Non-combatant evacuation operations (JDP 3-51)

Provides insight, guidance and points to consider when planning and conducting non-combatant evacuation operations.



Non-combatant evacuation operations (NEO) is a non-discretionary operation often requiring a national response. Differing interests and risk thresholds often result in countries responding to crisis in different ways.

Although evacuations are likely to be conducted in a multinational setting, the interaction between nations will probably be limited to the co-ordination of separate national plans rather than a unified multinational endeavour.

However, commanders and their staff should read NATO doctrine on NEO along with this publication to understand the challenges of operating as part of a coalition when conducting a multinational evacuation

Published 15 March 2013