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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.

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

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

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

   5.  Established and maintained control of the
situation.

 

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