Casualty Assistance

The loss of a Marine is always difficult, especially for the family.  Families expect to be informed of the cause and circumstances surrounding the loss of their loved one as soon as it is known.  The Casualty Assistance Program is committed to ensuring the families of our fallen Marines are always treated with the utmost compassion, dignity, and honor.  We actively seek to improve survivor assistance and have a demonstrated record of quick, effective action.



  • Provide immediate casualty assistance to Marine Corps families with compassion, dignity and honor.
  • Task and assign units to provide Casualty Assistance Calls Officers (CACOs) to supported family members.
  • Facilitate delivery of command investigations to family members to provide closure.

Learn More

If you are in need of immediate Casualty Assistance please call 1-800-847-1597. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Provided below are useful links regarding HQMC Casualty related training and programs:

Information for Commands and CACOs
Information on Casualty Programs

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