AR20150009935

IN THE CASE OF:

BOARD DATE: 3 May 2016

DOCKET NUMBER: AR20150009935

BOARD VOTE:

____X_____ ___X____ ____X____ GRANT FULL RELIEF

________ ________ ________ GRANT PARTIAL RELIEF

________ ________ ________ GRANT FORMAL HEARING

________ ________ ________ DENY APPLICATION

2Enclosures
1. Board Determination/Recommendation
2. Evidence and Consideration

IN THE CASE OF:

BOARD DATE: 3 May 2016

DOCKET NUMBER: AR20150009935

The Board determined the evidence presented is sufficient to warrant a recommendation for relief. As a result, the Board recommends that the DD Form 214 of the individual concerned be corrected by:

a. deleting the entry “11F4O OPER INTEL” from item 23a,

b. adding the entry “11F4S SPECIAL FORCES OPERATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST” to item 23a,

c. adding the entry “Basic Airborne, 3 weeks, 1967” to item 25, and

d. adding the entry “Special Forces Advanced Enlisted Course, 1969” to item25.

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CHAIRPERSON

I certify that herein is recorded the true and complete record of the proceedings of the Army Board for Correction of Military Records in this case.

IN THE CASE OF:

BOARD DATE: 3 May 2016

DOCKET NUMBER: AR20150009935

THE BOARD CONSIDERED THE FOLLOWING EVIDENCE:

1. Application for correction of military records (with supporting documents provided, if any).

2. Military Personnel Records and advisory opinions (if any).

THE APPLICANT’S REQUEST, STATEMENT, AND EVIDENCE:

1. The applicant requests correction of the following items of his DD Form 214 (Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge):

a. item 22a (sic, item 23a) (Specialty Number and Title), to show he held military occupational specialty (MOS) 11F4S (Special Forces Operations and Intelligence Analyst) instead of MOS 11F4O (Operations Intelligence).

b. item 25 (Education and Training Completed), to show he completed the Special Forces Advanced Enlisted Course at Fort Bragg, NC and the Airborne Course at Fort Benning, GA.

2. The applicant states that items 25 and 23a of his DD Form 214 are incomplete and in error.

3. The applicant provides his DD Form 214 and two certificates from the U.S.Army Institute for Military Assistance and the U.S. Army Intelligence School.

CONSIDERATION OF EVIDENCE:

1. Title10, U.S.Code, section1552(b), provides that applications for correction of military records must be filed within 3years after discovery of the alleged error or injustice. This provision of law also allows the Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR) to excuse an applicant’s failure to timely file within the 3-year statute of limitations if the ABCMR determines it would be in the interest of justice to do so. While it appears the applicant did not file within the time frame provided in the statute of limitations, the ABCMR has elected to conduct a substantive review of this case and, only to the extent relief, if any, is granted, has determined it is in the interest of justice to excuse the applicant’s failure to timely file. In all other respects, there are insufficient bases to waive the statute of limitations for timely filing.

2. The applicant enlisted in the Regular Army on 30 June 1967.

3. His DA Form 20 (Enlisted Qualification Record) shows in:

a. item 8 (Duty MOS), the entry “11F4S.”

b. item 22 (MOSs), he was awarded primary MOS 11F4S on 29 September 1969.

c. item 27 (Military Education), he completed the Special Forces Intelligence Analyst Course (7 weeks) at Fort Holabird, MD in 1969 and the Operations and Intelligence Specialist Course (21 weeks) at Fort Bragg, NC in 1969.

d. item 28 (Specialized Training), he completed the basic airborne training
(3 weeks) on 15 December 1967.

e. item 38 (Record of Assignments), he performed duties as a Special Forces Operations and Intelligence Specialist in duty MOS 11F4S from 29 March 1969 to 19 June 1970.

4. He provided a certificate from the U.S. Army Intelligence School, FortHolabird, MD that shows he completed the Special Forces Intelligence Analyst Course from 8 July 1969 to 20 August 1969.

5. He provided a certificate from the U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance, Fort Bragg, NC, that shows he completed the Special Forces Advanced Enlisted Course on 17 October 1969.

6. The Army honorably released him from active duty on 21 June 1970. His DD Form 214 shows in:

* item 23a, his specialty number and title as 11F4O, Operations and Intelligence Analyst
* item 25, he completed the Intelligence Analyst Course and the Operations and Intelligence Specialist Course
REFERENCES:

Army Regulation 635-5 (Separation Documents), in effect at the time, prescribes the separation documents prepared for Soldiers upon retirement, discharge, or release from active military service or control of the Army. It states the DD Form 214 is a synopsis of the Soldiers most recent period of continuous active duty. It establishes standardized policy for preparation of the DDForm214. The version in effect at the time states:

a. enter the primary MOS code number and title in item 23a.

b. enter service schools, including major courses which were successfully completed, and military sponsored courses completed civilian schools and colleges during period covered by the DD Form 214 being prepared in item 25.

DISCUSSION:

1. The applicant’s DD Form 214 currently reflects his specialty number and title as 11F4O, Operations Intelligence.

2. The evidence of record shows the applicant completed the required training and was awarded primary MOS 11F4S on 29 September 1969. His DA Form 20 shows he performed duties as a Special Forces Operations and Intelligence Specialist in duty MOS 11F4S. It appears that his DD Form 214 incorrectly reflects his MOS 11F4O.

3. The applicant’s DA Form 20 shows he completed the basic Airborne Course in December 1967; his DD Form 214 does not list this course.

4. The applicant provided a certificate from the U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance, Fort Bragg, NC that shows he completed the Special Forces Advanced Enlisted Course on 17 October 1969. The certificate does not indicate the duration of the course.

//NOTHING FOLLOWS//
ABCMR Record of Proceedings AR20150000953

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ARMY BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

ABCMR Record of Proceedings (cont) AR20150009935

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ARMY BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

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ABCMR Record of Proceedings (cont) AR20150009935

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ARMY BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

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