REAR AREA STRUCTURE FOR REAR OPERATIONS
In this lesson you will learn the rear area structure used in rear operations.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Describe rear area structure for rear operations.
You have this subcourse, paper and pencil.
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: FM
19-1, FM 19-4, and FM 90-14.
Rear operations is an integral part of the battlefield. It consists of the orchestrating of all elements in
the rear of the combat zone so that they survive and continue their various support missions. To
control and make maximum use of the assets available, from tactical units to host nation troops,
requires the specific delineation of responsibilities and requirements.
Division Rear Area
The division is responsible for the rear operations within its own boundaries. The division commander
and the G3 will incorporate rear operation planning for the battlefield. This will ensure the division can
fight and defend through the full depth of the battlefield.
The rear operation planning area begins with the brigade's rear boundaries and extends to the division
rear boundaries. The responsibility for rear operations lays with the division commander. He will
delegate this authority to the assistant division commander for support. The RO is chosen based on
the factors of the mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available