(26) The TPED processes and ships the personal property to the JPED. (27) In Afghanistan, MACPs bypass the TPED and forward property directly to the JPED via premier air freight service.
The dedicated Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who manage the JPED tend to the property in their temporary custody with great care.
When accepting a claim from a Soldier who has been evacuated from theater, first check the JPED database.
If the JPED database does not contain a record of the claimant's PE, contact the U.S.
When a Soldier's name does not appear in the JPED database, you must identify the unit the Soldier was assigned to at the time of injury and the names of the members of his chain of command up to company/detachment level.
When efforts to locate a Soldier's PE through JPED and other channels have failed, you should promptly process the claim.
Judge Advocates are urged to counsel their Soldiers and commanders to use the JPED system to the maximum degree possible, even when doing so would deprive the evacuated Soldier of these items during the journey to the treatment facility.
If the commander reasonably believes the injuries are of such severity that the Soldier will not return to the unit, the commander should immediately place the PE into the JPED system by appointing and a SCMO.