Army Research Office

Visitor’s Guide
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Visits to ARO by U.S. and non-U.S. citizens must be sponsored by an ARO employee and coordinated by their sponsor with the ARO Security Office prior to the visitor’s anticipated arrival. All visitors will be escorted by their sponsor while at the facility except for those DoD military, DoD civilian, and DoD contractor personnel who have undergone at least a National Agency Check (NAC) type personnel security investigation.

Visits by DoD Military, Civilian, and Contractor Personnel

DoD personnel desiring to make a one-time visit to the facility must notify their ARO sponsor at least 24 hours in advance of their anticipated arrival to enable the sponsor to coordinate the visit with the ARO Security Officer. DoD military, civilian, and contractor personnel desiring to visit the facility should have their supporting security office send a formal visit request to the ARO Security Officer using the DoD Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS). ARO’s Security Management Office (SMO) identifier for purposes of submission of JPAS requests is W26203. Alternatively, the visitor’s supporting security office may fax a hard copy visit request to the ARO Security Officer at 919-549-4243.

Visits by US Citizen University Researchers

University researchers desiring to make a one-time visit to the facility must schedule their visit with an ARO sponsor at least 48 hours in advance of their anticipated arrival toenable the sponsor to coordinate the visit with the ARO Security Officer.

Visits by Non-US Citizen University Researchers

Prior approval of the DEVCOM ARL Foreign Disclosure Officer is required for all visits by non-US citizens to the ARO facility. The sponsor of all non-US citizen visitors must submit an ARL Form 183, Non-US Citizen Information Sheet, AND a copy of the visitor’s foreign passport or US Permanent Resident Card to the ARO Security Office at least two weeks prior to the scheduled visit to obtain this approval. The non-US citizen visitor’s sponsor will be issued an ARL Form 118, Foreign Visitor’s Clearance, for each approved visit and the visitor’s name will be added to the ARO Visitor Schedule. All non-US citizen visitors must present ID either their foreign passport or Permanent Resident Card as photo ID to the lobby security officer upon arrival.