Virginia Army National Guard Force Protection and Anti Terrorism
Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends. We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station. It's easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day, if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something. By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement, you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.



The terrorist and insider threat is increasing and it is vital we maintain our guard against potential espionage and sabotage threats to Army readiness to project forces

  • We must anticipate emerging and nontraditional threats and leverage databases to push out our perimeter
  • As a recent TRADOC assessment stated, “our installations are no longer safe havens but the initial skirmish lines in an expanded battlefield.”

Public Law and DoD policy

Army has the responsibility and authority to conduct background screening of visitors and electronically authenticate and continuously vet all personnel entering our installations

  • Access control is an integral part of the Army Insider Threat Program and critical for maintaining resilient communities and maneuver platforms to generate and sustain combat power for overseas operations 
  • In the United States, our first indication of a threat whether criminal, terrorist, insider or other will likely come through law enforcement channels
  • Requires resources for manpower, equipment and technology