What is bona fides?
bona fides meaning in Military terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
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.
Source: JP 3-50
2. The lack of fraud or deceit: a determination that a person is who he/she says he/she is.
Source: JP 2-01.2