A Summary Courts Officer must be a commissioned officer appointed by a General Court Martial Convening Authority to handle the personal property and effects of deceased personnel and other eligible individuals as specified in AFI 34-501.
Disposition of Personal Property and Effects AFI 34-501, Chapter 13.
The Air Force collects, safeguards, and promptly disposes of property and effects belonging to deceased military personnel and other eligible individuals, which is located at a place under Air Force jurisdiction, or when there is no legal representative or surviving spouse present to act on behalf of the member.
DD Form 1076, Record of Personal Effects of Believed to Be (BTB) Deceased
NOTE: Joint Personal effects Depot Personnel handles all personal effects retrieved at Dover AFB.