(b) The O&I net is a secure net. It provides a mechanism for the battalion to accept
routine information concerning operations and intelligence reporting, without cluttering or interfering
with the battalion command net.
(c) The S2 monitors and controls the O&I net. Others enter the net to transmit and
(d) The O&I net may be combined with the command net in some battalions.
(5) Administrative/logistics net.
(a) The battalion administrative/logistics net is a tactical net.
(b) The combat trains CP controls this net, which is shown in Figures 2-12A and 2-12B,
pages 2-23 and 2-24.
(c) The battalion administrative/logistics net is operated from the battalion 54's M577 CP
(d) The administrative/logistics net is used to communicate the administrative and
logistical requirements of the battalion. All organic and attached units operate in this net.
(e) The administrative/logistics net connects all of the battalion's combat service support
(CSS) elements and each subordinate company into the brigade administrative/logistics net.
(f) The administrative/logistics net also serves as the backup for the battalion command
e. The nets just reviewed are the primary nets in the heavy battalion (armored or mechanized
infantry). The following discussion will focus on the communications support found in a light battalion
(infantry, light infantry, airborne, and air assault). You will learn from this discussion that although the
basic net structures are the same, the type and numbers of radios differ.