The responsibility for rear operations within the corps area belongs to the corps commander. He will
delegate the authority for this task to the ROC. He will be appointed based on the factors of METT-T.
The ROC will use a rear area operations center (RAOC) to control and fight the rear battle.
The corps ROC officer will develop and maintain rear operations that are responsive to the security
needs of the corps. The corps ROC will:
o Coordinate with allied and/or host nation authorities.
o Review and prepare units into bases and base clusters. This includes a prepared defense plan
to defeat Level I enemy forces and to coordinate additional forces in defeating larger enemy
o Monitor rear operation incidents and coordinate with the MP brigade to respond to enemy
attacks beyond base capabilities. When enemy forces exceed MP capabilities, coordinate and
assist a tactical combat force (TCF) to destroy the force.
o Coordinate with the engineer brigade for ADC support.
o Ensure all bases and base clusters coordinate with local MP assets for reinforcement. This is in
case of attacks that exceed base capabilities.
o Interface rear operations with host nation elements.
o Request TCFs from the corps G3.
o Provide operational plans for the commitment of TCFs into the tactical area.
o Supervise training and rehearsing of subordinate units.
o Keep the corps commander informed on all rear operation matters.
The Corps G2
The G2 is responsible for the threat assessment. He will provide the latest intelligence on the possible
threat to the corps rear area. Key information is provided to the RAOC. This will enable the ROC to
plan for the possible threats to key facilities. The RAOC will coordinate with the G2 on the following:
Management of counterintelligence (CI) agent net.
Coordination of countersabotage and counterespionage operations in the rear area.
Early warning of rear area attack.
Analysis and constant estimate of enemy threat to rear area.
Collection of information on enemy intentions in rear.
The Corps G3
The corps G3 must see the full depth of the battlefield. He must view the rear area as the place where
enemy actions may be the first incidents of a conflict.
The G3 assisted by the RAOC will: