4TH INFANTRY DIVISION (MECHANIZED)
FORT HOOD, TEXAS 76544
MEMORANDUM FOR PERSONNEL CONCERNED 3 MARCH 2005
SUBJECT: ARMS ROOM STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP)
a. AR 190‑11, dtd 12 Feb 98, Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives b. AR 190‑51, dtd 30 Sep 93, Security of Unclassified Army Property
c. AR 710‑2, dtd 31 Oct 97, Inventory Management Supply Policy Below Wholesale Level d. DA PAM 710‑2‑1, dtd 31 Dec 97, Using Unit Supply System (Manual Procedures) e. FH REG 190‑3, dtd 1 Sep 02, Administration and Management of Physical Security f. FH REG 190‑11, dtd 15 Aug 99, Weapons
g. FH REG 700-15, dtd 23 Mar 03, Ft Hood Ammunition Handbook
h. FORSCOM REG 190-13, dtd 1 Aug 99, FORSCOM Physical Security Program
i. AR 190-56, dtd 21 Jun 95, The Army Civilian Police and Security Guard Program
2. Purpose. To establish responsibilities and procedures for the arms room.
a. The commander is ultimately responsible for the physical security and accountability of their unit’s arms, ammunition, and explosives (AA&E), sensitive items, and other unit property secured in the unit arms room.
b. The unit commander will: (1) Appoint a key control officer and alternate.
(2) Appoint a unit physical security officer.
(3) Appoint a unit seal custodian and alternate (if the unit uses seals).
(4) Appoint an armorer and assistant armorer.
(5) Interview all personnel prior to granting them unaccompanied access to the arms room, and implement procedures which continue the evaluation process to ensure that any incident or condition which might result in the disqualification of such personnel.
(6) Give authorization in writing for the storage of items other than AA&E in the arms room (memorandum).
(7) Designate in writing
References: (4) Ensure that inside doors of both entrance and issue windows are equipped with a sliding bolt-type lock or similar locking device, which can only be opened from inside the arms room (suggested FSN 5340‑00‑664‑1372).