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It is possible, but you have to go through the right board to do it. You have to go through the DD Form 149 military records corrections board. That board applies the same standard to changing the RE code as you had to apply to getting the General changed.
Very few people get that upgrade, so good for you. But what you have to remember is that the concepts are not the same. People can get an honorable discharge but still not be allowed back to the service, so while characterization and RE codes are somewhat connected, they are not inseparable.
You have to file your claim with the DD Form 149 board stating that the RE code you have now is an error or an injustice.
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