Download DD Form 215 Correction to DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty
DD Form 215 Instructions
Once you have decided to make corrections to your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), you have to submit your corrections on the DD Form 215 in written form. Your request must include additional information about the things you think are incorrect. Usually, this includes copies of documents that confirm the proposed changes.
If you are a retired veteran, amendments to your official records will be accepted only if the change happened during your tour of active duty or reserve service. Changes that may be requested are related to your personal information such as your name, social security number, date of birth or place of birth. You cannot propose new information that is not documented in the records and any corrections that may be controversial in nature. You should attach documents that confirm the proposed changes to your request. This proof may include the following:
- a divorce decree;
- a court order;
- a birth certificate.
Please pay attention that your personal data does not apply to "archival" records. A record is considered to be "archival" 62 years after suspension, retirement, or death in service.
Your application can be provided in letter format with a date and signature or via a Standard Form 180. Send your application to: Commander U.S. Army Human Resources Command ATTN: AHRC-PDR-H/Dept 420 1600 Spearhead Division Ave Fort Knox, KY 40122.