1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
"Physical Security of Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives" governs the design of
weapons storage spaces. The Design Agency should also coordinate its work with the
USAR Installation and the Provost Marshal Office (PMO), which is responsible for the
physical security of the facilities.
Consideration should be given not only to securing facilities and equipment
from damage or theft from the outside, but also to securing each unit s equipment within
the facility. The units and soldiers are responsible for their equipment, and will want it
segregated and secured from other units.
Once the facility is occupied, the PMO will conduct periodic inspections to
ensure that appropriate security measures are in place. The Tenants are graded on
these inspections; the facility design should ensure that the physical security measures
meet their needs.
There is currently no general consensus on the appropriate locking system for
building entries, although DoD is developing a universal card system. The USAR
Installation should provide guidance on the type of locking system they prefer. If the
facility is part of a larger Government installation, the installation may have its own