DODD 6490.14(D) CE-01
Defense Suicide Prevention Program
|Publication Date:||1 April 2016|
PURPOSE. This directive
a. Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for implementation of the Defense Suicide Prevention Program in accordance with the recommendations of the final report of the Department of Defense Task Force on Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces (Reference (a)) pursuant to section 733 of Public Law (PL) 110-417 (Reference (b)), section 533 of PL 112-81 (Reference (c)), and sections 580-583 of PL 112-239 (Reference (d)).
b. Establishes the Suicide Prevention General Officer Steering Committee (SPGOSC) and the Suicide Prevention and Risk Reduction Committee (SPARRC) under the authority of DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5105.18 (Reference (e)).
APPLICABILITY. This directive applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, 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 directive as the "DoD Components").