agency having assigned staff cognizance. This authority may not be delegated below the MACOM or agency
level. United States Army Reserve (USAR) requests for waivers and exceptions are submitted through command
channels to the Commander, US Army Forces Command.
Requests for physical security waivers or exceptions are coordinated between the LEA, the PMO, or the security
office of the installation or activity. When structural deficiencies exist, such requests are also coordinated with
the supporting engineer.
A request for a physical security waiver or an exception must include the following information:
A statement of the problems or deficiencies that constitute standards below those given in AR 190-11.
The compensatory measures in effect at AA&E storage facilities to compensate for noncompliance with
required standards of protection.
The reasons why the unit, facility, or installation cannot comply with the requirements of AR 190-11.
The commander's statement of corrective action taken or planned to correct the deficiencies for which the
waiver or exception is required.
Each successive commander's recommendation.
The unit and the approving -headquarters keep the waiver or exception (including all supporting documents) on
Exceptions are generally regarded as permanent; however, they must be reviewed at least every two years to
determine if they need to be continued. This review may be conducted by the approving authority concerned, or
by the commander to whom the exception was granted.
If they are still required, exceptions previously granted under the criteria of AR 190-11, dated 30 March 1977 or
15 October 1981 are still valid. Such exceptions need not be resubmitted for approval. However, such exceptions
must be reviewed at least every two years.
Security fencing is required for category I and category II storage areas. Use the fence standards shown in Office,
Chief of Engineers (OCE) Drawings 40-16-08, Type FE-5, with six-foot-high fabric. New chain-link fencing
may not be programmed for category III and category IV storage facilities, unless it is determined necessary by
the commander concerned based on an assessment of local threats, vulnerabilities, and cost effectiveness.
The fence fabric must be of chain links (galvanized, aluminized, or plastic-coated woven steel), with two-inch
square mesh and nine-gauge diameter wire, including coating. In Europe, fencing may be North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO) standard design fencing, which has 2.5mm to 3mm gauge, 76mm grid openings, two-meter
height, and 3.76-meter post separation.
Posts, bracings, and other structural members must be on the inside of the fence fabric. Galvanized steel or
aluminum tie-wires equal in gauge to the fencing must be used to secure the fence fabric to the posts and
structural members. These tie-wires must be affixed in such a manner as to prevent easy removal by hand.
The minimum height of the fence is six feet. The bottom of the fence fabric must extend to within two inches of
firm ground. Ground surfaces must be stabilized in areas where loose sand, shifting soil, or surface water may