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Summary

The desired outcome is for states to recognize the person authorized to direct disposition (PADD) selected by the service member on DD Form 93 (Record of Emergency Data), in accordance with Federal law.

Key Message

Many states require disposition of remains be determined through state-specific documentation or by a priority sequence of next of kin.

Statistic

Many states require disposition of remains be determined through state-specific documentation or by a priority sequence of next of kin.