(2) The status change report is a report which indicates that the casualty
status of a previously reported individual has changed from one major category of
casualty to another, i.e., from VSI to dead.
(3) Supplemental reports are used to provide additional information to an
initial report or to correct information previously submitted.
(4) Progress reports are used to report the medical progress of hospitalized
wounded, injured, or ill personnel in a VSI, SI or SPECAT. Progress reports are
terminated upon removal of the patient name from VSI or SI. For SPECAT patients,
progress reports are terminated in accordance with AR 600-10.
(5) Each report deals with only one patient and are sequentially numbered
for control purposes. All relevant details concerning the health, well being, and medical
progress of patients are included.
c. Information. Casualty reports are prepared by personnel; however,
information for the reports is provided by the patient administration division (PAD) for
persons who are reported as dead, VSI, SI or SPECAT. It is important that the
information provided by PAD be accurate, complete, and timely.
d. Notification of NOK of Deceased.
(1) General. Notification of a casualty is made promptly to the NOK in an
appropriate, dignified, and under-standing manner. The desires of the individual as
becoming a casualty (VSI/SI) should be followed. Personal notification is made to the
PNOK and certain SNOK of all deceased individuals for whom casualty reports are
required except for retired or separated personnel.
(2) Responsibilities. Primary responsibility for notification rests with the
officer in whose area of responsibility the casualty occurs. This officer may be the:
(a) Casualty Area Commander.
(b) Major Overseas Commander.
(c) Senior Army representative.
(d) State Adjutant General for USAR/NG personnel.
(3) Personnel resources. Officers are used to the fullest practical extent to
accomplish notification as designated representatives. When this is not feasible,
enlisted personnel in grades E-7, E-8, or E-9 are used. The grade of the notifier should
be equal to or higher than the deceased. This individual is often called the Personal
Notification Officer (PNO).