Visitor Credential Requirements


The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center is located within a controlled security area. A visitor credential must be worn above the waist while inside the controlled area. To expedite issuance of your visitor credential when you arrive, please submit a visit request ahead of time. Your visit request should be submitted through the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS). The Security Management Office (SMO) code for ATC is W4QUAA. If your organization does not have access to JPAS, your visit request must be on your unit and/or company letterhead, and must be signed by your Security Officer, or an authorized approving official. The signature block must include printed name, title, and signature. .

You cannot verify your own security clearance or approve your own visit request. We recommend you email the request to, or facsimile (FAX) your request to (410) 278-9560. Call (410) 278-3987, or (410) 278-8982 to confirm that the FAX was received. This expedites processing and minimizes delays. Hand-carrying visit requests is prohibited.

Visit requests should be addressed to the following:

U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center
ATTN: TEDT-AT-CSI (Security & Intelligence Division)
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5059

The following information should be included in your request:

  1. 1. Name of Visitor
  2. 2. Security Clearance (Level of clearance, type of investigation completed, date clearance granted)
  3. 3. Company/Organization and position with company (Organizationís address and telephone number)
  4. 4. Company/Organization Foreign Owned? (Specify YES or NO)
  5. 5. Citizenship
  6. 6. Date and Place of Birth (City, State, Country)
  7. 7. Identification Number (Social Security Number (U.S. citizens only) or Passport Number with Issuing Country)
  8. 8. Area to be visited (building number/test areas)
  9. 9. Date(s) desired (not to exceed 6 months for foreign nationals)
  10. 10. DoD Contract Number / ATC Contract Number visitor will support
  11. 11. Detailed Purpose of Visit
  12. 12. ATC Sponsor Name and Phone Number

Please contact your ATC point of contact before each visit to ensure you are expected and to help prevent delays upon your arrival.