Rescuing Joint Personnel Recovery: Using Air Force Capability to Address Joint Shortfalls
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States
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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.
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