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Mortuary Affairs Specialist (92M)

Medical and Emergency Army MOS Information
  • Enlisted
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve

The Mortuary Affairs Specialist performs duties relating to deceased personnel to include recovery, collection, evacuation, establishment of tentative identification. They also inventory, safeguard and evacuate personal effects of deceased personnel. They also serve as team members and recovery specialists at the U.S. Army’s Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii.

Some of your duties as a Mortuary Affairs Specialist may include:

  • Conducting searches for deceased personnel, their personal effects and other identification media.
  • Recovering remains found and records personal effects and other identification media.
  • Evacuating remains and personal effects to collection points.
  • Recording recovery locations on maps, sketches, and overlays.
  • Recording fingerprint impressions, prepares dental/anatomical charts.
  • Assisting in the decontamination of human remains, which have been contaminated by either chemical, biological or nuclear contamination.


Job training for a Mortuary Affairs Specialist consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Mortuary Affairs Specialists may perform these additional duties:

  • Planning and supervising the search, recovery, processing and evacuation of the remains of U.S. Armed Forces personnel.
  • Ensuring that personal effects are recovered, inventoried, and accounted for.
  • Instructing in the handling and processing of contaminated remains.
  • Assisting in the preparation of remains for embalming.
  • Selecting site location, establishing and supervising collection points for the receipt, care and evacuation of human remains of U.S. Service personnel.
  • Serving on search and recovery teams for the repatriation of U.S. Service personnel remains of past wars and conflicts.
  • Developing doctrinal products and presents mortuary affairs instruction in a formal academic setting.
  • Advising Commanders and headquarters staff on mortuary affairs activities and coordinating mortuary affairs activities within the command.
  • Coordinating with non-US service authorities concerning disposition of enemy, allied, or civilian remains.

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