Robert E. Mitchell Center for RPOW Studies
The Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies is a special program* of the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI). As such the RE Mitchell Center provides follow up evaluations of repatriated prisoners of war (RPW) from Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, to study the mental and physical effects of captivity and to address the findings' applicability to current military operations. A unique institution, it singularly holds the longitudinal database of the long term effects of repatriated RPWs and its Comparison Group.
*USC Title 10, Section 1501-1513
DODI 2310.2 (Dec 2000): Personnel Recovery
DODI 2310.4 (Nov 2000): Repatriation of Prisoner of War, Hostages, Peacetime Government Detainees and Other Missing or Isolated Personnel
DODD 5110.10 (Sep 2005): Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
Joint Publication 3-50 (Jan 2007): Personnel Recovery