(c) The division BSM office incorporates the corps and division command-level SOI
information into its database, along with subordinate unit information. The division frequency manager
assigns network restrictions and frequencies in BECS to develop the hopsets for division use. After all
information is in the database, the division SOI is produced and distributed to the division and
(5) The frequency manager is responsible for identifying the frequencies used by the
MSRT/RAU in his area of operation. The corps BSM office, under the G6 corps signal officer, handles
the coordination. The corps BSM office should have direct access to the SCC, which assigns the
MSRT/RAU frequency pairs (up to 96 pairs). The frequency manager compares the frequency pairs in
use for a given period, and enters those into BECS as lockout sets for FH radios.
(6) Interference resolution is handled at the lowest level possible, although the BSM office has
final jurisdiction in resolving interference problems. The BSM office can solve interference on
networks by requesting assistance from MI units to determine the source of the interference; advising
relocation of the affected network; advising the user to work through the interference; and providing
new frequency plans.
(7) The BSM staff coordinates with all components operating in their areas (including airspace).
Air Force, Navy, and Army aviation assets are included in the planning to control all aspects of the
Army Operations concept.
g. BSO responsibilities.
(1) The BSO assigned to a combat brigade or battalion has many duties and responsibilities.
These include all aspects of signal-related topics that affect the maneuver unit's ability to fight and
control the battle.
(2) The BSO's responsibility as a signal training developer and manager has increased
importance with the fielding of new automated systems. FH radios present challenges in operator and
planner training. The BECS computer provides an automated system for real-time SOI data and
network management. As the primary BECS operator, the BSO:
(a) Develops and submits initial SOI database information and subsequent revisions to
(b) Determines network structures for the unit with the S3.
(c) Coordinates with higher and adjacent headquarters for SOI and FH variables when
the unit operates outside normal channels.
(d) Develops distribution schemes for users in the unit networks.
(e) Develops operator training plans for the electronic notebook (EN) remote fill