As stated in Lesson 1, classified COMSEC material requires continuous
protection from the time of production through the time of destruction.
Storage of classified COMSEC material is just as critical as protection of
that material while in use.
Containers used in the storage of COMSEC
material must be approved for the storage and protection of classified
information. AR 380-5 addresses the specific standards to which a container
must conform for storage of classified information.
a. Within the Army, checks are made of security containers to ensure
SF Form 702, Security
Container Check Sheet (Figure 2-2), is used to record the date and time that
a security container is opened and closed. SF Form 702 is displayed on each
piece of equipment that stores classified material.
personnel record the date and time they open or close a security container
followed by their initials. When a security container is locked, a person
other than the locker checks to ensure that the container is properly
This person then records the time of the check and initials the
form. If a container is not opened during a working day, it is checked and
the action is recorded as indicated above. The SF Form 702 is maintained
for 24 hours following the last entry and is attached to the front of the
container in the event a security container is found to be unsecured.
person discovering an unsecured container takes the following action. The
container or storage area is kept under constant surveillance and one of the
persons listed on Part One, SF Form 700 is notified. SF Form 700 provides
information on the individuals that know the combination for the security