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Offline Jane.Shannon

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VA Name and Gender Change Completed
« on: February 23, 2021, 04:46:31 pm »
73 days after submitted all the required information the has changed my name and gender.  It is nice to see all the info with F instead of M.
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Re: VA Name and Gender Change Completed
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 05:44:12 pm »
Congratulations!

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Re: VA Name and Gender Change Completed
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 08:27:44 pm »
Jane,

Do you have a DD214 as well?

That form cannot be changed, but it can be amended. I know because I had my DD 214 amended to my new name almost a year ago and it took almost 18 months from the date of initial documentation submitted to amended DD214, but it can be done. I know of another veteran who amended her DD 214.




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Re: VA Name and Gender Change Completed
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 10:35:53 pm »
I do have a DD214, it is my favorite form.  It was a DA31, Request for Leave, but since I retired the DD214 took it's place. 

The DD214 would have to be changed by HRC.  I am still in the process of getting things changed with them.  Changing my name was a simple DEERS transaction, but the gender change has to be completed by HRC at Fort Knox.
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Re: VA Name and Gender Change Completed
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 05:53:47 am »
I do have a DD214...
The DD214 would have to be changed by HRC.  I am still in the process of getting things changed with them.  ...

Assuming your service was in the Army, your records must eventually be reviewed by an Army review board or equivalent for the other services.

My DD 214 was amended by the Army Review Boards Agency in Arlington, VA. In addition to my amended DD 214, I received a new Honorable Discharge certificate with my new name.




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