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You have 15 years from the date of your discharge to apply for an upgrade to your discharge status or the reason for your discharge through the Discharge Review Board (DRB); the traditional application to upgrade a discharge.
If it’s been longer than 15 years, even though the DRB can't help, you can still request a “correction” to your military records from the Board of Corrections for Military Records (BCMR). There is a three-year statute of limitations for submitting requests to the Board of Corrections for Military Records but very frequently BCMRs accept late applications as long as a good reason for the delay is provided.
You would need a DD149 for this https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/forms/dd/dd0149.pdf Applications should include all available evidence, such as signed statements of witnesses or a brief of arguments supporting the requested correction. You may want a local military lawyer (use a site like Avvo to find one locally) to help you as you may only get 1 shot at this correction and someone with experience helping you fill it out may help
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