Accession Number : ADA451097


Title :   Mortuary Affairs in Joint Operations


Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a451097.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jun 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 195


Abstract : This publication provides joint doctrine for mortuary affairs support in joint operations. It outlines procedures for the search, recovery evacuation (to include tracking of human remains), tentative identification,processing, and/or temporary interment of remains. This publication addresses both the Department of Defense's mortuary affairs responsibilities in regards to civil support duties under United States Northern Command, and to the other geographic combatant commanders. It further addresses decontamination procedures for handling contaminated human remains and provides for the handling of personal effects of deceased and missing personnel.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , *CIVIL AFFAIRS , UNITED STATES , RECOVERY , NORTH(DIRECTION) , EVACUATION , GEOGRAPHY , HANDLING , CONTAMINATION , TRACKING , HUMANS , DECONTAMINATION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE