4. Contingency corps.
a. AN/TSC-85B/93Bs are distributed to the contingency corps based on their mission. The corps signal
brigade installs, operates, and maintains the AN/TSC-85B/93Bs.
b. In the contingency corps, five AN/TSC-85s and eight AN/TSC-93Bs provide a low capacity
multichannel range extension capability, independent of terrain and sitting restrictions. It provides links from
corps main and forward CPs to corps support command (COSCOM), the subordinate divisions, and other
5. Echelons above corps (EAC).
a. At EAC, multichannel TACSAT provides connectivity between key EAC headquarters. EAC has been
provided six AN/TSC-85Bs and ten AN/TSC-93Bs based on distance, terrain, criticality of links, and the need
b. TACSAT provides connectivity between major Army and combined commands in Europe and Korea.
6. Contingency support.
a. For Army and JCS crisis contingency support missions, AN/TSC-85B/93Bs are allocated to a TACSAT
company, table(s) of organization and equipment (TOE) 11603. They deploy in support of Army and JCS
contingency missions worldwide. This unit uses M-720 mobilizers for its AN/TSC-85Bs. The United States
Army Infantry School (USAIS) installs, operates, and maintains the AN/TSC-85B/93Bs.
b. The contingency corps area of operations is normally much larger than a doctrinal corps and requires
augmentation. Three AN/TSC-85Bs and six AN/TSC-93Bs are allocated to the 235th Signal Detachment.
They augment the contingency corps and Army contingency mission. This unit is also authorized M-720
mobilizers for its AN/TSC-85Bs.
LEARNING EVENT 4: CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
1. USARSPACE RSSC GMF managers control and manage the TACSAT communications SHF multichannel
terminals. These managers are collocated with the DISA elements at DISA-Europe, DISA-Pacific, and DISA-
Washington. The GMF managers are the theater Commander in Chiefs (CINC) resource managers and
interface to the DSCS and DISA. DISA is the overall DSCS system manager and technical director providing
satellite resources to the GMF managers.
2. Communications control matches resources against requirements. It occurs at all levels of the control and
management structure. The TACSAT multichannel terminals use the DSCS space system which includes the
DSCS II and DSCS III satellites. The