Directorate of Human Resources - Casualty Assistance

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Mission Statement:

To ensure procedures are in place to maintain capability to provide individual casualty reporting and recording, establish internal controls to ensure accuracy of casualty information, certify the validity of casualty information, and ensure that required casualty information is reported within time constraints; ensure that casualty notification is made to the primary and secondary next of kin in a timely, professional, dignified, and understanding manner; provide casualty assistance to assist the next of kin of deceased Army Soldiers, retirees, and Army civilian employees during the period immediately following a casualty and to eliminate delays in settling claims and payment of survivor benefits; to conduct military funeral honors at the funeral/interment services of active duty, retired, and veteran Soldiers of the U.S. Armed Forces; to ensure proper processing of LODI protecting the interest of both the individual Soldier and the U.S. Government where service is interrupted by injury, disease, or death.

You may contact the Fort Leonard Wood Casualty Assistance Center at:
(573) 596-0134 or
1-800-350-7746
Monday thru Friday weekends and holidays.

Our office will provide immediate assistance to the family. If the deceased is a retiree, our office will report to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service for stoppage of retirement pay and initiation of the survivor benefits process. Our fax number is (537) 596-2058 (Casualty Administration).

Casualty Notification and Assistance Training is held in Dillard Hall, building 470, room to be determined, on the first Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each month from 8;00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In the event that Monday falls on a holiday, training will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Please call (573) 596-0134 or (800) 350-7746 to confirm room location.

Upon the death of an active army duty service member, military or Army dependent, Army retiree, or anyone who previously served in the Army request the following information is available:

  • Full name
  • Social security number
  • Rank
  • Unit (active duty only)
  • Circumstances surrounding the death
  • Next of Kin (NOK) information

Military Burial Honors for deceased active duty, Army Retirees, and Army Veterans may be requested at the same above numbers. When requesting burial honors for Army Retirees and Veterans; families must supply proof of military service (DD Form214) and give 48 hour notice.

Details of all of the Casualty benefits, policies, and frequently asked question and answers can be found on the Army Casualty Page on the HRC Site.

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Fort Leonard Wood Casualty Assistance Center covers the following counties of Missouri. Adair, Audrain, Barry, Bates, Barton, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Cass, Cedar, Christian, Clark, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Henry, Hickory, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Laclede, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Ralls, Randolph, Reynolds, Ripley, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, St Charles, St Clair, St Francois, St Louis, Ste Genevieve, Stoddard, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wright , All of Illinois .Wisconsin and the U. P. of Michigan which include Algera, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Goyebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackenac, Marquette, Menominec, Ontonagon, Puraga, Schoolcraft.