support units. Interface with USAF for air reconnaissance and imagery interpretation is
accomplished at corps.
1-24. MILITARY POLICE SUPPORT
Military police (MP) support may be performed on a command, area, functional,
or mission basis. Based on the support to be rendered, a determination is made as to
whether the MP unit is placed in direct support (DS) or general support (GS) of the
supported unit. Types of units that may be found in the corps include guard, escort
guard, physical security, criminal investigative, and general-purpose MP units.
Section V. COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT ELEMENTS
a. Combat service support elements are those elements having the primary
mission of providing service support in a TO. They may be part of, or be prepared to
become part of, the command or task force formed for combat operations.
b. Combat service support elements perform those functions that are essential
to the conduct of sustained combat operations. These functions include personnel,
administration, chaplain, finance, CA legal, maintenance, medical, supply,
transportation, construction, and other logistic services. The distinctions between CSS,
CS, and combat operations are not absolute. Moreover, all units have certain CSS
functions that they must perform in accomplishing their major missions.
c. When the commander considers CSS, he must give recognition to those
interrelated activities of RAP. These activities are performed in the same area as CSS
and have a direct impact on accomplishment of the CSS mission.
1-26. COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT UNITS AND ORGANIZATIONS
a. Combat Zone. In the combat zone, CSS is provided primarily by units of the
division support command (DISCOM) and the COSCOM. Companies,
battalions, groups, and brigades are included in the COSCOM (Figure 1-5). A
COSCOM is designed to provide CSS to a corps. The COSCOM normally
supports a corps with a headquarters and associated functional control
centers, the materiel management center (MMC) and the movement control
center (MCC). Major COSCOM commands include support groups;
transportation group or brigade; ammunition group; and a medical brigade or
a medical group. Other units of the COSCOM include a CA battalion or
brigade, an aerial observation post (AOP) unit, finance units, and a personnel
and administration battalion. The COSCOM also is responsible for RAP and
economic order quantity (EOQ) service. The COSCOM commander and his
staff are responsible for the success of CSS operations related to the tactical
operations in progress and for detailed planning for support of operations in
the near future.