Manpower and Personnel Support for the C4ISR in the Transformed Division
ARMY RESEARCH LAB FORT HUACHUCA AZ HUMAN RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIR
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The U.S. Army has created three interrelated initiatives that together impact support for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance C4ISR. First is Digitization -- the process of increasing the combat multiplier effect by a more capable C4ISR network. Second is Modularization -- the Armys transformation of its warfighting organization from brigade and division into a Unit of Action and Unit of Employment structure to increase fielding flexibility and effectiveness. Third is the Armys tail to tooth reduction program, which has effectively decreased Signal Corps personnel. These initiatives induced the Signal Corps to change its C4ISR support, thus making it necessary to evaluate the new Signal Corps supporting warfighting operations. When the Army fielded the Stryker Brigade Combat Team SBCT, the Army Research Laboratory ARL conducted an analysis to determine if adequate signal personnel were in place. Those results indicated additional personnel were required in the SBCT. ARL reexamined this issue in light of the current transformation of the Third Infantry Division 3rd ID. The findings show that the 3rd ID has increased or shifted signal personnel levels that were of concern in the SBCT. Although some C4ISR support issues remain, the 3rd IDs new signal personnel levels appear to be appropriate.
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