DOD Contractor Census, FY OCTOBER 2020 Afghanistan, Iraq & Syria
BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 4th 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 4th quarter FY20, USCENTCOM reported approximately 43,809 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, a decrease of approximately 5,128 from the previous quarter.
DoD Contractor Personnel in the USCENTCOM AOR
o Contractor Posture: Approximately 22,562 DoD contractors supported operations in Afghanistan during 4th quarter FY20, a decrease of 12% from 3rd quarter FY20. Local Nationals comprise 22.5% of total contractor force; 17,495 US/TCN remain in Afghanistan. The decrease is attributed to continued troop reductions and base closures.
o A total of 1,813 Private Security Contractors (PSCs) personnel were supporting USCENTCOM operations in Afghanistan as of 4th quarter FY20. A detailed summary is provided in the following table.
DoD PSC Personnel in Afghanistan