SPO/SOTI. The SPO/SOTI will assist in setting up logistic support for the artillery unit while it is in
support of the RAOC/RTOC. The TCF may still be required after the introduction of the artillery-unit.
The artillery unit may revert to the support of the TCF on order of the RAOC/RTOC.
The RFA may be used to define the boundaries of the area of operation used by the TCF. All units
within the area of operation are under operational control of the TCF. Each base will be identified as a
no fire area (NFA)(see Figure 5-12).
The operations order defines the RFA. The special instructions to the TCF will include the location of
supply points for all classes of supplies required to support the TCF.
Command Control of the TCF
There will be a coordinating instruction of the operations order. The SPO/SOTI will be assigned to
notify all supply points of the high priority that the TCF will have for supply issue. The TCF may require
transportation support. The SPO/SOTI will coordinate this support.
A TCF may be assigned to the rear operation. It will be placed under the operation control (OPCON) of
the ROC. The TCF commander assigned to the rear operations will report to the RAOC/RTOC. He will
be the command and control element for the rear operations. The unit staff will coordinate with the
RAOC/RTOC. The RAOC/RTOC will direct the rear operations. The RAOC/RTOC provides the TCF
commander with an operational plan to provide all logistic and medical support, units under OPCON,
and the boundaries of the TCF's tactical area (see Figure 5-12). An LE from the area under OPCON of
the TCF will act as the liaison team for the RAOC/RTOC. The base commander and MP will retain
control of their assets until the TCF arrives in the tactical area. They will notify the RAOC/RTOC that
the TCF is prepared to assume the mission. The senior MP and/or LE will provide immediate tactical
information to the TCF on their arrival in the area. The RAOC/RTOC will control maintaining and
relinquishing operational control of rear battle assets. He will coordinate with headquarters. The
RAOC/RTOC must notify the SPO/SOTI of the loss of support from the area under attack. The
SPO/SOTI will coordinate the redirection of support from another area until the threat has been
More combat forces may be requested by TCF through the RAOC/RTOC. The TCF will coordinate
logistic support through the RAOC/RTOC from assets in the rear area. The TCF completes the mission
and notifies the RAOC/RTOC. The RAOC/RTOC will release all units to the control of their parent
units. The LE assisting the TCF conducts a battle damage assessment. He requests the necessary
ADC support. The TCF may be released back to the parent unit or reconsolidated in the rear area.