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Air Force updates guidance for name changes in official record

  • Published
  • By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

AFI 36-2608, Military Personnel Records Systems, Chapter 4, paragraph 4.4.3, currently states when entering the name change into MilPDS, do not include hyphens, apostrophes, or spaces between sections of a compound name.

Effectively immediately, spaces between compound names are allowed when accomplishing name changes in MilPDS. There is no change to policy regarding the use of hyphens or apostrophes.

This guidance will be incorporated into the revision of AFI 36-2608.

For questions regarding name changes, please email AFPC/DP2SSM at