The paperwork needed to correct a Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty from the United States military is called a DD 215, and it can be obtained by submitting a request letter to the commander of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. This request must include the reason a change is necessary.Know More
All veterans who have been discharged from active duty have a certificate of their release. This is called a DD 214, and it is a very important official document that helps provide a proof of service and discharge for both the veteran and the U.S. military. However, in some instances, changes need to be made to this document. If a currently discharged veteran needs to amend his DD 214, he must submit a DD 215. Only changes that have occurred during a veteran's reserve services or a tour of active duty need to be made.
Retired military personnel are able to change their discharge information at any time, including documentation such as divorce and name changes as well as their certificate of discharge. However, all retirees must provide official proof of their identity and of the changes being made to their documentation before they will be made official.Learn more in Military
There has never been any hard evidence that the United States military adds or has added saltpeter to food. Saltpeter (potassium nitrate) has long been rumored to be added to men's food during basic training to suppress libido, but there is no medical evidence that it actually has this effect.Full Answer >
The EPSQ, or Electronic Personnel Security Questionnaire, is a questionnaire that collects and reports information to the United States military in order to provide a person with security clearance. The questionnaire helps to speed up the data collection process as well as to quickly verify each statement a person makes.Full Answer >
In the United States military, a full-bird colonel is in charge of brigades. A full-bird colonel is one rank below a one-star general, or brigadier general, and one rank above a lieutenant colonel. Someone can achieve this rank as early as their mid-40s.Full Answer >
There are three U.S. Army general orders: "I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved"; "I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner"; and "I will report violation of my general orders, emergencies and anything not covered in my instructions to the commander of the relief." Recruits memorize general orders during boot camp.Full Answer >