Army regulation for updating personnel records
Whether you are active duty, separated, or retired, you can apply to your service's Board for the Correction of Military Records if you feel there is an error or an injustice in your military personnel records.
Any person with military records, or his or her heirs or legal representative, may apply to the appropriate service's Board for the Correction of Military Records.
The Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard have separate boards.
The Navy operates the board for both Navy personnel and members of the United States Marine Corps.
Army Regulation 15-185 implements the statute within the Army.
The Code of Federal Regulations; Title 33, Part 52;2. The Navy and Marine Corps implement the statute through The Navy, Code of Federal Regulations; Title 32, Part 723.
Military records help prove military service when applying for jobs or government benefits.
They’re also helpful for ancestry and historical research.
For example, you should first submit a performance report appeal to the appropriate appeal agency before appealing to your service's military records correction board.You can find older military service records (generally before World War I) from the National Archives in Washington, D. These include: You can only get limited information about non-archival records (from 62 years ago to the present) without the consent of the veteran or next-of-kin.Learn about access to non-archival military records by the general public and researchers.If found to be meritorious, the timeliness is waived in the interest of justice.You should not assume, however, that a waiver will be granted.