Department of Defense

Active Duty Military Guard Their Own Facilities vs. Contractors

Why does the military use civilian contractors to guard their facilities, including gate/post access?


When I was on active duty, we guarded out own facilities, and did a better job of it than contractors.


What are active duty service members doing of they are not guarding the gates (MP’s) and facilities - training 24/7?


I think the only service who still uses its active duty forces to guard their facilities is the Air Force.


Save money – Go back to the old ways of having active duty troops guard forts, posts, bases, etc.



Idea No. 4027