The Utah Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team provides professional Military Funeral Honors to all eligible Veterans when requested by an authorized family member.
Who is eligible for Military Funeral Honors?
- Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve.
- Former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
- Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
- Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
Further clarification on eligibility is available in United States Code.
There are NO costs associated with this service for the family!
Required Documentation: Military service and discharge status must be verified by providing one of the following documents:
DD 214 NGB 22 DA Form 55 (Discharge Certificate)
*Records may be requested from the National Archives. The link is provided on our Home Page (Links)
Request Process: Authorized family members may request Military Funeral Honors through the funeral home or through a Veteran Service Organization (VSO) by filling out the appropriate request form. In many cases the funeral home or VSO will help you with this process! The request form is provided under this tab.
Basic Military Funeral Honors
Military Funeral Honors will be provided at the following levels in accordance with law and regulation. (Title 10, Chapter 75, Section 1491, U.S.C.) *Composition of the details are subject to the availability of resources.
Three Soldier Detail. Consists of one Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge/Officer in Charge (NCOIC/OIC), one Soldier, and a bugler. A three-Soldier detail is authorized to provide Military Funeral Honors for all Veterans.
Nine Soldier Detail. Consists of one NCOIC/OIC, six Soldiers, a chaplain, and a bugler. A nine-Soldier detail is authorized to provide Military Funeral Honors for the following: retired service members, National Guard, Reserve, and Active-component service members killed while on active duty.
Full Honors Detail. Consists of 21 service members: one NCOIC/OIC, six pallbearers, a seven-Soldier firing party, one firing party commander, one bugler, or a four-Soldier color guard, and a chaplain. A Full-Honors detail is authorized for the following: service members killed in action, Medal of Honor recipients, General Officers, and E-9’s.