Division engineer. All area damage control (ADC) in the division rear area will be coordinated by the
division engineer. Detailed planning by the RAOC with the division engineer and G3 ensures the
engineering assets are tasked with only the most critical ADC tasks. The division engineer will
coordinate the activities of nondivision engineer support. When required, the division engineer units
may be directed to assist in other rear operations by the division commander.
Other support from the engineers includes constructing obstacles and installing minefields for rear
operations. The plans for the division should include obstacles/mining of suspected landing zones and
drop zones that threat forces could use to insert forces into the rear area. Based on division
requirements, scatterable mines (FASCAM) may be used to support the rear operations portion of the
Assistant division aviation officer (ADAO). The movement of troops by aviation assets provides a
greater flexibility and response time to rear operations. The DAO will prioritize aviation support. He will
advise the RAOC on the amount of aviation support for rear operations.
Air defense artillery (ADA) units. ADA units are employed in defense of critical assets or facilities as
directed by the division commander. ADA may be employed in the division rear areas. If so, they will
support the rear operations mission through their primary mission. There must be close coordination
between the rear CP and the nearest ADA unit. This is essential in providing adequate information for
early warning of air intrusion into the rear area. Provide ADA deception positions throughout the rear
area. Rear area units need to be well versed in both active and passive air defense measures. This
will ensure their own safety in the likely event that divisional ADA assets will not be assigned to provide
dedicated air defense.
Division chemical officer. The division chemical officer will assist the rear CP in coordinating nuclear,
biological, and chemical (NBC) activity in the rear area. He will accomplish this using the NBC recon
units. All units assigned to the division have the inherent responsibility for reporting NBC attacks.
Specific units will be used to expand the mission in the division rear. The chemical brigade at corps will
provide support to the division for NBC recon. The unit will locate, mark, and identify all NBC attacks in
the rear area. They will report to the rear CP the position, the agent, and other information pertinent to
the attack. The rear CP in turn will notify the division G2 and all units in the area of the attack. MP,
through employment and patrolling, can augment the reporting of NBC attacks.
Corps Rear Area
Protection for all personnel within the corps rear area boundaries is the responsibility of the corps. The
boundary extends from the rear of the forward deployed divisions to the corps rear boundary. The
terrain and the organization of the corps deployed will dictate the size of the corps rear.