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Headguarters *DA Meno 15-21 Department of the Army Washington, D.C. 20310 1 January 1987 BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES Departaent of the Aray Operations Security Steering Committee Impact on New Manning System, This memorandum does not contain information that affects the New Manning System. 1, Establishment ‘The Department of the Army Operations Security Steering Committee (DA OPSEC Steering Committee) is established as a continuing committee, 2. Objectives ‘The objectives of the DA OPSEC Steering Committee are to— a. Provide a forum for discussing OPSEC matters. Provide advice to the DCSOPS regarding OPSEC. cs Convey the importance of OPSEC to key staff elements. 4. Assist in the staff coordination of OPSEC actions. 3. References AR 530-1 (Operations Security) is a required publication. JCS publication 18 (Policy, Concepts and Standards for Operations Security) is a related publi- cation. 4, Responsibilities ‘The DA OPSEC Steering Committee will— a. Develop and recommend to the DCSOPS Army-wide OPSEC guidance, Monitor and assess the status of OPSEC, Army-vide. c. Recommend methods to develop and maintain an OPSEC-conscious attitude throughout the Army, 4. Review OPSEC procedures and status with HQDA. *This memorandum supersedes DA Memo 15-21, 3 January 1979. Memo 15-21 1 January 1987 e. Advise the Chief of Staff, Army, on the Army's OPSEC posture and the status of related activities which influence the attainment of OPSEC objectives. £, Recommend action to resolve OPSEC-related problems. 5. Composition a. Director of Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, ODCSOPS, will— (1) Chair the DA OPSEC Steering Committee. The Deputy Director of Operations, Readiness and Mobilization will chair the meetings in the director's absence. (2) Provide a recording secretary to the conmittee. b. The Staff agencies and offices below will furnish a principal representative (in the grade of colonel or civilian equivalent). Agency heads represented will appoint an alternate to act in the absence of the principal member, Both the primary and alternate members must be cleared for special conpartmented intelligence. (1) Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics. (2) Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. (3) Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development, and Acquisition. (4) Chief, National Guard Bureau. (5) Office of the Chief, Army Reserve. (6) Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence. (7) Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Information Managenent. (8) Office of the Chief of Engineers. (9) Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. (10) Office of The Inspector General. (11) Strategy, Plans, and Policy Directorate, ODCSOPS. (12) Training Directorate, ODCSOPS. (13) Space and Special Weapons Directorate, ODCSOPS. (14) Force Development Directorate, ODCSOPS. 1 January 1987 Memo 335-1 Memo 15-21 6. Direction and Control a. The DA OPSEC Steering Committee normally will meet quarterly, at the call of the chairperson. b. Members will suggest agenda items and arrange for the presentation of briefings on subjects of interest to the conmittee. c. The ODCSOPS will furnish administrative support. 4. The committee will report to the DCSOPS. Following each meeting, the minutes will be prepared and submitted to the DCSOPS. e. Funds for travel, per diem, and overtime, if required, will be provided by the parent organization of the conmittee member. 7. Gorrespondence Al1 communications for the committee will be addressed to the Chairperson, DA OPSEC Steering Committee, HQDA (DAMO-OD). (DAMO-0D) By Order of the Secretary of the Army: JOHN A. WICKHAM, JR. General, United States Army official: Chief of Staff R. Ly DELWORTH Brigadier General, United States Army ‘The Adjutant General DISTRIBUTION: Headquarters, Department of the Army