Who We Are

The Department of Defense (DoD) Combating Trafficking in Persons Program Management Office (CTIP PMO) falls under the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD (P&R)) in the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA). DHRA is responsible for policy development, planning, resource management, and program evaluation for all of DoD. Within DHRA, Policy Support is the CTIP Department coordinator. 

To Report TIP, contact: 


 Dept of Defense Inspector General Hotline;





National Human Trafficking Hotline;


On December 16, 2002, the President signed National Security Presidential Directive 22 declaring the United States' zero tolerance policy for trafficking in persons (TIP). The Directive states, "Agencies shall review their internal structures, personnel requirements, capabilities, information systems, professional education programs, training procedures, legislative authorities, and budgets to accommodate the provisions of this directive...Departments and agencies shall ensure that all of the appropriate offices within their jurisdiction are fully training to carry out their responsibilities to combat trafficking." CTIP PMO is responsible for overseeing, developing, and providing, the tools necessary for implementing National Security Directive 22 within DoD.

What We Do

DoD Instruction 2200.01, "Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP)," published February 2007 and revised June 21, 2019, states, "Heads of Components will conduct an annual CTIP awareness training program for all members of their components." CTIP PMO is tasked with developing guidelines and procedures for trafficking awareness training for all DoD components. In order to achieve this goal, CTIP PMO developed several different training programs, including general awareness, investigative professionals (law enforcement, criminal and DoDIG investigators), contracting and acquisitions professionals, and supplemental training for legal counsel. CTIP trainings are designed to provide an overview of TIP including, signs of trafficking, key policies and procedures, and reporting procedures. Specific training for investigative professionals, contracting and acquisitions personnel, and legal counsel contain unique information that aid personnel in combating trafficking while performing their specific duties. In addition to specialized training, CTIP PMO developed a leadership toolkit that provides resources to assist leaders in integrating CTIP into their command.  CTIP training for DoD military and civilian personnel and the leadership toolkit are available online through the DoD CTIP website.

CTIP PMO is responsible for developing awareness materials that can be distributed to DoD components and defense contractors overseas. CTIP PMO developed posters and wallet-sized cards that outline worker's rights and provides information on where to report suspected cases of TIP. These cards are continually shipped overseas and distributed to workers. Additionally, CTIP PMO created and distributed posters that describe how to report trafficking. These posters are required to be hung in an area that is readily visible to all employees. In locations where multiple languages are spoken, awareness materials were translated into the language(s) spoken by a significant portion of the employees.

DoD has accomplished many feats since the passage of the National Security Presidential Directive 22 and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. The number of military members and civilian employees trained increased from 72% in 2008 to 90% in 2015. The number of victims identified increased as DoD personnel became more aware of how to recognize and report signs of trafficking. Establishments that have connections to prostitution and human trafficking have been placed off-limits to all DoD employees. Local governments and law enforcement have begun to work with the DoD to promote the U.S. Government's zero tolerance policy on TIP. DoD has taken steps to ensure all contract employees have access to their passports and immigration documents, as well as conducted frequent inspections of work and living conditions to ensure the health and safety of its employees. As defenders of peace and freedom, DoD will continue to take actions to stop this heinous crime until it is completely eradicated.

Contact Us 


4800 Mark Center Drive

Suite 06J25

Alexandria, VA 22350

Phone: (571) 372-1963

Email: dodctip@mail.mil

Combating Trafficking in Persons Program Office Event
Combating Trafficking in Persons
Jan. 9, 2019 | 01:18:24
Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Program Office Event at the Mark Center Auditorium.


Human Trafficking Has No Place in DoD, Pentagon Official Says
Anthony M. Kurta, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy, speaks at the Pentagon Force Protection Agency Human Trafficking Awareness Day seminar at the Pentagon, Jan. 11, 2018. Screenshot via Defense.gov
Jan. 11, 2018 - Combating human trafficking is a responsibility the Defense Department takes very seriously, it is modern-day slavery, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy said during a Human Trafficking Awareness Day seminar.

Special Operations Command's HEROs Combat Human Trafficking to Save Children Around the Globe
Jan. 2, 2018 - January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and the Defense Department has teams who work year-round to combat these crimes worldwide.

QA engineer fights human trafficking
Harvey Leake has seen up close the faces of human trafficking. Leake, who is a quality assurance engineer in the Defense Contract Management Agency’s Technical Directorate, deployed to Afghanistan deployed as a part of the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce program. This was his second deployment as a civilian employee. (DCMA photo by Tonya Johnson)
Aug. 10, 2017 - Harvey Leake said DCMA employees need to be aware human trafficking is a worldwide problem.

DARPA Program Helps to Fight Human Trafficking
This heat map of human trafficking activity across the world is one of the tools that is part of DARPA's Memex program, designed to help law enforcement officers and others do investigations online and hunt down human traffickers. DARPA graphic
Jan. 4, 2017 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing next-generation search technologies to help investigators find the online perpetrators of human trafficking.

Combatting Trafficking in Persons important for all
Dec. 29, 2016 - Combatting Trafficking in Persons (“CTIP”) is an important consideration for all of us. DoDI