MOS 92M—Mortuary Affairs Specialist

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 92M, Mortuary Affairs Specialist:

PULHES: 222221
Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
Required ASVAB Score: GM: 88
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 5 weeks, 3 days at Ft Lee, Virginia
Other Requirements

Mortuary Affairs Specialist (MOS 92M) Description / Major Duties:

Performs or supervises recovery, collection, establish tentative identification, escort and temporary burial. Mortuary Affairs Specialist also inventory, safeguard and evacuate personal effects of deceased personnel.

Duties for MOS 92M at each skill level are:

MOSC 92M1O. Search areas for unburied dead, hasty, isolated, or unmarked graves, personal effects, and identification media. Disinters remains, records personal effects and evacuates remains and personal effects to designated points. Determines and records recovery locations on maps, sketches, and overlays. Establishes and records tentative identification. Assist in preparation, preservation, and shipment of remains. Inventories, safeguards, and evacuates personal effects. Assist in mass casualty burials.

MOSC 92M2O. Plans and supervises search and recovery operations of deceased personnel, personal effects, and identification media. Instruct in special handling, marking, and shipping of contagious disease cases and processing of contaminated remains. Supervise receipt, storage, and issue of supplies and equipment. Accompanies remains and personal effects to designated locations and assists with arrangements for military honors at place of burial.

MOSC 92M30. Performs duties shown in previous skill level when required and prepares more complex items. Advises commanders and headquarters staff on mortuary affairs activities and coordinates activities of subordinate units. Establishes and maintains liaison with support and combat units. Coordinate transportation requirements for deceased personnel.

MOSC 92M40. Performs duties shown at the preceding skill level and provides technical guidance to lower grade personnel. Advise on temporary cemetery locations, emergency burials, and security and disposition of remains and personal effects. Coordinate with non U.S. service authorities, other service authorities and civilian officials on mortuary affairs matters. Coordinates and advises on military burials and ceremonies. Assist in review of mortuary services contracts. Advise summary court authorities on disposition of personal effects. Supervise mortuary affairs activities.

MOSC 92M50. Supervises mortuary affairs activities, provides technical and administrative support on graves registration matters, acquisition of land for temporary cemeteries, equipment requirements for mortuaries, and recovery/evacuation procedures.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 92M:

(1) No aversion to the sight and handling of needles, human tissues, blood, skeletal and / or decomposed human remains.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 92M:

N / A

Article Last Modified: February 21, 2011

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