Accession Number:

ADA610734

Title:

Assessment of the Department of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Community

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-10-17

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

The objective was to assess the Department s programs and practices concerning the identification and repatriation of the remains of the Nation s missing in action MIA from past armed conflicts. This included the overall accounting community organization and effectiveness, issues raised about possible inappropriate official travel, and allegations made by past and present personnel assigned to the mission concerning poor leadership and mismanagement. In addition, we were asked to identify any other deficiencies related to the administration of programs carried out by the Defense Prisoner of War POWMissing Personnel Office, Joint POWMIA Accounting Command JPAC, and other members of the accounting community that have impeded or could impede its ability to accomplish the identification and repatriation mission. We found the DoD personnel assigned to the accounting community to be fully cognizant of the importance of the mission and highly dedicated to its accomplishment. However, the community has not been able to reach its full potential to perform effectively and efficiently. Nor has it met the long-standing expectations of the surviving family members still hoping for closure on the loss of their loved ones.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE