Update DD Form 214

Update DD Form 214

Service members in the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) who separate or are released from active duty (e.g. physical disability separation, expiration term of service (ETS), punitive discharge under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), etc.) may need to update their DD Form 214. The DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) is a separation document summarizing a service member’s most recent period of continuous active duty service. The DD Form 214 contains information normally needed to verify military service for benefits and civilian employment opportunities. It is considered one of the most vital documents a service member will receive from the Army.

An incorrect DD Form 214 may cause delays in determining and processing your eligibility to receive certain benefits after military separation. Service members who identify errors or missing information on their DD Form 214, after the original has been delivered and/or copies distributed, should submit a written request to the appropriate agency for a DD Form 215 (Correction to DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). The written request should include details about the items believed to be in error, including documentation to support the changes.

Service members who need a copy of their military service records can submit a request online, via mail, or by fax from the National Archives or via the eBenefits Portal .

For additional information and guidance on the procedures to update the DD Form 214, please reference Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1336.01 , Army Regulation (AR) 635-8 , and Military Personnel (MILPER) Message Number 12-039 .

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I correct my DD Form 214?
Can corrections be made in the unshaded areas of the DD Form 214?
If I lost or cannot find my DD Form 214, where can I get a copy?

How do I correct my DD Form 214?

Following separation, a written request must be submitted to the appropriate location below to correct any errors or missing information on your DD Form 214. A DD Form 215 will be initiated by the agency representative below to update the DD Form 214:

    Corrections to only add or delete awards or decorations (DD Form 214, Block 13):
    Commander, US Army Human Resources Command, ATTN: AHRC-PDP-A, Dept 480,
    1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5408
    USArmy.Knox.HRC.MBX.TAGD-Awards@mail.mil

    Corrections to only reentry eligibility (RE) code:
    Commander, US Army Human Resources Command, ATTN: AHRC-EPF-R, Dept 365,
    1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5306
    USArmy.Knox.HRC.MBX.EPMD-Eligibility-Management-Branch@mail.mil

    Officers currently RA or USAR (TPU/IMA/IRR): 
    Commander, US Army Human Resources Command, ATTN: AHRC-OPL-P, Dept 290,
    1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5209
    USArmy.Knox.HRC.MBX.OPMD-LDD-PABT@mail.mil

    Branches ADA, AR, AV, FA, IN, PA, SOF:
    ATTN: AHRC-EPA-X, Dept 357,
    1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5305
    USArmy.Knox.HRC.MBX.EPMD-MFD-PAB@mail.mil

    Branches MI, SC, CH, EN, MP, all SGM/CSM:
    ATTN: AHRC-EPB-X, Dept 316,
    1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5301
    USArmy.Knox.HRC.MBX.EPMD-OSED-PAB@mail.mil

    Branches OD, QM, TC, Soldier Support or Health Services:
    ATTN: AHRC-EPC-X, Dept 346,
    1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5304
    USArmy.Knox.HRC.MBX.EPMD-FSD-PAB@mail.mil

    All other Soldiers including discharged or retired Soldiers without reserve status:
    Commander, US Army Human Resources Command, Human Resources Service Center, AHRC-PDR-VIB
    1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Dept 420, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5402
    USArmy.Knox.HRC.MBX.TAGD-Veterans@mail.mil

    Army National Guard (ARNG) Soldiers not on active duty:
    Appropriate State Adjutant General

Can corrections be made in the unshaded areas of the DD Form 214?

The Transition Center (TC) preparing the DD Form 214 may correct typographical errors in the unshaded areas before the Soldier’s departure and distribution of the DD Form 214.  Corrections must be neat and legible, and the authenticating official must initial each correction on all copies.

If I lose or cannot find my DD Form 214, where can I get a copy?

You can request it online and via mail or fax using an SF 180 by visiting the National Archives website. Another source to obtain your DD Form 214 is by going to the VA eBenefits Portal .

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