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N.C. Department of Military & Veterans Affairs


Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits Resources 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)

VA Forms

Discharge Upgrade Resources

Memorandum from Sec’y of Def. Chuck Hagel for Sec’ys of the Military Dep’ts (Sept. 3, 2014)

Memorandum from Principal Deputy Under Sec’y of Def. Brad Carson for Sec’ys of the Military Dep’ts (Feb. 24, 2016)

Memorandum from Under Sec’y of Def. for Pers. & Readiness A.M. Kurta for Sec’ys of the Military Departments (Aug. 25, 2017)

Department of Defense Instruction 1332.28: Discharge Review Board (DRB) Procedures and Standards

Discharge Review Board (DRB) Procedures and Standards, 32 C.F.R. pt. 70 (2016)

Gov’t Accountability Office, GAO-17-260, DOD Health: Actions Needed to Ensure Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Are Considered in Misconduct Separations (May 2017)

Army Discharge Review Board

Army Board for Correction of Military Records

Air Force Discharge Review Board


Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records

Naval Discharge Review Board


Board for Correction of Naval Records




Standard Form 180: Request Pertaining to Military Records

DD Form 293: Application for the Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States

DD Form 149: Application for Correction of Military Record Under the Provisions of Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 1552