(4) The LRSD, like its heavy division counterpart, is organized
to collect information by HUMINT means.
(5) The flight platoon provides aerial support. It is organic
to the combat aviation brigade and is deployed OPCON to the MI
battalion to complement ground-based EW systems.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Signal Officer.
a. The signal officer in an MI battalion has both staff and unit
The signal officer serves as a member of the
platoon which provides internal communications support for the
This platoon is assigned to the HHSC in a heavy/light
signal officer's place of duty in the field is normally at the
battalion tactical operations center (TOC), where he can effectively
monitor the status of communications and plan for changing
requirements as MI facilities and assets move on the battlefield.
b. General responsibilities for signal officers, regardless of
the type of unit assigned, are contained in Appendix A of FM 11-50,