DD Form 293, Application for the Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States is used to request an upgrade of a military discharge from the appropriate discharge review board. The form was last revised in August 2015 by the Department of Defense (DoD). A fillable up-to-date version can be downloaded below.
The authority to change military records when it's necessary to correct an error or remove an injustice belongs to the secretary of a military department who acts through a board for correction of military records. The correction board holds the power of reviewing applications for correction of military records, including discharge reviews issued by the courts-martial.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits can be affected if a veteran receives anything but an Honorable Discharge. Here's how to apply for an upgrade of military discharge status:
Keep in mind that in most cases, these requests are not approved. Hire an experienced attorney to boost your chances. If the Discharge is over 15 years old, you must apply for a Correction of Military Records. Be prepared for the long wait: it may take several months between sending the request and the board reviewing it and making a decision.