DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record is a document issued by the Department of Defense (DoD). It is used to apply for changes in the personnel file of a soldier if they discovered a mistake or inaccuracy in their military discharge records.
The latest version of the form - often incorrectly referred to as DA Form 149 or VA Form 149 - was released in December 2014. An up-to-date fillable form DD 149 is available for download below or can found on the Executive Services Directorate website.
The application is a simple process. Everything the applicant needs is to obtain and complete the DD 149 form, attach copies of all documents related to the case and submit the form to the appropriate board. The Navy and Marine Corps, the Army and the Air force all have separate boards.
Any applicant, whether they are active duty, separated or retired, can apply personally or through their legal representative. The request should be submitted within three years since the mistake was discovered. However, if the applicant provides the valid reasoning for failing to apply within the prescribed time, the board can excuse the failure.
If you need to correct your discharge status, you must complete and submit the DD Form 293, Application for the Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States.
The information above is provided as a courtesy of the Department of Veteran Affairs. We encourage you to check the Department of Veterans Affairs website directly for updates.