SIGNAL STAFF PLANNING FOR
FIRE SUPPORT UNITS
Critical Task: 01-5838.07-0001
In this lesson, you will learn how to develop the signal estimate and annex in support of artillery operations.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Discuss signal support staff planning.
You will have this lesson.
To demonstrate competency, you must achieve a minimum of 70% on the subcourse
The material in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
FM 6-20-2, FM 24-16, and FM 101-5.
One of the basic tasks of fire support units is to communicate. The ability of the division artillery (DIVARTY) to
communicate with its subordinate elements is perhaps the greatest single factor in determining whether or not the
division itself will successfully accomplish its mission. Signal staff planning is absolutely essential before you
can carry out a signal support mission. Signal planning is your estimating the need and then determining how you
will meet it.