SIGNAL STAFF PLANNING FOR AIR DEFENSE UNITS
Critical Task: 01-5845.07-0001
In this lesson, you will learn the signal staff planning required to support a divisional air defense
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Discuss signal support staff planning for air defense 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 44-3, 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 for the unit. Annexes are an integral part of a unit's operations plan
(OPLAN) or operations order (OPORD) and deal with specific areas in support of the unit's mission.
The annex keeps the basic text of an OPLAN or OPORD short. It can include written text, overlays,
diagrams, charts, overprinted maps, and tables (anything to help clarify and illustrate how the signal
element will support the unit in successfully accomplishing its mission).