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Protection WFF

Definition/Scope: (ADP 6-0) The protection warfighting function is the related tasks and systems that preserve the force so the commander can apply maximum combat power to accomplish the mission. Preserving the force includes protecting personnel (friendly combatants and noncombatants) and physical assets of the United States, host-nation, and multinational military and civilian partners. (FM 3-0) The related tasks and systems that preserve the force so the commander can apply maximum combat power. The protection warfighting function facilitates the commander’s ability to maintain the force’s integrity and combat power. Protection determines the degree to which potential threats can disrupt operations and counters or mitigates those threats it also includes health protection. Preserving the force includes protecting personnel (combatants and noncombatants), physical assets, and information of the United States and multinational military and civilian partners. The protection warfighting function facilitates the commander’s ability to maintain the force’s integrity and combat power. Protection determines the degree to which potential threats can disrupt operations and counters or mitigates those threats. Emphasis on protection increases during preparation and continues throughout execution. Protection is a continuing activity; it integrates all protection capabilities to safeguard bases, secure routes, and protect forces. The protection warfighting function includes the following tasks: air and missile defense; personnel recovery; information protection; fratricide avoidance; operational area security; antiterrorism; survivability; force health protection; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear operations; safety; operations security; explosive ordnance disposal. The protection warfighting function includes force health protection. Force health protection includes all measures to promote, improve, or conserve the mental and physical well-being of Soldiers. These measures enable a healthy and fit force, prevent injury and illness, and protect the force from health hazards. The measures include the prevention aspects of a number of Army Medical Department functions, including the following: preventive medicine, veterinary services, combat and operational stress control; dental services (preventive dentistry); laboratory services (area medical laboratory support). FM 3-13 addresses information protection. NOTE: FM 3-0 has been superceded by ADP 3-0.



Use:

102d Fighter Interceptor Wing
7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command
Access Control Point
Active Protection System
Automated Fingerprint Identification System
Battalion Aid Station
Beyond Visual Range
Brigade Detainee Internment Facilities
Brigade Internment Facilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Central Intelligence Agency
Civil support operation
combat engineering
Combat Life Saver
Command, Control and Interoperability Division
contiguous area of operation
Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources
Defense Joint Intelligence Operations Center
Desert Hawk
Director of National Intelligence
Directorate of Intelligence
DNI
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
Electronic Counter-CounterMeasures
Force Health Protection
Full Spectrum Active Protection
Full Spectrum Active Protection System
Improved Remotely Monitored Battlefield Sensor System
indirect fire support
information protection
Initial Point Of Capture
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group
military deception
missile defense
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Infrastructure Protection Plan
National Security Agency
Naval Surface Fire Support
Network Operations
personnel recovery
Police Intelligence Operations
Quick Reaction Force
Regional Holding Facility, USMC
rescue operation
roving patrol
RQ-7 Shadow
Stability operation
sustaining operation
Trophy Active Defense System
US Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
WASP


Used For:

Continuity Of Operations
Protection Warfighting Function

Broader Terms:

support area operation
Warfighting Function

Narrower Terms:

air and missile defense
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Force Health Protection
Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
operations security
personnel recovery
post traumatic stress disorder
preventive medicine
safety
veterinarians
veterinary support

Related Terms:

Fires WFF
Intelligence WFF
Mission command WFF
Movement and Maneuver WFF
Sustainment WFF
Wideband Global Satcom Satellite
Wideband Military Satellite Communication


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