AR 715–9

Operational Contract Support Planning and Management

This major revision, dated 20 June 2011–

o Changes the name of the regulation from Contractors Accompanying the Force to Operational Contract Support Planning and Management (cover).

o Updates operational contract support responsibilities (para 1-4).

o Identifies the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 as the Army staff element responsible for the reporting of Army contractors authorized to accompany the force (accounting and tracking) data (para 1-4e(2)).

o Updates guidance on contractor personnel predeployment processing, and medical and dental requirements and services available to deploying contractors (paras 1-4j, 3-2, 4-5c, and app C).

o Requires Army service component commands to develop contract support integration plans and associated contractor management plans (paras 1-4r, 2-2, 2-3, and 2-4).

o Establishes a new reporting requirement for the Army service component commands (paras 1-4r(3) and 2-3).

o Provides policy guidance on the use of private security contractors (paras 1-4r(12), 2-1b, and 4-11).

o Provides new policy guidance for weapons issuance to contractor personnel (paras 2-1, 3-2o(13), 4-10, and 4-11).

o References the new operational contract support “how to” doctrine found in ATTP 4-10, Operational Contract Support Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (paras 2-2 and 2-5h).

o Includes new policy on requirements development and contract management oversight assistance (paras 2-4, 2-5, and 4-12).

o Incorporates the use of the Department of Defense approved contractor management information system: synchronized predeployment and operational tracking (para 3-2a).

o Explains available methods to recognize contractor employees for exceptional service (para 4-13).

o Makes administrative changes (throughout).


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