DODD 1300.18 CE-01
Department of Defense (DoD) Personnel Casualty Matters, Policies, and Procedures
|Publication Date:||14 August 2009|
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
Applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter collectively referred to as the "DoD Components"). The terms "Military Services," "military personnel," "Service members," and "military members," as used herein, refer to the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and the Coast Guard when operating as a Service within the Department of the Navy.
Encompasses reporting, notification, and assistance procedures to the NOK of deceased, duty status - whereabouts unknown (DUSTWUN), excused absence - whereabouts unknown (EAWUN), missing, ill, or injured personnel.
Establishes uniform procedures for reporting, recording, notifying, and assisting the NOK of DoD civilian personnel, eligible contractors, and other designated or covered personnel. (Enclosure 6.)
Establishes Record of Emergency Data (RED) or DD Form 93 preparation, maintenance, and minimum audit requirements. (Enclosure 7.)
Specific information on casualties incurred by personnel supporting classified assignments may be exempt from this policy and will not be immediately reported in the Defense Casualty Information Processing System (DCIPS). In this event, information will be declassified as rapidly as possible and reported in DCIPS to ensure accurate reporting and accounting of all personnel without putting sensitive operations at risk.
REISSUANCE AND PURPOSE
Reissues Reference (a), under a new title, under the authority of Reference (b), to assign responsibilities and establish uniform personnel policies and procedures for reporting, recording, notifying, and assisting the next of kin (NOK) whenever DoD casualties are sustained.
Establishes the DoD Casualty Advisory Board (CAB).
Establishes a central DoD repository for casualty information.
Provides uniform official casualty terms and definitions.
Establishes uniform guidelines for obtaining and maintaining emergency notification information.
Implements References (c); (d); section 566 of Public Law 109-364, the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Reference (e)); section 1072 of Public Law 102-484, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (Reference (f)); and Secretary of Defense Memorandum (Reference (ac)).
Incorporates and cancels Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Directive-Type Memorandum 07-017 (Reference (ad)).