I am a Soldier and Antiterrorism Officer at JBLM and I have met the men who are the "Protection Division": Tom Rudd, Dan Vessels, and Kirk Johnson. Differing from what you might believe the Protection Division is not some large military organization. It's just these three guys working in a basement office of the MP Station. They like to give themselves titles like "Division Chief" and "Deputy Chief", but there is no division - just these pompous ass hats in the basement of the MP Station.
I have read some of the articles here on Indy Media about the illegal collection and targeting of groups throughout Washington by Tom Rudd, Dan Vessels, and the Protection Division; and I can tell you, from first-hand experience with these guys, that you have nothing to worry about. Sure, they try to do this type of targeting and collection, but they are not any good at it, and nobody on JBLM takes their products seriously. The entire command structure in I Corps laughs at the bulletins and assessments sent up by the "Protection Division" and we toss that stuff in the trashcan where it belongs the minute Tom Rudd walks out of the meeting. The WA State Fusion Center ( http://www.wsfc.wa.gov/) even stated in a 2016 'Notice to Intelligence Analysts' that products produced by the JBLM Protection Division (Thomas Rudd) were highly questionable, lacked accuracy, credibility, and proper sourcing. Information provided by the JBLM Protection Division is to be viewed as "unreliable" unless corroborated by a qualified analyst and confirmed by other sources. You wonder why nobody at JBLM takes your complaints about the "Protection Division" seriously; it is because nobody takes the "Protection Division" itself seriously.
The Protection Division (three idiots in the basement) has no electronic collection capability, no analytical skills, and no intelligence databases that they can access to gather information about you. Even if you ask the "Protection Division" for information the best you can hope to get is a cut and paste of something they found on Google; and this will be "reported as found" without even an attempt at providing analysis and meaning to what they report. They are not submitting information about you to police and intelligence databases, because while such databases (i.e. NCIC) exist the people who actually maintain these records simply ignore the "Protection Division" - recognizing that they are nothing more than idiots taking up space on the government payroll and producing absolutely nothing of any intelligence value whatsoever.
The bottom line is that the "Protection Division" continues to exist because it is almost impossible to fire a government employee, and the Joint Base Commander hasn't found a way to get rid of these idiots yet.