PAST CONFLICT PERSONNEL ACCOUNTING POLICY
|Publication Date:||23 April 2018|
This issuance establishes policy and assigns responsibilities to:
• Establish the DoD Past Conflict Personnel Accounting Program pursuant to Sections 1501 through 1513 of Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.).
• Establish the manner in which the U.S. Government (USG) accounts for DoD personnel and other personnel designated by the Secretary of Defense from World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Indochina War (also known as the "Vietnam War"), the Persian Gulf War, the Iraq Campaign, and other conflicts designated by the Secretary of Defense (referred to collectively in this issuance as "past conflicts and other designated conflicts"), pursuant to Title 10, U.S.C., DoD Directive (DoDD) 5100.01, and DoDD 5111.1.
• Account for DoD personnel and other covered personnel who were determined to be missing in accordance with DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1300.18, or other contemporary Service regulation, from past conflicts and other designated conflicts, after hostilities or military operations ceased and who are now unaccounted for.
This issuance applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands (CCMDs), the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components").