Accession Number : ADA182846

Title :   Tactical and Fixed Signal - Let's Get It Together.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Graham,Kirsten R

PDF Url : ADA182846

Report Date : 06 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : There are basically two 'signal corps'; the traditional Ft Gordon Signal School-trained, TO&E signal corps whose tactical units are usually organic to combat organizations, and the Ft Huachuca US Army Information Systems Command, TDA, fixed-signal corps whose organizations are assigned in support of garrison or sustaining base operations in the continental United States and overseas. The two 'signal corps' provide essential services to their Army customers, that of quality communications and automation support. 'Both' signal corps are thus in a tough service business where the customer environment changes. But communications and automation technology are also changing at an ever-increasing pace resulting in the fielding of major communications equipment, most notably the mobile subscriber system (MSE) and SINCGARS, and the concurrent acceptance of new roles to encompass the emerging information mission area. These are potentially turbulent times for the signal community and our credibility is very much at stake. If there was ever a time for the 'two' signal corps to draw together and present a united effort, it is now; unfortunately, I see the opposite happening. It is not too late to band together into a cohesive team, make ourselves smart on signal matters, and then to sell our service products to our demanding customers.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *AUTOMATION, *COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, ARMY EQUIPMENT, ARMY OPERATIONS, COHESION, COMMERCE, COMMUNITIES, MILITARY FACILITIES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, QUALITY, SIGNALS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), TOUGHNESS, TURBULENCE, UNITED STATES, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE