Mortuary affairs specialists are there for personnel and their families during times of grief and sadness. They work in both combat and noncombat situations to search for, and identify, deceased personnel. They help with the inventory and safeguarding of personal effects, and provide internment. These specialists also assist the next of kin and provide funeral services.Explore this career outside the military
Mortuary affairs specialists work indoors when performing adminsitrative tasks related to burials, and outdoors when recovering remains and conducting funeral services.
What you can expect to experience while on the job
Military salaries include a lot more than just base pay.
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Mortuary affairs specialists in the Military will gain skills through classes and on-the-job experience. Training topics may include: Contracting (for services and supplies)Facility/program operationsCash handling Event planningDisintermentRemains preparation, preservation and shipmentRead More
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