The division transportation officer (DTO) will provide the rear CP with a movement table on the units
entering the division area. The units entering the area provide their own security when moving. The
rear CP will provide these units with a current intelligence of the threat status in the rear area.
Tactical units passing through the rear area will be considered available for assistance in case of major
incursions that would threaten the division. The division commander will exercise the tasking of these
units. This will be based on the needs of the division and in coordination with the corps commander.
The division G3 in coordination with the passing unit will ensure they are organized to neutralize the
threat. CS and CSS units entering the rear area will be positioned to provide support. Then, they will
be assigned bases for integration. The rear CP in coordination with the SPO will provide base
assignments or create a new base. The DTO will inform the rear CP of the time and movements of the
new units. The rear CP will initiate coordination and integration through the LE that has responsibility
for that area. The LE will incorporate the unit into the cluster and report completion of that mission to
the rear CP. Units based independently will be assisted by the LE. They will prepare defense plans in
coordination with the rear CP.
Provost Marshal (PM). The PM must allocate assets throughout the division to ensure battlefield
circulation control (BCC) is continuous. At the same time, he must also be able to respond to conduct
rear operation missions. Mission priorities must be set early. Detailed coordination with the DTO to
ensure the smooth execution of the division circulation plan must also be coordinated with the rear CP.
The MP company commander must be aware of the disposition of critical facilities in the rear area.
Aggressive, continuous patrolling of the division rear area is critical to the security and the intelligence
effort. Military police support from corps should be acquired as soon as the organization in the theater
permits reinforcement of the division MP. The PM will coordinate the mission requirement with the rear
CP. Based on the needs of the division, the division commander may direct the PM to realign mission
priorities (for example, area security before BCC). The PM, based on this guidance, will allocate MP
assets to support rear operations.
G5/civil affairs teams. There must be close coordination between the division G5/civil affairs teams and
the rear CP. This is necessary in reducing Level I threats in the rear area. The cohesion of host nation
support with military efforts throughout the rear area when viable will enhance the intelligence system.
This will also strengthen the security posture in the division rear. Monitor civil affairs teams in the
brigade rear areas. This will reinforce the security posture there as well.
Signal officer. The division signal officer must ensure adequate communications are available through
the division signal system to support rear operations. The division commander must assign priorities to
the rear operations net. This will ensure the signal officer has adequate assets to set up the rear
operations net through the division signal system. He can augment it as necessary with net-radio
integration (NRI). Detailed planning and mission prioritization are critical to the ability of the rear
operation net to provide immediate information.