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Joint Mortuary Affairs Center



JMAC trains, educates, and develops adaptive Mortuary Affairs (MA) professionals and develops Joint and Army MA doctrine in support of unified land operations. On behalf of HQDA G4, JMAC executes the Contingency Fatality Operations (CFO) Executive Agent (EA) functions to ensure continuous, sustainable and global joint MA support.


DOD Directive 1300.22, dated 3 Feb 2000, identifies the Department of the Army (DA) as the Executive Agent (EA) for Mortuary Affairs (MA) within the Department of Defense.

Effective 1 Oct 2008, Army G-4 directed the Army Quartermaster School at Ft Lee, VA to stand up a provisional Joint Mortuary Affairs Center to execute the Army's EA mission.

DA approved the JMAC Concept Plan on 4 May 2009, establishing the JMAC at Ft Lee under the Quartermaster School, with Army G4 maintaining oversight of the EA mission.

The JMAC has the mission to, "ensure continuous, sustainable, and global mortuary affairs support" for the DOD. The JMAC monitors DOD capabilities, provides technical assistance to major commands, drafts MA policy for the Army and DOD, and serves as the subject matter expert (SME) to the Joint and Service staffs.


This page was last updated on: June 16, 2015