Definition/Scope: The Area Security (AS) function is to protect the force and to enhance the freedom of units to conduct their assigned missions. The MP who provide AS play a key role in supporting forces in rear-area and sustainment operations. The MP are a response force that delays and defeats enemy attempts to disrupt or demoralize military operations in the AO.
Broader Terms:1st Marine Logistics Group
Narrower Terms:area reconnaissance
Related Terms:air ground base defense