NPFC - DOD D 5210.42
Nuclear Weapons Personnel Reliability Program (PRP)
|Publication Date:||16 July 2012|
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority of DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (a)), this Instruction:
a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5210.42 (Reference (b)) and updates established policy and assigned responsibilities for the management of the DoD Nuclear Weapons PRP.
b. Implements the provisions in DoDD 3150.2 (Reference (c)) that personnel involved in nuclear operations shall receive appropriate training and will be continuously evaluated as required under a PRP.
c. Identifies the standards of individual reliability for personnel performing specific duties associated with nuclear weapons, nuclear command and control (NC2) systems and equipment, or specified quantities of special nuclear material (SNM).
d. Requires the selection and retention of only those personnel who are emotionally stable and physically capable and who have demonstrated reliability and professional competence. Individuals who do not meet or maintain program standards shall not be selected for or retained in the PRP.
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction applies to:
a. 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 (DoD IG), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components") having nuclear weapons or NC2 systems and equipment, specified quantities of SNM, and any activity certified by a Military Department inspection activity as "nuclear capable" or those augmenting any such unit or activity.
b. DoD military (e.g., Active Duty and Reserve), National Guard, and civilian personnel assigned to PRP positions or in training for assignment to PRP positions within nuclear capable units or activities.
c. Any individual in a position that would allow the individual, acting alone, the opportunity to divert, or cause the diversion, of Category I or Category II quantities of SNM. See DoDI O-5210.63 (Reference (d)).
d. The requirements of this Instruction shall be incorporated into and made a part of contracts for services and resources related to nuclear operations.