The LE mission includes coordination with base clusters and liaison requirements with adjacent
headquarters. These are:
Support to higher headquarters (G3).
Liaison with host nation rear operations forces.
Many missions are fulfilled by these teams. This includes coordinating base defense and conducting
liaison as directed by the RAOC/RTOC. LEs at each echelon are composed of one officer and one
enlisted personnel. The team is structured around combat arms and engineer representatives.
Each area of expertise will be represented in the team. This will provide a full spectrum of experience
to address rear operation problems at any echelon.
PART B - REAR AREA OPERATIONS CENTER
The RAOC/RTOC plans, coordinates, advises, and directs the execution of rear operations. This is
based on echelon priorities and plans. They are the tactical operations center on fighting rear
operations. The RAOC/RTOC responds to the requirements of the echelon ROC.
The RAOC/RTOC, in the execution of rear operations, will assist in the placing of units in the rear area
through G3. The senior officer within each base will be designated base commander by the
RAOC/RTOC. He will then set up a base defense operations center (BDOC).
The RAOC/RTOC will cluster bases for mutual support. Base cluster operation centers (BCOCs) will
be set up by the base cluster commander. When forming the tactical chain of command, for the rear
operations, the base commander and/or base cluster commanders report to the RAOC/RTOC. Setting
up the tactical communications net to support the rear operation plan is done by the RAOC/RTOC. The
RAOC/RTOC commander will coordinate with the echelon signal officer/unit. He will ensure that there
are viable communication assets for bases/base clusters and that there are other means of
communication. When direct communications are not available, the RAOC/RTOC will coordinate with
MP to augment the rear operations (tactical) communications net. MP will use their organic
The division Rear CP is the tactical operations center for rear operations in the division. They will use
LEs to coordinate with the S3s of the forward brigades. The geographical area may exceed the
capabilities of the rear CP. The ROC officer will appoint base cluster commanders as area
commanders. The LE will be attached as a staff augmentation to that area commander who has been
appointed in the division to assist in coordination of that area.