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The DoD Non-Lethal Weapons Program develops and fields Intermediate Force Capabilities between presence and lethal effects in support of the Joint Force.

Transform the National Security Enterprise by mainstreaming the planning and employment of Intermediate Force Capabilities to arm the Joint Force with the fullest range of capabilities in support of National Security objectives.


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 Intermediate Force Capabilities Office 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 Intermediate Force Capabilities Office and the Services fund science and technology, research and development, as well as test and evaluation for non-lethal weapons.

Recent Articles

Jan. 11, 2009

Raiders conduct non-lethal munitions training at Forward Operating Base Falcon

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers conducted

Jan. 9, 2009

Soldiers preview weapons; Non-lethal technology offers new capabilities

FORT DIX, N.J. – Soldiers of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team will have available some of the

Jan. 8, 2009

SOTG prepares Marines for nonlethal conflict

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – The recent riots in Greece showed the destructive power and unpredictable

Jan. 7, 2009

DoD and DHS Work to Non-Lethally Stop Suspicious Vessels

Marathon, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Defense’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons

Jan. 6, 2009

Research and Development Center Develops Cutting-Edge Applications to Help Coast Guard Achieve Missions

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard’s Research and Development (R&D) Center in Groton, Conn., is

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