1. Careers

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Marine Corps (USMC) Enlisted Job Descriptions
MOS 9051, Graves Registration Specialist
 More of this Feature
• USMC Job Descriptions
• Army Job Descriptions
• Army Warrant Officer Jobs
• Army Officer Job Descriptions
• USMC Officer Job Descriptions
• Air Force Job Descriptions
• Navy Job Descriptions
• Coast Guard Job Descriptions
• Air Force Officer Jobs
 Join the Discussion
Talk About Military Jobs  
 Related Resources
• Joining the Military
• Enlistment Qualifications  
 Elsewhere on the Web
• Joining the Air Force
• Joining the Army
• Joining the Navy
• Joining the Marines

Summary. Graves registration specialists perform duties incident to the handling of deceased personnel in both joint and single service theaters of operations. This MOS will be assigned as a skill designator MOS only.

Requirements/Prerequisites. Complete the formal courses of instruction at the U.S. Army Mortuary Affairs Center, Ft Lee, VA.


(1) Organizes teams for conducting tactical search and recovery operations of deceased military personnel.

(2) Conducts search and recovery operations of deceased military personnel in both hostile and benign environments.

(3) Recovers personal effects and records personal information using appropriate manuals and SOPs.

(4) Conducts temporary internment/disinternment deceased personnel to include NBC contaminated remains.

(5) Conducts temporary burials (in emergency cases only), marking grave sites and recording burial locations using map overlays.

(6) Coordinates administrative actions with the appropriate unit personnel section.

(7) Coordinates search and recovery actions with the appropriate unit operations section.

(8) Coordinates multiple recovery team activities and logistics support thereof.

(9) Coordinates activities within MAGTF and/or within joint operations.

(10) Conducts OJT for unit personnel (not MOS 9051 qualified) tasked with search and recovery operations.

(11) Requisitions and maintains appropriate search and recovery team T/E items.

(12) Establishes and operates casualty collection points.

(13) Coordinate the transfer of remains and personnel effects of deceased U.S. service members, allied and enemy personnel operating in area of operations.

(14) Supervise theater evacuation point operations.

(15) Determine the theater effects depot requirements.

Related DOT Classification/DOT Code. Graves Registration Specialist 355.687-014.

Information Derived From MCO P1200.7V Part I and Part II.

Return to USMC Jobs Menu


Subscribe to the Newsletter

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.