a theater reception and staging base when deployed to an underdeveloped or war-ravaged theater. It can
also be used as a rest stop or base for reconstitution for soldiers and vehicles passing through as they
deploy or redeploy. Besides its military missions, the QM FP Company and FP module may also be
used to support humanitarian aid operations and disaster relief as well as NEO. FP can also be used in
peacekeeping and enforcement operations.
QM FP Company Employment. The QM FP Company may be employed in any of the
missions stated above. When used for its primary mission, the QM FP Company will normally be
organized according to TOE 42424L000 (a sample TOE is found in Appendix A of FM 42-424). The
unit will be issued the FP module(s) from Army pre-positioned stock and assigned to an appropriate
element of a TAACOM, COSCOM, or DISCOM. In some cases, FP may be assigned to a JTF. A QM
FP Company may be employed on an area basis, serving soldiers in a geographical area: or it may be
employed in support of a brigade-size element. In either case, FP will remain under the major command
to which it is assigned.
FP Operators. Current RC QM FP Companies are manned as type B units which mean they
required extensive augmentation to perform their mission. When deployed, over 400 additional
personnel may be required to reach Level I staffing to support a six-module deployment. These
additional personnel may be military, nonmilitary, local nationals, or third-country nationals.
Nonmilitary operators that may be substituted for U.S. military personnel are DOD/DA civilians.
LOGCAP contractor personnel, local nationals, and/or third country nationals. The skills of nonmilitary
operators should match, as close as possible, those of the MOSs designated in the TOE. Three scenarios
the QM FP Company can be manned and operated under are given below.
a. All Military. An all-military staff can operate a module or modules. Military personnel are
detailed from AC/RC units in support of the QM FP Company in their operations.
b. Combination of Military and Nonmilitary. A module or modules can be operated by any
combination of military personnel and LOGCAP contractors, host nation support personnel, and/or third
c. LOGCAP Personnel. A module or modules can be operated entirely by LOGCAP
contractors independent of any military command and control. The LOGCAP contractor will operate
one to six FP modules under the general control of the MACOM. All TOE equipment, with exception
of weapons, will be required for operation.