CONVOY SECURITY OPERATIONS
Critical Task: 191-378-4300
In this lesson you will learn to plan and supervise a convoy security operation.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Supervise a convoy security operation.
You will have this subcourse, paper and pencil.
To demonstrate competency on this task you must achieve a minimum score of
70 percent on the final subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
FM 19-30, FM 19-4, and STP 19-95B1/2-3.
As a military police (MP), one of your duties is to guard a convoy where enemy activity is possible.
Safe delivery of the materials may well play a major role in the outcome of a battle that is being or
about to be fought. The squad leader has the duty of convoy security operations. Many lives and the
safe delivery of equipment and supplies depend upon your ability to do the job. Upon completion of this
lesson, you will be familiar with the coordination and security required throughout the convoy.
The outcome of a war can depend on the MPs ability to get supplies and equipment to the combat
troops. The enemy will go to great lengths to attack and destroy our rear areas, putting much pressure
on resupply lines. The MP may be called on to assist a variety of convoys. This includes resupply,
special ammunition and sensitive material, escorting designated commanders and VIPs. They also
assist combat arms units at a river crossing or during other movements.