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History: This UPDATE printing publishes a consolidation of three regulations pertaining to physical security; AR 190-18, AR 190-50, and AR 190-51. Because the structure of the revised text has been reorganized, no attempt has been made to highlight changes from earlier printings.
Summary: This regulation implements DODD 5200.8 , Security of DOD Installations and Resources, and sets forth physical security policies, procedures, and standards for the safeguarding of U.S. Army property. It provides guidance for protection of both sensitive and nonsensitive supplies and equipment, controlled cryptographic items, controlled medical substances and sensitive items, and historically significant items in the care of the U.S. Army museum system. It gives commanders the flexibility to enhance physical security by adapting invested resources to meet local needs based on risk analysis results. Actual physical security posture will be based on local conditions; however, it must not be less than the minimum standards for the categories of U.S. Army property specified in this regulation.
Applicability: This regulation applies to elements of the Active Army, the Army National Guard, the U.S. Army Reserve, the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, and U.S. Army contractors which use or handle both sensitive and nonsensitive unclassified U.S. Army property. This publication applies during partial and full mobilization.
Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans. The Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans has the authority to approve exceptions to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulation. The Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans may delegate this authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. The approval authority will coordinate all questions regarding the scope of authority to approve exceptions with HQDA (DAJA-AL), Washington, DC 20310-2200.
Army Management Control Process: This regulation is subject to the requirements of AR 11-2 . It contains internal control provisions but does not contain checklists for conducting internal control reviews. These checklists are contained in Department of the Army Circular 11-89-2 .
Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from HQDA (DAMO-ODL-S), 400 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0400.
Interim Changes: Interim changes to this regulation are not official unless they are authenticated by the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. Users will destroy interim changes on their expiration dates unless sooner superseded or rescinded.
Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to HQDA (DAMO-ODL-S), 400 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0400.
Distribution: Distribution of this publication is made in accordance with the requirements on DA Form 12-09E , block 2568, intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve.