Government
Governmental contracting has become one of GMA’s fastest growing segments, with our ability to provide local, state and federal governments with logistical support as well as mortuary support.
Local Government
Local Government
GMA has contracted with local governances for disaster planning, mass fatality planning, and logistics coordination for medical examiners or Justices of the Peace in Texas. GMA has provided consulting for many local jurisdictions on matters of mass fatalities planning, and has help plan and execute full field exercises and tabletop exercises of their local plans.
State Government
State Government
David Patterson, CFSP is a member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association Disaster Response Team and has held the title of Team Commander and is presently Training Officer for the Team. David also was appointed by the Governors Division of Emergency Management to represent the Mass Fatalities Section for the State. GMA has consulted with the states of Nevada, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. Most of the consultation work performed by GMA has been related to disaster management, cemetery recovery, mass fatalities, international shipping, or OSHA. Although most of GMA’s activities on the state level are consulting projects we also have several mortuary logistics contracts with state sponsored universities or with the state prison systems, providing removals and transportation as directed by the contract.

GMA has a full cadre of services available to State Governances, including:
  • Disaster
  • Cemetery recovery capabilities
  • Disaster management and training
  • Mass fatalities operations
  • Morgue operations
  • Recovery operations
  • Mortuary
  • International documentation
  • Consulate and embassy assistance
  • Mortuary logistical service
  • Mortuary professional services
  • International exchange of remains at the borders
  • Forensic services
Federal Government
Federal Government
DGMA has worked with the federal government to repatriate U.S. citizens back to the United States from many parts of the world. GMA began its life as a sub-contractor for Military Mortuary Affairs under the LOGCAP IV contract, providing logistical and mortuary support to Fallen Heroes on the battlefields. GMA has continued to provide mortuary and logistical services to many governmental agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Transportation Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Homeland Security.

GMA is one of 13 original participates and the first in Texas to become a Certified Cargo Screening Company exclusively for human remains through the Transportation Security Administration and has completed its renewal and added several thousand dollars worth of security upgrades to our facilities with our security clearance. We offer our TSA Screening services to funeral professionals, consulates, embassies, corporations, and the airline industry.

GMA has completed and is waiting for approval for a GSA Schedule Contract to allow the Federal Government to do business with us at pre-determined prices as well as with pre-determined pay schedules.

GMA provides services to the Federal Government in the following areas:
  • Mortuary services
  • Logistics services
  • Airline services
  • Forensic services
  • Cemetery recovery operations
International Government
GMA has worked on behalf of many foreign governments to secure paperwork and documentation for their citizenry. GMA and its TRUSTGMA Network of Partners understand the time sensitive nature of international documentation and diplomacy.

GMA works direct with the embassy or consulate to insure timely handling of all documents and shipping.

GMA will arrange for professional services to be performed, international documentation to be used during shipping, airway bill preparation.
United States Military
United States Millitery
GMA works closely with The Veterans Affairs and U.S. Military to provide professional services to Hero Remains that have served our country so proudly. GMA works as a secondary contractor for many firms that have been contacted by the armed forces to provide for a soldier that has fallen. GMA works proudly behind the scenes to secure permits, documentation, and airline arrangements for these heros.

We can provide logistical and professional and forensic services anywhere in the world for warriors that have passed away.
TSA
TSA
GMA is the first and only commercial service provider in Texas to become a TSA Certified Cargo Screening Facility. GMA began its process of application in November of 2009 and re-certified in 2012. We offer services to funeral homes across the country and to airlines as well.

Funeral Homes
Funeral Homes
  • Human remains screening by licensed funeral professionals
  • Provide airway bills
  • Documentation for ease of shipping
  • Guaranteed to always make the flight. Never bumped because it is pre-screened.
Airlines
Airlines
  • Screening by licensed funeral professionals
  • Chain of custody
  • Designated security area
  • On call funeral directors for problem cases that arrive at the airport.
  • Alarm resolution
  • New airline approved shipping containers
Veteran Affairs
Veterans Affairs
For the past 6 years GMA has been proud to service the United States Armed Forces through the Indigent Burial Program at the Veterans Administration Hospitals throughout the country.

GMA provides professional services, logistical service, clothing allowance, casket allowance, and graveside service allowances for all veterans that qualify for the program through the VA Hospital System.

Prisons
Prisons
GMA has successfully completed the bidding process for a Tier III Federal Prison. GMA and the TRUSTGMA Network of partners are continually bidding on prison contracts as they become available.

GMA or the TRUSTGMA Network of Partners provides:
  • Professional services
  • Logistics services
  • Casket
  • Airway bill preparation and flight arrangements
  • Local burial as required
  • Clothing allowance
Universities & Research Centers
University and Research Center
GMA provides logistical services to Universities and Research Centers. GMA or one of the TRUSTGMA Network of Partners can transport cadaveric remains overland anywhere in the country. GMA also provides bulk transport of cadaveric remains to or from research centers. David Patterson, Founder of GMA, assisted in the setup of a morgue system for Parker College of Chiropractics and has assisted Baylor College of Dentistry in cadaver preparation and disposal. GMA can provide cremation containers and service to any university or research center.
Airports
Airports
As a TSA Certified Cargo Screening Facility GMA offers the following services to airlines:
  • Alarm resolution
  • Chain of custody
  • Enhanced shipping units
  • Biohazard remediation for problem remains
  • Transfer and logistical Support
Embassies & Consulates
Embassies and Consulates
GMA works closely with embassies and consulates to insure a quick recovery of all documentation and a timely airline schedule for the remains to be shipped back to the country of origin.

GMA can provide professional and logistical support to any embassy or consulate upon their request.
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
GMA offers to insurance companies a one step process for claims involving client deaths. With GMA and the TRUSTGMA Network of Partners we can provide professional services to an insurance company anywhere in the world. GMA has worked alongside insurance companies for years and has a successful relationship with many national firms.

GMA can provide:
  • Professional services
  • Logistical services
  • Documentation services
  • Ease of billing
  • Chain of custody
  • Knowledgeable staff
Corporations
Corporations
GMA has successfully assisted many large and multinational companies to repatriate their employees international or domestically. GMA works directly with the company representative or the insurance company to make all arrangements on behalf of the company. GMA will arrange for the professional services of a funeral director, transportation needs, airline reservations for the deceased and can assist with any escorts that may wish to accompany the deceased on the flight home.

Our staff is bilingual, multi-cultural, and understands the mores and nuances of different cultures and religious needs.
Cruise Lines
Cruise Lines
GMA works closely with cruise lines and their insurance companies to insure that all international laws, rules and regulations, mores, religious beliefs, and funeral customs of the multinational cruising public are honored.

GMA will assist in transportation, preparation of the deceased for shipment, proper documentation, customs, embassy, translations, coordinate the flight to its final destination. GMA can also make any reservations for escorts that wish to accompany the remains to its final destination.
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