Since 1862 the U.S. Army has cumulatively overseen ninety-eight national cemeteries and hundreds of temporary American military cemeteries on foreign soil, but following periodic transfers to other agencies it now manages just two — Arlington and the Soldiers' & Airmens' Home national cemeteries, both in Greater Washington, D.C.
In the 1930s, it deaccessioned significant Civil War cemeteries associated with historic events to the National Park Service (NPS).
After both world wars, its Graves Registration Service consolidated temporary military cemeteries into twenty-two permanent overseas military cemeteries and transferred them to the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). After it opened a final few post-World War II properties, the Army maintained a non-expansion cemetery policy.
In March 1968, a report initiated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to evaluate all Veteran programs was submitted to Congress. Among other items, it recommended that eighty-two national cemeteries be transferred to the then-Veterans Administration; in 1973 that occurred.
In 2019–2020, the Army transferred another eleven historic properties — ten post cemeteries and a World War II prisoner-of-war cemetery — to the Department of Veteran's Affairs, National Cemetery Administration (NCA). Additionally, the Army oversees cemeteries at military installations and its academy at West Point, NY.*
» U.S. Department of the Army, Office of Army Cemeteries (OAC)