Latest contractor census FY October 2021, contractor support area DoD – USCENTCOM
BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 4th quarter Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) and the current status of efforts underway to improve management of contractors accompanying the 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 FY21, USCENTCOM reported approximately 20,417 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, a decrease of approximately 6,470 from the previous quarter. Afghanistan contractor personnel population figures reflect the conclusion of U.S. Military operations on August 30, 2021. Also, USCENTCOM contractor personnel populations now include contractor personnel providing capabilities in Israel.
DoD Contractor Personnel in the USCENTCOM AOR
OIR (Iraq and Syria) Summary
The distribution of contractors in Iraq and Syria by mission category are:
• Base Support 1,287 (28.7%)
• Construction 238 (5.3%)
• IT/Communications Support 247 (5.5%)
• Logistics/Maintenance 1,287 (28.7%)
• Management/Administrative 229 (5.1%)
• Medical/Dental/Social Services 18 (0.4%)
• Other 99 (2.2%)
• Security 117 (2.6%)
• Training 9 (0.2%)
• Translator / Interpreter 431 (9.6%)
• Transportation 525 (11.7%)
o Contractor Posture: Approximately 4,487 DoD contractors directly supported DoD-funded contracts in Iraq and Syria. This is a decrease of 0.6% from 3rd quarter FY21.