WHAT IS FPCON?
Force Protection Condition levels, or FPCON levels, range from NORMAL (when a general global threat of possible terrorist threat exists) to DELTA (applies in an immediate area where a terrorist attack has occurred or is imminent). The five FPCON levels are:
- FPCON NORMAL
Applies when a general global threat of possible terrorist activity exists and warrants a routine security posture. As a minimum, access control will be conducted at all DOD installations and facilities.
- FPCON ALPHA
Applies when there is an increased general threat of possible terrorist activity against personnel or facilities, and the nature and extent of the threat are unpredictable.
- FPCON BRAVO
Applies when an increased or more predictable threat of terrorist activity exists.
- FPCON CHARLIE
Applies when an incident occurs or intelligence is received indicating some form of terrorist action or targeting against personnel or facilities is likely.
- FPCON DELTA
Applies in the immediate area where a terrorist attack has occurred or when intelligence has been received that terrorist action against a specific location or person is imminent. This FPCON is usually declared as a localized condition.
WHEN ARE FPCON LEVELS RAISED?
The FPCON levels are raised as a threat increases or if an attack has occurred.
HOW DO I KNOW THE FPCON?
The current Force Protection Condition level is posted at each gate entrance. It is also located on the homepage of this website.