The DoD Roster of Neutrals, maintained by DOHA CADR, is comprised of DoD employees who offer their services as neutrals to DoD organizations on a collateral duty basis through the Roster.
Neutral services through the DoD Roster of Neutrals are provided to the Military Departments and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively as the "DoD Components" or "organizations") and their employees, free of charge. Roster neutrals are located throughout the world, although not always at every site in which a dispute may arise. If a DoD Roster neutral is not available where services are requested, DoD Roster neutral services may be obtained from other locations, with the requesting organization paying any associated travel and per diem costs. In appropriate instances, dispute resolution sessions may be conducted by video-teleconference or telephone. Please contact the DoD Roster Manager at DOHA CADR for more information.
DoD Roster neutrals have received approved training in at least one ADR process and have varied backgrounds relevant to the application of ADR techniques to assorted subject matter backgrounds. The majority of DoD Roster neutrals are trained in mediation, primarily applied to the subject matters of employment and workplace disputes. The Roster continues to expand to include neutrals trained in conciliation, facilitation and other dispute resolution processes, as well as those knowledgeable in special education and other subject matter disputes.