Personnel Services Division
Field Support (PSC-PSD-FS)
Mr. Brian R. Behlke
571-266-2375 (casualty duty cell)
Guidance for Requesting CG Military Funeral Honors Support
Funeral directors, family members, and veteran advocates requesting Military Funeral Honors (MFH) for a deceased CG veteran (to include NOAA and PHS) should consult the following link to find the phone number for the regional coordinator that applies to their area: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/leaders-service-providers/casualty-assistance/military-funeral-honors
*World War II Merchant Mariners requesting MFH are eligible to receive honors from the US Navy as they were serving under Naval Orders at the time of service. Please use the above link to locate the Navy MFH Coordinator for your area.
Should the request be urgent (24-72 hour lead time) or the requester unable to get a reasonable timeframe from the listed number, contact the Casualty Matters Chief on the duty cell phone 24x7: 571-266-2375. Messages left on the Casualty Matters Chief office phone or faxes received are only checked during normal business hours excluding federal holidays. A minimum of 24 hours notice is required, and in some cases depending on travel distance, 48-72 hours are required. MFH and Burial at Sea (BAS) request forms can be downloaded from the links at the bottom of this page and completed/faxed along with the veteran's DD-214 to the regional coordinator once contact is established. The regional coordinator will then schedule a honors detail with a unit local to where the ceremony will be taking place. The Navy or National Guard typically do not and should not be providing honors for CG veterans except as requested by the regional coordinator when resources are scarce.
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