Department of the Army Regulation 600-8-1


Army Casualty Program

30 April 2007

Effective date: 15 May 2007


PIN: 060563000

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History: This publication is an administrative revision. The portions affected by this administrative revision are listed in the summary of change.

Summary: This consolidated regulation prescribes policies and mandated tasks governing U.S. Army casualty operations, to include casualty reporting, casualty notification, and casualty assistance. It provides policy guidance and information to Soldiers who have been designated to perform the duties of a casualty notification officer or casualty assistance officer. Also, this regulation provides policies and information pertaining to casualty related documentation, specifically the DD Form 93 (Record of Emergency Data), Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, and other life insurance programs administered by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 . The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation does not contain management control provisions.

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from HQDA, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, ATTN: DAPE-ZA, 300 Army Pentagon, 20310-0300.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Commander, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, ATTN: AHRC-PEZ, Alexandria, VA 22332-0400.

Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

This regulation supersedes AR 600-8-1, dated 28 February 2007.

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