Discharge Upgrades & Military Record Changes

Information on discharge upgrades, military record changes, and VA Character of Discharge Determination.  

DD Form 293 - Application for Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces

Department of Defense Form 293 is used to request an upgrade of a military discharge from the appropriate discharge review board. You can access a fillable PDF version of the form here.

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Army Board for Correction of Military Records

The Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR) is the highest level of administrative review within the Department of the Army with the mission to correct errors in or remove injustices from Army military records.
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Army Discharge Review Board

The Board reviews discharges of former soldiers, except discharges that were issued over 15 years ago or were given by sentence of a General Court Martial. Learn more about the Board in this article.
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DOD Memoranda Guiding Discharge Review Boards on PTSD, TBI, and MST

This article provides important information to veterans with less-than-honorable discharges who want to upgrade their discharge based on in-service mental health conditions or experiences.
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The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide

The Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide is a detailed 600 page guide originally printed in 2009. Read more to access the guide and learn more about what it has to offer.
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Discharge Problems Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury

Receiving either a bad conduct discharge or a personality disorder discharge can result in serious negative consequences for a person suffering from a TBI or PTSD .