Over the past decade, extensive experimental and analytical research has been conducted on the behavior and resistance of unreinforced masonry (URM) walls retrofitted with methods for increasing ductility. This includes numerous experiments conducted by the Airbase Technologies Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). These retrofit materials varied from soft elastomeric coatings to very stiff composites and metal sheets. Some retrofit materials were strongly bonded to the masonry wall, which resulted in an integrated system response, while others were not bonded to the masonry and the membrane simply acted as a barrier that prevented secondary fragmentation from entering the occupied space. Previous research programs by AFRL and others have focused on the development of the retrofit materials, with the predominant exploratory measure focusing on the maximum inward transverse displacement. However, little emphasis was placed on the real behavior of the boundaries of these systems and the proper and efficient design of connections. This paper discusses an appropriate analytical methodology for the design of retrofit connections to resist impulse loads due to blast. In addition, typical support conditions for URM walls, and the shear, flexure and friction interaction of blast-impulse-loaded retrofitted URM walls at their support boundaries are discussed. The ideas and conclusions presented herein are based on component-level static testing, full scale explosion arena testing, and high fidelity finite element modeling.