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JPRA Library


The JPRA Library & Archives functions as a personnel recovery library and repository for historical personnel recovery documents and resources. Access to materials is provided in support of planning, analysis, research, and JPRA SERE school requirements.


Subject matter includes: Prisoners of war; hostages and detainees; evasion and escape; search and rescue; survival techniques and experiences; geography and cartography; natural science; ethnology and country studies; terrorism; military and Naval science; natural and emergency medicine.




The Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) is a Chairman's Controlled Activity. JPRA is designated as DoD's office of primary responsibility for DoD-wide personnel recovery matters, less policy. JPRA is headquartered in Fort Belvoir, Virginia with schools located in Fredericksburg, VA and Spokane, WA.
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