PURPOSE OF COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY
CRITICAL TASKS: 01-5770.07-9001
In this lesson, you will learn about COMSEC, to include its purpose and the threat it counters.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Given this lesson.
To demonstrate competence, you must achieve a minimum of 70 percent on the subcourse
The material in this lesson was derived from the following publications: AR 380-5, AR 380-
19, FM 24-1, FM 100-5, and TB 380-41 series.
A battle's outcome often depends on the security, quality, and timeliness of communications. Only the enemy is
totally aware of the quality of our COMSEC. Every soldier must be trained to understand the importance of
maintaining secure communications. Soldiers' lives depend on effective COMSEC. The weaker our COMSEC
efforts, the easier it is for an enemy to exploit our communications.