Constabulary Training for a Full-Spectrum Force
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Constabulary training must be a mainstay of todays full-spectrum force. This paper explores the question-why does the United States Army continue to focus training efforts solely on the two major theaters of war scenario when peace operations are more likely Constabulary training should be appropriately imbedded in the basic level courses of professional military training. This paper provides a historical perspective on previous constabulary missions and a comparison of how constabulary-type training suits todays peace operations. The experiences of two diversely prepared units, the 793d Military Police Battalion and Task Force 3-504, that deployed in support of Operation Hawk in Kosovo are included. Finally, a prescription to alleviate frustration for the war fighter who must keep the peace is also provided.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics