Accession Number : AD1019458


Title :   Rescuing Joint Personnel Recovery: Using Air Force Capability to Address Joint Shortfalls


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : Sterr,Chadwick J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1019458.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 100


Abstract : This study attempts to address how the Air Force, the only service to have global personnel recovery as one of its core functions, should organize its dedicated forces prior to providing this capability to the joint force. In doing so, it first defines personnel recovery and proceeds with an examination of why this function is critical to national security. Next, the study provides a description of available combat capability and explains how each service approaches its tasked personnel recovery duties and responsibilities. It evaluates whether the Department of Defense is capable of meeting the established requirements. Finally, it focuses on the Air Forces dedicated personnel recovery forces to determine how it can fill identified gaps to improve the capabilities the service presents for joint personnel recovery.


Descriptors :   Search and rescue , air force , medical evacuation , humanitarian assistance , national security


Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE