By Jacqueline BoucherMarch 18, 2008
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Officer Stephen James conducts parking enforcement in the main parking lot.
As a member of the Security Division, James and other members of the unit formulate, direct, and manage the execution of physical security, law enforcement, crisis management, and anti-terrorism programs and policies.
Duties include overseeing programs such as information security, personnel security, pre-deployment processing, force protection, law enforcement, investigations and visitor control. Employees also provide security at the gates, and throughout the depot and the controlled area. Uniformed patrols travel hundreds of miles per day conducting perimeter checks, parking lot enforcements and housing area checks to ensure an adversary is not conducting overt or covert surveillance on the depot. The Security Division also operates the Emergency Operations Center. The center continually updates emergency plans and procedures, and provides support to deployed personnel.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 5,500 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the C-E LCMC. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., C-E LCMC's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.