Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

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Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
Department overview
FormedJanuary 15, 2015; 4 years ago (2015-01-15)
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.[1]
Annual budgetUS$112 million (2016)[2]

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is an agency within the United States Department of Defense whose mission is to recover missing personnel who are listed as Prisoners of War (POW), or Missing In Action (MIA), from all past wars and conflicts and 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 Air Force's Life Sciences Lab. Currently, DPAA is in a corporative agreement with The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. [6]

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  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.