Vehicles leased by government agencies are considered to be government vehicles for the contracted period.
Rental vehicles obtained by individuals for their use during periods of temporary duty are not considered
Personnel whose duties require access to storage facilities containing classified items must have a security
clearance commensurate with the classification of the items involved. This includes guards and host country
A security or guard patrol or unit personnel must periodically check facilities and areas used to store AA&E
according to the paragraphs that follow and as dictated by a threat and vulnerability analysis. Checks must be
conducted during nonduty hours on an irregular basis to avoid establishing a pattern. Minimum security patrol
check requirements are prescribed in Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 of AR 190-11.
Security checks are made to ensure that unauthorized personnel are not in the area and that storage structures are
intact and have not been broken into. During periods of increased vigilance because of a threat situation, security
patrols must physically inspect doors and locks on all storage structures in their area of responsibility. The
selection of personnel to perform guard duties at AA&E storage facilities must be monitored closely by
commanders to ensure that only properly-trained and reliable individuals are assigned such duty. Supervisory
checks are conducted to ensure that guard duties are being performed properly.
Inspections and guard checks must be increased during nights, weekends, and holidays to provide for deterrence
of violations and early detection of losses. Such checks must be recorded, and must consist of an inspection of
the building or facility, including all doors and windows. Records of these checks are maintained in the unit's
active file for a minimum of 90 days, and then they are destroyed.
Guard procedures must be reviewed at least annually. If necessary, they are revised to provide greater security at
AA&E storage areas. Such procedures place special emphasis on guard post locations and on guard orientation
concerning the duties to be performed.
Law enforcement patrol plans must be coordinated and integrated with the guard plan or other security plans and
programs to the maximum extent possible. When facilities are located in civilian communities, liaison must be
established with local civil police agencies to ensure that periodic surveillance is conducted and that a
coordination plan for security exits.
Security patrols may be conducted by military personnel; by civilian security personnel, including contract
personnel; by the US Marshal Service; or by state, local, or campus police.
Security forces must be provided with adequate means of communication.
Protection and surveillance by guards or other personnel must be established for facilities or for temporary open
storage areas according to AR 190-11, and as needed to ensure protection in conjunction with other physical
security measures at the facilities. Entrance and exit points into and out of magazine areas and holding areas
where vehicles, railcars, or aircraft with missiles, rockets, ammunition, or explosives aboard are parked must be
controlled by guards or other personnel when not locked. When duty personnel are not present, or when an IDS
or closed-circuit television is not used, sufficient security patrols must be provided to allow for the physical
inspection of each aircraft, railcar, or vehicle at a frequency determined by the commander concerned, based on
the category of AA&E, the threat, and the location.