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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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28 MILITARY POLICE combat vehicle crewmen equipment, AN/PEQ-15, vehicle in- formation and communications systems in M1151 M26 shotgun, M320 40-millimeter grenade launcher, integrated laser white light pointer, Joint Capabilities Release/Blue Force Tracker mission command system) simultaneously took place in the 519th Military Police Battalion in FY 15. The short-duration, iterative green cycle exposures allowed military police platoons to feld new and upgraded equip- ment on a piecemeal basis and integrate the equipment into their formations ahead of the major battalion level train- ing events during the same period. The battalion executed the frst deliberate mounted gunnery in August 2014, with the newly felded Common Remotely Operated Weapon Sta- tion as the primary focus. The battalion used the M1117 armored security vehicle military police team certifca- tions conducted earlier and used the gunnery training as the capstone. In preparation for the frst mounted fre and maneuver CALFEX scheduled for June 2015, the battalion conducted another mounted gunnery training in February 2015. The training established a major collective effort as a semiannual requirement, as a mechanism to maintain gun- nery qualifcations, to enforce military police team certif- cation maintenance, and to reinforce military police team shoot tasks. In June 2015, the 519th conducted the mounted fre and maneuver CALFEX, rotating military police platoons through a daytime and nighttime squad-mounted, live-fre exercise and a platoon daytime CALFEX as the culminating training event. Due to the nature of sustaining police re- quirements, the battalion orchestrated and administrative- ly operated the ranges and area of operations to allow com- pany commanders and platoon leaders to focus on planning, preparation, and execution tasks and to evaluate training. The battalion incorporated the newly trained and upgraded Raven system and a rudimentary call for fre to simulate the combined arms support that military police platoon leaders could experience in a theater of operations. But the focus was on squad fre and maneuver of sections and pla- toon fre and maneuver of squads. The gunneries and the CALFEX were only possible due to the baseline core competencies achieved through platoons conducting multiple green cycle iterations. Conclusion With the specter of future military police battal- ion and combat support company Army structure re- ductions ever present in our branch, high-intensity, short-duration green cycles provide a manageable and effective methodology to continue to build and sustain combat readiness at the military police squad and pla- toon levels. Leaders will continue to face training dis- tractors such as lack of time or funds, taskings, and land availability. The next generation of company com- manders must understand how to plan effective train- ing around such constraints. Using a 21-day green cycle construct will enable platoon, company, and feld grade offcers to build readiness and collective task profciency across battalions and companies and will help bring us in line with the vision behind the Military Police Strategic Plan 2025. ADP 3-0, Unifed Land Operations, 10 October 2011. ADP 5-0, Special Operations, 31 August 2012. ADP 7-0, Training Units and Developing Leaders, 23 August 2012. ADRP 3-0, Unifed Land Operations, 16 May 2012. ADRP 5-0, Special Operations, 17 May 2012. ADRP 7-0, Training Units and Developing Leaders, 23 August 2012. AR 350-1, , 19 August 2014. Military Police Strategic Plan 2025, , accessed on 20 Janu- ary 2015. Lieutenant Colonel Myers was the 519th Mili- tary Police Battalion and garrison director services for Fort Polk, Louisiana, October 2013 to 2015. He holds a bachelor's degree in aviation the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, a degree in business and organizational security Webster University, and a degree in arts and science Major Treuting is the executive offcer for the 519th Military Po- lice Battalion, Fort Polk, Louisiana. He holds a bachelor's degree Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and degrees in business and organizational security - and operations arts and science Webster First Lieutenant Larson is the police operations offcer and spe- cial reaction offcer in charge for the Fort Polk Directorate of Services. He holds a bachelor's degree in business

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