Organization

The Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program stimulates and coordinates non-lethal weapons requirements of the U.S. Armed Services and allocates resources to help meet these requirements. The Commandant of the Marine Corps serves as the Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Agent.

Located at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate serves as the Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program Executive Agent's day-to-day management office.

The U.S. Armed Services work with the combatant commanders and the executive agent through a joint process to identify requirements and coordinate the planning, programming and funding of non-lethal weapons research, development and acquisition. Within the Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program, the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate and the Services fund science and technology, research and development, as well as test and evaluation for non-lethal weapons.


Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller




Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey
Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Agent

Gen. Robert B. Neller

Executive Agent, Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program


Biography

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller serves as the Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program Executive Agent. The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate serves as the Non-Lethal Weapons Program Executive Agent's day-to-day management.

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Integrated Product Team

Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey

Chairman, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Integrated Product Team


Biography

The Executive Agent is advised by a group of General officers representing each of the Services, Special Operations Command, and the Coast Guard. Chaired by the Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Plans, Policies & Operations, Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Integrated Product Team brings the views of their respective organizations to Department of Defense's non-lethal weapons efforts. They review and recommend approval of the proposed Department of Defense non-lethal weapons budget each year, ensuring there are no duplications of efforts among the Services. They are the panel that also arbitrates any Service concerns.

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate

The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, located at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., is responsible for the management of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program and serves as the focal point for technical and programmatic guidance of current and projected joint non-lethal weapons technologies. The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate provides programmatic recommendations and facilitates joint non-lethal weapons requirements by ensuring that funding supports the joint non-lethal weapons systems that the Department of Defense or combatant commands have identified as needs.






Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program Management Structure

Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program Management Structure