Military Police

SPRING 2014

Military Police contains information about military police functions in maneuver and mobility support, area security, law and order, internment/resettlement, and police intelligence operations.

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MILITARY POLICE . 19-14-1 26 T he way ahead for U.S. Army training is clear. No longer will instructors stand at the platform and lecture on various subjects for hours. The goal for the Army of 2015 is the Army Learning Model (ALM). 1 Training will become less focused on course-based throughput and more centered on the individual learner. Training outcomes will be evaluated based on nine areas of Soldier competency. Transition to the ALM Much initial-entry training must be doctrine-based and presented in a manner that allows everyone to understand the basics. This is a philosophy that seems to have worked well for basic training; new Soldiers have been successfully trained to support the Global War on Terrorism over the past 13 years. As the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) shifts techniques, the ALM should focus primarily on advanced individual training (AIT) sites and on the AIT portions of one station unit training. Soldier Competencies Many of the nine areas of Soldier competency have already been integrated into training at the platoon and company levels for Company C, 701st Military Police Battalion, 14th Military Police Brigade, U.S. Army Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. This integration serves as a model for military police training—a model that should be implemented in all Military Occupational Specialty 31-series AIT phases. According to TRADOC Pamphlet (Pam) 525-8-2, The U.S. Army Learning Concept for 2015, the nine 21st century Soldier competencies are 2 — y Character and accountability. y Comprehensive ftness. y Adaptability and initiative. y Lifelong learner. y Teamwork and collaboration. y Com munication and engagement (oral, written, and negotiatory). y Critical thinking and problem solving. By Captain Eric Luley y Cultural and joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational competence. y Tactical and technical competence (full spectrum-capable). Initial-entry 31E AIT training introduces and emphasizes six of the nine specifed competencies; the remaining three competencies (comprehensive ftness; lifelong learner; and cultural and joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational competence) are best trained and reinforced at operational assignment locations. Character and Accountability The Company C, 701st Military Police Battalion, mission is twofold: Army values must continue to be reinforced, and 31E Skill Level 1 tasks must be taught with the goal of preparing and certifying correction and detention specialists for operational assignments throughout the world. Students are required to live up to the Army values, and the company implements scenarios (such as those involving the rules of engagement or the use of force) that help identify possible values issues among students. Accountability is reinforced and rewarded within Company C. Student leaders must account for each other, ensure that they meet formation times, and sign for personal equipment issued to them. In this way, they practice personal accountability throughout the course of instruction. Adaptability and Initiative Adaptability and initiative are two of the greatest assets that Soldiers can posses. These key competencies are included in every facet of 31E AIT training. Although working in a detention facility requires strict adherence to guidelines and procedures, the operating environment changes constantly and 31Es must be able to adapt to any situation while still performing their duties to standard. Various types of environments are simulated by conducting feld training exercises in a theater internment facility training camp and a disciplinary barracks facility. Teamwork and Collaboration (Oral, Written, and Negotiatory) Teamwork is one of the greatest competencies of a modern Army; and for Soldiers attending training as correction and detention specialists, it is of utmost importance. Teamwork is heavily emphasized throughout the entire course, but it is Luley.1.indd 28 3/21/2014 12:58:39 PM

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