The Installation Commander or his/her designated representative may deny access and access credentials based on the information obtained during the identity vetting that indicates the individuals may present a threat to the good order, discipline, or morale of the installation, including, but not limited to the following:
- Unable to verify the identity of the individual
- Current arrest warrant
- Currently barred from a federal installation or facility
- Convicted of sex crimes, sexual assault, rape, child molestation, child pornography, trafficking humans and registered sex offender
- Conviction of armed robbery
- Conviction of drug possession with intent to distribute
- Conviction of espionage, sabotage, treason or terrorism
- Conviction of murder
- Conviction of felony firearms or explosives violation
- Acts to overthrow the government
- Conviction of Arson
- Identified on the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB)
In cases where an un-cleared contractor, subcontractor or visitor is denied access based on derogatory information obtained from and NCIC III check, the Visitor Control Center (VCC) will issue the denied individual instructions on how and where to submit a waiver.
Those who show a common access card (CAC card), Military ID, Military Dependent ID, or an Automated Installation Entry Card will not be affected.
This step is being taken to ensure that Fort Gordon is in compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, which requires that 100 percent of visitors be vetted prior to entering the installation. Although this is a DoD-wide initiative, we are doing all we can to streamline the process for accessing Fort Gordon, and to make this as painless as possible for you while ensuring the security of our installation.
Visitors will apply for their background check and access pass at the Visitor Control Center at McKenna Gate (Gate 1). Forms are available there. However, if you have a question regarding how to apply for access, contact the Physical Security Office at (706) 791-4397.
All unescorted visitors 18 and older operating a vehicle, will need a visitor’s pass. A background check is required to obtain a visitor’s pass to the installation for those ages 18 and older wanting unescorted access. Along with the pass, all persons ages 18 and older must present a valid picture identification card for access to the installation. Valid picture identification includes government-issued identification such as a drivers license, state identification, DD Form 1173 (Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card), DD Form 2 series or a passport issued by an authoritative agency (state/federal). Personnel under the age of 18 will not have a NCIC-III check conducted and may enter the installation when escorted by a valid pass holder.