Accession Number : ADA325266

Title :   The Army Divisional Signal Battalion as the Foundation for Support in Military Operations Other Than War.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Petit, Timothy M.

PDF Url : ADA325266

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Joint communications planners are given a variety of responsibilities when given a mission to support a Joint Task Force Commander. In view of the principles of joint communications planning and these mission responsibilities, the Army's divisional signal battalions are not equipped or manned to accomplish this task. Joint communications doctrine and the supporting Army doctrine assign a tactical support mission to these signal units. Despite these facts, the 10th Signal Battalion of the 10th Mountain Division was assigned missions to support operational forces. The experiences of the 10th Signal Battalion in both Somalia and Haiti detail the difficulties that occur when units are assigned missions they were not designed to accomplish.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, SIGNALS, MISSIONS, SOMALIA, ARMY PLANNING, TACTICAL WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE