Casualty Assistance Calls Officer Training. U. S. Coast Guard. Intro 1. Q. Why have casualty assistance? A. Congress and Commandant says so plus moral reasoning Q. What is a CACO? A. Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (Coast Guard Liaison to the NOK). Intro 2.
Casualty Assistance Calls Officer Training
U. S. Coast Guard
Get the kids out. Get next-of-kin seated. Get close, kneel if necessary, eye contact.Get to the point.
Stick to the plan, period.
First visit info may be mighty meager on circumstances but whatever you say, it must be true.
JFTR U5242 (change 256, 1 June 2008)
Eligible relatives authorized RT travel & transportation allowances to attend burial ceremonies for mbr who died on AD or ID.
It’s a free country.
Some good books may help you prepare for this task. But also, they may help you prepare for your life. We all will face losses and grief—perhaps already did
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
Steen & Asaro, Military Widow
James & Friedman, Grief Recovery Handbook
James & Friedman, When Children Grieve