2nd Quarter FY2019 Contractor Count Increases by 2,073

During 2nd quarter FY19, USCENTCOM reported approximately 55,135 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, an increase of approximately 2,073 from the previous quarter.

This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 2nd quarter Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) and 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).

Operation Inherent Resolve (Iraq & Syria) Summary

Contractor Posture: Approximately 6,929 DoD contractors directly supported DoD-funded contracts in Iraq and Syria. This is an increase of approximately 10.2% from 1st quarter.

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

  • Base Support 1,233 (17.8%)
  • Construction 506 (7.3%)
  • IT/Communications Support 311 (4.5%)
  • Logistics/Maintenance 2,439 (35.2%)
  • Management/Administrative 437 (6.3%)
  • Medical/Dental/Social Services 21 (0.3%)
  • Other 90 (1.3%)
  • Security 492 (7.1%)
  • Training 35 (0.5%)
  • Translator/Interpreter 887 (12.8%)
  • Transportation 478 (6.9%)
    Total: 6,929

Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (Afghanistan) Summary

Contractor Posture: Approximately 30,561 DoD contractors supported operations in Afghanistan during 2nd quarter FY19, an increase of 4% from 1st quarter FY19. Local Nationals comprise 19.8% of total contractor force; 24,492 US/TCN remain to redeploy.

The distribution of contractors in Afghanistan by mission category are:

  • Base Support 4,188 (13.7%)
  • Construction 2,112 (6.9%)
  • IT/Communications Support 973 (3.2%)
  • Logistics/Maintenance 9,645 (31.6%)
  • Management/Administrative 1,855 (6.1%)
  • Medical/Dental/Social Services 91 (0.3%)
  • Other 634 (2.1%)
  • Security 5,883 (19.2%)
  • Training 1,501 (4.9%)
  • Translator/Interpreter 1,682 (5.5%)
  • Transportation 1,997 (6.5%)
    Total: 30,561

DoD Private Security Contractor Personnel in Afghanistan

A total of 2,567 Private Security Contractors (PSCs) personnel were supporting USCENTCOM operations in Afghanistan as of 2nd quarter FY19.

Total Contractors – 2,567
U.S. Citizens – 612
TCN – 1,712
Local Nationals – 243

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