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Armed Forces Medical Examiner System

The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) is committed to being the Department of Defense’s (DoD's) leader in providing medical-legal services and emerging technologies essential for the readiness, sustainability and survivability of our service members. AFMES provides the DoD and other federal agencies comprehensive forensic investigative services, to include forensic pathology, DNA Forensics, forensic toxicology, and medical mortality surveillance. AFMES is not only the single worldwide medical examiner system, but it also supports the entire U.S. federal government.

Official seal of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner SystemMission 

Investigate deaths, Identify the fallen, Improve readiness

Vision 

Be the global leader in comprehensive and innovative medicolegal services enhancing the readiness, sustainability, and survivability of those we serve.

AFMES Fact Sheets

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This Fact Sheet describes the purpose of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System's Department of Defense DNA Operations AFMES DoD DNA Operations Fact Sheet 2018
This Fact Sheet describes the purpose of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System's Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory. AFMES DNA FAQs 2018
This Fact Sheet describes the purpose of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System. AFMES Fact Sheet 2018

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Medical information received is considered during the consultative process and is used to form a database for education and research in pathology.

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Use this form to obtain information/specimens needed for histology tissue processing and/or specimen storage.

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