Military police units supported the forward passage of lines between host nation (HN) forces and divisional units by reducing the congestion in the passage area.
** Understand how to support forward passage of lines, wet/dry-gap crossings, and HN integration.
They depend on battlespace owners to secure the outer and inner cordons and clear and conduct forward passage of lines
with technical exploitation and decontamination.
The lesson learned was that adjacent unit coordination is more than sharing tactical graphics, building restricted fire lines, and having an SOP to conduct a forward passage of lines
; this is only a good start.
To orient itself on the main body, it often calls on the engineer to coordinate with engineer units behind the screen line to find the emplaced obstacles and ensure that lanes are available for passage of lines
. This allows the squadron commander accurate information on what the defense behind him looks like and how to establish his forces.
Thus, Chapter 5 does introduce reconnaissance, security operations, troop movement, relief in place, passage of lines
, and encirclement operations, but it does not cover mobility operations which is the subject of its own manual.
Larger issues, such as a sloppy passage of lines
by one of the brigades of the I st Infantry Division, are chronicled with the division ignoring the marked lanes and guides, barreling through to their advanced positions.
With intense coordination, the passage of lines
piece is sometimes possible.