Military Police


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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Spring 2016 7 including information pertaining directly to MWDs and aviation. Extending beyond the offcer professional development, the de- tachment understood the human aspect of relationships; main- tained communication with the AHB; at- tended joint planning sessions; and gained a shared understanding of their unit, skill set, and mission. Without realizing it, the detachment executed a cognitive hierarchy that takes data and morphs it into understanding, as outlined in Figure 2-1 of Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 6-0, Mis- sion . 1 The data provided from Soldiers' recent deployment missions, continental United States missions in support of the President of the United States and the Secret Service, combined training center experiences, and daily training scenarios was processed into information. Given their experiences, I determined that our Soldiers would likely best beneft from more realistic training with other units in preparation for real-life missions. The kennel mas- ter analyzed the information to gain knowledge. Now armed with knowledge and a plan, the frst meeting with the AHB was held. I was immediately reminded of the importance of applying judgment to knowledge to obtain an understanding and to ensure that each unifed action partner reached the same shared understanding. The relationship building continued as we traded data, information, and knowledge with the AHB. It was vital to re- member that with multiple units come multiple training ob- jectives, and multiple training objectives require With little to no knowledge of the composition of an AHB be- fore the meeting, I was unaware that the AHB would need to in formation to maximize its train- ing beneft. Its execution would vary from the original concept of the training event based on the operational environment. The small exercise would need to tri- ple in size and would involve the two battalion intelligence teams, an entire combat support military police company, and multiple days of train-up. The informa- tion provided by the experienced pilots and instructor pilots and the training objectives of the com- bat support military police com- mander enabled all three units to reach a shared understanding of individual unit training objec- tives and desired end states to ac- complish the mission.

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