Governing Laws and Directives

Home Service Providers & Leaders Casualty Assistance

Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 985 denies benefits for members convicted of capital crimes.

Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 1491 allows for a daily stipend to be provided to volunteers who assist the active duty military in providing funeral honors.

Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 1491 (b) authorizes members of veterans service organizations, as well as other approved organizations, to participate with the military services in providing funeral honors.

Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 1491 (d) allows a daily stipend amount to be prescribed annually for certain individuals who volunteer to assist active-duty military in delivery of funeral honors.

Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 101 provides definitions related to veterans’ benefits.

Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 2301 defines the burial flag benefit.

Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 2411 denies national cemetery burial for members convicted of capital crimes.

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2013, Section 592 designates the bugle call commonly referred to as "Taps" as the national song of military remembrance.

DoD Financial Management Regulation 7000.14R, Volume 9, Chapter 4 explains authorized provider expenses for which reimbursement is authorized.

DoD Directive 1334.1 “Wearing of the Uniform”

DoDI 1300.15 “Military Funeral Support” authorizes inclusion and training of authorized providers and outlines the rules for expense reimbursement.

DoDI 1344.08 “Interment Allowance for Deceased Military Personnel”

DoD Financial Management Regulation 7000.14R, Volume 9, Chapter 4 explains authorized provider expenses for which reimbursement is authorized.

Joint Travel Regulations, Chapter 4, Part B: Paragraph C4553 and Part C: Paragraph C4600 TDY Per Diem Quick Reference Tables

Multi-Service Publication: AR PAM 1-1; OPNAVINST 5360.1; AFM 143-2; CG 390 State, Official, and Special Military Funerals

U.S. Army Training Circular (TC) 3-21.5 Drill and Ceremonies, requires CAC

U.S. Marine Corps ORDER P5060.20 Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual

U.S. Navy Regulations 1900, Chapter 12 Flags, Pennants, Honors, Ceremonies and Customs

U.S. Air Force Manual, AFMAN, 36-2203 Drill and Ceremonies

USD (P&R) Memorandum Stipend for Participation in Military Funeral Honors Details provides the stipend amount for FY2019.