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    The mission of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel from our Nation's past conflicts to their families and our Nation. DPAA personnel research, investigate, recover and identify remains of DoD personnel unaccounted for from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Iraq conflicts and Persian Gulf War. The Director, DPAA (SES-III), reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

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    Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:

    • Serves as a professional archeologist providing professional and scientific leadership to DPAA and OSD organizations.
    • Provide expert advice to DPAA teams in all the phases (Phase I, II and III) for military aircraft crash sites, underwater sites, ground losses, and burials.
    • Represents DPAA laboratory leadership in meetings with other government officials, to include foreign governments for purposes of planning recovery and investigative operations.
    • Mentors junior archaeologists and provides training to all laboratory staff in the area of forensic archaeology and other areas of expertise.
    • Maintains a continuous liaison with other OSD agencies, other service headquarters counterparts, and DOD offices to integrate Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency plans with other defense agencies.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0193 Archeology

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