IDENTIFYING COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY MATERIAL
CRITICAL TASKS: 01-5770.07-9001
In this lesson, you will learn the special markings and designators that identify COMSEC materials.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Identify COMSEC special markings, designators, acronyms, and references.
Given this lesson.
To demonstrate competence, you must achieve a minimum of 70 percent on the subcourse
The material in this lesson was derived from the following publications: AR 380-5, AR 380-
19, AR 380-40, and TB 380-41 series.
COMSEC material and equipment must be protected properly. This is due to its sensitive and vital role in secure
communications. The security of COMSEC material is based on preventing unauthorized access. Special
markings and designators help provide the degree of security needed.
General. COMSEC material is used to protect communications and ensure their authenticity. It has two
a. One group is COMSEC key and publications. These include COMSEC material, other than
equipment, that does or helps to do cryptographic functions. These include keying items, call sign systems, and