Doctrine for Joint Combat Search and Rescue.
JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC
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Each Service and the US Special Operations Command are responsible for performing combat search and rescue CSAR in support of their own operations. JFCs normally delegate responsibility to recover personnel to the joint force component commanders. Additionally, the JFC should establish a joint search and rescue center JSRC to monitor recovery efforts to plan, coordinate, and execute joint search and rescue and CSAR operations and to integrate CSAR operations with other evasion, escape, and recovery operations within the geographical area assigned to the joint force. JFCs normally exercise control of all forces committed to a joint CSAR operation. Component commanders who are part of a joint force are responsible for planning and conducting CSAR operations in support of their own operations that are conducted while executing the JFCs campaign and operation plans. Unit commanders should be prepared, based on inherent capabilities, to conduct CSAR in support of their own operations and to provide mutual CSAR support to other units. Such CSAR support should be planned concurrently with ongoing offensive andor defensive combat operations and should take into account the capabilities of adjacent units.
- Escape, Rescue and Survival