1st Quarter FY2019 Contractor Count Increases by 3,611

During 1st quarter FY19, USCENTCOM reported approximately 53,062 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, an increase of approximately 3,611 from the previous quarter.

This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 1st quarter Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) 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).

Operation Inherent Resolve (Iraq & Syria) Summary

Contractor Posture: Of the approximately 9,754 contractors supporting U.S. Government operations in Iraq and Syria, approximately 6,220 contractors are directly supporting DoD-funded contracts. This is an approximate decrease of less than 2% from last quarter.

The distribution of contractors in Iraq and Syria by mission category are:

  • Base Support 1,259 (20.2%)
  • Construction 515 (8.3%)
  • IT/Communications Support 309 (5.0%)
  • Logistics/Maintenance 2,484 (39.9%)
  • Management/Administrative 365 (5.9%)
  • Medical/Dental/Social Services 11 (0.2%)
  • Other 83 (1.3%)
  • Security 324 (5.2%)
  • Training 27 (0.4%)
  • Translator/Interpreter 370 (6.0%)
  • Transportation 473 (7.6%)
    Total: 6,220

Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (Afghanistan) Summary

Contractor Posture: Approximately 29,389 DoD contractors supported operations in Afghanistan during 1st quarter FY19, an increase of 16.4% from 4th quarter FY18. Local Nationals comprise 21.5% of total contractor force; 23,078 US/TCN remain to redeploy.

The distribution of contractors in Afghanistan by mission category are:

  • Base Support 4,140 (14.1%)
  • Construction 2,113 (7.2%)
  • IT/Communications Support 951 (3.2%)
  • Logistics/Maintenance 9,271 (31.5%)
  • Management/Administrative 1,881 (6.4%)
  • Medical/Dental/Social Services 88 (0.2%)
  • Other 690 (2.4%)
  • Security 4,842 (16.5%)
  • Training 1,372 (4.7%)
  • Translator/Interpreter 2,138 (7.3%)
  • Transportation 1,903 (6.5%)
    Total: 29,389

 

DoD Private Security Contractor Personnel in Afghanistan

A total of 2,847 Private Security Contractors (PSCs) were supporting USCENTCOM operations in Afghanistan as of 1st quarter FY19.

Total Contractors – 2,847
U.S. Citizens – 432
TCN – 2,147
Local Nationals – 268

*These numbers include most subcontractors and service contractors hired by prime contractors under DoD contracts.