(3) AR 380-40 is a basic COMSEC reference. It describes the actions commanders and COMSEC
custodians should take before INSCOM inspections. It also describes the inspection notification and inspection
points of interest.
Summary. Inspections and audits can be uncomfortable experiences. The tension that surrounds an audit
or inspection can be reduced by having an aggressive and thorough local self-inspection program. The real
objective of the auditors and inspectors is to ensure the COMSEC system's security.