Critical Task: None
In this lesson you will learn the military police rear area mission to include: security of facilities;
minimizing disruption; unit movement; find, delay and destroy enemy incursions; and support of area
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Describe rear operations.
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 19-4 and FM 19-40.
Military police (MP) perform their area security mission to help the tactical commander provide
security and protection in the rear areas. MP employment for area security may become, at times, of
greater importance to the echelon commander than MP employment in other mission. MP provide
combat power for rear operations. The intent of the enemy in our rear area may be to divert our
combat forces from the MDA to the rear area. Commanders planning battles consider the need for
forces supporting deep, close, and rear operations. MP employment in the rear operations. MP
employment in the rear area provides the commander with an available light and mobile force.
a. MP conduct combat support (CS) operations in their battlefield circulation mission and area
security mission to speed the movement of combat resources. They also perform their EPW mission
by receiving EPW from combat units and evacuating them from the battle area.
b. MP provide the commander with combat service support by providing law enforcement services