DOD Contractor Census, FY July 2020 Afghanistan, Iraq & Syria
CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY
BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 3rd quarter Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) and current status of efforts underway to improve management of contractors accompanying United States (U.S.) Forces. It includes data on DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS); Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR); and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).
KEY POINTS: During 3rd quarter FY20, USCENTCOM reported approximately 48,937 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, a decrease of approximately 3,205 from the previous quarter.
o Contractor Posture: Approximately 25,650 DoD contractors supported operations in Afghanistan during 3rd quarter FY20, a decrease of 7.2% from 2nd quarter FY20. Local Nationals comprise 22.3% of total contractor force; 19,939 US/TCN remain in Afghanistan. This decrease is attributed to continued troop reductions, base closures, and the evacuation of “at-risk” COVID-19 contractor personnel.
o A total of 2,437 Private Security Contractors (PSCs) personnel were supporting USCENTCOM operations in Afghanistan as of 3rd quarter FY20. A detailed summary is provided in the table below.