SIGNAL STAFF PLANNING FOR COMBAT
SERVICE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Critical Task: 01-5844.07-0001
In this lesson, you will learn the signal planning required to support divisional combat service support
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Discuss signal support staff planning for combat service support units.
You will have this lesson.
To demonstrate competency, you must achieve a minimum of 70% on the subcourse
REFERENCES: The material in this lesson was derived from the following publications: FM 24-16,
FM 24-18, FM 101-5, TC 24-20, and TC 24-21.
The signal annex is the primary planning document which the signal officer uses to plan and coordinate
signal support requirements. Annexes are an integral part of a unit's operations plan (OPLAN) or
operations order (OPORD). They deal with specific areas in support of the unit's mission. An annex
keeps the basic text of an OPLAN or OPORD short. An annex can include written text overlays,
diagrams, charts, overprinted maps, and tables (anything to help clarify and Illustrate how your staff
element will support the unit in successfully accomplishing its mission).