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Joint Mortuary Affairs Center

JMAC will conduct a CTSSB from 20 - 24 June 2016



Trains, educates, and develops adaptive Mortuary Affairs (MA) professionals; develops Army and select Joint MA doctrine in support of unified land operations. On behalf of HQDA G4, JMAC executes Army responsibilities supporting the DoD MA Enterprise ensuring continuous, sustainable and global 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: May 13, 2016