Just asking because I was reading about it and it looks like it does have t be notarized prior to a deployment and currently ours is NOT but it needs to be if it's required. My husband says the FCPs of all his Marines go with them to their destination (says he took them all up and will hand them over to the 1st Sgt) and that they are kept by the 1st Sgt on the deployment??? This does not even sound like it makes sense to me. I asked how they would get in touch with the person overseas with this important info should I get in a wreck, be found unconscious etc and he said it could take 24-48 hours. I want the person designated on my form to get my child as soon as possible....not 24-48 hours later. Explain??