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How To Apply For a Discharge Review
1. Checked your eligibility (click here).
 
2. Determine a type of discharge review you prefer. If you never had a discharge review with the NDRB before, you are eligible for 2 reviews. The first one is a record review.  Next is a personal appearance hearing review. However, if you choose to have a personal appearance hearing first, you will no longer be eligible for a personal appearance hearing.
 
3. Select a counsel or representative (click here). Note: You are not required to select a counsel/representative to petition us.  You may leave an empty space on section "10 a" on DD Form 293 if you choose to have no counsel/representative.
 
4. Gathering required document and supporting documents.
 
  • Required Document  for petitioning this board is "A COPY OF YOUR DD FORM 214 MEMBER 4 (IF YOU WERE AN ACTIVE DUTY) OR A FINAL DISCHARGE COUMENT (IF YOU WERE A RESERVIST)."
  •  Supporting Documents are documents that related your discharge, your achievements, your service to country or community, your work performance, etc. Examples of supporting documents are a copy of medical record, a copy of your military record, a copy of your work performance, a copy of your diagnosis, a reference letter, a letter from a rehabilitation counselor, transcript, and etc.
 
4. Complete an application (DD Form 293) and submit it our office. Please ensure to SIGN and DATE your DD Form 293 before submitting.  A legal representative MAY NOT SIGN the DD FORM 293 for applicant UNLESS the applicant is deceased or incompetence AND A LEGAL PROOF OF DEATH or INCOMPETENCY must be enclosed.
 
5. Submit a complete DD Form 293, A copy of your DD 214 member 4, and any supporting documents (if any) to NDRB at:
 
Secretary of the Navy , Council of Review Boards
ATTN: Naval Discharge Review Board
720 Kennon Ave SE Suite 309
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5023
OR Fax your application to 202-685-6577
OR email to: ndrb@navy.mil.
 
 6. Within 8 weeks from the date you submitted the application package, you should received a letter from our office regarding the package. If accepted, you will receive "A Letter Of Acceptance" with a "Docket Number." If denied, your package will be returned with a letter of explanation.
 
7. Once accepted, your application will be processed and prepared for a discharge review.
 
Click here to read more about "Application Process."