REAR AREA OPERATIONS CENTER
PARTIAL DECONTAMINATION--The removal
(RAOC)--The agency responsible for planning,
contamination from individual clothing and
coordinating, directing, and monitoring rear area
equipment and from those surfaces of equipment
that operators or crew members must contact to
REAR AREA SECURITY (RAS)--The measures
perform their mission-vehicle entry and exit
taken before, during, and/or after an enemy
airborne attack, sabotage action, infiltration,
PASSIVE AIR DEFENSE--All measures, other than
guerrilla action, and/or initiation of psychological
active air defense, taken to minimize the
or propaganda warfare to minimize the effects
effectiveness of hostile air action. These measures
of protective construction.
REAR AREA SECURITY COORDINATOR
(RASC)--That person responsible for planning,
PASSIVE DEFENSE--Measures taken to reduce the
coordinating, and directing the RAS effort. The
RASC is usually the CSSE commander but can be
damage caused by hostile action without the
the ACE commander.
PERSONAL WIPE DOWN--Process of removing
o r neutralizing contamination from the
maintenance, and replacement necessary to
individual's equipment including the protective
restore a military unit to its full capability, often
mask, hood, gloves, rifle, and helmet to stop
after it has been depleted by military operations.
RATE OF FIRE--The number of rounds fired per
from penetrating into equipment surfaces.
weapon per minute.
PHYSICAL SECURITY--That part of security
RATE OF MARCH--The average number of miles
concerned with physical measures designed to
or kilometers to be travelled in a given period of
safeguard personnel; to prevent unauthorized
access to equipment, installations, material, and
time, including all ordered halts. It is expressed
documents; and to safeguard them against
in miles or kilometers in the hour.
espionage, sabotage, damage, and theft.
SKIN DECON TECHNIQUE--Process of
POWER-DRIVEN DECON EQUIPMENT--Any
removing or neutralizing contamination on the
of several different kinds of pump and heater units
capable of spraying heated water or steam. Soap
it from penetrating into skin.
SITUATION MAP--A map showing the tactical or
sprayed through these units in most cases, such as
the administrative situation at a particular time.
the M12 power-driven decon apparatus and the
XM17 SANATOR lightweight decon system.
SITUATION REPORT (SITREP)--A report giving
the situation in the area of a reporting unit or
PLATOON (PMSP)--Unit of the provisional
security forces which provides the rear area
SMALL ARMS--Man portable, individual, and
security coordinator with a quick reaction
crew-served weapon systems used mainly against
capability in support of the RAS mission.
personnel and lightly armored or unarmored
(PSF)--Units available to the rear area security
SPOT REPORT--A concise narrative report of
coordinator for supplementing local defense
e s s e n t i a l information covering events or
efforts and to give assistance to the military police
in the performance of RAS missions.
conditions that may have an immediate and
significant effect on current planning and
PYROTECHNIC--A mixture of chemicals which
operations that is afforded the most expeditious
when ignited is capable of reacting exothermically
means of transmission consistent with requisite
to produce light, heat, smoke, sound or gas, and
may also be used to introduce a delay.