Accession Number : ADA590491


Title :   The U.S. Personnel Recovery Architecture under Chief of Mission Responsibility: Department of State and Department of Defense Coordination


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Nunez, Alejandro M


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA590491


Report Date : 22 May 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 116


Abstract : Integration of U.S. personnel recovery (PR) efforts still leaves gaps in coverage and creates unnecessary delays when Americans become isolated abroad. This is especially true of efforts between the Department of the Defense (DoD) and the Department of State (DoS). Although a few U.S. diplomatic missions abroad have mature PR architectures, each diplomatic mission is challenged with developing its own particular plan to meet the national goals of that country. Currently, the DoS continues to struggle with the challenges of leading PR efforts within host nations in which sovereignty belongs to that nation, and the U.S. Government agencies within the mission do not fall under the exclusive control of the Ambassador. Therefore, the author finds it extremely important to identify the gaps in PR architectures, and to determine how the DoS and DoD can most effectively coordinate during a PR event within a Chief of Mission environment to prevent isolated persons from being tortured and/or killed. The author gives special focus to U.S. Army operations in the Western Hemisphere.


Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *DEPARTMENT OF STATE , *HOSTAGES , *INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , *KIDNAPPINGS , *OVERSEAS , *RECOVERY , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , DIPLOMATS , FAMILY MEMBERS , MEXICO , MILITARY DOCTRINE , POLICIES , RISK ANALYSIS , SCENARIOS , SEARCH AND RESCUE , THESES , WAR GAMES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Escape, Rescue and Survival


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE