G3 - Operations - Provide overall staff coordination for terrorism counteractions, and ensure that proper
operational responses are taken in order to protect the installation.
G4 - Director of Logistics - He is in charge of transportation, supply, and maintenance, and makes local
purchases if necessary.
SJA - Staff Judge Advocate - He provides legal guidance as to the proper exercise of authority and
PAO - Public Affairs Officer - He establishes a press center and deals with all media and media
DCE - Communications - He handles all communications requirements to teams, hostages, terrorists,
and law enforcement personnel.
Engr - Engineers - They provide information on facilities and any engineering support.
SRT - Special Reaction Team. A specially trained team armed and equipped to neutralize a special
threat to the installation. Controlled by the TMF commander.
Neg Team - Hostage Negotiation Team. They initiate dialogue between authorities and offender in an
attempt to gain intelligence. They stall for time, and/or cause the surrender of the offender.
PART I: DESCRIBE THE MANAGING OF A SPECIAL THREAT INCIDENT
There is no particular method of operation that can be used in every situation. Every terrorist incident is
different. It must be managed according to its unique problems. The following outline provides a model
of actions to be taken in response to special threats. Response to a terrorist incident generally occurs
in three phases.
Phase 1 involves a commitment of local resources, essentially the MP, to the scene. It is important that
other MP patrols remain in the areas assigned to them. The initial incident may be a diversionary tactic
to pull security forces away from the target. These patrols should be aware of sensitive or high-risk
potential targets in their area. They must make sure those targets are secure.