Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency


Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
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Department overview
FormedJanuary 15, 2015; 6 years ago (2015-01-15)
Preceding agencies
  • Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
  • Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
  • United States Air Force Life Sciences Laboratory
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.[1]
Annual budgetUS$112 million (2016)[2]
Department executives
  • Kelly McKeague, Director
  • Fern Sumpter Winbush, Principal Deputy Director
  • SGM Kerrick Loyd, USA, Senior Enlisted Leader
Parent departmentUnited States Department of Defense
Jill Biden meeting with staff at the agency in 2015.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) is an agency within the United States Department of Defense whose mission is to recover United States military personnel who are listed as prisoners of war (POW), or missing in action (MIA) from designated past conflicts, from countries around the world.[3][4][5] It was formed on January 30, 2015, as the result of a merger of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, and parts of the United States Air Force's Life Sciences Lab. Scientific laboratories are maintained at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Currently, DPAA is in a cooperative agreement with The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc, which provides operational support during worldwide recovery operations.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Statement from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Personnel Accounting Reorganization". U.S. Department of Defense.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Becomes Operational". U.S. Department of Defense.
  4. ^ "Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency".
  5. ^ "Past Conflicts". Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "HJF | HJF Teams With Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to Account for Missing DoD Personnel". Retrieved 2018-10-22.

External links

  • Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency