group of vehicles.
You may use MPs to assist numerous kinds of
convoys, to include--
special ammunition or sensitive material movements.
escort of designated commanders and other VIPs.
assistance to combat arms units during difficult movements
The area commander (theater Army, corps, division), through the HTH,
allocates MP resources to convoy security missions; however, you must
determine whether or not the convoy is able to provide its own
security. For example, an infantry battalion has the organic weapons
to provide its own security; a light truck transportation battalion
The specific tactical situation is also a concern,
particularly when rear area protection is a factor.
In area-oriented support, the MP unit can provide MP support within a
geographical area. The unit would escort a convoy from the time it
enters this area until it leaves the area.
In functional-oriented support, the MP unit can perform a specific
This unit would escort a convoy from start to finish,
regardless of areas passed through.
You will normally plan, coordinate, and integrate
pertaining to the security of the convoy, to include--
noise and light discipline requirements.
front, flank, and rear security during movement and halts.
and possible guerrilla or enemy activities.