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Written by attorney Brian D. Schenk | Jan 21, 2017

Tips for filing an application to the boards for correction of military records (BCMRs)

BCMRs are considered the highest level of administrative appeal for each service. They are tasked with correcting “errors or injustices” and have very broad authority to effectuate relief through records corrections. Here are several key tips to maximize your chances of success.

Additional resources provided by the author

Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records (AFBCMR): 32 C.F.R. § 856.0–856.8 Air Force Instruction (AFI) 36-2603 Air Force Pamphlet 36-2607 Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR): 32 C.F.R. § 581.3 Army Regulation (Army Reg.) 15-185 Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR): 32 C.F.R. § 723.1–723.11 Secretary of the Navy Instruction (SECNAVINST) 5420.193 Coast Guard Board for Correction of Military Records (CGBCMR): 33 C.F.R. § 52.1 Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Board for Correction of Military Records (PHSCCBCMR): Commissioned Corps Personnel Manual (CCPM) 49.9, Instruction 1

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