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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 50 vehicle operations course [EVOC], oleoresin capsicum [OC] certifcations, and Community-Oriented Policing Services [COPS] refresher training) are to be conducted in Germany. The plan also calls for an accelerated on-the-job training program while Soldiers are orienting on the road, which in- volves Soldiers patrolling the same areas and working the same shifts for the duration of the rotation. The host unit provides supplemental training in cases where the ODT unit feels it is lacking specifc skill sets (conducting a felony traf- fc stop, responding to a domestic disturbance). In addition, host units provide ODT units with quick references (com- mon codes, maps, sample forms) to assist in overcoming the learning curve while working the road. Lesson 4 Not all of the completed ODT rotations were perfect. One of the signifcant issues that arose with moving more than 640 Soldiers was the need to ensure that Defense Travel System authorizations were properly completed, funded, and ticketed. This became especially signifcant during the frst rotation, as only nine Soldiers from the incoming platoon of 42 arrived on time. The issue was addressed by increasing Defense Travel System process checks for sub- sequent rotations. But of the nine ODT rotations that have been completed, the biggest challenge has consistently been the management of expectations. Soldiers usually associate temporary duty with the opportunity to live in comfortable accommodations and to be well compensated for food. In or- der for U.S. Army Europe to afford the sixteen 709th Mili- tary Police Battalion ODT rotations during calendar year 2015, many cost-saving measures needed to be taken into account. ODT Soldiers stayed in barracks and old stairwell housing. The food they received was only that which the government could provide through dining facilities; mermite containers; sack lunches and, at times, meals, ready-to-eat (MREs). With the shift work of military police and the limit- ed dining facility hours at smaller kasernes, Soldiers did not always get three meals per day in a dining facility; multiple sack lunches or mermite meals a day were common. ODT Soldiers often wrote to their home stations to request tem- porary duty or missed-meals compensation. Unfortunately, funding is just as restricted for National Guard and Reserve units as it is for the Regular Army. The value of these training rotations is evident in a myr- iad of ways. Reserve Component Soldiers get time to focus on tasks that cannot be accomplished within a weekend or without a standing requirement. According to the operations and training offcer (S-3) of the 633d Military Police Battal- ion, the ODT rotations afforded his Soldiers an opportunity do more training in a couple of weeks than they would have otherwise (often due to fscal constraints) done all year. In addition, these missions freed enough time for host units to conduct aggressive, collective training with platoon size elements, which is impossible without the personnel aug- mentation. For example, according to the commander of the 554th Military Police Company, the ODT support allowed the 554th to train at the collective level, which is something it is not capable of doing without augmentation. The Sol- diers of the 933d Military Police Company provided out- standing PLE support to the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart community in Germany, which allowed the 554th Military Police Company to deploy two platoons to the Grafenwoehr Training Area to train collectively on their key collective tasks, increasing their profciency. This arrangement also allowed the 933d Military Police Company to gain knowl- edge and experience in performing law enforcement duties in an international community. Most importantly, it fosters the interoperability between the Regular Army and Reserve Component that is typically only leveraged during wartime. This arrangement is mutually benefcial for Regular Army and Reserve Component units and will continue to serve as a unique solution for the time- and resource-constrained Military Police Corps and Army. First Lieutenant Perdigao is the provost of the Second a bachelor's degree - tice California University of Pennsylvania, California, Pennsylvania. Military police conduct a traffc stop.

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