PLAN AND IMPLEMENT CONVOY SECURITY OPERATIONS
In this lesson, you will learn the key planning considerations and implementation techniques used in the
protection of convoys.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Plan and implement convoy security operations.
Given a fully equipped military police squad, with radio-equipped vehicles, maps,
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 5-36, FM 7-7, FM 7-8, FM 19-4, FM 19-30, FM 55-10, and FM
Convoy escort and security is an operation in which military police are detailed to provide movement
security to a specific group of vehicles. It is distinguished from route security, which is the control and
overall protection of the roadway and its adjacent territory. There are a variety of convoys and special
movements that the military police may be called upon to protect. They include:
Special resupply operations.
Special ammunition or sensitive material movements.
Escort of designated persons.
Assistance to combat units during special operations such as passage of lines or river
The responsible commander, through his provost marshal, will task MP units to perform convoy
operations. Convoy operations are closely coordinated with the