The Department of the Army can also provide security for all U.S. Government officials, both domestic
and foreign. The Army protective role is handled by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command
(USACIDC). The USACIDC plans for, and conducts protective services operations for persons
designated by higher authority. Primary focus is placed upon protection of the Secretary and Deputy
Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Army, and Chief and Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army. The
protection of dignitaries other than those outlined above is normally the responsibility of the commander
exercising jurisdiction over the area visited.
The USACIDC can also provide protective service support to the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department
of State, and the Department of Defense.
Part D: PROBLEM AREAS ASSOCIATED WITH PROTECTIVE SERVICES MISSIONS
There are four distinct problem areas connected with protective services missions: personnel,
expenses, equipment, and liaison requirements.
The personnel problem is twofold. The first problem is getting enough qualified people to conduct the
mission. This can be attributed to a shortage of manpower assets and lack of trained Military Police.
The second problem is the conduct of personnel on the mission. Protective services personnel are
always in the public eye. Their actions reflect on the principal and the Department of Army. The
protective personnel protect the principal and his party. They must also present the best image
possible to the public.
Expenses and Reimbursements.
Protective services missions generally are funded by the agency requesting the mission. Expenses for
rental cars, hotel rooms, meals, and phone calls will be reimbursed. The following procedures will be
o Team members use actual expense allowance (itemized daily, within CONUS) or special per
diem allowances (outside CONUS) in accordance with Volume I, Joint Travel Regulation.
o All other mission-related expenses are reported in accordance with AR 195-4 (Use of
Contingency, Limitation .0015 Funds for Criminal Investigative Activities).
All funding requirements must be defined and documented early in the mission. You must find out the
exact funding responsibilities of each agency involved. Include the Department of the Army, civil police
and the host agency.