result
of error or injustice in military records may apply to their respective Boards for Correction of Military Records (BCMR) for a correction of their
military records. These Boards are the highest level appellate review authority in the military. The information collected is needed to provide the Boards the
basic data needed to process and act on the request.
1. All information should be typed or printed. Complete all applicable items. If the item is not applicable, enter "None."
2. If space is insufficient on the front of the form, use the "Remarks" box below for additional information or attach an additional sheet.
3. List all attachments and enclosures in item 9. Do not send original documents. Send clear, legible copies. Send copies of military documents and orders
related to your request, if you have them available. Do not assume that they are all in your military record.
4. The applicant must exhaust all administrative remedies, such as corrective procedures and appeals provided in regulations, before applying to the Board of
5. ITEM 5. State the specific correction of record desired. If possible, identify exactly what document or information in your record you believe to be erroneous
or unjust and indicate what correction you want made to the document or information.
6. ITEM 6. In order to justify correction of a military record, it is necessary for you to show to the satisfaction of the Board by the evidence that you supply, or it
must otherwise satisfactorily appear in the record, that the alleged entry or omission in the record was in error or unjust. Evidence, in
addition to documents, may include affidavits or signed testimony of witnesses, executed under oath, and a brief of arguments supporting the application. All
evidence not already included in your record must be submitted by you. The responsibility of securing evidence rests with you.
7. ITEM 8. U.S. Code, Title 10, Section 1552b, provides that no correction may be made unless a request is made within three years after the discovery of the
error or injustice, but that the Board may excuse failure to file within three years after discovery if it finds it to be in the interest of justice.
8. ITEM 10. Personal appearance before the Board by you and your witnesses or representation by counsel is not required to ensure full and impartial
consideration of your application. If the Board determines that a personal appearance is warranted and grants approval, appearance and representation are
permitted before the Board at no expense to the government.
9. ITEM 11. Various veterans and service organizations furnish counsel without charge. These organizations prefer that arrangements for representation be
made through local posts or chapters.
10. ITEM 12. The person whose record correction is being requested must sign the application. If that person is deceased or incompetent to sign, the
application may be signed by a spouse, widow, widower, next of kin (son, daughter, mother, father, brother, or sister), or a legal representative that has been
given power of attorney. Other persons may be authorized to sign for the applicant. Proof of death, incompetency, or power of
attorney must accompany the application. Former spouses may apply in cases of Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) issues.
11. For detailed information on application and Board procedures, see: Army Regulation 15-185 and
Navy - SECNAVINST.5420.193 and Air Force Instruction 36-2603, Air Force Pamphlet 36-2607, and
Coast Guard - Code of Federal Regulations, Title 33, Part 52.
MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO APPROPRIATE ADDRESS BELOW
NAVY AND MARINE CORPS
Board for Correction of Air Force
Department of Homeland Security
Army Review Boards Agency
Board for Correction of Naval Records
Office of the General Counsel
251 18th Street South, Suite 385
701 S. Courthouse Road, Suite 1001
Board for Correction of Military Records
Arlington, VA 22202-3531
Arlington, VA 22204-2490
550-C Street West, Suite 40
245 Murray Lane, Stop 0485
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4742
Washington, DC 20528-0485
DD FORM 149 (BACK), DEC 2014