One of the most imperative responsibilities of a military leader is the protection of his most valuable asset: his people. Therefore, we consider Personnel Recovery (PR) one of the most important roles of the armed forces. It is a joint function defined as “The sum of military, diplomatic, and civil efforts to effect the recovery and reintegration of isolated personnel” (NATO Allied Joint Publication 3.7). JPR activities occur across the full spectrum of operational environments.
Knowledge of new elements likely to arise in the near future is undoubtedly an indispensable condition for future success. We aim to uncover potential gaps in policy, doctrine, education, training, exercises, and evaluations to facilitate addressing JPR challenges.