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|REISSUANCE AND PURPOSE
This Directive reissues reference (a) and implements the
provisions of reference (b) that govern the carrying of firearms and the use
of deadly force by DoD military and civilian personnel performing law
enforcement and security duties, and references (c) and (d) that apply to the
carrying of firearms by DoD military and civilian personnel aboard commercial
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
Applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the
Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant
Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense,
the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational
entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as
"the DoD Components"). The term "Military Services," as used herein, refers to
the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps.
Authorizes DoD personnel to carry firearms while engaged in law
enforcement or security duties, protecting personnel, vital Government assets,
or guarding prisoners.
Does not apply to DoD personnel engaged in military operations
and subject to authorized rules of engagement, or assigned to duty in the
following areas or situations, as defined by an executive order or a DoD
In a combat zone in time of war.
In a designated hostile fire area when rules of engagement
apply, or when the combatant commander issues operations orders setting forth
Under the operational control of another Federal Agency
carrying firearms in support of the mission, subject to the approval and
requirements of both the Federal Agency and the DoD Component.
Civil disturbance mission area.
Military Services personnel performing training missions.
Requires that the principles defined in this Directive on use
of deadly force with firearms be applied equally to personnel using any weapon
or equipment which, when properly employed in their intended application,
would exert deadly force.
Requires establishing criteria for compliance with its
provisions by contract security forces.
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