xxxx-PM-PS (190-11) 20 March 1998
MEMORANDUM FOR Commanders and Armorers
SUBJECT: Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives
a. AR 190-11, Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (30 Sep 93).
b. AR 190-13, The Army Physical Security Program (30 Sep 93).
c. AR 710-2, Supply Policy Below the Wholesale Level (28 Feb 94).
d. Ft X Reg 190-11, Operating Procedures for Intrusion Detection Systems (16 Oct 97).
e. Ft X Reg 190-1, Control of Privately Owned Weapons, Explosives, and Ammunition.
2. Protecting Army property especially arms, ammunition, and explosives (AA&E) is a very important responsibility. The requirements for physical security, inventory and accountability of AA&E are all critical tasks and equally important. More than anywhere else within a unit, the arms room operation requires meticulous attention to detail.
3. The purpose of this guidebook is to provide commanders and armorers with extracts ("quick reference") of regulations, sample forms and a checklist for a typical unit arms room. Included are requirements for protection, control and accountability of arms, ammunition, and explosives (except for Category I which few units will encounter), night vision devices, and other sensitive items when stored in unit arms rooms, and during deployment. The checklist is not all-inclusive. There may be additional requirements based on local threat, which have to be implemented. However, we have tried to provide a step-by-step listing which should apply to most typical company level units.
4. Point of contact is the Provost Marshal Office, Physical Security Section (xxx-6342).
Unit Commanders and Unit Armorers
1. KEY AND LOCK CONTROL FOR AA&E:
Only the unit commander and key custodian, who must be appointed in writing (or alternate, if also appointed in...