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Can I appeal the decision of the Board for Correction of Military (or Naval) Records?

Appeals from the Board for Correction of Military (or Naval) Records are generally filed in federal court. It is important to know that a petition must be filed in federal court within six years of when the service member was released from active duty. This time period applies even if you have not yet received the decision of the Board for Correction of Military (or Naval) Records.

In addition, you can ask the Board for Correction of Military (or Naval) Records to reconsider its decision within one year of when you receive that decision. Such requests for reconsideration will only be considered based on “newly discovered evidence.”