3rd Quarter FY2019 Contractor Count Decreases by 1,776

During 3rd quarter FY19, USCENTCOM reported approximately 53,359 contractor personnel supporting DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR, a decrease of approximately 1,776 from the previous quarter.

This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel numbers for 3rd quarter Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) 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 7,475 DoD contractors directly supported DoD-funded contracts in Iraq and Syria. This is an increase of approximately 7.9% from 2nd quarter.

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

  • Base Support 1,405 (18.8%)
  • Construction 531 (7.1%)
  • IT/Communications Support 321 (4.3%)
  • Logistics/Maintenance 2,631 (35.2%)
  • Management/Administrative 404 (5.4%)
  • Medical/Dental/Social Services 15 (0.2%)
  • Other 45 (0.6%)
  • Security 621 (8.3%)
  • Training 22 (0.3%)
  • Translator/Interpreter 979 (13.1%)
  • Transportation 501 (6.7%)
    Total: 7,475

 

Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (Afghanistan) Summary

Contractor Posture: Approximately 27,457 DoD contractors supported operations in Afghanistan during 3rd quarter FY19, a decrease of 10.2% from 2nd quarter FY19. Local Nationals comprise 20.9% of total contractor force; 21,725 US/TCN remain to redeploy.

The distribution of contractors in Afghanistan by mission category is:

  • Base Support 3,468 (12.6%)
  • Construction 1,845 (6.7%)
  • IT/Communications Support 927 (3.4%)
  • Logistics/Maintenance 8,761 (31.9%)
  • Management/Administrative 1,511 (5.5%)
  • Medical/Dental/Social Services 69 (0.3%)
  • Other 626 (2.3%)
  • Security 5,435* (19.8%)
  • Training 1,401 (5.1%)
  • Translator/Interpreter 1,897 (6.9%)
  • Transportation 1,517 (5.5%)
    Total: 27,457
    *2,639 Armed Private Security Contractor Personnel

 

DoD Private Security Contractor Personnel in Afghanistan

Total Contractors – 2,639
U.S. Citizens – 608
TCN – 1,804
Local Nationals – 227

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