b. The company commander is not a special staff officer. The special staff
officer for MP matters is the division provost marshal, who is assigned to the division
c. Normal employment of the MP company is: one MP platoon in support of
each committed brigade; one MP platoon providing general MP support in the division
rear area, including the DISCOM; and one MP platoon employed to operate a central
prisoner of war (POW) collecting point, a straggler collecting point, a civilian internee
collecting point, and a temporary confinement facility for military prisoners. The security
platoon habitually provides local and internal ground protection for the division main and
tactical CPs. When all three brigades are committed, it is necessary to reallocate the
available division MP support or obtain additional MP support from outside the division.
2-17. COMBAT ELECTRONIC WARFARE AND INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
a. The combat electronic warfare and intelligence (CEWI) battalion (Figure 2-11)
provides electronic countermeasures (ECM) and electronic warfare support measures
(EWSM), performs ground surveillance, analyzes and produces intelligence,
interrogates prisoners of war, and interprets imagery. It also performs counter-
intelligence, by conducting operations security functions and surveys.
Figure 2-11. Combat electronic warfare and intelligence battalion.
b. Electronic countermeasures are used to suppress enemy communications,
electronic surveillance, and target acquisition devices (jamming). Electronic
countermeasures can also be used to deceive the enemy so that he reacts to the
division's best advantage.
c. Electronic warfare support measures is electronic emitters used to search,
intercept, identify, and locate enemy
d. Collection and jamming units and ground support radar teams from the
collection and jamming and ground surveillance companies normally operate with each
brigade. They operate forward and on the flanks to locate enemy units and weak points.