Personnel Recovery Academy
Provide Code of Conduct/SERE training and subject matter expertise for the
DoD, including all related training in the U.S. Government, enabling isolated
persons to return with honor.
The Joint Personnel Recovery Agency's PRA has a long history of support to
the Personnel Recovery mission. From Cold War origins in 1961 at Stead Air
Force Base, Nevada following the shoot down of Francis Gary Power's U-2 over
the Soviet Union, the Academy has expanded its programs to meet today's emerging
threat to our Armed Forces. Serving under the Joint Forces Command, the Academy
is proud to provide training to the Service men and women of America.
HF (Human Factors)
The JPRA Human Factors (HF) Directorate supports USJFCOMs DoD Executive
Agent responsibilities in the areas of Isolated Personnel Support and
Reintegration, SERE Training Oversight, and Interagency / International
Partnerships. The directorate provides expert psychological and medical
consultation, reintegration, research and training support across the spectrum
of personnel recovery (PR) enabling JFCOM and JPRA to fully support COCOMs,
Services, and other governmental agencies in policy development, training,
planning and executing personnel recovery operations.
Following a very successful Worldwide Personnel Recovery Conference last
autumn, USJFCOM and DPMO are teaming up again to cosponsor the 2005 Personnel
Recovery Warfighters Conference, at the Personnel Recovery Academy,
White Bluff Facility, Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington.