In this lesson you will learn to determine intransit security requirements.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will have this subcourse, pencil, and paper.
You must complete all exercises for each lesson.
take the final subcourse examination and earn a score of 75
percent correct answers.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the
following publications: AR 190-11, AR 190-14, FM 3-19.30, and
The Army is a mobile operation. It is capable of responding to defense
To ensure mission success, safe transport of resources
must be assured. Each movement of resource will be unique, because the type
of shipment and mode of transportation differs.
a. Cargoes in transit are vulnerable to both overt and covert threats.
Enemy or guerilla attack or ambush are examples of overt threats; sabotage is
an example of a covert threat.
Either may occur while the carrier is at a
standstill or while it is moving.
MPs and security personnel must be
constantly aware of all these hazards; they must be trained and prepared to
cope with them. They should be able to handle these hazards from the point
of origin of cargo to the final destination.
b. The responsibility of the cosigner, the carrier and the consignee
must be clearly established. This will provide for the security of property
and material in transit. The protection of such property and material is, in
general, the responsibility of the one who has custody of it. However, this
varies according to the size of the shipment and the means of transportation.