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171-300-0011 - Employ Progressive Levels of Individual Force When Confronting Civilians

Assessed the situation and, if possible, reported it immediately to your section/team leader. Isolated hostile civilians and used no more force than was necessary to control the situation.

Conditions: While securing a critical area or participating in a civil disturbance operation, you have been confronted by one or more hostile civilians. You may have crowd control equipment such as a riot baton, military police (MP) club, and mace. You may have been authorized to use crowd control materials such as a water hose or chemical gas.

 

Standards: Assessed the situation and, if possible, reported it immediately to your section/team leader. Isolated hostile civilians and used no more force than was necessary to control the situation.

 

Performance Steps

   1.  Assess the situation by identifying the level of hostile civilian threat.

           a.  Verbal.

           b.  Physical without weapons (touching, pushing).

           c.  Physical with weapons (rocks, clubs, spitting).

           d.  Physical with firearms shown.

           e.  Physical with firearms used.

   2.  Report the situation immediately to the section/team leader.

   3.  Isolate hostile civilian(s), if possible.

   4.  Employ no more force than is necessary to control the situation using graduated response measures.

           a.  Avoid confrontation if possible. Do not deliberately instigate, threaten, provoke, or bluff.

           b.  Speak sternly to the civilian and state the peaceful intent of your mission.

           c.  Tell the civilian to "STAND BACK" and warn him that you may have to use force.

           d.  If the civilian places his hands on your body, use your riot baton or MP club to brush back the civilian.

           e.  If the civilian attempts to inflict bodily harm, use any authorized materials (e.g., water hoses, chemical gases) to impede his movement.

            f.  Use your individual weapon in self-defense only and fire to wound or disable if possible.

   5.  Establish and maintain control of the situation.

           a.  Comply with the rules of engagement (ROE)/rules of interaction (ROI), any host-nation requirements, applicable international treaties and operational agreements.

NOTE: ROE are politically imposed restrictions on military operations. ROE are directed by higher military authorities based on the political and tactical situations and the level of threat. ROI encompasses an array of interpersonal communication skills, such as persuasion and negotiation. ROI are based on the applicable ROE for a particular operation. Everyone must understand the ROE and be prepared to execute them properly in every possible confrontation.

           b.  Minimize casualties and damage.

           c.  Maintain professional demeanor and appearance.

 

Performance Measures

GO

NO-GO

   1.  Assessed the situation by identifying the level of hostile civilian threat.

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   2.  Reported the situation immediately to the section/team leader.

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   3.  Isolated hostile civilian(s), if possible.

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   4.  Employed no more force than was necessary to control the situation.

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   5.  Established and maintained control of the situation.

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Evaluation Guidance: Score the soldier GO if all steps are passed. Score the soldier NO-GO if any step is failed. If the soldier scores NO-GO, show him what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

 

References

 

Required

Related

 

 

FM 19-15

 

 

FM 27-10

 

 

FM 41-10

 

 

TC 7-98-1