(e) At a minimum, be thoroughly familiar with the
references listed at the end of this chapter.
(f) This position is normally filled by an MAC-MACM
(E7-E9) or Security Officer Designator 649X/749X.
(2) Physical Security.
Serve as Physical Security
(a) Provide oversight on physical security programs:
1. Ensure Commanders and ICO have situational
awareness of their programs and their effectiveness.
2. Provide guidance to ensure that appropriate
physical security considerations are included in the design of
facilities. Specific technical expertise in exterior site
physical security, building physical security, ballistic attack
hardening, standoff weapon hardening, and bomb blast hardening.
Specific areas include but, are not limited to:
(1) The standoff zone, also referred to
as the setback area, is the second tier of defense and includes
that space between the outer perimeter of the site and the
exterior of what you are protecting. Standoff zones provide time
delays and more importantly, abatement of blast effects.
(2) To mitigate the effectiveness of a
vehicle bomb attack, commanders shall be continually vigilant
against allowing vehicle parking near high density buildings and
on piers. Every attempt should be made to establish minimum
standoff distances, which vary depending on the type of
construction, level of protection desired, and proximity of
perimeter barriers. It is important to understand that explosive
effects decay with increased distance.
(1) New technology
(3) Research and Development (R&D)
(1) New construction projects/
(2) Critical Infrastructure Protection
(3) Ballistic hardening