DD Form 93

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DD Form 93

DD Form 93, referred to as the “Record of Emergency Data,” serves a critical function for military service members by documenting their emergency contact information and beneficiary designations in the event of the service member’s death. This form is vital as it ensures that the military has current contact information for notifying next of kin under tragic circumstances. Additionally, it is used to designate beneficiaries for death gratuity, unpaid pay and allowances, and the person authorized to direct disposition (PADD) of remains. The accuracy and currency of DD Form 93 are of utmost importance to provide peace of mind to service members and their families, knowing that their wishes will be respected and executed in case of an emergency.

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  • Check the Instructions

Although we have explained why you should fill this form out and file it, it would be smart if you check the official instructions included in the template’s first part. Read them carefully and then start the completion. You also can use the instructions on the template’s last two pages.

step 1 check the instructions filling out a dd form 93

  • Introduce Yourself

As a signatory, you have to introduce yourself: add your name and SSN (social security number). Then, indicate who you are (a member of the army, a contractor, a civilian, and so on) by choosing the relevant option. If you are in the army, write your unit code.

step 2 introduce yourself filling out a dd form 93

  • Add Your Spouse’s Data

You must write your spouse’s name and address (probably the same address as yours). If you are not married, mark one of the boxes describing your current status (“divorced,” “widowed,” or “single”). You may leave your ex-spouse’s details if you want to.

step 3 add your spouse’s data filling out a dd form 93

  • List Your Children

The form allows you to list five children of yours. For each, you must write their name, relationship (whether it is your daughter or son), date of birth in an indicated format, phone number, and address.

step 4 list your children filling out a dd form 93

  • Insert Your Parents’ Information

After adding the info about your kids, proceed to the next step, where you should insert your parents’ info. Write your father’s name, address, and phone number. Then, do the same for your mother in the following blank lines.

step 5 insert your parents’ information filling out a dd form 93

  • State Who to Notify

If you do not want someone from the above to be notified about your illnesses or injuries, you may state it here. There is a blank space nearby where you can write who to notify instead.

step 6 state who to notify filling out a dd form 93

  • Add Your Designated Person (For Military Only)

If you are a military service member, introduce your designated person, write their address and phone number.

step 7 add your designated person (for military only) filling out a dd form 93

  • Add Your Agency (For Contractors Only)

If you are a contractor, write the contracting agency’s name and phone number.

step 8 add your agency (for contractors only) filling out a dd form 93

  • Proceed to the Next Page

If you are a contractor, your work here is done, and the only thing left to do is to sign and date the form at the bottom of the second page.

If you are a military service member, you have to keep filling the form out.

  • Name Your Beneficiaries

You, as a military service member, should introduce those who will be your beneficiaries in case you die, become captured, or missing. It can all be the same person (your spouse or parent, for instance). There is no need to invent multiple beneficiaries.

You can list the beneficiaries who will get the death gratuity and unpaid allowances if the accident happens while you are on duty. For the first category, you can enter several names and addresses: in that case, you have to specify the percentage of benefits each person gets.

step 10 name your beneficiaries filling out a dd form 93

  • Enter Your PADD

PADD stands for the Person Authorized to Direct Disposition. Only this person will have the right to conduct disposal of your remains. It can be either your spouse or one of your relatives (blood or adopted; also, not minors but adults). Write their name, address, and phone number.

step 11 enter your padd filling out a dd form 93

  • Add Remarks

If you have any remarks regarding the form’s content, you can insert them here.

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  • Sign and Date the Form

Then, you should leave your signature and put the date when you sign the document. Besides, this form needs to be signed by one witness.

step 13 sign and date the form filling out a dd form 93