Casualty Affairs NCOIC
The Casualty Affairs NCOIC serves as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) for the Regimental Casualty Affairs Cell (RCAC). They are responsible for receiving, tracking, and coordinating Department of the Army (DA) directed notifications for all personnel who are killed in action, wounded in action, or sustain non-battle injuries from the forward-deployed Regiment. The Casualty Affairs NCOIC trains and guides the Regimental command group on the proper handling of DA notifications. They also coordinate and arrange funeral arrangements with the utmost dignity and respect for those who are killed in action. In addition to their duties related to casualties, the Casualty Affairs NCOIC is responsible for the health, welfare, and discipline of three subordinate NCOs.
42A4O Casualty Operations NCO
The 42A4O Casualty Operations NCO plays a crucial role in monitoring and managing the Army Casualty Program, which is one of the Army’s most sensitive programs. They provide guidance and assistance to 34 Casualty Assistance Centers (CAC) and are responsible for coordinating, synthesizing, and confirming facts surrounding the death, injury, or serious illness of Soldiers, Family members, and civilians worldwide. The Casualty Operations NCO must make quick decisions that have lasting effects on Family members during times of distress. They provide updates on the Soldier’s medical status and communicate with distraught Family members. Additionally, in the event of an Army casualty, they interact with senior military officials.
As a Casualty Liaison, the individual served in the Division Casualty Liaison role at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) for the 1st Calvary Division. Their primary responsibility is to provide non-clinical support to the injured and their families. This includes augmenting service support programs to ensure seamless care during the wounded warrior’s recovery process. The Casualty Liaison is responsible for providing data analysis and reports to the chain of command, both deployed and rear detachment leadership, on all patient care and family support issues at CRDAMC. They also oversee the transition of wounded warriors to secondary military and Veterans Administration Medical Treatment Facilities, ensuring a smooth transfer of care.