b. Civil Affairs Officer. The G5 has primary staff responsibility for
coordinating matters involving civil-military operations, including the
evacuation of civilians.
the G5 decides the number and types of facilities and US personnel needed to
The G5 and supporting civil affairs units are responsible for the
control and regulation of displaced persons and refugees.
coordinates with the host nation authorities and prepares the refugee
The refugee estimate provided by the intelligence officer
gives the number of refugees to be expected in certain areas. Host nation
refugee plans may include standfast requirements, evacuation routes,
locations of collecting points, and refugee camps.
The G5 plan, when
prepared, is similar.
c. Military Police.
Military police units may be tasked to provide
support for refugee control operations. The extent of MP participation will
depend on the situation and the number of military police available.
Refugee control duties are performed along with existing BCC operations.
When the volume of refugee movements threatens the flow of military traffic,
or the security of US facilities, additional control functions may be used
for the specific mission of refugee control.
MP Refugee Operations. Refugees cannot be permitted to interfere with
MP redirect them to secondary routes, when possible.
the MSR to stop or redirect them. MP use mobile patrols to monitor the flow
of traffic. When these measures are not enough and the host nation cannot
along refugee routes to ensure that they stay off the MSR.
mobile patrols, roadblocks, and checkpoints are performed in much the same
manner as on MSR.
They may also assist civil affairs personnel in the
operation of refugee collecting points.
The measures MP use to control refugees are, primarily, checkpoints and
However, controlling the circulation of refugees does
require some special consideration. Refugees may be used by the enemy to
infiltrate personnel into the rear areas.
There are additional personnel at or near a refugee checkpoint. Each
provides help to the MP.
They may include host nation police, civil
affairs, and/or military intelligence personnel. Refugees are checked for
identification first. Their belongings should be searched for weapons and
The screening helps identify infiltrators.
It may also
identify stragglers. Military equipment and other items may also be found.
Suspicious refugees are questioned by the intelligence personnel. Military
police detain stragglers.
Stragglers are then disposed of in accordance
with the straggler plan and SOP.