ARMY - AR 638-34
Army Fatal Incident Family Brief Program
|Publication Date:||19 February 2015|
This regulation establishes standard processes for presenting Army Fatal Incident Family Briefs on the findings of investigations conducted under Army Regulation (AR) 15-6 when the Soldier's death results from training, operational and/or friendly fire accident, or suicide. These presentations are offered to a Soldier's primary next of kin (PNOK) and other Family members designated by the PNOK, as defined in Department of Defense instruction (DODI) 1300.18. This regulation also provides a model for unit commanders to provide Suicide Incident Family Briefs. The Suicide Incident Family Brief Program is a commander's program under the umbrella of the Army Fatal Incident Family Brief Program, which also includes Fatal Accident Family Briefs. The guidance provided is for Army personnel and is not intended to, and does not, create any substantial privilege or procedure, right, or benefit enforceable at law or equities for its officers, employees, or any other person.
Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. During mobilization, the proponent may modify chapters and policies contained in this regulation.