1. A uniform approach must be taken to the security and identification of sensitive AA&E. To ensure
this, four categories have been established to identify the required degree of protection. Appendix B, at
the end of this subcourse, identifies these categories. You should become familiar with them.
2. Deviations from the priorities shall be allowed only when local threats dictate.
3. Standards in AR 190-11 and DOD 5100.76-M are presented in this lesson. Waivers and exceptions
of structural standards below these requirements may be approved, but only 10 percent deviation is
allowed. COs of MACOMs have the authority of approval. Also, heads of Army staff agencies who
command field agencies and activities have this authority.
4. Waivers and exceptions will be granted under the following provisions.
a. Blanket waivers and exceptions are unauthorized. Each case must be individually considered.
b. Compensatory measures in effect or recommended must be contained in each waiver request
and must be in effect at the time of submission.
c. Waivers will be valid for up to 1 year.
d. Exceptions will be regarded as generally permanent; but, they must be reviewed at least every
two years by the approving authority or the commander to whom the exception was granted.
PART B - SECURITY OF ARMS
a. Weapons shall be stored in an arms room or an arms storage building, unless operations dictate
arms are to be stored or installed on vehicles or aircraft.
b. Once issued, weapons become the responsibility of the person issued to or in possession of the
c. Structural standards for rooms and buildings used for arms storage must comply with those
outlined in Appendix C, at the end of this subcourse.
d. Existing facilities shall be up-graded to meet the standards or provide equal protection as
indicated in Appendix C, at the end of this subcourse.