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TITLE:  DoD Directive 2310.2, "Personnel Recovery", 12/22/2000

SUMMARY:  This Directive:  1.  Reissues DoD Directive 2310.2, dated June 30, 1997, to update policy and realign responsibilities for personnel recovery in accordance with Section 1501 of title 10, United States Code.  2.  Designates the Commander in Chief (CINC), United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM), as the DoD executive agent for:  personnel recovery, less policy; coordinating and advancing personnel recovery capabilities; and reporting through the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (ASD(ISA)) to the Secretary of Defense on personnel recovery policy matters.  USCINCJFCOM has designated the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) as the DoD Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for DoD-wide personnel recovery matters responsible for executing his executive agent functions.  3.  Responsibility for policy, control, and oversight over personnel recovery matters remains with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).  4.  Operational implementation of joint personnel recovery policy and doctrine remains with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  5.  Planning and execution of personnel recovery operations is the responsibility of the Commanders of the Combatant Commands.

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OPR:  USD(P), 703-695-5136