Personnel Retrieval & Processing Specialist

SSgt to Pvt - PMOS


Personnel Retrieval and Processing Specialist perform duties in both combat and non-combat environments pertaining to the search and recovery, processing, tentative identification, interment, disinterment, and transportation of human remains and personal effects. Furthermore, they perform the various duties pertaining to the establishment of collection points and interments sites. These duties are performed in both joint and single service theaters of operations and in an NBCR environment.


  • Security requirement: Secret security clearance eligibility.
  • Must be a volunteer.


  • Complete the formal course of instruction at the U.S. Army Mortuary Affairs Center, Ft Lee, VA, or other service school, equivalent civilian/government formal course of instruction (USAF, FEMA).


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.27B, Logistics Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Funeral Attendants 39-4021.

Related Military Skill:

  • None