The MCACUs report operationally for tasking and technical guidance to the OIC of the MCACC. Administratively the MCACC reports to the Commanding Officer, Headquarters Battalion, Henderson Hall, Washington DC.
The MCACUs perform functions that will affect the apprehension and detention of deserters and their return to military control. Apprehensions will be performed by civilian law enforcement agencies. At the request of civilian authorities and upon approval of the OIC, MCACU escorts may be in the vicinity of the apprehension to facilitate an immediate custody transfer of the apprehended deserter.