(5) Visual information.
(a) At the EAC level, the theater signal officer has overall responsibility for
planning and implementing the visual information policy. The TSC(A) provides staff
supervision of tactical visual information policy, plans and program operations, and support
services throughout the theater of operations. One signal visual information (VI) company is
normally assigned to the TSC(A)(Figure 3-4).
Figure 3-4. Signal visual information company
(b) The visual information company's mission is to provide combat camera
support to satisfy the operational requirements of the theater Army HQ, other major and
subordinate HQ of Army field unit at theater, and joint HQ when required. The purpose of
combat camera is to provide combat documentation in support of the National Command
Authority (NCA), the local commander's decision-making process, and to create an operational
record of unit activities on the battlefield.
(c) Tactical elements at EAC are also provided with an organic visual information
capability to support tactical requirements. Units (intelligence, medical, public affairs, etc.)
operate their own visual information equipment and systems in support of their battlefield
operations. If additional support is required, augmentation is provided by the visual information
company, to include visual information processing, maintenance, and repair support which are
beyond the capabilities of the augmented unit.
(d) Records management. The theater signal officer is responsible for records
management, oversight, guidance, and archival support. Records management operations are
accomplished by the user. Temporary records such as administrative files, mail, reference
publications, and forms are also primarily a user responsibility.