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Mortuary Affairs

Defense Technical Information Center. (2011). Mortuary Affairs.

This document provides doctrine for mortuary affairs support in joint military operations. It highlights procedures for the search, recovery, evacuation (to include tracking of human remains), tentative identification, processing, and temporary interment of remains. It addresses both the responsibilities of the Department of Defense's mortuary affairs in regards to civil support duties under United States Northern Command, and those of other geographic combatant commanders. It also describes decontamination procedures for handling human remains, and the handling of personal effects of deceased and missing personnel.
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