Readiness and Plans Division

The mission of the Readiness and Plans Division is to provide oversight of the inspection program; education, training and contingency guidance; support for plans, programs, and exercises; management of mortuary and honor guard policy; and deployment support to Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations and mortuary deployment management. 


Readiness and Plans oversees the deployment reception and redeployment process for all members tasked to deploy to AFMAO. Once tasked for deployment, a representative from our division will reach out to home-station unit deployment managers to request required pre-deployment documentation. This documentation should be returned to our office NLT 30 days prior to the Required Delivery Date (RDD) of the tasked member.  

Pre-Deployment Forms: 
1. AFMAO Pre-Deployment Checklist
2. AFCENT CONUS Reporting Instructions 
3. Medical Qualification for Respiratory Protection 

Unit Type Code (UTC) Management

The Readiness and Plans division maintains responsibility of updating mortuary UTCs, as well as mortuary equipment UTCs.  If you or your leadership have questions regarding the mission capability statement, manning, and equipment associated with these UTCs, please contact us

Mortuary Plan Reviews
Readiness and Plans oversees unit, MAJCOM, HAF and Joint Level Mortuary Plans.  We are here to assist, advise, and guide units with the creation and management of Mortuary Affairs planning.  If your unit would like assistance with Mortuary Plan creation, review or revision, please contact us


Mortuary Officer and Technician Course
This course is currently hosted by the Eaker Center at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. This is a five-day course designed to better prepare Force Support officers and mortuary technicians to handle technical aspects of mortuary affairs.

Force Support Contingency Training-Mortuary (FSCT-M)
FSCT-M is a six-day course which prepares mortuary lead and augmentee UTCs and focuses on: dignified transfer procedures; command, control, and communications; dress and restoration; departures; and support duties for families of the fallen. Readiness and Plans schedules and conducts FSCT-M in accordance with AFI 36-3802, Force Support Readiness Program, for all Reserve personnel postured to the certain mortuary UTCs.  Active duty personnel in certain mortuary UTCs may attend, but reserve members have priority. This TDY is unit-funded and requires the authorization of a rental car. 

All units should respond no later than 60 days prior to training date. Members should allow one day of travel to location and one day from location. Class size is limited to 30 students.  For scheduling or concerns, please contact us

FSCT-M Course Dates for 2022:
-  February 27 - March 5
-  April 17-23
-  June 12-18
-  August 21-27
-  October 23-29


Cemetery Responsible Official (CRO)
AFMAO oversees five active and inactive Air Force cemeteries, to include the U.S. Air Force Academy.  The primary responsibility of the CRO is to ensure standards and measures set forth by the Army National Military Cemeteries are met, which is a Department of Defense requirement.  For scheduling or concerns, please contact us

AFI 34-501 MICT SAC Functional Area Manager
AFMAO has operational control of AFI 34-501, Mortuary Affairs Self-Assessment Communicator (SAC) within Management Internal Control Toolset (MICT).  Subject Matter Expert’s from Mortuary Affairs Division, Honor Guard Program, and Cemetery Management are available to answer any questions or concerns, please contact us if you need support.

Continual Evaluation (CE)
The Continual Evaluation serves to evaluate installation-level Mortuary and Honor Guard programs process and to communicate to Inspector Generals at the Major Command staff the status of installation programs.  Upon request, Readiness and Plans personnel will conduct a Manning Assisted Visit. To request a MAV, please contact us.