Normally, waterborne movement of nuclear weapons will be aboard US
Navy ships or aboard specially equipped ships of the Military Sealift
rail is prohibited.
However, if overseas, shipment by rail may be
shipments are authorized only if exclusive use of the car is
PART B - ENSURE PERSONNEL RELIABILITY THROUGH THE PERSONNEL
The PRP is a peacetime program applicable only to personnel who have
components, sealed authenticators, permissive action link, cipher
system material, missile computer tapes, or nuclear reactors.
certifying official is ultimately responsible for the proper
implementation of the program.
This official is an 0-6 or above or
his lower ranking designee.
No one will be assigned to a nuclear duty position until he has been
screened and certified as being qualified for the PRP and has been
certified as being appropriately trained for specific nuclear duties.
Fellow workers and supervisors must continually evaluate personnel in
The concept of personnel reliability is a vital element in the
Nuclear Surety Program.
The unpredictability of human behavior
precludes any positive test of reliability.
An individual may be
presumed to be reliable when there is no evidence to the contrary.
Because there is no reliability test, the PRP provides for both
preassignment screening and continuing evaluation and assessment of
an individual's health, attitude, behavior, and duty performance.
The certifying official will immediately disqualify any individual
who fails to meet or is suspected of no longer meeting the
reliability standards of PRP.
Disqualification may be either
temporary or permanent, depending on the circumstances, character,
unsuitability. Except for a physical or mental condition documented
in the member's medical record, statements such as "alcohol abuse,"
"drug abuse," "contemptuous attitude," or "court martial conviction"
are inadequate as support for disqualification.