Course Description:
Course number 7H-31D/830-ASIH3. Trains students to plan and implement proper physical security measures to prevent terrorist acts, espionage, sabotage, pilferage, and property crimes.

This course provides instruction to physical security specialists and supervisors of physical security sections on planning and implementing physical security measures in military communities and installations. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to recommend appropriate physical security systems/programs, review and edit a physical security plan, conduct physical security surveys, conduct inspections, and conduct a risk analysis.


  • Military personnel: Enlisted grades E-5 and above (USMC E-3 through E-7)
  • Warrant and Commissioned officers
  • Civilian personnel: GS-05 to GS-12
  • Must be assigned to physical security operations
  • Grade waivers must be submitted for DoD Civilian Personnel pay grade GS-13
  • Grade waiver requests must have strong justification for consideration
  • Address exceptions to these prerequisites to the Director of Training & Education (DOT&E), USAMPS, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473-8929

This course is NOT releasable to students from foreign countries.

Special Information:
This is an Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) producing course for personnel qualified in primary MOS 31B or 31E. In addition to the successful completion of this course, there are requirements which must be met in order to be awarded the H3 ASI. The ASI is not automatically awarded upon completion of the course.


  • Identify Physical Security Threats
  • Lock and Key Control - Electronic Security Systems
  • Evaluate Package, Material and Vehicle Control Procedures
  • Physical Security Requirements for Information Security
  • Bomb Threat Contingency Planning
  • Conduct Physical Security Design Review
  • Employ Perimeter barriers and Protective Lighting
  • Personnel Identification and Access Control
  • Physical Security Requirements for storage of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives
  • Physical Security Requirements for Facilities and Equipment
  • Develop and Review Physical Security Plans
  • Security Management System (SMS)
  • Physical Security Inspections and Surveys

Class Schedules:

Currently the course is 10 days long, 80 hours of instruction, and will start on Monday with graduation on Friday of the second week.  To get the most up-to-date class schedule for this course follow these three easy steps at the ATRRS web site:

  • Enter the "Course Number" - 7H-31D/830-ASIH3
  • Enter the MP "School Code" : 191
  • Press the "Search the ATRRS Course Catalog" button.

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Packing Lists:

  • Each student is required to have the following individual equipment items readily available throughout the training:
  • Duty uniform for Military personnel
  • Seasonal clothing (rain gear, cold weather gear, etc.)
  • Pen/paper for note taking
  • Civilians should wear appropriate business casual attire

***Students may be required to conduct practical exercises in an outdoor environment***

Questions and information concerning this course can be directed to the Force Protection Training Division administrative office at (573) 596-1535 or at Request you put the course name in the subject line as well as your email address and phone number.

Graduation Dates:
Graduations will be on Friday of the second week at approximately 1700 hrs. Due to varying travel times, rental car returns, and heightened security requirements at airports; students should not plan early departures (prior to 2030 hours on the day of graduation) from either the Springfield or St. Louis Airports.

Transportation Issues:
If POV is authorized on your orders, ensure that your orders state: "IN AND AROUND MILEAGE IS AUTHORIZED". If you desire a rental vehicle, you must coordinate with your current command for approval and YOUR ORDERS MUST STATE: "RENTAL VEHICLE IS AUTHORIZED". Taxi service and on post shuttle buses are available for those students with no POV or rental vehicles. Students may be billeted off post up to 25 miles, so rental vehicle authorization is encouraged.

Billeting and Per Diem Issues:
Billeting and Per Diem will be determined on the location of the course. Fort Leonard Wood billeting can be reached Commercial: 573-596-0999 or DSN:581-0999. Coordinate Per Diem issues with your unit prior to course attendance.

Where to Report:
For Fort Leonard Wood in Residence Courses, all students are required to report to Building 2020, Candlewood Suites hotel located at 4990 Nebraska Ave for current in-processing information. In the unlikely event the hotel is closed, students will report to the Installation Operations Center (IOC) Watch Officer located in Headquarters Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (HQ MSCoE), Hoge Hall, building 3200, (573) 563-6126.