The host nation may be viable and has kept responsibilities for rear operations. The ASG RTOC will
advise the host nation representative of the need for a tactical combat force. The host nation's TCF will
be assigned a tactical area by the host nation. U.S. forces within the area may be under the
operational control of the host nation's TCF (depending on existing agreements).
The host nation TCF may need more U.S. support. The ASG RTOC will request support through rear
operations channels from DCSOPs TA. The unit tasked to support the host nation TCF will be attached
to the host rest of the mission.
The TA commander may obtain forces from several sources. They include:
o Tactical units passing through the Army area to a forward deployed force.
o Units assigned or reconstituted in the Army area.
o Tactical units of other service components within the TA under the operational command of the
TA commander. He may also have units assigned to the rear operation.
o Tactical units from a forward deployed corps.
o A task-organized force from assets disembarking in the theater.
Other Service Support in Theater Army
The area support groups in the TA may have Naval Marine units on hand for support. Also, numerous
Air Force air bases will be present within the TA. Air Force SP will assist in on-base security of air
bases in the theater. Therefore, the TA RTOC cells should review the following support:
Port and harbor security support.
Air Force support.
Each is discussed in detail below.
Port and harbor security support. This is a primary concern of the rear operation in a coastal area. If
the host nation is viable, the security for the ports/harbors may remain a responsibility of the host
nation. It may be coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard. If the host nation is not viable, the U.S. Coast
Guard will assume the port/harbor security. The Coast Guard will appoint a captain of the port. He will
assume control of all aspects of the port to include security operations. Critical ports will be controlled
as restricted areas. These ports will operate under restricted access security. This will be controlled by
the captain of the port along with the Naval Control Shipping (NCS) organization and the theater Army
provost marshal (TA PM). The TA RTOC will coordinate with the host nation, captain of the port, and
the TA PM. This will ensure rear operations planning is coordinated from ship to shore with a clear
statement of areas of responsibility.