Military Service Records and Discharge Issues

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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

BCNR is the highest level of administrative review within the Department of the Navy. Our mission is to correct errors and remove injustices from Naval records.

If you believe you are the victim of an error or injustice which affects your military record, you may apply for a Correction of Military Records by completing and submitting a DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record. Submit your completed DD Form 149 to the appropriate address on page 2 of the form.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

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Military personnel records can include DD 214s/Separation Documents, service personnel records found within the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), and medical records.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

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