DPAA Historian


The mission of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel from our Nation’s past conflicts to their families and our Nation. DPAA personnel research, investigate, recover and identify remains of DoD personnel unaccounted for from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Iraq conflicts and Persian Gulf War. The DPAA Director, (SES-III), reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

Your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Set, convey, and enforce standards and procedures for research and case development
  • Be the historical advisor and professional consultant for DPAA conducting historical studies; obtaining, collecting, analyzing, exploiting, and integrating all available historical evidence and information; interpreting military history in the context of U.S. military and civilian personnel; establishing historical facts based upon research conducted; and grouping historical facts along with determining interrelationships to search, recover, and identify unaccounted-for persons from past conflicts.
  • Research historical records and investigate leads to identify information requirements and gaps to satisfy during field investigations and disinterments.
  • Act as the lead in developing historical information and regional strategies to directly support casualty investigations and search and recovery missions.
  • Possess an understanding of the geography and flow of battle, casualty evacuation processes, remains recovery activities, and remains handling and processing procedures.
  • Define scope of assignments and determine breadth and/or depth of historical research program, budget, and schedule for completion of projects for review by peers and DPAA senior leadership.

Maritime Archaeologist


Contact for Questions or Inquiries:

Andreia Romao: andreia@tmfsrv.net or geral@tmfsrv.net

We are looking for an archaeologist able to come work to Portugal, Ria de Aveiro (Estarreja). The work is for a underwater archaeologist to follow-up dredging interventions, meaning that he has to be responsible for the reports.

Type of intervention: follow-up of dredging.

– Position: archaeologist

– Time: 6 months, possible with new contract agreement of plus 6 months depending of the development of the construction works.

– Fees: according with CV

– Freeland.

– We have a house in (Estarreja)

– We need a document saying that he/she can secure the work, a letter of recommendation (for example) and academic certificate ratings

– As a responsible archaeologist, he/she must possess adequate technical-scientific training; experience ability to decide, he/she will have to have a good knowledge and control of the project. Ensure the archaeological supervision of the project with minimal damage to its development.

Maritime Archaeology Funding, Small Grants

Small Grant Award

The Foundation primarily supports Regional Research into maritime archaeology undertaken in the countries where Honor Frost worked. Broadly, this is the eastern Mediterranean, with a particular focus on Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria. The eastern Mediterranean is defined as the area to the east of a line from Western Turkey to the western border of Egypt, excluding Crete and the Greek islands, but including the Red Sea coast of Egypt. The Foundation gives preference to projects showing strong collaborations with regional partners, particularly those with local training opportunities.

State Underwater Archaeologist – Indiana


Serve as coordinator on underwater archaeology issues Supervise and coordinate development and implementation of the Coastal Polluted Runoff Program to meet Section  Implement Federal Consistency process Develop and implement Coastal Advisory Board Promote awareness of the benefits of the Coastal Program throughout Indiana

Regional/National Initiatives:

Review and provide input on strategic plans – NOAA, USFWS Great Lakes Region and Coastal States Organization Serve as Indiana delegate to Coastal States Organization Participate in Calumet Collaborative work group


Re-Posted: Maritime Archaeology Lead

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Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management firm, is seeking a full-time Practice Leader – Maritime Services. The successful candidate will possess the skills, abilities, education, and experience to lead the Maritime Services practice group, foster innovation in marine projects, lead and mentor members of the practice group, and provide quality control in all Maritime projects and proposals. The Practice Leader – Maritime Services functions as a Principal-in-Charge, Project Manager, and/or Principal Investigator on all projects, and assures that all work products address the RFP/SOW requirements and provide professionally defensible methods. The Practice Leader – Maritime Services will support business development, foster productive relationships with clients, prepare/review proposals, and grow internal capabilities to meet our clients’ needs. Responsibilities will also include community outreach and tribal engagement.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum of M.A./M.S. in Anthropology, or related field, with an emphasis in underwater archaeology, plus 8 years supervisory and project management experience in maritime archaeology; experience as a professional marine archaeologist in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic US is preferred. The successful candidate must be able to function as a Qualified Marine Archaeologist (QMA) to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management standards regarding identification and treatment of historic properties in federal waters. Ability to work from our Providence, RI, office is preferred.

The Maritime Practice Leader must have proven ability and experience with collecting and interpreting data from geophysical surveys using remote-sensing technologies, including side-scan sonar, magnetometer, gradiometer, sub-bottom profiler systems, and multibeam to identify potential cultural resources (historical and pre-contact). The candidate should also be a certified diver and have experience utilizing Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) to assess targets of interest. Experience overseeing dive-related cultural resources projects and submerged paleo-landscapes is strongly preferred. Other applicable skills and experience include: demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and on budget. The successful candidate must possess a thorough understanding of the legal frameworks of the position and industry. A driver’s license is required.

This position may require up to 40% travel. Frequently this travel is outside the local area and includes overnight stays.

Gray & Pape offers a competitive pay and benefits package, including paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health and disability insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan.  A complete job description is available upon request. If you are ready to join our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Charity Touchette, HR Manager, ctouchette@graypape.com. The position is open until filled and we will be interviewing qualified applicants immediately.

Marine Science Casting Call

Marine Science Casting

A new US factual series on underwater mysteries is looking for marine science experts to be interviewed on camera about a wide variety of marine related stories. We are looking for marine specific: historians (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, WW2, Modern), Archaeologists, Physicists, Biologists, Technologists, Deep Sea experts, Hydrologists, Shipwreck experts etc.

Shooting will take place the first & last week of August and the last week of September in central locations in the USA & UK.

If you are interested in this project, please get in touch via casting@pastpreservers.com with your availability and location. If you wish to update your details or are not already registered with us, you can now do this online at https://forms.gle/f3sbAcvBccnx9dAE6

All the Best
The Past Preservers Casting Team

NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries


Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual who is well-trained and capable of providing dive support, archeological field support, research, and outreach coordination. to meet the management needs of the National Marine Sanctuary. Additionally, this position supports the maintenance of field tools and equipment. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Conduct historical, archeological and multidisciplinary research including diving and remote sensing in support of sanctuary resource protection programs.