(Fort Leonard Wood)–Fort Leonard Wood begins switching to a new entry control system at its gates this Friday. Automated Installation Entry is designed to electronically validate identification based upon information supplied at the time of Automated Installation Entry registration. Access controllers will start the process of building the Automated Installation Entry data-base through a mass registration of the Department of Defense credentials of every individual arriving at the post’s south gate. “We’ll spend a couple of days there,” says Rick Vise, Installation Physical Security Officer, “Then we’ll go to the West Gate. We’re starting with the less-populated gates so we can learn from them before we move to the North Gate.”
Vise says motorists should expect some delays, as the initial verification process for each individual into the new system will take some seconds longer than it currently does.
Contractors, vendors and individuals with visitor passes will also need to get new identification cards that align with Automated Installation Entry.
The new passes will be available at the Visitor Center beginning today, although large scale contractor issuing of passes is scheduled to start March 15th.