Figure 5-26.Correction to DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD Form 215.
procedures involved in a request for a change of name
the members entitlement to travel and
or a correction of a date of birth. You will also read
about the importance of signatures, the requirements for
reporting a change in citizenship by foreign nationals,
the procedures for making corrections to enlisted
service records, and the purpose of the Board for
Correction of Naval Records (BCNR).
ADDRESS AND HOME OF RECORD
As a PN, you must understand and be able to
explain the difference between an enlisted members
home address and his or her home of record. You
should also be able to explain to your shipmates why
this information is required in the service record.
According to the MILPERSMAN, Article
5010140, a members address is officially recorded by
the Navy for the following reasons:
. To communicate with the member when
. To provide a means for establishing and
recording the home of record of a member at the
time of his or her entry on a tour of extended
active duty. (This is for purposes of determining
A home address or address recorded as the home of
record for a members current tour of active duty or
enlistment serves as evidence of, but does not in itself
establish, the members legal domicile or residence.
Home Address Versus Home of Record
The main difference in a members home address
and home of record is that the home of record remains
unchanged during a continuous tour of active duty
regardless of changes in the members home address
during that time.
For an enlisted Navy member who is immediately
placed on active duty, the home of record is the address
recorded specifically as that members home of record
on the official enlistment document form at the time of
the members current enlistment or reenlistment.
In the case of an enlisted member who is not
immediately placed on active duty upon enlistment or
reenlistment, the members home of record during a
relevant tour of active duty is the home address recorded
at the time of enlistment unless a change in the
members home address has been recorded before the
member is in actual receipt of orders to the tour of active