R 281339Z OCT 22 MID200080400682U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC//N4//OCT//
SUBJ//NAVY PHYSICAL SECURITY TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAVINST 5500.36A, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY SECURITY
REF B IS DOD 5200.08-R, PHYSICAL SECURITY PROGRAM.
REF C IS SECNAVINST 5500.38, SECURITY PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT
POC/MR. JAMES JOHNSON/OPNAV N4I3/CNO WASHINGTON DC/TEL: (703) 695-
5516/DSN: 260-5516/EMAIL: JAMES.A.JOHNSON13.CIV@US.NAVY.MIL//
RMKS/1. Purpose. This NAVADMIN provides interim guidance to update
requirement, and define responsibilities associated with the development and
sustainment of Navy physical security training and professional development
as directed by the Vice Chief of Naval Operations in response to the Naval
Air Station (NAS) Pensacola shooting investigation.
a. Per reference (a), Physical Security is part of that security
concerned with physical measures designed to safeguard personnel; to prevent
unauthorized access to equipment, installations, material, and documents; and
to defend against espionage, sabotage, damage, and theft. Commanding
officers have the inherent responsibility to safeguard Navy property inside
contiguous and non-contiguous fence lines and other disparately located Navy
owned property. This is accomplished through the employment of a variety of
coordination and planning events, site-specific protective measures, and
security-in-depth. The proficiency and skillset of the Navy physical
security community is critical to ensuring the corresponding physical
security plans and equipment are documented, coordinated, and maintained.
b. In accordance with reference (a), security is the responsibility of
all DON personnel (military, civilian, and contractor) and its proper
implementation will be directed by commanders and other leaders at each level
of the DON. It shall be fostered through awareness, education, training, and
leadership. Further, reference (b) directs Services to develop training,
qualification, and suitability requirements for dedicated security forces
(including contract security forces where employed, security technicians, and
physical security specialists). OPNAV N4, in coordination with the commands
listed in paragraph 4 will develop and implement a standardized physical
security training and professional development roadmap to ensure commanding
officers have the greatest confidence in their staff and personnel are
empowered with necessary skills to execute their task.
a. All physical security personnel (military, civilian, and contractor)
shall complete entry-level physical security training. This applies to
physical security billets by name and billets considered collateral duties
performing physical security functions (installation and tenant level).
b. Navy physical security training will include the fundamental
knowledge for conducting surveys, security-in-depth, protection measures,
employment of electronic security systems, security planning and cross-
functional area coordination.
c. Training will be scalable and made available across various platforms
to negate the barriers of travel restrictions or lack of travel funds.
d. Developed curriculum will be reviewed and updated as needed to remain
relevant and aligned with references (a) through (c), applicable higher
headquarters directives and guidance, and trending threats.
a. Director, Installations Division (N4I) will:
(1) Serve as the Resource Sponsor and Office of Primary esponsibility
to provide oversight, resourcing, and develop requirements, for Navy
physical security training and professional development.
(2) Review and validate programming requirements for Navy physical
security training and professional development submitted during the Program
Objective Memorandum (POM) cycle.
b. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) will:
(1) In the role as shore integrator, establish a professional
development program for the Navy physical security community.
(2) Develop a professional development roadmap (Entry, Intermediate,
and Expert level) and associated training requirements, with guidelines for
all military, civilian and contractor personnel occupying a physical security
(3) Incorporate the Navy physical security courses developed by the
Navy Education and Training Command (NETC)/Center for Security Forces
(CENSECFOR) into the training requirements for personnel assigned physical
(4) Coordinate with NETC/CENSECFOR and other Service counterparts for
the analysis of training and professional development metrics and procedures
for continual process improvement.
c. Commander, Navy Education and Training Command will: Direct the
CENSECFOR to execute the following:
(1) Initiate a requirements review of references (a) through (c) and
other applicable higher headquarters guidance and directives to include all
available physical security course curricula (DoD, federal government, and
private industry best practices, etc.) to acquire a comprehensive
understanding of current training methods and innovations.
(b) Develop a continuum of physical security courses that are
scalable across multiple training delivery platforms.
(c) Develop training materials and a process for delivering
synchronous (certified via proctoring) and asynchronous virtual instruction
to meet professional development requirements for Entry, Intermediate, and
Expert level physical security specialists.
(d) Review and update training periodically, to remain consistent
with higher headquarters guidance and directives.
d. Commanders, Navy Component Commands and Echelon Two Commands will:
(1) Support development and implementation of the physical security
training and professional development roadmap, as required.
(2) Ensure all personnel assigned physical security duties, per
subparagraph 3a, adhere to the requirements of this policy.
5. Applicability. This message applies to all Navy personnel assigned to
the duties of physical security specialists (including physical security
officers and/or managers) and charged with protecting Navy
installation/activity assets (including afloat, expeditionary, tenant,
off-installation and leased property/assets).
6. Released by VADM R. L. Williamson, CNO N4.//