The California Military Department Board for Corrections of Military Records (CABCMR) was established to carefully consider and review all applications properly submitted before it. The purpose of the board is to determine if an error or an injustice exists to a military personnel record as a result of actions of the California Military Department (CMD). If it is determined that an error or injustice exists, the CABCMR will make appropriate recommendations to The Adjutant General for correction of the error.
The CABCMR only has authority of errors or injustices in military personnel
records resulting from actions of the CMD.
Applying to the CABCMR:
Apply if an alleged error or injustice is identified as result of actions by the CMD.
Applicants are responsible for providing all documentation to support their
claim of the alleged error or injustice.
Applicants are encouraged to contact their local Veterans
Organizations such as Disabled American Veterans or American Legion for
assistance in the preparation of their application.
Time limit for filing an application. Application for Correction
to Military Records must be submitted to the CABCMR three years following the alleged error or injustice date.
Failure to file within the three year time limit prescribed will
only be waived when the board finds it to be in the best interest of justice
to do so.
Application Process for corrections to CMD Military
Complete and sign CAARNG Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Records under the
Provisions of California Military and Veteran's Code 474.
The application to the CABCMR MUST be signed by the individual
If the record in question is that of a deceased or incompetent
person, the application must include legal proof of death or
Gather all supporting documentation such as (but not limited to)
discharge orders, NGB Form 22, or pay
Submit your application and supporting documentation by either
email or US Postal Service.
Where to submit your CABCMR
US Postal Service:
Mail completed, signed application with supporting documentation
to:State of California Military DepartmentOffice
of the Adjutant GeneralAttn: Box 40 - Board of CorrectionsSacramento, CA
Electronic Mail (Email):
Email a completed, signed, scanned application with supporting
What happens after you submit your CABCMR
The chairperson and members of the board will review your
application to determine whether the evidence submitted substantiates an error or injustice.
Each application and the available records pertinent to the
corrective action requested will be reviewed by the chairperson and members of the
board to determine whether to:
All findings and recommendations by the CABCMR are the result
of a detailed review of your application and substantiating
CMDM 1417.01, California Military Department Correction of Military Records, establishes procedures for application to the CABCMR for final approval by The Adjutant General.