DoD Executive Agent for Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW), and NLW Policy
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
PURPOSE. This directive:
a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 3000.3 (Reference (a)) to update the authority, established policy, and assigned responsibilities for the management of the DoD NLW program.
b. Continues the designation of the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) as the DoD Executive Agent (EA) for NLW in accordance with DoDD 5101.1 (Reference (b)).
a. Applies to:
(1) OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG DoD), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this directive as the "DoD Components").
(2) All NLW science and technology, development, test and evaluation, assessment of military utility, acquisition programs, operations and sustainment, and the employment of fielded NLW.
(3) NLW that are explicitly designed and primarily employed to incapacitate personnel or materiel immediately, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury to personnel, and undesired damage to property, facilities, materiel, and the environment.
b. Does not apply to:
(1) Information operations, cyber operations, or any other military capability not explicitly designed and primarily employed to incapacitate personnel or materiel immediately, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury, and undesirable damage to property, facilities, materiel, and the environment, even though they may have these effects to some extent. Information operations are covered in DoDD 3600.01 (Reference (c)).
(2) Specific electronic warfare (EW) capabilities of electro-optical-infr