march. If needed, members of the advance quartering party can help guide the main body into the FP
c. Occupation of the FP AO. The AMC LSE Advance Quartering Party will have secured the
FP AO before the main body arrives. Upon arrival of the QM FP Company main body, the FP
module(s) may or may not have reached the AO. Preparations should immediately begin to occupy the
operational area and plan a reinforced defense. The commander and platoon leaders should perform
terrain analysis and plan a defense against air, ground, and NBC attack which integrates the support of
available resources including those of the visiting tenant units.
FP Module Setup. After the QM FP Company has occupied the area and established a defense
plan, they begin setting up the module(s) subsystems.
a. Transportation to the Theater. A FP module consists of about 67,000 cubic feet of
containerized material which will require movement from a seaport and/or airport of debarkation to the
FP AO. Transportation of the module(s) will be arranged by AMC and is not a responsibility of the QM
FP Company. AMC will maintain ownership of the module(s) until the commander of the QM FP
Company takes hand receipt at the operating site. The module(s) may be transported from the port(s) of
debarkation to the AO by means of air, rail, or linehaul.
NOTE: Cold weather kits and camouflage materials are not part of the standard supplies included with
an FP module and must be requested separately. Every effort should be made to identify the required
configuration of each FP module to reduce delays, and reduce transportation burdens and cost.
b. Module Setup. Setup of a standard FP module will take 63 personnel about 120 hours to
complete. Setup time will vary based on site conditions, weather conditions, and module configuration.
If available, more personnel may be used to expedite the set-up process. These personnel may be
military or civilian and will not normally possess expertise in module setup. These individuals may be
best used conducting repetitive, labor-intensive tasks such as erecting billeting TEMPERS. If host
nation civilians are used, closely supervise to prevent pilferage and theft and maintain security.
(1) The company command post and operator billeting should go up first. This will give the
company a central area for command and control and a place to live and stow personal gear.
(2) Remaining module subsystems should be erected in a logical sequence based on use of
manpower and equipment. Subsystems such as power distribution, water distribution and storage, and
graywater collection are required for the proper operation of other subsystems. Consider the importance
of these subsystems when