One of the unfortunate parts about serving your country is the possibility that you might have to give your life for freedom. The United States Army makes sure that every fallen soldier gets the respect that they deserve during this time. The ceremonies which surround a death in the military pay homage to those who have fallen while showing respect to the family members that live on. By working as a mortuary affairs specialist in the US Army, you will help to make sure the deceased are treated with the utmost respect and care.
Training for Your Career
You will be taught all of the ceremonies which surround death in the US Army. You will be taught how to handle everything including talking with the family and making sure the belongings of the deceased are returned to the family. Your training will be in the classroom as well as hands-on. The majority of your training will occur while you are working.
Respecting the Dead
The more you work as a mortuary affairs specialist, the more you will understand how important it is that not only the dead but the living are treated with care. This is why a large part of your duties will be making sure the family of the deceased is taken care of when they take part in the ceremony.
Your efforts will help the family to be able to concentrate on their grief rather than having to deal with any of the arrangements dealing with delivering the body and the ceremonies which will inter them into the ground.