(4) Sustain force operations.
Signal support must not only be
available during the initial contact with the enemy, it also must be
available to provide basic sustainment efforts.
b. The best signal officers are those who are highly knowledgeable, not
only about signal systems, but of the operations of units they support. As
a signal officer, learn as much as you can about how combat forces fight.
5. Signal Support Principles - Review. The signal support principles must
information stems (BFA). To review these principles and elements:
a. Continuity - the uninterrupted availability of information
incurring combat loss.
(4) Connectivity - Integrating combat
established higher to lower and left to right.
b. Security - protects and maintains the integrity of the force.
(1) Information security - preventing unauthorized
gaining information from signal support systems.
(2) Physical security - using cover, concealment, camouflage, and
obscurants to protect signal sites.
c. Versatility - readily adapting to unforeseen C2 requirements.
(1) Flexibility - the ability to change the signal support structure
through physical mobility of support and electronic rearrangement.
(2) Interoperability - the ability of information and services to be
readily exchanged between users.
(3) Autonomy - the ability to perform in a stand-alone mode.