ORGANIZATION OF THE COMBAT
sound of the generator. Also, ensure the tent used for
the COC maintains light discipline.
The internal organization of the COC may vary
with each battalion commander or contingency
operations. Written Standard Operating Procedures
(SOPS) are established to avoid any confusion (fig.
In case the COC is destroyed, an alternate COC is
1-8). Personnel duties, maps, and various boards are
established. All the consideration for a COC am
usually standard within any COC organization.
duplicated in the alternate COC. Location of the
alternate COC is away from the main COC and
PERSONNEL AND THEIR DUTIES
security is similar to the main COC. In the event the
The operations officer (S-3) is primarily
main COC is destroyed, operations are expediently
responsible for coordinating, organizing, operating,
assumed in the alternate COC.
Figure 1-8.--Internal arrangement of COC.