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Amend or Change DD 214 or Other Military Records

Published 09/10/2004 10:11 AM   |    Updated 02/05/2013 02:40 PM

How do I amend my DD-214?

You can obtain instructions for changing/correcting your military service record or changing your discharge status by leaving the VA website and going to http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/correct-service-records.html.

If your military service record requires a change or correction, you will need to submit DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Records to the relevant service branch (branch addresses are provided on the form). To obtain this form, you will need to leave the VA Website and go to: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/eforms/dd0149.pdf. You can also call 1-800-318-5298.

If you need to change your discharge status you will generally need to submit DD Form 293, Application for the Review of Discharge or Dismissal from the Armed Forces of the United States to the relevant service branch (branch addresses are provided on the form). To obtain this form, you will need to leave the VA Website and go to http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/eforms/dd0293.pdf.

For Army records, you may also contact the Department of Defense, Army Review Boards Agency (ARDA).
The ARDA address is:
Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA)
ATTN: Client Information and Quality Assurance
Arlington, VA 22202-4508

Telephonic assistance is available at 1-703-607-1600

You may also send an e-mail to: actsonline@hqda.army.mil
Telephonic assistance is available at 1-703-607-1600

You may also send an e-mail to: actsonline@hqda.army.mil      Changes to DD 214 or other military records cannot be done through VA. Such requests for change must be processed through the Department of Defense, Army Review Boards Agency (ARDA).
The ARDA address is:
Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA)
ATTN: Client Information and Quality Assurance
Arlington, VA 22202-4508


The Army Review Boards Agency also maintains a web site where you may complete an application for a change. The address is: https://secureweb.hqda.pentagon.mil/ACTS_Online/gui/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fACTS_Online%2fgui%2flanding.aspx .

The web address is quite long. Please copy and paste the entire address to the address line of your web browser, or make sure you type the entire address from the "Https://" beginning to the "%2flanding.aspx" ending leaving out the quotes. Do not leave any spaces

Telephonic assistance is available at 1-703-607-1600

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