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Appendix C

Battlefield Workload Analysis

With minor adjustments in the capability block, the BWA can be used to determine MP requirements for the division. A BWA work sheet is shown in Figure C-1. A separate matrix is prepared for each EAC and corps MP brigade. Figure C-2 is a sample of a BWA matrix for a 3-division corps MP CS company

Mission/Function1Capability1Workload2RqmtHN18US RqmtRisk19Mission Rqmt
Divisions supported31
MMS360 km MSR and ASR
Refugees on control routes4150,000 per day
AS-corps rural terrain52,000 sq km
AS-EAC rural terrain53,000 sq km
AS-urban terrain5800 sq km (urban)
AS-USAF main opns base51,000 sq km/USAF MOB
AS-convoy escort6# tms per convoy# convoys
AS-ammo security71.3 modular ammo co
2 modular ammo co
AS-pipeline security8400 km
AS-EAC pipeline co83
AS-trains97
AS-small critical sites1012
AS-major HQ security111
AS-EAC port security120.66 of port
AS-combat operationsWhen required, assets are diverted from other missions.
L&O-incident response1375,000 nondivision troops
I/R-US prisoner detention14700
I/R-EPW escort/corps151,900 walking
2,500 by vehicleMin: 1 plt
3,800 by train
I/R-EPW holding/corps162,000 Min: 1 plt
Other assigned missions17MissionForce size
Totals20
Battalion HHD requirement = 0.199 x number of companies21

NOTE: Workload capability = doctrinal requirement - HN offset = US requirement - acceptable risk = mission requirement


1Mission/capabilities are as stated in section I of TOEs 19477L000 and 19677L000. The unit capability for each mission is what the unit can accomplish when performing no other mission (for example, if it is only doing MSRs, the unit can cover 360 kilometers in a 24-hour period). Unless otherwise specified, the capabilities are the same at corps and EAC.

2Workload is the amount (MSR or area) or number of supported units/facilities.

3Corps support to each division is covered by allocating one MP company per supported division. Any additional support requirements should be based on a detailed division PM/MP mission analysis and included under other assigned missions.

4Unless specifically tasked, the Army normally relies on HN support to manage refugees. Redirecting refugees from MSRs and keeping them off of MSRs is part of (as is straggler control and TCP) the mission and MSR workload When assigned the mission, the capability is for control of refugees on established refugee control routes that are in addition to the MSRs.

5Compute each square kilometer mission requirement separately. Do not compute the same terrain in more than one computation (for example, the area around the Air Force's main operating base is not included with either rural or urban square kilometers).

6Convoy-escort capability is not stated in the TOE and is an AS function rather than an MMS function. Determine the average number of teams per mission and the average number of simultaneous missions. Multiply the number of teams required per mission by 0.028, then multiple the result by the number of simultaneous missions to determine the total requirement. State the number of teams per convoy and the number of convoys, then convert the force size to a 3-decimal-place company equivalent. Each additional team, squad, and platoon equivalent equals 0.028, 0.083, and 0.25 respectively.

7Security for modular ammo companies (ASPs) supporting divisions is three platoons and is normally conducted directly behind the division (corps forward). However, METT-TC may require the ammo units to move into the DRA. In this case, corps units should be attached to the division for the duration. Security for corps storage areas (CSAs) and theater storage areas (TSAs) is one MP company per two ammo companies. Security is provided on an area-support basis in the form of screening, with limited fixed posts.

8The EAC petroleum terminal/pipeline operating company manages the EAC pipeline that is normally laid adjacent to MSRs. Pipeline security is inherently provided by MP operating on the MSRs. Unless the pipeline is not near the MSR, MP support is only allocated against the EAC petroleum terminal/pipeline operating company's bulk storage facilities. Security is provided on an area-support basis in the form of screening, with limited fixed posts.

9Train security is normally an EAC mission. This capability equates to simultaneously providing five MP teams to each of seven trains. Actual workloads and requirements are computed in the same manner as a convoy escort.

10Small critical facilities are normally defined as key MSR bridges and tunnels and communication nodes that may require additional security.

11The major headquarters are corps, COSCOM, TSC, unified command and, if directed, the JTF. The ASCC depends on the MP to provide security for two CPs. The ASCC requirement is an additional three platoons to support a second CP.

12The requirement for one seaport is 1.5 companies.

13Teams provide incident response, crime-scene security, and traffic control. They also assist L&O detachment teams and CID investigators.

14For deliberate planning in support of an OPLAN, personnel to be confined will normally be held by either the unit or the EAC I/R MP battalion performing the confinement mission. This does not preclude a requirement for the echelon PM to operate a field detention facility until prisoners are released back to their units or evacuated to the EAC confinement facility.

15The primary mode is vehicle (back-haul doctrine). Regardless of the mode, a minimum of one platoon (0.25 requirement) per supported division is allocated for EPW escort from the division central collection point (DCCP) to the corps holding area (CHA). Because the actual number of EPWs is unknown, coupled with no time/distance study for each supported division, one platoon per division provides a minimum capability for continuous evacuation within the stated doctrinal timeline (evacuate to the CHA within 12 hours of arrival at the DCCP).

16At a minimum, one platoon (0.25 requirement) is allocated to operate the CHA (provides the capability to hold 500 EPWs at any given time).

17Add any additional continuous missions assigned by the echelon commander not covered above. Examples include VIP escort/security for other than the CG and the deputy commanding general (DCG) of major headquarters, screening exposed corps flanks, and increasing teams per mission/function which decreases doctrinal capability (for example, permanent TCPs or checkpoints). Each additional team, squad, or platoon equivalent equals 0.028, 0.083, and 0.25 respectively.

18For each mission/function, any workload either fully or partially accomplished by the HN is subtracted from the doctrinal mission requirement. Enter the MP company equivalent offset and subtract from the doctrinal requirements to determine the US requirement.

19For each mission/function, if the operational/MP commander will accept mission risk, subtract the MP company equivalent to determine the mission requirement.

20Add columns to determine the total doctrinal company requirement, HN offsets, US requirement, acceptable risk, and mission requirement to support the operation/AO. Round the requirement to the nearest whole number (0.4 or fewer rounds down, 0.5 or greater round up).

21Determine battalion HHD requirements by multiplying the company requirements by 0.199 and rounding.

Figure C-1. Sample BWA Work Sheet

Mission/FunctionCapabilityWorkloadRqmtHNUS RqmtRiskMission Rqmt
Divisions supported133.000 3.000 3.000
MMS360 km MSR and ASR1,0502.917 2.917 2.917
Refugees on control routes150,000 per day25,0000.1670.16770.000 0.000
AS-corps rural terrain2,000 sq km 6,5003.250 3.2500.5002.750
AS-EAC rural terrain3,000 sq km
AS-urban terrain800 sq km (urban)1,5001.875 1.8750.5001.625
AS-USAF main opns base1,000 sq km/USAF MOB1,0001.000 1.000 1.000
AS-convoy escort5 tms per convoy4 0.560 0.560 0.560
AS-ammo security1.3 modular ammo co32.308 2.308 2.308
2 modular ammo co10.500 0.500 0.500
AS-pipeline security400 km
AS-EAC pipeline co3
AS-trains7
AS-small critical sites1290.750 0.7500.2500.500
AS-major HQ security122.000 2.000 2.000
AS-EAC port security0.66 of port
AS-combat operationsWhen required, assets are diverted from other missions.
L&O-incident response75,000 nondivision troops45,0000.600 0.6000.3000.300
I/R-US prisoner detention700
I/R-EPW escort/corps1,900 walking
2,500 by vehicleMin: 1 plt/div0.750 0.750 0.750
3,800 by train
I/R-EPW holding/corps2,000 Min: 1 plt/0.250 0.250 0.250
Other assigned missionsPSD for Corps CoS1 sqd0.083 0.083 0.083
Flank screen1 plt0.250 0.250 0.250
Totals200.177201.319
Battalion HHD requirement = 0.199 x number of companies4 4 4
NOTE: Workload capability = doctrinal requirement - HN offset = US requirement - acceptable risk = mission requirement

Figure C-2. Sample BWA Matrix



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