C2ing the C2: Improving the Staff of the Corps Support Signal Battalion
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MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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A junior Army captain with 4 years of service earns over 70,000 a year. In a hostile deployed environment, this figure jumps to nearly 90,000. Consequently, where captains are not being effectively engaged significant money is wasted, especially given manpower shortages. However, such is the case with the Corps Support Signal Battalion CSSB. By restructuring the existing CSSB staff, the Army will save money and increase staff efficiency.In the United States Army, the smallest formation capable of long term, self-sustained operations is the corps. Consisting of two to five maneuver divisions, the corps brings all the logistics support and specialty units necessary to complete the most complex missions. To coordinate this vast enterprise, the design incorporates a corps signal brigade, consisting of three signal battalions in peacetime expanding to a maximum ten during deployment, when the corps assumes joint task force headquarters responsibilities as V Corps did in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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