Latest contractor census FY April 2020, contractor support area DoD – USCENTCOM
BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 2nd 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 2nd quarter FY20, USCENTCOM reported approximately 52,142 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, an increase of approximately 1,678 from the previous quarter.
o Contractor Posture: Approximately 27,641 DoD contractors supported operations in Afghanistan during 2nd quarter FY20, an increase of 4.1% from 1st quarter FY20. Local Nationals comprise 21.2% of total contractor force; 21,788 US/TCN remain in Afghanistan.
o A total of 2,973 Private Security Contractors (PSCs) personnel were supporting USCENTCOM operations in Afghanistan as of 2nd quarter FY20. A detailed summary is provided in the table below.