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US Army Table of Organization and Equipment


	  27 APRIL 1995
                                                     DIVISION SIGNAL BATTALION
                                                   (MOBILE SUBSCRIBER EQUIPMENT)
                                          DESIGNATION:  -------- DIVISION SIGNAL BATTALION
                                                                 (HEAVY) (MSE)
   1.  MISSION.  INSTALLS, OPERATES, AND MAINTAINS A
   COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM IN SUPPORT OF DIVISION LEVEL FUNCTION
   INCLUDING COMMAND, CONTROL, INTELLIGENCE, FIRE CONTROL,
   COMBAT SUPPORT AND COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT.
   2.  ASSIGNMENT.  ORGANIC TO A HEAVY DIVISION, TOE 87000L,
       AND THE INFANTRY DIVISION, TOE 37000L.
   3.  CAPABILITIES.
       A.  AT LEVEL 1, THIS UNIT PROVIDES:
       (1) A SIX NODE PORTION OF THE MSE SWITCHED SYSTEM.
       (2) A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PLANNING ELEMENT (CSPE),
   A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM CONTROL ELEMENT (CSCE), AND AT
   EACH OF THE AREA SIGNAL NODES, A COMMUNICATIONS NODAL
   CONTROL ELEMENT (CNCE) FOR INTERNAL MANAGEMENT OF THE
   NODE.
       (3) A SYSTEM CONTROL MANAGEMENT CENTER (SCMC) AND A
   SYSTEM CONTROL TECHNICAL CENTER (SCTC) TO PROVIDE THE
   AUTOMATED TECHNICAL AND MANAGERIAL CONTROL FOR MSE
   ASSEMBLAGES.
        (4) ONE NET RADIO INTERFACE (NRI) AT EACH NODE TO BE
   DEPLOYED WITH ONE OF THE SMALL EXTENSION SWITCHES (SES).
        (5) THREE FM RETRANS TEAMS TO PROVIDE RETRANS FOR THE
   DIVISION LEVEL FM NETS.
        (6) SWITCHING FACILITIES TO PROVIDE MOBILE/WIRE
   ACCESS, AND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL INTERFACE WITH THE AREA
   COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.
       B.  THE COLUMNS UNDER LEVELS 2 AND 3 ADAPT THIS TABLE
   FOR REDUCED OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES IN DECREMENTS OF 10%
   FROM APPROXIMATELY 90% FOR LEVEL 2; AND TO APPROXIMATELY 80
   FOR LEVEL 3.  WHEN ORGANIZED AT LEVEL 3, THE FOLLOWING
   FACILITIES ARE NOT OPERATED:  TWO SMALL EXTENSION SWITCHES,
   THREE LOS RADIOS, ONE RADIO ACCESS UNIT, AND ONE FM RETRANS
   MISSION STATION.
       C.  THIS UNIT IS NOT ADAPTABLE TO A TYPE B ORGANIZATION
       D.  THE COLUMNS DESIGNATED BY LEVELS 1 THROUGH 3 ARE
   DESIGNED TO RELATE TO CATEGORIES ESTABLISHED BY AR 220-1,
   UNIT STATUS REPORTING.
       E.  INDIVIDUALS OF THIS ORGANIZATION CAN ASSIST IN THE
   COORDINATED DEFENSE OF THE UNIT'S AREA OR INSTALLATION.
       F.  THIS UNIT PERFORMS UNIT MAINTENANCE ON ORGANIC
   EQUIPMENT, AND DIRECT SUPPORT (DS) MAINTENANCE ON
   COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS AND COMSEC EQUIPMENT IN THE
   BATTALION.
       G.  THIS UNIT IS DEPENDENT ON APPROPRIATE ELEMENTS OF
   THE DIVISION OR CORPS FOR PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATIVE
   SERVICES, FINANCE, UNIT LEVEL HEALTH SERVICES, RELIGIOUS
   AND LEGAL SUPPORT.
   4.  BASIS OF ALLOCATION.  ONE PER HEAVY DIVISION, TOE
   87000L; AND THE INFANTRY DIVISION, TOE 37000L.
   5.  CATEGORY.  THIS UNIT IS DESIGNATED A CATEGORY II UNIT
   (AR 71-31).
   6.  MOBILITY.  FOR MOBILITY OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL
   COMPONENTS OF THIS BATTALION, SEE SECTION I, ORGANIZATION,
   OF THE RESPECTIVE TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT
   LISTED AS PARAGRAPHS IN SECTION II OF THIS TABLE.
   7.  DOCTRINE.  THE FOLLOWING DOCTRINAL PUBLICATIONS ARE
   APPLICABLE TO THE OPERATION OF THIS UNIT:
       FC 11-50, COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE DIVISION
       FC 11-50-1, COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE LIGHT
          DIVISION
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                                                           /  DIV SIG  /
                                                           /    BN     /
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                                    /    HHC    /          /3 AREA SIG /          / SIG SPT CO/
                                    /           /          /     CO    /          /           /
                                    /01         /          /02         /          /03         /
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