Figure 1-2. Light infantry maneuver brigade organization
b. The mission of the three infantry battalions is to close with the enemy by means of fire and
maneuver to destroy or capture him, or to repel his assault by fire, close combat, and counterattack.
c. A 105mm towed howitzer field artillery (FA) battalion provides direct support to the brigade.
The FA battalion commander also serves as the brigade fire support coordinator (FSCOORD).
d. An engineer company from the division engineer battalion provides the brigade with
obstacle-breaching support mine field clearing capability.
e. Two Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) extension nodes from a platoon in the area signal
company of the division signal battalion provide the brigade access to the area common user system.
f. An intelligence and electronic warfare (IEW) section from the division's military intelligence
battalion establishes ground surveillance radars (GSR) to detect the presence of enemy ground activity
beyond the established perimeter defense.
g. An officer from the forward area support coordination office (FASCO) coordinates logistical
support to the brigade and its tactical units. He operates in the brigade support area (BSA) and reports to
the division support command (DISCOM) commander. The FASCO coordinates logistic support
missions between the brigade and its supporting