Routing of movements over the highway network.
The transportation officer in charge of the HTD plans for highway
The provost marshal implements the plan by providing
The various commanders have the responsibility for
complying with the plans and regulations within their organizations.
a. Types of Plans
There are three major types of plans that are used to assist in BCC.
These plans, when properly coordinated and distributed, allow all affected
units to understand what is going on. The three plans are:
Highway Regulation Plan.
Traffic Circulation Plan.
Traffic Control Plan.
In addition to these three plans, there are traffic regulations that
must be followed. These regulations are somewhat similar to those that are
used in peacetime, except that they are usually found in standing operating
b. Coordination of Plans
Probably the most critical step in every plan is that of
Proper staff coordination serves three major purposes.
First, it allows for the input of specialists in areas other than those of
the action officer, so that this special knowledge is used in the plan. For
example, a transportation officer needs the special knowledge of the MP in
The engineer provides information concerning road
maintenance and construction. Secondly, staff coordination makes sure that
the plan does not conflict with other things that may be going on. Thirdly,
it is a way of making sure that all the affected agencies know about the
Exactly who the plan, or regulation, is coordinated with will depend
on the unit involved, the mission, and the situation. In any case, it is
always better to coordinate a plan with too many agencies than to miss one
or two that are critical to it. Failure to properly coordinate a plan or
regulation fully and properly can result in disaster.
The plan might
conflict with other operations, or some key agencies may not "get the word."
Some of the more important, but certainly not all, of the agencies
which might be included, and why, are discussed in the next paragraphs:
(1) ACOS G3 (or equivalent operations officer). The G3 has overall
staff responsibility for operations in the organization. It is the central
point where all that is going on comes together. His office knows what the