Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command seal. MIA Accounting Command was to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans missing time out of joint pdf a result of the nation’s past conflicts. The motto of JPAC was “Until they are home”.
On 30 January 2015, JPAC was officially deactivated by the Department of Defense. The Defense Department’s efforts at reform followed a series of embarrassing scandals and damning revelations in reports and testimony before Congress starting in 2013 concerning failures in the effort to identify missing war dead. Each detachment was under the command of a field grade officer of the United States armed forces. JCA performed routine anthropological and odontological analysis in order to identify unaccounted-for service members. MIA Accounting Command operations in the European Command area of responsibility.
MIA recovery efforts in Southeast Asia. Hawaii to search for, recover, and identify missing Americans from all previous conflicts. American missing from the Vietnam War. MIA recovery efforts would be best served by combining the two Central Identification Laboratories and the Joint Task Force. JPAC’s operations were divided into four areas: Analysis and Investigation, Recovery, Identification, and Closure. JPAC investigated leads concerning Americans who were killed in action but were never brought home. This process involved close coordination with other U.
JPAC carried out technical negotiations and talks with representatives of foreign governments around the world in order to ensure positive in-country conditions were maintained or created for JPAC investigative and recovery operations wherever JPAC teams deployed in the world. If enough evidence was found, a site was recommended for recovery. Laotians hired to assist U. JPAC had 18 Recovery Teams whose members traveled throughout the world to recover missing from past wars. Additional experts were added to the mission as needed, such as mountaineering specialists or divers. The team carefully excavates the site and screens the soil to locate all possible remains and artifacts.