Tools for Service Providers

Gold Star Advocates


The National Defense Authorization Act 2014, Section 633, requires each secretary of a military department to designate a specific member to assist spouses and other dependents of service members, including Reserve Component, who die on active duty.

These survivor advocates are available to provide support and address issues or concerns by spouses and other dependents of deceased service members regarding casualty assistance or receipt of benefits authorized by law. If you are a survivor and not satisfied with the casualty assistance provided by your service, see below for information to contact your advocate.


U.S. Army
Office: Installation Management Command G-9, Family Programs Directorate
Phone number: 210-466-1173
Email: usarmy.jbsa.imcom-hq.mbx.sos-survivor-advocate@mail.mil


U.S. Marine Corps
Office: Long Term Assistance Program Office
Phone number: 703-784-9580
Email: Gold.Star.Advocate@usmc.mil


U.S. Navy
Office: Long Term Assistance Program Office
Phone number: 901-874-4292
Email: MILL_LTAP@navy.mil  


U.S. Air Force
Office: USAF/A1SAA, Airman and Family Care Division
Phone number: 571-256-4026
Email: usaf.pentagon.af-a1.mbx.af-a1saa@mail.mil

U.S. Coast Guard
Office: Coast Guard Casualty Matters Office
Phone number: 703-872-6647


If you are not satisfied with the casualty assistance provided by your service advocate, you may contact the DoD’s Gold Star Advocate:

Department of Defense
Office: Casualty and Mortuary Affairs and Military Funeral Honors  
Phone number: 571-372-5319
Email: osd.pentagon.rsrcmgmt.list.ousd-p-r-gold-star-advocate-mbx@mail.mil

 

 


INSTALLATION PROGRAM DIRECTORY


Find programs and services at your local installation.

View a directory of installations

Service members, family members, surviving family members, service providers and leaders rely on Military OneSource for policy, procedures, timely articles, cutting-edge social media tools and support. All in one place, empowering our military community.