PHYSICAL SECURITY EVALUATIONS
Critical Task: 03-4020.02-0001
In this lesson, you will learn the basic requirements for providing security at an ammunition storage facility.
Terminal Learning Objective
Identify the procedures necessary to provide security in an ammunition storage facility.
You will be given a description of security procedures and access to the publication extracts
in the Appendix.
Describe the measures used to meet physical security requirements, including a security SOP,
fencing, a guard force, and key control, in an ammunition storage area.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from AR 190-11, AR 190-13, AR 640-3,
FM 19-30, and TM 9-1300-206.
As an ammunition officer at an ammunition storage facility, one of your most important considerations is the
protection of the stored ammunition. The only way this can be accomplished is through the use of a well-thought-
out security plan. Such a plan should take intangible factors, physical factors, security forces, inspections, and
audits into consideration.
PHYSICAL SECURITY PLANNING
Physical security responsibilities start at the DA level. The Enforcement Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for
Personnel, establishes DA policy and procedures, provides Armywide guidance, and assists in the development of
physical security equipment. The Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence provides an assessment of
counterintelligence for use in physical security plans and programs. The Chief of Engineers performs a final
technical review and approval of plans and specifications for installing intrusion detection systems.