o Utilize forces from the close-in battle to defeat the threat.
o Request a tactical combat force (TCF) from corps.
The corps commander, in response to the needs of the division, may:
o Provide a TCF to the division attached (OPCON).
o Establish a separate area of operation by redefining the division boundary and assume the
mission to defeat the threat.
The TCF will be task organized to provide its own indirect fire for this mission. The use of combat
aviation brigade (CAB) as a maneuver force with the on-order mission to support rear operations
provides exceptional flexibility and firepower.
Staff Interaction for Rear Operation
Rear operations is an integral part of Army operations. It must be coordinated into the staff planning of
all members of the division staff. The rear CP, as the control center for rear operations, will ensure that
this coordination is active and continuous.
G2. Intelligence preparation for rear operations is critical to the success of the battlefield. Besides
looking deep and close-in, the intelligence system must look at rear operations. Counterintelligence
(CI) teams in close coordination with MP and local police must develop information about the rear
operation threat. CI teams should concentrate their efforts around heavily populated areas and likely
access routes close to critical facilities. This will assist in identifying and neutralizing Levels I and II
threat forces. Enemy attacks in the rear area are usually coordinated with enemy actions in the close-
in battle. An analysis of enemy actions in our rear area may provide us with the ability to determine
enemy actions throughout the battle area.
G3. The G3 must plan to fight all three operations (deep, close-in, and rear). His ability to manage
assets and position resources to project power is critical. The rear CP will assist in rear operation
planning for every operations order. Key considerations include fire support in depth; adequate MP to
assist when necessary to destroy Levels I and II threats; and alternatives that provides TCF for the rear
operation. This force must be sent in quickly and efficiently to destroy the threat. Task organizations
using MP, helicopters, artillery, air assets, and combat units will create effective rear operation forces.
Effective fighting in the deep and close-in operations may greatly reduce Levels II and III threat
activities in the division rear area.
G4. Through close coordination with the G3, the G4 assists in the structuring and positioning in the
rear area. Distribution of support by the positioning of logistical assets in the rear area will provide the
ADC-S with greater flexibility for fighting the rear operation.