Having the ability to recover isolated personnel swiftly and effectively is a matter not just of tactical importance but of strategic and international importance too, yet the complexity of these missions and search and rescue (SAR) means that they can never be taken...
Ambassador Charles Ray is a former Foreign Service Officer and the former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe (2009-2012), and Army veteran (1962-1982) during which time he saw service in the Vietnam War. Although his assignment to Harare ended in the summer of last year, he...
Americans involved in the field of Personnel Recovery (PR) count themselves among one of the most dedicated communities in the military and civil emergency domains, being that there is an ingrained commitment to seeing fellow servicemen and women returned home safely....
With a number of events coming up in November, the team at Defence IQ thought it would be useful to highlight some of the keynote military speakers we’ve confirmed for not only our most established conferences but also fantastic new launches such as Airborne ISR USA....
Joint urban SERE training capabilities will have a sizeable impact on the way forces operate in future conflicts - especially with regards to coalition missions like that currently being played out in Libya.
There is no denying that military operations have come under more scrutiny from the press and general public over the last couple of decades. The technological revolution and the advancement of weapons has coincided with the development of television and the internet...
Urban survival challenges are an emerging priority that military trainers are keen to address. With two NATO flight crew having ejected over hostile territory in Libya during Operation Odyssey Dawn, joint personnel recovery (JPR) experts are looking to refine current...
Defence IQ talks to Major Tor Cavalli-Bjorkman, Personnel Recovery Officer, Swedish Armed Forces about JPR capabilities with a small nation and how forging coalition partnerships is key when conducting personnel recovery operations. [inlinead]
Are our leaders REALLY invested in Personnel Recovery? Charles Ray, former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Foreign Service Officer, author, and Army veteran, speaks to us ahead of the conference to discuss the role of leadership in providing funding for PR, as well as...
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Fielding a personnel recovery (PR) capability has long been considered strategically important to many militaries. It is needed to sustain morale, to increase operational performance, and to deny adversaries the opportunity to exploit intelligence or propaganda.