Funeral details for the late 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Alfred M. Gray Jr.
5 Jun 2024

On Monday, July 29, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., funeral services will be held at the Fort Myer Memorial Chapel for the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Alfred M. Gray Jr., and his wife, Mrs. Janice Gray. Immediately following funeral services, graveside full military honors will occur at Arlington National Cemetery to lay General and Mrs. Gray to rest.

The uniform of the day for Marines in attendance is Dress Blue Bravo (ribbons and badges, white trousers, cloth belt) or service equivalent. Civilians are requested to wear business attire.

Individuals who desire to attend the funeral service at the Fort Myer Memorial Chapel and do not possess a valid common access card (CAC) are required to register for Fort Myer base access no earlier than 14 days, and no later than 3 days prior to the event. Please follow the link to register for base access. 

Please be advised that seating and space will be limited inside the chapel and preference will be given to attendees on the funeral guest list and Marines in the uniform of the day. Due to the projected hot weather, attendees are recommended to come prepared with water and adequate protection from the elements, such as an umbrella.  Air-conditioned transportation services will be provided to and from the chapel and burial site.

All Marine Corps Installations will half-mast the National Ensign on July 29, the day of interment, until sunset.

Media seeking additional information for coverage purposes should contact U.S. Marine Corps Communication Directorate at


Communication Directorate

Headquarters Marine Corps