isolated personnel


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isolated personnel

Military or civilian personnel separated from their unit or organization in an environment requiring them to survive, evade, or escape while awaiting rescue or recovery. See also combat search and rescue; search and rescue.
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'I hope the East African nations will be able to take the information they've learned here and not only make their own personnel recovery programs better, but build a program where we can count on one another and ensure all of our isolated personnel come back to their families and countries,' said Tech.
The integration of sensors, radar, and multiple defense systems will bring added intelligence into the cockpit, enhancing pilots' situational awareness to complete missions, which is key to improving aircraft and isolated personnel survivability.
Aside from reducing the direct risk to our people, past experience illustrates that when personnel are held captive, or otherwise isolated in hostile areas or conditions, the lack of a timely and effective recovery operation--or an adversary's exploitation of isolated personnel through public media--can prompt changes in policies that place collective strategic aims at risk and may even threaten the stability of coalitions.
The result was the creation of an extensive, in-depth execution checklist that fully supported isolated personnel operations.
Nielsen alsoconfirmed that the problem was an internal matter, blaming the entire situation on "an isolated personnel issue."
(3) This culture meets political reality in Department of Defense Instruction 1300.23, Isolated Personnel Training for DoD Civilians and Contractors, which points out that "the Department of Defense has a moral obligation to protect its personnel, prevent exploitation of its personnel by adversaries, and reduce the potential for captured personnel being used as leverage against the United States." (4) Failing to recover personnel can lead to public and political pressure to withdraw from the area of operations, as occurred during the Blackhawk Down incident in Mogadishu in 1993.
Air Force website said the primary mission of the Pave Hawk helicopter, a highly modified version of the Army Black Hawk, was "to conduct day or night operations into hostile environments to recover downed aircrew or other isolated personnel during war."
me?" Maybe they have a grenade saved for themselves so they "won't be captured alive." Such predetermined behavior is self-defeating and leaves your Soldiers unprepared for the challenges they will encounter should they become isolated personnel (IP) who are "separated from their unit, as an individual or a group" and they "must survive, evade, resist, or escape." (1) This mindset results from a lack of understanding of personnel recovery (PR) throughout much of the Army, outside of Special Operations or Aviation.
Primarily intended to recover downed aircrew and isolated personnel (IP) from hostile or denied territory, its secondary roles included humanitarian relief and the insertion/extraction of combat forces.
Spread throughout bases globally, SERE specialists are being used for continuing SERE education, as well as assisting with reintegration of former isolated personnel.
Support for the isolated personnel may be psychological or physical.
to develop the capability to recover isolated personnel. Central to this was the helicopter.

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