IDENTIFY PHYSICAL SECURITY THREATS
In this lesson you will learn to identify threats to physical security and
implement methods for controlling these threats.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Identify threats to physical security and implement methods
for controlling these threats.
You have this subcourse, pencil and paper.
You must complete all exercises for each lesson.
take the final subcourse examination and earn a score of at
least 70 percent correct to demonstrate competency.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the
following publications: FM 3-19.30, AR 190-13, and Current
Army Threat Statement.
Political instability is world-wide.
This condition threatens the
ideology of democratic countries.
Individuals, as well as organized groups
seek to change government structures.
They do so by means of sabotage,
terrorism, and stealing.
They may also use espionage, subversive acts, and
Such threats form a web of insurgency; US military operations
are prime targets.
a. The Department of the Army (DA) represents a vital force in US
Therefore, safeguards for personnel and the post/facilities that
are mission essential or vulnerable to attack are vital.
kidnapping of US diplomats and military leaders over the world are examples.
These are the kinds of problems facing the MP Corps in the realm of physical
b. Today, strategy for the professional MP focuses resources and
efforts toward preventing criminal acts.
These pose a real threat to