Army Mortuary Affairs SpecialistEnlisted


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Perform duties relating to deceased personnel to include recovery, collection and evacuation.

Supervises mortuary affairs activities, provides technical and administrative support on graves registration matters, acquisition of land for temporary cemeteries, equipment requirements for mortuaries, and recovery/evacuation procedures; provides advice and makes recommendations to the commander and staff on all matters pertaining to enlisted soldiers and their families; accompanies the commander on inspections, visits and ceremonies; assists in inspection of command activities, facilities personnel as prescribed by the commander; ensures adherence to command policies; holds First Sergeants' or Sergeants' Major call to announce information and instruction; ensures that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs of the service and command regulations or policies; responsible for monitoring training or conducts training of enlisted soldiers; assesses training at all levels and provides feedback to appropriate commanders and leaders; provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted soldiers of the command; responsible for and provides guidance on Non-Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) and Non-Commissioned Officer Development Program (NCODP); inspects duties performed by subordinate NCOs; notes discrepancies and initiates appropriate corrective action; assists in reception of visitors to the command; serves as president or member of command promotion board or removal board for NCOs, as authorized by regulations; sits as chairperson or member of a command's Military Member of the Quarter/Year competition for enlisted soldiers or NCOs, as directed by local regulations; responsible for quality, control and training of noncommissioned officer evaluation reports (NCOER) while ensuring timely submissions; reviews evaluation reports to determine compliance with policies and procedures and recommends corrective actions on deficiencies to commanders, other leaders and rating officials; performs other duties prescribed by the commander; assists in the professional development of junior and company grade officer.

Performs or supervises duties relating to deceased personnel to include recovery, collection, evacuation, establishment of tentative identification, escort and temporary burial; they also inventory, safeguard and evacuate personal effects of deceased personnel; duties for MOS 92M at each level of skill are: search areas for unburied dead, hasty, isolated or unmarked graves, personal effects, and identification media; disinters remains, records personal effects and evacuates remains and personal effects to designated points; determines and records recovery locations on maps, sketches, and overlays; establishes and records tentative identification; assist in preparation, preservation and shipment of remains; inventories, safeguards and evacuates personal effects; assist in mass casualty burials; prepares more complex menu items; advises commanders and headquarters staff on mortuary affairs activities and coordinates activities of subordinate units; establishes and maintains liaison with support and combat units; coordinate transportation requirements for deceased personnel; NCO responsible for complete recover, positively identify and transport (in a dignified and respectful manner to the final destination determined by the next of kin) the remains of deceased US military personnel and others eligible by law or executive order; oversees Mortuary affairs personnel at the Theater Mortuary Evacuation Point (TMEP) and evacuation process outside continental U.S./continental US (OCONUS/CONUS) mortuaries for additional processing; ensures statements of recognition and incident reports with identification tags and photographic identification cards are sent by the unit with the remains to the TMEP; verifies that personal effects were inventoried by the unit and returned to the rear where a summary court officer was assigned to return them to the next of kin; ensures the mortuary affairs personnel at the TMEP receives, process, complete identification records, prepares a completed death certificate, conducts quality assurance checks before evacuating remains to OCONUS/CONUS; duties may also include separating non-US dead, processing and returning the remains according to existing international agreements or Central Joint Mortuary Affairs Office guidance.

Performs duties shown at the preceding skill level and provides technical guidance to lower grade personnel; advise on temporary cemetery locations, emergency burials, and security and disposition of remains and personal effects; coordinate with non US service authorities, other service authorities and civilian officials on mortuary affairs matters; coordinates and advises on military burials and ceremonies; assist in review of mortuary services contracts; advise summary court authorities on disposition of personal effects; supervise mortuary affairs activities; provides administrative support on graves registration matters, acquisition of land for temporary cemeteries, equipment requirements for mortuaries, and recovery/evacuation procedures.

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