2nd Quarter FY2020 Contractor Count Increases by 1,678

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.

This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 1st 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).

 

Operation Inherent Resolve (Iraq & Syria) Summary

Contractor Posture: Approximately 6,288 DoD contractors directly supported DoD-funded contracts in Iraq and Syria. This is a decrease of 4.5% from 1st quarter FY20.

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

  • Base Support 1,232 (19.6%)
  • Construction 534 (8.5%)
  • IT/Communications Support 264 (4.2%)
  • Logistics/Maintenance 2,056 (32.7%)
  • Management/Administrative 340 (5.4%)
  • Medical/Dental/Social Services 19 (0.3%)
  • Other 57 (0.9%)
  • Security 610 (9.7%)
  • Training 13 (0.2%)
  • Translator/Interpreter 761 (12.1%)
  • Transportation 402 (6.4%)
    Total: 6,288

 

Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (Afghanistan) Summary

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.

The distribution of contractors in Afghanistan by mission category are:

  • Base Support 3,774 (13.7%)
  • Construction 1,798 (6.5%)
  • IT/Communications Support 896 (3.2%)
  • Logistics/Maintenance 9,342 (33.8%)
  • Management/Administrative 1,566 (5.7%)
  • Medical/Dental/Social Services 79 (0.3%)
  • Other 389 (1.4%)
  • Security 5,197* (18.7%)
  • Training 1,292 (4.7%)
  • Translator/Interpreter 1,774 (6.4%)
  • Transportation 1,534 (5.6%)
    Total: 27,641*2,973 Armed Private Security Contractor Personnel

 

DoD Private Security Contractor Personnel in Afghanistan

  • 2,973 Private Security Contractors (PSCs) personnel were supporting USCENTCOM operations in Afghanistan as of 2nd quarter FY20.
  • U.S. Citizens – 739
  • Third Country Nationals – 1,986
  • Local/Host Country Nationals – 248

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