Mission & Programs


The Office of Personnel Risk Reduction manages the accident reduction and safety portfolios and the Drug Demand Reduction Program. The office is focused on the operational safety arena which incorporates military training, aviation operations, deployment, operational employment (combat), human factors (high risk behaviors), wellness of the civilian and military workforce (to include deterring drug abuse), and leadership engagement to promote awareness and culture change. A primary objective is to ensure that operational risk decisions properly balance both combat capability enhancements and safety considerations to protect both human and warfighting assets over the long term to maximize the readiness of the Total Force. The Personnel Risk Reduction office is responsible for developing and managing metrics used to assess mishap reduction, ensuring systems are in place to provide accurate and timely reduction statistics for the Department, and analyzing accident data to recommend changes in policies and processes that reduce losses. The office also works to prevent drug abuse through education, outreach, and awareness programs, and detect and deter DoD civilian and military personnel from using illicit drugs and misusing prescription drugs.