R 211259Z APR 15
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/PERSONNEL CASUALTY REPORTING//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/APR//
NARR/REFERENCE A IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTRUCTION 1300.18, DEPARTMENT OF
DEFENSE (DOD) PERSONNEL CASUALTY MATTERS, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES. REFERENCE
B IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1770-030, PERSONNEL CASUALTY REPORT PROCEDURES.//
RMKS/1. Effective immediately, Personnel Casualty Reports (PCR) shall be
submitted to the Navy Service Casualty Office (PERS-13), using the internet-
based, common access card-enabled Defense Casualty Information Processing
System (DCIPS). Use of this system complies with current personally
identifiable information protection directives, reduces associated
administrative duties and allows commands safe, fingertip access to a pre-
formatted report containing all the PCR required elements to expedite
2. Process. Commands shall log into DCIPS at any of the following URLs:
https://dcsc.hrc.army.mil/pcr, or https://dcsd.hrc.army.mil/pcr, and enter
required data via the form-based menus within the DCIPS portal. A step by
step guide is available on the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) website, Navy
Casualty at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/support/casualty/Pages/default2.aspx. In addition to completing the PCR,
commands should also attach the most current page 2 and Servicemembers Group
Life Insurance designations to the PCR. The DCIPS portal has a user-friendly
file attachment function to accomplish this and these two documents are
essential for timely next of kin notification, claims processing and other
a. Bandwidth limitations. Should a reportable casualty occur during a
time of limited or no bandwidth availability, the command should submit a
voice report of the casualty concurrent with the required operations report
to their ISIC or operational commander. Commanders should subsequently enter
the report into DCIPS via the process previously described.
b. Encrypted email. As an emergency capability only, commands may send
an encrypted e-mail with pertinent reporting information to the
firstname.lastname@example.org inbox. Report should include reporting command
information, and required fields identified in the DCIPS reporting guide
(page 5). Additionally, commands may attach necessary documents to the e-
mail. As this is a backup capability, using this method may result in a
3. Receiving reports. Commands and watch stations requiring unfettered
access to casualty reports should submit a *by name* fully completed System
Authorization Access Request (SAAR-N) (OPNAV 5239/14) to
email@example.com for consideration. Direct recipients of current
reports will not be automatically included in the DCIPS distribution and must
submit SAARs for continued access.
4. Reportable Casualties. Commands should strive to submit PCRs within four
hours, but not more than 12 hours per reference (a), for the following;
a. Confirmation of a Sailor death (both active and reserve);
b. Very serious illness or injury (VSI) or serious illness or injury
(SI). Per reference (b), article 1770-230, the report should contain a
statement regarding *bedside travel medically warranted/not warranted*, as
determined by a military medical officer at a military treatment facility
(MTF). Receipt of the initial PCR will trigger the applicable MTF to take
required action in the event of hospitalization in a non-military medical
facility. Terminally ill Sailors shall be documented as VSI, with
appropriate comments in the remarks section.
c. Long term illness. Commands are encouraged to generate a PCR in
cases of long term illness. Assistance organizations such as Navy Safe
Harbor, who monitor PCR message traffic, may be alerted to situations where
they may potentially assist Sailors.
d. Duty-status whereabouts unknown (DUSTWUN). See reference (b),
article 1770-020 for proper use of this category.
e. Active-duty dependent deaths should also be reported.
5. Points of contact:
a. Emergent reporting assistance numbers are listed on the previously
mentioned NPC Navy Casualty website.
b. General questions may be directed to Mr. Al Gorski at (901)
874-4559/DSN 882, or via e-mail alan.gorski(at)navy.mil, or through the NPC
Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (866-827-5672).
6. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
7. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//