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DODD 1300.22(D) CE-02

Mortuary Affairs Policy

active, Most Current
Organization: DODD
Publication Date: 2 September 2021
Status: active
Page Count: 14
scope:

PURPOSE.

This directive:

a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 1300.22E (Reference (a)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for DoD mortuary affairs.

b. Cancels the Secretary of the Army designation as the DoD Executive Agent for the Contingency Fatality Operations portion of Mortuary Affairs, in accordance with the criteria established for designation of an Executive Agent in DoDD 5101.01 (Reference (b)).

c. Cancels the March 28, 2003 Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum (Reference (c)).

d. Establishes the Central Joint Mortuary Affairs Board (CJMAB) as a permanent standing DoD board to develop recommendations for DoD mortuary affairs policy, procedures, mobilization planning, and mortuary services.

e. Provides overarching policy for DoD's development of tactics, techniques, and procedures for mortuary affairs, including for joint operations.

f. Authorizes cremation of biologically or chemically contaminated remains in a DoD or Department of Homeland Security-contracted or -operated crematory in accordance with the DoD Contaminated Human Remains Cremation Deep Dive: Phase IIB - Technical Burn Demonstration (Reference (j)) if requested by the person authorized to direct disposition of human remains (PADD). Cremation of radiological contaminated remains is not authorized.

Document History

DODD 1300.22(D) CE-02
September 2, 2021
Mortuary Affairs Policy
PURPOSE. This directive: a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 1300.22E (Reference (a)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for DoD mortuary affairs. b. Cancels the Secretary of the Army...
December 8, 2017
Mortuary Affairs Policy
PURPOSE. This directive: a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 1300.22E (Reference (a)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for DoD mortuary affairs. b. Cancels the Secretary of the Army...
October 30, 2015
Mortuary Affairs Policy
PURPOSE. This directive: a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 1300.22E (Reference (a)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for DoD mortuary affairs. b. Cancels the Secretary of the Army...
May 25, 2011
Mortuary Affairs Policy
PURPOSE. This Directive: a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 1300.22 (Reference (a)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for the DoD Mortuary Affairs Program. b. Designates the Secretary...
February 3, 2000
MORTUARY AFFAIRS POLICY
This Directive applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Inspector General of the Department...

References

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