This regulation has been streamlined to avoid duplication of data, and updated to reflect mandatory required data on the DD Form 214 throughout. Specifically, this revision–
o Mandates that the DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) be issued for all void service (para 2-1a).
o Requires mandatory information on the DD Form 214, item 18 (para 2-4h (18)).
o Allows authentication of the DD Form 214 by a soldier in the grade of SSG or by an authorized contractor employee if assigned or the chief or acting chief of a transition center (para 2-4h(22)).
o Authorizes the Chief, National Guard Bureau, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, and the Army Review Boards Agency to issue the DD Form 215 (Correction to DD Form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty)or reissue the DD Form 214 (para 2-6d).
o Adds the DD Form 2542 (Certificate of Appreciation For Service in the Armed Forces of the United States) (para 2-12).
o Modifies Instructions for completing the DD Form 220 (Active Duty Report)(para 2-9).
o Adds a management control evaluation checklist (app B).