6. Division Military Police Rear Operations.
a. Division MP are normally assigned as the division rear response force. If they are to be
effective in this mission they should be augmented by additional corps MP brigade assets, normally one
company placed in direct support to the division under the tactical control of the provost marshal. This
augmentation is required to give the division sufficient MP resources to successfully conduct level II
response force operations while conducting other missions and providing direct support to committed
brigades. If corps assets are not available the rear operations officer will set mission priorities for the
divisional MP and accept risk in those mission areas established as having the lesser priority.
b. The objective of division MP response force is to culminate a threat without requiring the
premature commitment of the division's combined arms TCF. The division provost marshal plans to
integrate MP forces with field artillery, army aviation, and close air support (CAS) fire support into his
plan. The operations cell at the rear CP establishes procedures by which response force can call for
fire support either through the rear CP or from the appropriate fire support unit.
c. Should MP response forces encounter or engage a threat force beyond their ability to defeat,
they will immediately notify the rear operations cells through established MP channels. MP will then
maintain contact with the threat and report to assist the commander develop the situation, and attempt
to delay/or disrupt the threat until the divisional combined arms TCF is committed to defeat the threat.
7. Division Combined Arms Tactical Combat Force (TCF).
a. As part of the division's overall task organization, the G3 may designate a combined arms TCF
tasked organized to interdict and defeat level III threat forces that may attempt to operate in the division
rear area. Once committed, the TCF becomes operational control (OPCON) to the division operations
commander. The TCF is normally a task organized combined arms battalion-size force, comprised of
ground maneuver, attack helicopter, and DS artillery units under the command of the designated TCF
information, battle handover procedures, and contingency plans for TCF operations. The rear
operations cell assigns specific reconnaissance responsibilities to both MP and TCF units in the
division rear to preclude duplication of effort.
8. Military Police Support for Corps Operations.
a. Military police conduct rear area security in the corps in a similar manner to that in the division.
MP provide the initial response force for level II threats to counter threats which exceed base/base
cluster defense capabilities and assist tactical combat forces in level III responses. The rear operations
commander at the corps rear CP is responsible for rear