Correcting Your Military Record
Each branch of military has its own procedures for correcting the military records of its
members and former members. Correction of a military record may result in eligibility for VA
and other benefits – such as back pay and military retirement – that the veteran (or survivors)
could not otherwise get. Generally, a request for correction must be filed within three years
after the discovery of the alleged error or injustice.
Date Last Reviewed: September 6, 2011