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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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16 MILITARY POLICE any confusion within the units. Each CPER was treated hu- manely and processed correctly throughout each step of the operation. Conclusion As we continue to build and develop an interoperable ca- pacity with our NATO and multinational allies, detention operations will continue to be a critical mission during com- bined operations. The Joint Multinational Readiness Cen- ter provides leaders with the unique opportunity to train, identify issues, and fnd creative solutions to solve tactical challenges with NATO and multinational allies. In Saber Junction 15, military police, military intelligence, engi- neers, maneuver elements, and NATO allies came together to overcome some of the challenges of conducting detention operations in an expeditionary environment. The successful outcome of detention operations is achieved through com- petent and engaged leadership willing to train and enforce discipline at the unit level. We must continue to develop training exercises with our allies and enable our leaders to develop new tactics, techniques, and procedures to maintain the edge over our enemies, achieve excellence, and increase the capabilities of our alliance. Endnotes: 1 Joint Publication 3-63, Detainee Operations, 13 November 2014. 2 Field Manual 3-39, Military Police Operations, 26 August 2013. 3 Allied Joint Publication 2.5(A), Captured Persons Materiel , 8 August 2007. Geneva Convention (III) Relative to the Treatment of Pris- oners of War, 12 August 1949, , accessed on 19 January 2016. Geneva Convention (IV) Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, 12 August 1949, , accessed on 19 January 2016. Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, , accessed on 19 January 2016. Law of Deskbook, International and Op- erational Law Department, 2012, , accessed on 19 January 2016. Captain Santiago is a police observer-coach trainer at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, He previously the 591st Military Police conducted detainee operations during an opera- tional to Bay, Cuba. He holds a bach- elor's degree in Del Turabo University, Puerto Rico, and a degree in business and organizational secu- ("Training in Today's . . . , " continued sessions continued, focusing on many topics, including mili- tary police disciplines, roles and responsibilities, counseling, the difference between corrective training and punishment, and anything else these young leaders wanted to discuss and learn. The platoon leaders also attended the frst sergeant's Noncommissioned Offcer Professional Development System discussions as part of their professional development, and they gained valuable knowledge from the noncommissioned offcers. We routinely met once or twice a month and con- ducted a formal offcer professional development session, discussing topics ranging from the command supply disci- pline program to operations orders and FM 6-0. But nothing could replace the abilities to deploy, train, and lead Soldiers through the off-island training rotation or the professional development lessons learned by our company leaders. Leaders should not rely too heavily on past deployment experience. The explanation that "we did it this way in (in- sert country)" is no longer acceptable. With fewer deploy- ments in support of the Global War on Terrorism, the terms expeditionary and linear have now become relevant, realis- tic, and plausible. Doctrinal training must occur. Closing Understanding that every leader in today's Army is op- erating in the challenging environment of high operational tempo and limited resources, we have managed to accom- plish our missions in different but acceptable ways. We can- not capture all the lessons learned by deploying/redeploy- ing, training, and leading at PTA. But this article relays the overall themes of our PTA training cycle. In conclusion, our leaders and Soldiers worked to accomplish the mission of a PTA rotation and the high-payoff returns gained with an expeditionary mind-set by understanding the importance of sustained readiness, even for a training event. Endnote: 1 FM 6-0, and Staff Organization and Op- erations, 5 May 2014. ADRP 7-0, Training Units and Developing Leaders, 23 Au- gust 2012. FM 3-39, Military Police Operations, 26 August 2013. Captain gne is the future readiness offcer for the Mili- tary Police Branch at the U.S. Resources - She previously served as the of the 58th Military Police She holds a bachelor's degree Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and a

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