approach or withdrawal are looked at to see how they can affect the TCP
Leaders must analyze enemy avenues of approach to their
positions in terms of both foot and vehicular movement. The analysis serves
as a basis for deploying men and weapons.
Leaders must also take into
account hard to traverse approaches that may be used by the enemy to gain
adjacent friendly units whenever possible.
After positions have been
established, range cards are prepared for each position.
Set Up Operations.
Once the position has been secured, the team leader establishes
operations. Depending on the orders received, he will establish any or all
of the following:
Local conditions will dictate how the
will operate. The team member may only move to the center of
intersection when the traffic flow dictates.
dense enough to require the MP to be present at all times.
necessary signs must be posted.
Straggler and Refugee Control.
An area must be set aside to
handle either stragglers or refugees, if this is part of the
TCP's mission. MP must be prepared to handle stragglers. They
Intelligence Gathering and Reporting. This function was covered
in lesson 1.
The function is performed constantly, no matter
must be prepared to provide information and assistance.
Fighting positions must continually be improved.
Alternate positions should also be prepared.
Security is a
There is always something more that can be
NBC monitoring activities should began almost
immediately upon arrival at the TCP location. They are conducted
Enforce Traffic Control Plan and MSR Regulations.
As soon as
possible, TCP activities should begin. This will be accomplished
in accordance with instructions.
As soon as the TCP is established and ready to operate, the
appropriate headquarters is notified in accordance with the mission
instructions and the SOI. OPSEC must always be considered.