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 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.

 

 

 

 


  

 

   

 

 

 

Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Agent


Gen. David H. Berger
Executive Agent, Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program


Biography

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger 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. George W. Smith, Jr.
Chairman, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Integrated Product Team

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. George W. Smith, Jr., 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 Intermediate Force Capabilities Office

 

Col Wendell B. Leimbach, Jr.
Director, Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office 

The Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office, 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 Intermediate Force Capabilities Office 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.