AR 600–8–1

Army Casualty Program

This administrative revision, dated 30 April 2007–

o Updates DA Form 1156 (Casualty Feeder Card) (fig 4-1).

o Updates instructions for using DA Form 1156 (para 4-5).

This administrative revision dated 28 February 2007–

o Add paragraph to update guidance on IG requirements for fatal accident presentations of friendly fire casualties (para 3-10g).

o Updates administrative changes throughout the publication.

o Corrects typographical errors throughout the publication.

This administrative revision dated 17 May 2006-

o Changes fatal training briefs to fatal accident briefs (summary of change page).

o Adds hostile death 15-6 investigation requirements (para 2-9h).

o Adds hostile death 15-6 investigation requirements (para 2-9h).

This major revision dated 7 April 2006-

o Changes the title to Army Casualty Program.

o Incorporates a new format that more directly follows the course of casualty reporting, notification, and assistance as it actually occurs (throughout).

o Replaces references to PERSCOM and AR-PERSCOM with Army Human Resources Command (AHRC) and Army Human Resources Command-St. Louis (AHRC-STL), respectively (throughout).

o Consolidates DA Form 1155 (Witness Statement on Individual) and DA Form 1156 (Casualty Feeder Report) into the combined DA Form 1156 (Casualty Feeder Card) (paras 1-7 and 4-5).

o Combines information concerning Reserve and National Guard casualty reporting and notification (para 3-1).

o Updates reporting requirements for U.S. Army Reserve/Army National Guard Soldiers (para 3-1).

o Adds reference to fatal training briefs (para 3-10).

o Replaces message addresses for casualty reporting with e-mail addresses, along with references to Web site for up-to-date information on e-mail addresses (table 4-1).

o Adds warrant officers to the pool of eligible casualty notification officer and casualty assistance officer personnel (para 6-3).

o Clarifies the use of active duty Soldiers only for casualty notification officer and casualty assistance officer duties (para 6-3).

o Adds sample Commander’s Letter of Condolence (chap 8).

o Clarifies U.S. Army Reserve Soldier coverage to include those Soldiers who overnight en route to drill or duty (para 9-2).

o Establishes the importance of and explains DD Form 93 (Record of Emergency Data) (chap 11).

o Lists the Casualty Assistance Center’s responsibilities (app B).


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