Defense Prisoner of War & Missing Personnel Office
Post date: Jun 21, 2011 9:58:12 PM
U.S. Honor Guard standing at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery
"Keeping the Promise", "Fulfill their Trust" and "No one left behind" are several of many mottos that refer to the efforts of the Department of Defense to recover those who became missing while serving our nation. The mission requires expertise in archival research, intelligence collection and analysis, field investigations and recoveries and scientific laboratories. Hundreds of Defense Department men and women -- both military and civilian -- operators and scientists, work in organizations around the world as part of DoD's personnel recovery and personnel accounting communities. They are all dedicated to the single mission of finding and bringing our missing personnel home. Visit http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/ it's well worth the time. See just how many POW/MIA's are still unaccounted for.