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personnel recovery

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-50) Personnel recovery (PR) is the sum of military, diplomatic, and civil efforts to affect the recovery and reintegration of isolated personnel. Isolated personnel are those US military, Department of Defense (DOD) civilians, and DOD contractor personnel (and others designated by the President or Secretary of Defense [SecDef]) who are separated (as an individual or group) from their unit while participating in a US-sponsored military activity or mission and who are, or may be, in a situation where they must survive, evade, resist, or escape. Additionally, when directed by the President of the United States or the SecDef, DOD shall provide PR support to other governments, agencies, organizations, and individuals in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and memoranda of agreement or understanding. Personnel recovery (PR) is a system comprised of preparation, planning, execution, and adaptation functions.


National Search and Rescue Plan

Used For:

Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
evasion and recovery
Mission command WFF
Protection WFF



Broader Terms:

Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
Air Rescue Service
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Combat Aviation Brigade
combatant commander
Combined Arms Center-Capability Development Integration Division
human resources management
International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue
Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
National Emergency Services Academy
National Search and Rescue Plan
National Search and Rescue Supplement
Navy SEALs
on-scene commander
Protection WFF
sea-air-land teams
special operations
U.S. Navy Sea-Air-Land teams
Warfighting Function

Narrower Terms:

nonconventional assisted recovery
peacetime personnel recovery
Personnel Recovery, Extraction and Survivability
repatriation of remains
search and rescue
Warrior Ethos

Related Terms:

Alexandria National Cemetery
Combat Search And Rescue
Joint Personnel Recovery Agency
Joint Personnel Recovery Center
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
major disaster
Maneuver support operation
Missing Persons Act
pararescue jumpers
Personnel Recovery Coordination Cell
rescue operation
rescue swimmers
returned to military control
support area operation
Warfighting Function
Warrior Ethos
Wood National Cemetery
Woodlawn National Cemetery

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