Once the CAO receives the casulty report, the CAC provides the identifications of the primary and secondary next of kin; the death gratuity recipient; the Servicemember's Group Life Insurance beneficiary; the person authorized to direct disposition of the Soldier's remains; and the person eligible to receive effects.
The assistance officer then meets with the person authorized to direct disposition of the remains.
5) Memorandum, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, to Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Human Resource), Deputy Assistance Secretary of the Navy (Military Personnel Policy), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Force Management Integration), subject: Service Member Designation of a Person Authorized to Direct Disposition
(14 July 2005) [hereinafter Servicemember Designation Memo]; Message, Army Human Resources Command, MILPER Message Number 06-020, subject: Implementing Guidance for Service Member Designation of a Person Authorized to Direct Disposition
(PADD) (19 Jan.