How do I apply for a correction of my military record?
The first step is to get copies of all of your military records. To get a copy of your military records, complete the SF-180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, (Fillable SF 180). You can go to this link, type in the information while the form is on screen in your browser, and then print out a neatly typed form to be mailed! YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE ADOBE ACROBAT READER installed on your computer. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
Once you have acquired a copy of your military records, you will need to fill out a DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record (DD149), and submit it to the proper service. We recommend consulting with an attorney who is experienced in correction of military (or Naval) records prior to completing the form and submitting it.