Bona Fides
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Bona Fides

1. In personnel recovery, the use of verbal or visual communication by individuals who are unknown to one another, to establish their authenticity, sincerity, honesty, and truthfulness. See also evasion; recovery; recovery operations. (JP 3- 50) 2. The lack of fraud or deceit: a determination that a person is who he/she says he/she is.

Bona Fides

The lack of fraud or deceit: a determination that a person is who he/she says he/she is.

  • Also, 1) Good faith. In personnel recovery, the use of verbal or visual communication by individuals who are unknown to one another, to establish their authenticity, sincerity, honesty, and truthfulness (JP  1-02 and JP 3-50); and 2) The lack of fraud or deceit: a determination that a person is who he/she says he/she is
  • Also, physical and/or oral exchanges employed by an unknown individual to prove identity and foster trust.
  • Also, documents, information, action, codes, etc., offered by an unknown or otherwise suspected individual to establish his or her good faith, identification, dependability, truthfulness, or motivation.
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Bona Fides has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, CI Glossary.

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