Monitor and integrate rear operations into all corps planning.
Assess the rear operations threat.
Select and assign a TCF to rear operations.
Coordinate direct and indirect fire support into the rear area. This will be done by either task
organizing a TCF to provide such fires, or assigning an artillery unit to provide fire support for
o Review and incorporate the positioning of rear area units into the entire corps scheme. This will
ensure support and enhance security.
o Coordinate with RO officer on recommended operational missions for the TCF.
o Provide the commanders base assessment to the RAOC. Along with the recommendation of
the ADC-S officer, prioritize the bases.
The G3 must balance forces between the deep operation, the close-in operation, and the rear
operation. The G3, in his analysis, may decide to permit MP to harass a threat. He may task-organize
rear area assets to fight the threat. Or, based on the needs of the entire corps, he may assign a TCF to
the rear operation.
Corps Support Group (CSG) Commanders
The SG commanders in support of the corps rear operations mission will be assigned an RAOC for
tactical administration within their area. The SG commanders will support the ROC and request assets
(MP and engineer) through the corps RAOC. The corps RAOC is the only center in the rear area to
coordinate MP and engineer missions. MP and Engineers are austere, yet critical to the success of
rear operations. The corps RAOC (with a complete perspective of the entire rear operation) will request
MP and engineers in support of the SGs. This centralized control will permit overall analysis of MP and
engineer assets in the rear area. It will prevent piecemeal application of these assets.
There is a large geographical area of the corps rear. Careful positioning of artillery to support corps
assets is of critical importance. Artillery assets must be available for rear operations. When the TCF is
dispatched to the battle, it will be task-organized to provide fire support to rear operations. The RAOC
fire support element (FSE) will review the fire support plans in the base defense plan. A fire support
plan will be provided to the TCF by the BDLT assigned the area where the Level III incursion has
The corps ROC officer will consider attack helicopters as the primary direct fire platform for support of
base clusters and military police (Levels I and II threat suppression). The corps G3 should ensure that
there are attack helicopters for the rear operation when the close-in and deep operations permit.
Other considerations for fire support for the rear operations include: