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 37 operates multiple access control points. In an unannounced, base-wide drill held early in the deployment, the FP team executed its defensive plan and thereby reduced its response time by 80 percent. The success of the team is a testament to the detailed planning and training provided by the military police offcer. In addition to leading the FP team, the Headquarters Detachment military police offcer also provides antiterrorism and FP guidance to movement control teams spread throughout Afghanistan. A movement control team, which is comprised of about 20 Soldiers and up to 150 contractors, performs a variety of movement functions (including manning entry control points, sorting cargo, coordinating transportation, and routinely leaving the base perimeter) to organize local national contracted trucks for in-processing. Part of the military police offcer's responsibility is to advise movement control team commanders on appropriate antiterrorism and FP measures to adopt within theater and in transit. This information increases the likelihood that battalion Soldiers and civilians (who are facing increased risks from improvised explosive devices, small arms fre, and other means of bodily harm) will return home safely. The 39th is nearing the end of its deployment; and due to its training and readiness, no combat-related casualties have been sustained. The 39th Movement Control Battalion plays a pivotal role in supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The Army recognized the unique skills that military police bring to the fght and aligned that skill set with the 39th. The lone military police offcer in the Headquarters Detachment functions as a force multiplier by serving as a liaison with investigative agencies and as the antiterrorism and FP subject matter expert for members of the 39th. Through the application of military police training and experience and through coordination with multiple investigative agencies, the 39th has saved Soldiers' lives and safeguarded millions of dollars by combating fraud and pilferage. The military police offcer, Headquarters Detachment, 39th Movement Control Battalion, truly exemplifes the Military Police Corps motto by assisting, protecting, and defending personnel and equipment and enabling the 39th Movement Control Battalion to accomplish its mission. Endnote: 1 "Warlord, Inc.: Extortion and Corruption Along the U.S. Supply Chain in Afghanistan," Executive Summary, majority staff of the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. Congress, 22 June 2010. First Lieutenant Plenge is the operations and training offcer (S-3), 39th Movement Control Battalion, currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the U.S. Military Academy–West Point, New York, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. An FP team member assists Soldiers from the 39th Movement Control Battalion at a pistol range in Afghanistan. Plenge.1.indd 39 3/21/2014 1:02:32 PM

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