The RAOC/RTOC must ensure that all ADC assets have been identified and that each base's
capabilities have been identified to support ADC. Caution should be exercised in committing engineer
assets to all ADC incidents. Engineers fulfill critical combat support missions. They do this through
their mobility, survivability, and counter-mobility missions.
The RAOC/RTOC must ensure all base assets have been identified and employed. This will permit the
efficient use of engineer assets by the RAOC/RTOC in support of ADC.
Before an Incident Occurs
The ADC plans section of each RAOC/RTOC will review, maintain, and assist in the ADC planning.
These ADC plans sections provide the rear operations commander (ROC) command and control of
ADC operations for rear operations. The ADC plans section will:
o Prepare ADC plans to support the bases and base clusters.
o Identify, coordinate, and, when appropriate, recommend the mission for assets to support ADC
o Recommend ADC priorities to the RO and note serious weaknesses that exist in the ADC plan.
o Maintain an ADC status board to include the commitment of engineer and MP land base assets
to ADC operations.
o Coordinate ADC assistance from nonorganic units.
o Coordinate host nation support.
o Integrate ADC with the RAOC/RTOC effort by constant analysis of rear operations in
o Keep command informed of ADC operations and forewarned of possible ADC problems that
These tasks should be completed by bases in the rear area before an incident occurs:
o Designate individuals and units (task force) to perform ADC operations.
o Attempt to disperse and harden units and facilities to minimize damage. When practical, use
o Establish the priorities within the area of operations. Identify those critical facilities that must be
protected. Logically prioritize the response based on the commander's directives. Report the
critical facilities that cannot provide the necessary ADC support to the RAOC/RTOC at once.
o Prepare, coordinate, and rehearse ADC plans and SOPs.
o Organize, equip, and train personnel and units for ADC operations.
o Designate alternate operational sites or alert areas. Ensure there is a distribution of support in
the rear area when possible. Report facilities or supply points that are "sole source" to the
o Assess the base's or base cluster's ability to conduct ADC operations. Note shortcomings that
will require external support. Based on this assessment, coordinate with local host nation
support and assess the base's capability to perform ADC with their help. After this, the base