Is anyone else eligible to receive funeral honors?
Yes. Funeral honors are also available to members of the Commissioned Officer Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), both of which are Uniformed Services.
NOAA Form 56-16, Report of Transfer or Discharge, is used to determine eligibility for NOAA staff. If the family does not already have a copy of the NOAA Form 56-16, it can be obtained by calling the Chief, Officer Services Division, NOAA Commissioned Personnel Center at (301) 713-7715 or writing to:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Commissioned Personnel Center
Chief, Officer Services Division (CPC1)
1315 East-West Highway, Room 12100
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Funeral honors eligibility for PHS employees is determined using PHS Form 1867, Statement of Service (equivalent to the DD Form 214). If the family needs a copy of the Statement of Service, they can get one by writing to or calling the Commissioned Corps privacy coordinator at (240) 453-6041:
Division of Commissioned Personnel/HRS/PSC
Attention: Privacy Act Coordinator
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857