PLAN SECURITY FOR A DIVISION COMMAND POST
In this lesson you will learn how to plan and implement security for a Division Command Post and for
designated personnel in a tactical situation.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Plan the security of a division command post and designated individuals.
Given a military police squad and applicable equipment in accordance with the Table
of Organization and Equipment (TOE).
To demonstrate competency of this task, you must achieve a minimum score of 70
percent on the subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
STP 19-95B4, FM 19-4, FM 19-30, FM 71-100 and CID Pam 195-1.
Military police usually perform their area security mission across an entire area of operations, but they
may also be tasked at times to provide security to certain personnel and facilities. Military police may
provide security to critical facilities within a main command post. When the commander directs MP to
provide security for the tactical operations center, the communications center, or the commander's
quarters, they operate limited perimeter defense positions. They also operate foot and mobile patrols in
and about the area. MP may provide access-control posts and act as a rapid reaction force. When
critical headquarters elements relocate, MP may provide in-transit security.
MP may provide security to very important persons (VIPs). They may do this by allowing only
authorized persons into restricted areas within command posts. They also do this by providing close-in
security. Or they may use in-transit and static security measures around the clock to protect the
commander and designated persons.