Army National Military Cemeteries renamed as Office of Army Cemeteries

By U.S. Army Public AffairsFebruary 13, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Today the Army announced that the Army National Military Cemeteries office will be renamed Office of Army Cemeteries to facilitate clarity across the Department of Defense regarding the mission of the organization responsible for providing oversight of 37 military cemeteries across the United States.

"The renaming was the next natural step toward clarifying organizational missions, responsibilities and command-control relationships," said Col. Wayne Marotto, spokesperson for OAC. "This is a name change only. There is no impact on policy, procedures or cemetery operations."

The newly named Office of Army Cemeteries will oversee policy implementation and program management for all Army cemeteries, including both national military cemeteries (Arlington National Cemetery and the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery). This administrative change will incur no additional costs, nor will it reorganize employees or change the organization's location or mission. The name change does not affect the eligibility or process for burial at any cemetery under the Army's responsibility.

OAC consists of a small staff to execute its mission and largely focuses on the post cemeteries located at Army installations.

The Army National Military Cemeteries is established in law and codified in Title 10, U.S.C., Section 7721.

For more information, please contact the Office of Army Cemeteries at 703-697-8050 or