Who needs a DD form 93?
Members of the uniformed services have to fill out DD form 93 in order to make a list of contacts in case of an emergency and designate beneficiaries in case of death. It is every soldier’s and officer’s responsibility to properly fill out form 93, because otherwise it would be impossible to execute their will and contact desired family members, spouses and friends if it hadn’t been filled out.
What is DD form 93 for?
DD form 93 stands for “Record of Emergency Data”. It can be used by both military personnel and civilian personnel to contact people from the list on this form in case a service member is harmed.
Is it accompanied by other forms?
It is not accompanied by any other form. Service members must keep the information in this form up to date.
When is DD form 93 due?
It is required that this form be completed upon joining the military or leaving for a mission. The due dates will be appointed by senior officers.
How do I fill out a DD form 93?
There are two sections to fill out: Section I details emergency contact information. Service members write their name, SSN, and reporting unit code or duty station. Then they write spouse name, address and telephone number, children names, dates of birth, father’s and mother’s names and all their contacts. After this, service members must indicate who should not be notified in case of emergency and who should be. Section II records Benefits Related Information. Service members must provide names of contacts of beneficiaries for death gratuity, beneficiaries for unpaid allowances, and people authorized to direct disposition. This form should be signed in the presence of a witness.
Where do I send it?
Pass it to the recruiting department in your military facility or other designated person.