Casualty Operations is a function of the 88th RSC's Directorate of Human Resources.
The 88th RSC is responsible for Casualty Notification and Casualty Assistance as well as Military Funeral Honors.
When a Soldier in an active duty status, Retiree, or special category DA Civilian dies, the Casualty Notification and Assistance Program is engaged starting by dispatching a Soldier and a Chaplain to notify the family.
After notification, an Assistance Officer is assigned to each Family. This Soldier provides compassionate assistance for families in a broad range of areas.
Assistance provided to Family Members includes, but is not limited to: transportation; explaining and assisting in applying for an receiving benefits and entitlements; obtaining copies of official records, reports and investigations; legal matters (including tax issues); receipt of personal effects; burial expenses; injury, mortuary and funeral honors assistance; relocation assistance (including shipment of household goods); liaison assistance with other federal agencies; information and referral, including coordinating with outside agencies such as benevolent and philanthropic agencies; as well as emotional and spiritual support.
Military Funeral Honors is a ceremonial paying of respect to the veteran's Family. An honor guard detail of at least two members of the military will, at a minimum, perform a ceremony which includes the playing of Taps and the folding and presentation of the American Flag to the next of kin.
88th RSC Chief of Casualty Operations