DODD 1300.22(D) CE-02
Mortuary Affairs Policy
|Publication Date:||2 September 2021|
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.