Physical security personnel monitor the construction of new facilities and the renovation of existing facilities.
Engineer personnel coordinate new construction and renovation projects with the local provost marshal or
security officer. In addition to meeting construction standards, the storage of AA&E must meet physical security
criteria (such as IDSs, locks and hasps, lighting, and security patrols) for the particular category of AA&E
MACOMs must establish a priority list for meeting security requirements by category for planning, programming,
and budgeting purposes. The sequence of priorities is as follows:
Facilities storing category I items (when protection is inadequate). Those having the largest quantities of
AA&E get attention first.
Facilities storing category II items.
Facilities storing category III items.
Facilities storing category IV items.
Facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico generally receive priority over facilities in other areas.
Deviations from these priorities are permitted only when MACOMs have determined that a local threat justifies
Further guidance on security requirement priorities is given in the extract from AR 190-11 contained in the
Appendix at the back of this subcourse booklet.
Deviations from Physical Security Standards
Commanders are authorized a 10-percent deviation from the physical security construction standards for existing
facilities as established in AP 190-11. Otherwise, waivers and exceptions to the physical security requirements of
AR 190-11 may be granted only by MACOMs or their equivalent according to procedures established by HQDA
Waivers and exceptions are considered individually; blanket waivers and exceptions are not authorized. Copies of
approved waivers or exceptions applying to commercial carriers' minimum security standards, together with
compensatory measures taken, are forwarded to the Commander, Military Traffic Management Command,
ATTN: MT-SS, 5611 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-5050.
Waivers are normally granted for a period of one year. They may be extended only after a review of the
circumstances necessitating the extension. MACOMs may grant waivers for a period not to exceed two years
when resource considerations clearly indicate a continued waiver requirement beyond the normal one-year waiver
period. Justification for such waivers is required. Each extension must state "first extension," "second
extension," and so on.
Exceptions are granted only when the correction of a deficiency is not feasible, or when the security afforded is
equivalent to or better than that afforded under the standard criteria.
Requests for waivers and exceptions must include the compensatory measures in effect or recommended.
Approvals for waivers and exceptions must specify the compensatory measures required. Equivalent-protection
exceptions do not require compensatory measures.
Deficiencies that will be corrected within 60 days do not require a waiver or exception; however, compensatory
measures must be taken during the interval.
The authority to grant waivers and exceptions constituting a physical security standard below that prescribed in
AR 190-11 is delegated to MACOMs and the heads of Army staff agencies commanding field operating agencies
and activities. This authority may be further delegated to the appropriate staff element within the MACOM or