c. The brigade communications platoon and other brigade personnel install internal CP wire
lines. The two lengths of 26-pair cables between the multichannel terminals and the brigade CP
switchboards the responsibility of the forward communications company of the division signal battalion.
The brigade communications platoon is often needed to help signal battalion personnel install the cable
from the multichannel site.
(1) Tailgate circuits may be installed as the first priority link to allow circuits between the
brigade and the division to be activated during displacement. This long local circuit (telephone and field
wire) is extended from the binding posts of the AN/TRC-145 to the brigade tactical operations center
(TOC). These circuits are transferred to the local switchboard when cable systems are completed on site
or maintained as a back up to the switchboard trunk. Reduction of the single-channel radio signature-the
immediate goal-is realized.
(2) Installation priorities for other cables and wire lines will vary between brigades.
Telephones serving the commander and key staff elements are usually installed first. Field fortifications
and wire systems should be expanded and refined continuously.
Figure 2-5. Brigade headquarters wire distribution system.