Rules of Engagement
This is a discussion on Rules of Engagement within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I was a Navy Radioman in the fifties, so no combat experience. In recent years I rode with the Patriot
Guard and Run for the ...
June 21st, 2011 11:50 AM
Rules of Engagement
I was a Navy Radioman in the fifties, so no combat experience. In recent years I rode with the Patriot
Guard and Run for the Wall; VN vets and current vets participated. I heard about some of the ROE's;
can't respond to an AK-47 attack with a .50 cal, etc. I'd like to know how restrictive the current ROE's are. Thanks to all who have served, military and civilian!
The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
June 25th, 2011 05:28 PM
As for our rules of engagement, we have about 7 circumstances for using deadly force although I don't want to elaborate. However, 3 things must be present to use deadly force: opportunity, capability, and intent.
All of our armed armed watchstanders are now issued and trained in the use non-lethal weapons as an option to using deadly force (ASP straight expandable baton/flexcuffs/pepper spray/enhanced unarmed defensive tactics including the use of strikes and kicks).
The Navy today is much more different now than the Navy years back that you and my father (1965-1989/a retired SK CPO) were in.
June 25th, 2011 05:56 PM
One can respond to an ak attack with a .50 cal. The laws of war cover proportionality as one of the main principles, but I would consider that completely proportional. If one person was using an ak in a building like that last scene in Full Metal Jacket, it might be a little excessive to bomb the whole block, but that's up to people above my pay grade to decide.
The force continuum still applies to military personnel, so there are procedures such as verbal commands and restraining that come before deadly force. Deadly force must be a last resort, come out of extreme necessity, and used when other means can no longer be employed.
Search tags for this page
ccw rules of engagement
concealed carry rules of engagement
deadly force intent capability
deadly force rules of engagement
homeland security rules of engagement
intent opportunity capability
law enforcement rules of engagement
military guard 7rules of deadly force
opportunity capability and intent
opportunity capability and intent navy
rules of engagement concealed carry
rules of engagement for concealed carry
Click on a term to search for related topics.