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Appendix B

TSC and HHC Theater Signal Brigade Qrganizational Structure

The duties and responsibilities for the TSC and the HHC theater signal brigade are listed below by corresponding TOE paragraph numbers.
SECTION I — THEATER SIGNAL COMMAND, TOE 11602L00

B-1. The following paragraphs describe the tasking, mission, and capabilities of the TSC Headquarters. Figure B-1 shows the organization of an HHC TSC.

Figure B-1. HHC TSC

COMMAND SECTION, PARAGRAPH 01

B-2. This section provides C2 and staff supervision over the TSC and exercises staff supervision over the DCSIM staff.

CHIEF OF STAFF SECTION, PARAGRAPH 02

B-3. This section directs, supervises, and integrates the work of all staff sections.

Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (DCSPER), Paragraph 06

B-4. The DCSPER serves as the principal staff assistant in matters pertaining to military and civilian personnel services and administrative programs of the signal commands. This includes use, replacement operations, strength accepting, casualty reporting, classification, assignment promotion, safety, welfare, morale services, and administration.

B-5. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Branch, Paragraph 07. This branch assists the office of the DCSPER in performing matters pertaining to personnel, both military and civilian.

B-6. Personnel Actions Branch, Paragraph 08. This branch assists the Office of the DCSPER in performing personnel administrative actions.

Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (DCSINT), Paragraph 09

B-7. The DCSINT serves as the principal staff assistant to the commander in all matters pertaining to intelligence and security.

Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (DCSOPS), Paragraph 10

B-8. The DCSOPS--

  • Provides day-to-day operations of the TSC and the TCS, and formulates plans, policies, and procedures.
  • Develops, coordinates, and interoperates communications plans and requirements for automated data teleprocessing systems, special systems, and Army communications requirements.
  • Prepares orders to implement the communications systems planning element (CSPE).
  • Plans and performs short-term traffic-engineering and makes adjustments in system configuration.

B-9. Plans Division, Paragraph 11. This division devises plans, policies, and procedures for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of high quality, high capacity, multimeans, multiaxis, automated, and integrated signal support systems network in sufficient detail to task subordinate units.

  • Telecommunications Engineering Branch, Paragraph 12. This branch is responsible for the development, coordination, and interoperability of communications plans and requirements for automated data processing (ADP) systems.
  • Host Nation/Communications Interface Branch, Paragraph 13. This branch works closely with the DISA concerning DISN and coordinates with the host nation communications organizations for planning and using the assets within the ASCC.
  • Communications Systems Plans Branch, Paragraph 14. This branch devises plans, policies, and procedures for employment of communications systems supporting tactical, theater, strategic, and base operations.
  • Plans Switching Branch, Paragraph 15. This branch develops network performance standards and connectivity requirements for adjacent, higher, and lower units.
  • Automation Network Plans Branch, Paragraph 16. This branch directs and plans requirements for automated data teleprocessing systems, special systems, and Army communications requirements.
  • Force Requirements Branch, Paragraph 17. This branch develops, applies, and ensures compliance with policies and procedures for programming and allocation of signal manpower and equipment resources.

B-10. Operations Division, Paragraph 18. This division prepares orders to use plans developed by the Communications System Plans Branch, Plans Division; performs short-term traffic engineering; makes adjustments in system configuration; manages reproduction; and resolves routine system problems.

  • CSCE ISYSCON Branch, Paragraph 19. This branch prepares and disseminates priority lists and detailed emergency schedules for coordination restoration of circuits in the event of disruption of communications or damage to any part of the system. The branch provides ongoing management of all subordinate brigades' system control elements, coordination with joint communications controllers, coordination with other services and DISA communications controllers, and coordination with subordinate CSCEs.
  • NBC Branch, Paragraph 20. This branch is responsible for the supervision of NBC elements in the TSC.
  • Systems Automation Branch, Paragraph 21. This branch is responsible for the development, coordination, and interoperability of automation data systems.

Information Services Support Office (ISSO), Paragraph 22

B-11. The ISSO reports to the G-6. The ISSO is responsible for the internal information needed for HHC, TSC. This includes records management, printing and publications, internal distribution, automation, telecommunications, and mail handling for the headquarters.

Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (DCSLOG), Paragraph 23

B-12. The DCSLOG supervises matters pertaining to TSC logistics requirements and provides general and technical guidance, direction, control, supervision, and coordination of logistics matters.

B-13. Supply and Services Division, Paragraph 24. This division plans and directs the supply and services activities for the TSC. It engages in the acquisition, receipt, storage, preservation, and issue of all classes of supply.

B-14. Maintenance Division, Paragraph 25. This division plans and directs activities and organizations engaged in materiel management and maintenance matters.

Office of Staff Engineer, Paragraph 26

B-15. This office serves as the principal staff assistant to the commander and exercises staff supervision over all engineer matters within the TSC.

Office of the Comptroller, Paragraph 27

B-16. This office serves as the primary staff officer for resource management.

Headquarters Commandant, Paragraph 29

B-17. This office is responsible for the support function within the headquarters.

Company Headquarters, Paragraph 30

B-18. This company has a company headquarters, unit supply section, food service section, and motor maintenance section.

INSPECTOR GENERAL (IG) SECTION, PARAGRAPH 03

B-19. As a member of the commander's personnel staff, this section makes necessary inquiries and reports to the commander on matters pertaining to the performance of the mission, state of discipline, efficiency, and the economy of the command.

JUDGE ADVOCATE SECTION, PARAGRAPH 04

B-20. This section provides legal services and advice and assistance to commanders and staffs on operational and administrative law. The primary mission of this section includes law of war and code of conduct advice, procurement law, and Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) legal issues. This section maintains liaison with the theater support command SJA.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE, PARAGRAPH 05

B-21. This office advises the commander and staff on command information functions, including command information newspapers and distribution of command information.

OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN, PARAGRAPH 28

B-22. This office advises the commander on the use of chaplains within the TSC.

DCSIM STAFF, PARAGRAPH 31

B-23. The DCSIM staff provides support to the ASCC on a day-to-day basis. This DCSIM staff develops the policies and procedures for using signal support assets within the ASCC. It provides assistance to units within the area of operations and to other ASCC staff elements. The personnel within the DCSIM staff are assigned to the HHC, TSC, but they are normally collocated with the ASCC Headquarters.

Signal Support Division, Paragraph 32

B-24. This division has a signal plans branch and information services branch.

B-25. Signal Plans Branch, Paragraph 33. This branch prepares the signal support management annex to the ASCC OPLANs, directives, and orders; reviews and validates the signal support portion of all MSC OPLANs.

B-26. Information Services Branch, Paragraph 34. This office manages, prepares, coordinates, and develops TSC Headquarters information capabilities, to include the headquarters LAN, e-mail system, and distribution system.

Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Information Systems (C4IS) Division, Paragraph 35

B-27. This division has an information branch and a C4 branch, which provide information systems database analysis, programming assistance, oversight on records management, and overall control of frequency management and COMSEC for the ASCC.

B-28. Information Branch, Paragraph 36. This branch provides an oversight management function for records management within the ASCC.

B-29. C4 Branch, Paragraph 37. This branch provides technical staff support for the ASCC signal support activities, frequency management, and COMSEC oversight.

SECTION II — HHC THEATER SIGNAL BRIGADE, TOE 11612L00

B-30. The following paragraphs list the responsibilities of the HHC theater signal brigade. Figure B-2 shows the organization of the HHC theater signal brigade.

Figure B-2. HHC Theater Signal Brigade

COMMAND SECTION, PARAGRAPH 01

B-31. This section provides C2 and staff supervision over the HHC theater signal brigade.

HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, PARAGRAPH 02

B-32. The HHC commander is responsible for C2 and coordination of the company's mission.

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION, PARAGRAPH 03

B-33. This section operates under the staff supervision of the S1 officer and provides administrative and personnel actions for the entire brigade, advising the commander on all issues pertaining to personnel administration. This section also provides staff assistance to the subordinate units.

LOGISTICS SECTION, PARAGRAPH

B-34. This section operates under the staff supervision of the S4 officer, and provides staff supervision for all logistics actions and develops logistics plans for the brigade. This section also advises the brigade commander on all matters pertaining to logistics and maintenance.

SIGNAL ENGINEER SECTION, PARAGRAPH 05

B-35. This section is the CSPE for the brigade. It conducts detailed systems engineering studies and develops plans for establishing communications systems. Some of the specific actions performed by this branch include--

  • Determining the technical characteristics of circuits.
  • Determining equipment suitability and adaptability with existing military indigenous communications systems.
  • Ascertaining the types of installations and employment required to provide quality transmission over installed circuits and systems.
  • Handling of frequency requests and associated records for the brigade units.

B-36. The branch also maintains direct coordination with the CSCE section, keeping the section informed of current and future needs for rerouting or reconstituting circuits and facilities throughout the communications system.

SIGNAL CONTROL SECTION, CSCE, PARAGRAPH 06

B-37. This section provides effective operational management and responsive systems control. This section's main objective is to optimize the performance of the deployed network in the face of a constantly changing network configuration. A database is established and maintained to assist in near real-time control of communications systems and to assist the signal plans and intelligence section in systems planning and engineering.

SIGNAL PLANS AND INTELLIGENCE SECTION, PARAGRAPH 07

B-38. This section plans, coordinates, and supervises the plans and intelligence requirements of the brigade.

MINISTRY SECTION, PARAGRAPH 08

B-39. This section provides religious and welfare support.

CHIEF JUDGE ADVOCATE, PARAGRAPH 09

B-40. This section provides legal services support by personnel of the JAG Corps and provides advice and assistance to commanders and staffs on matters concerning operational and administrative law.



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