32 CFR 553.22 - Exceptions to policies for interment, inurnment, or memorialization at Arlington National Cemetery.

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§ 553.22 Exceptions to policies for interment, inurnment, or memorialization at Arlington National Cemetery.

(a) As a national military cemetery, eligibility standards for interment, inurnment, or memorialization are based on honorable military service. Exceptions to the eligibility standards for new graves are rarely granted. When granted, exceptions are for those persons who have made significant contributions that directly and substantially benefited the U.S. military.

(b) Requests for an exception to the interment or inurnment eligibility policies shall be considered only after the individual's death.

(c) Requests for an exception to the interment or inurnment eligibility policies shall be submitted to the Executive Director and shall include any documents required by the Executive Director.

(d) The primary next of kin is responsible for providing and certifying the authenticity of all documents and swearing to the accuracy of the accounting provided to support the request for exception to the interment or inurnment eligibility policies.

(e) Disapproved requests will be reconsidered only when the personal representative or next of kin submits new and substantive information not previously considered by the Secretary of the Army. Requests for reconsideration shall be submitted directly to the Executive Director. Requests for reconsideration not supported by new and substantive information will be denied by the Executive Director after review and advice from the Army General Counsel or his or her designee. The Executive Director shall notify the personal representative or next of kin of the decision of the reconsideration. The decision by the Secretary of the Army or the Executive Director, as the case may be, is final and not appealable.

(f) Under no circumstances, will exceptions to policies be considered or granted for those individuals prohibited from interment by virtue of § 553.20 or § 553.21.

Title 32 published on 2015-08-22

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 32 CFR Part 553 after this date.

  • 2016-09-26; vol. 81 # 186 - Monday, September 26, 2016
    1. 81 FR 65875 - Army National Military Cemeteries
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, Department of the Army
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective on October 26, 2016.
      32 CFR Part 553

Title 32 published on 2015-08-22.

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  • 2016-09-26; vol. 81 # 186 - Monday, September 26, 2016
    1. 81 FR 65875 - Army National Military Cemeteries
      GPO FDSys: XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, Department of the Army
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective on October 26, 2016.
      32 CFR Part 553