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Personnel Recovery, AR 525-28  
1. What publication covers Personnel Recovery?
A: AR 525-28.

 2. What does AR 525-28 cover?
A: Personnel Recovery

 3. Para 3-1  What is the warrior ethos statement for the Personnel Recovery Program (PR) specifically supported by?
A: “I Will Never Leave a Fallen Comrade.”

 4. Para 3-1 What does the acronym COC stand for?
A: Code of Conduct.

 5. Para 3-1 What does the acronym IP stand for?
A: Isolated Personnel.

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6. Para 3-1 What provides Soldiers and DA civilians with the moral compass to guide their actions as an IP, and to survive and return with honor?

A: The Warrior Ethos combined with the COC.


7. Para 3-1 What is the Army PR program is designed to prevent or reduce?

A: any strategic advantage our enemies may gain due to a tactical event involving the Isolation of Army personnel.


8. Para 3-1 Why is it more important now more than ever for the Army promote a robust PR program?

A: to increase the chances of a successful recovery before personnel are detained or captured.


9. Para 3-1 How does the Army define PR?

A: as “The sum of military, diplomatic, and civil efforts to prevent or effect the recovery and return of U.S. military, DOD civilians, and DOD contractor personnel.


10. Para 3-1 When are Military, DOD civilians, and DOD contractors considered IP?

A: if they have become isolated, missing, detained, or captured.


11. Para 3-1 What are some sub-components that fall under the umbrella of PR?

A: 1. Combat Search and Rescue.

2. SERE.

3. Conduct After Capture.

4. Unconventional Assisted Recovery.


12. Para 3-2 Is PR considered a separate or distinct military operation?

A: PR is not a separate or distinct operation; it is embedded in all operations.


13. Para 3-3 Is there a “one stop shop” for PR education and training for commanders, staffs, and Soldiers?

A: No. 


14. Para 3-3 When will Soldiers be trained on PR?

A: Soldiers will be exposed to PR in basic training and then PR education and training will continue throughout a Soldier’s career.


15. Para 3-3 What training forms the foundation of PR skills?

A: the training that all Soldiers receive in weapons marksmanship, individual movement, land navigation, and communication.


16. Para 4-1 Who is responsible to prepare unit personnel to survive isolating situations and recover those who are isolated?

A: Commanders.


17. Para 4-1 What three groups is PR education and training is developed for?

A: 1. Individuals.

2. Units and Forces.

3. Commanders and Staffs.


18. Para 4-2 What is the moral compass established to assist military personnel in combat or captivity as a Prisoner of War (POW) to live up to the ideals in the DOD policy?

A: Code of Conduct (COC).


19. Para 4-2 Who established the COC in 1955?

A: President Eisenhower.


20. Para 4-2 When did President Eisenhower establish the COC?

A: in 1955.


21. Para 4-2 What does the COC outline for Soldiers?

A: It outlines basic responsibilities and obligations. 


22. Para 4-2 Who is expected to meet the standards the COC embodies?

A: All members of the Armed Forces. 


23. Para 4-2 What situations were the COC designed for?

A: designed for evasion and POW situations.


24. Para 4-2 Who should assume the leadership role in IP situations and why?

A: The senior ranking Soldier.

25. Para 4-3 How many levels of COC training are there?

A: Three.


26. Para 4-3 Where are Commanders required to document the level of PR training for every Soldier?

A: In the Digital Training Management System (DTMS).


27. Para 4-3 What are the three levels of COC training?

A: 1. Level A; the basic level of COC training.

2. Level B; the intermediate level of COC training.

3. Level C; is an advanced level of COC training for those designated as high risk of isolation.


28. Para 4-3 What are the key topics for training Commanders and staff?

A: 1. Army and Joint PR doctrine.

2. Architecture, and Systems.

3. Information and Mission Management.

4. Intelligence Support.

5. Reintegration.


29. Para 5-1 What is PR reintegration?

A: Reintegration is the decompression/debriefing and reintegration of a returnee after an isolating incident.


30. Para 5-1 What can PR reintegration minimize the potential of?

A: 1. Damaging effects of Post-Traumatic Stress.

2. Family adjustment problems.

3. Exposure to the Mass Media and other social demands.


31. Para 5-1 What are the two goals of reintegration?

A: attend to the medical needs of the returnee and gather information about the event.


32. Para 5-1 What are the debriefings that are required for reintegration process?

A: 1. Tactical debriefing.

2. Intelligence debriefing.

3. PR debriefing.

4. Decompression debriefing.

5. Department of Justice debriefing.

6. NAR debriefing. 


33. Para 5-1 What are the three phases of the reintegration process?

A: 1. Phase I begins when the returnee first comes under United States military control. 

2. Phase II begins upon arrival to the designed theater transition point location. 

3. Phase III begins upon transfer to service control at the Phase II location. ​


34. Para 5-1 Who has the option of opting out of the reintegration process at any time?

A: Army contractors and other designated personnel.


35. Para 5-2 Who will USARSOUTH appoint as reintegration officer in charge to coordinate and support the IP's family?

A: A Colonel.


36. Para 5-2 Who will be the lead for all family matters during the reintegration process?

A: The Casualty Assistance Officer (CAO).


37. Para 5-2 Where is the primary phase III reintegration location?

A: Fort Sam Houston.


38. Para 5-2 What is the time limit to phase III reintegration?

A: There is no time limit to Phase III reintegration. .


39. Para 6-1 What does the acronym ISOPREP stand for?

A: Isolated Personnel Report.


40. Para 6-1 What is the purpose of the ISOPREP?

A: It is a document that is used to verify the identity of an IP.


41. Para 6-1 How are ISOPREP’s maintained?

A: Electronically using Personnel Recovery Mission Software (PRMS).


42. Para 6-2 Who is required to complete a PRMS digital ISOPREP?

A: All Soldiers and Army civilians traveling outside the United States.


43. Para 6-2 When must Soldiers and Army civilians review their ISOPREP?

A: Soldiers and Army civilians shall review their ISOPREP within 90 days of traveling outside the United States.


44. Para 6-3 What is the form that must be filled out to complete the ISOPREP process?

A: DD Form 1833.


45. Para 6-3 Who is required to verify that assigned or attached personnel have an electronic DD Form 1833 on file?

A: PRMS managers.