SIGNAL SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR
A MANEUVER BRIGADE/BATTALION/BATTALION TASK FORCE
Critical Tasks: 01-5840.07-0002
In this lesson, you will learn about the signal support requirements of a maneuver brigade, battalion, and
battalion task force, to include wire, switchboards, and radio networks.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Explain the signal support requirements of a maneuver brigade/battalion/battalion
You will have this lesson.
To demonstrate competency, you must achieve a minimum of 70% on the
The material in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
FM 7-20, FM 7-30, FM 11-50, FM 24-18, FM 71-2, FM 71-3, FM 71-100, FM
101-5-1, TC 24-20, TOE Handbook 070152-CTH, and TOE Handbook 072452-
The communications requirements of the maneuver brigade are based on the needs of the maneuver
battalions. To support fast-paced operations, the signal support must be simple, mobile and dependable.
Single-channel radios and wire communications are the mainstay of the battalion's command and
control. As a signal officer serving in these units, you will have to ensure the communications support
meets the needs of the commander. This lesson covers the radio and wire communications which the
maneuver brigade and battalion use, and what the signal officer should do to provide good