you had "grid lock" on the modern, highly mobile battlefield.
would gain a very substantial advantage.
Military police play a critical
part in keeping that from happening.
BBC responsibility and authority.
Highway movements are a logistics function under the general staff
supervision of the Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS), G4 or his equivalent.
Special staff responsibility is held by the transportation staff officer.
Although the transportation corps has primary responsibility, many other
branches are involved. For example, the military police provide battlefield
circulation control services and the engineers are responsible for road and
bridge maintenance and construction.
Highway Traffic Division (HTD).
(1) At corps and higher levels, there are transportation units
that contain an element primarily concerned with highway traffic. Movement
management in the division is performed by the division transportation
officer (DTO) and the division support command (DISCOM) movement control
(2) The purpose of the HTD is to form a centralized "nerve
center." The HTD regulates the highway networks by planning, routing,
scheduling and directing road movements. The commander's priorities and the
situation will determine how much regulation is required. The HTD is a part
of the movement control center (MCC)(Figure 1-1). A transportation officer
operates the HTD.
(3) The HTD coordinates all highway movement within the corps.
The HTD regulates the highway net by planning, routing, scheduling, and
directing road movements based on the corps commander's priorities.
Subordinate highway regulating point teams (HRPTs) in the field carry out
the traffic regulation plan in coordination with the HTD and appropriate
host nation civil police and military authorities.
(4) A highway plans officer is the chief of the HTD, and
are assigned. Engineer command (ENCOM), MP liaison, and representatives of
other services are made available when required to coordinate matters of
interest to their respective offices.
(5) In the communication zone (COMMZ), highway regulation is
normally restricted to main supply routes (MSRs) and to certain essential
Any unit or activity requiring use of these routes and
designated controlled routes (subject to traffic or movement restrictions),
must obtain clearance from the HTD.