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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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MILITARY POLICE 26 The basic 18-day green cycle is best depicted in Figure 1. The cycle is broken down into individual team level task training, squad collective task training, and a culmi- nating event. The culminating event is a 3- to 5-day feld ex- ercise in which the platoon or platoon (-) conducts an emer- gency readiness deployment exercise, deploys to a feld site, establishes a defense and patrol base, and conducts crawl- walk-run lane training for key collective tasks identifed for that green cycle. To help shape and prepare platoon leaders for this effort, the population was tasked with several pro- fessional development readings and sessions. Professional readings included— • Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 7-0, Training Units and Developing Leaders. • Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 7-0, Train- ing Units and Developing Leaders. • ADP 3-0, Unifed Land Operations. • ADP 5-0, Special Operations. • ADRP 3-0, Unifed Land Operations. • ADRP 5-0, Special Operations. The Army training management model seems to present a great challenge to our company grade leaders, especially when linking planning and preparation to resource fore- casting. These challenges are further amplifed when oper- ating completely under the Digital Training Management System with the FY 15 upgrades to a not-fully-functional Version 7. Throughout this transition, the battalion operations and training offcer was critical in leading compa- ny commanders, operations sergeants, platoon leaders, and platoon sergeants through a gated implement strategy that focused on the Army physical ftness test; weapons quali- fcations; and critical Army Regulation (AR) 350-1, , training requirements structured to avoid impacting key collective task training. As a military police battalion, this entire training synchroni- zation was set against the backdrop of a police fve and two, 8-hour shift schedule that negated individual and team level training afforded during a typical amber cycle. To help shape the green cycles for the companies and platoons, the battalion fully extorted the Army Training Network and the combined arms training strategy to con- duct a mission-essential task list crosswalk across support- ing key collective tasks and their corresponding key leader and individual tasks. Although digitally based, the battalion conducted training management leader profciency devel- opment sessions focusing on how to use analog methods of conducting a mission-essential task list crosswalk and high- payoff task analysis that was digitally replicated. This was necessary to establish and promote the appropriate context for leaders across the formation as doctrinal knowledge defciencies in the Basic Offcer Leader's Course and Advanced Offcer Leader's Course were observed. Notably, company grade offcers and noncommissioned of- fcers were raised in the Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom training man- agement models wherein companies were usually given a set of deployment tasks and requirements, with battalion and high- er headquarters conduct- ing training planning, re- sourcing, and forecasting for them. Reacquiring a 1990s era (pre-Operation Iraqi Freedom) mind-set built up training man- agement competencies in our junior leaders, which directly relates to increasing the professional military leader vernacular in our platoon and company grade leaders. In addition to instructing and employing analog and digi- tal training management systems, the battalion also con- ducted leadership development and the employment of past military police training frameworks (the Eight-Step Train- ing model, lane training) to accomplish key collective task training. Day 1–3 Individual Tasks Day 4–7 Team and Squad CollectiveTasks Day 5–6 DRE Day 7–14 Platoon KCT Field Training Exercise Day 15–18 Recovery Day 19–21 LEX Lane/Military Police Operations Focus Focus on shoot, move, communicate tasks and KCT linked tasks Focus on team certifcation/task training and squad collective tasks Focus on platoon alert/upload deploy Focus on deploy, quartering- party/patrol base, then KCT crawl/walk/run in lane training format Figure 1. The 18-day green cycle Legend: DRE—deployment readiness exercise KCT—key collective task LEX—law enforcement exercise

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