Verifies correct communication security
and training COC watch stander personnel. Personnel
measures are used by all assigned communi-
are kept to a minimum to simplify operational
efficiency. The following watch sections are manned
on a 24-hour basis:
Determines communication nets for all outgoing
Intelligence Watch Officer (S-2)
Requests technical assistance in case of
equipment or net failure.
Provides complete supervision of handling and
Informs the COC watch officer the status of all
Gathers and distributes information gained from
Maintains a log on radio nets, noting opening
intelligence (INTEL) sources.
and closing times, frequency changes, traffic
Prepares written and oral briefings as required.
delays, or other pertinent incidents.
Maintains overlays for the enemy situation map
Promptly informs the operations officer (S-3) of
Monitors and operates radios and switchboards
significant or unusual incidents.
Familiar with authentication and encryption
situation bead, such as enemy and friendly
COC Watch Officer
Performs all duties as assigned.
Before assuming watch, reads message board, is
briefed on the present situation from the current
Ensures all personnel entering the COC appear
COC watch officer, and makes liaison with other
on the access list.
FSC Watch Officer
During watch, keeps current on the tactical
Advises the battalion commander on all fire
situation, makes routine decisions, and notifies
S-3 of incidents of an unusual nature.
Ensures fire support plans are carried out with
Reads all incoming and outgoing messages.
the fire support means available.
Takes action by delivering messages to the
cognizant section and ensures the appropriate
Approves or denies all calls for fire missions.
action is taken.
Distributes target information through FSC
releasing authority on all outgoing
channels to senior, subordinate, and adjacent
Maintains close communication with the
battalion's Fire Direction Center (FDC) by
monitoring the mortar platoon's call for fire net
Maintains the unit journal according to
Maintains a map of the area of operations (AO).
Verifies all on call targets.
Requests fire support from higher or adjacent
Supervises the actions of the communication
personnel, such as radio and telephone operators
Ensures the proper maintenance of section
Ensures incoming and outgoing messages
adhere to established routing procedure.
journals, situation charts, and maps