Light Battalion Signal System.
a. The light battalion communications platoon is organic to the battalion's HHC, just as it is for
a heavy battalion.
b. The communications platoon (Figure 2-13) has the same mission as the communications
platoon in a heavy battalion-to install, operate, and maintain the communications system for battalion
command and control elements. The platoon is supervised by the signal officer, and consists of a
battalion communications chief who is in charge of the daily operation of the platoon, a communications
maintenance supervisor who supervises the maintenance performed by a senior unit level
communications maintainer and two unit level maintainers, a combat signaler team chief who leads the
wire team consisting of two wire installers and two switchboard operators, and a combat signaler radio
team chief who supervises two radio operators.
Figure 2-13. Light battalion communications platoon
c. The vehicles and communications equipment found in a typical communications section of a
light battalion is shown in Table 2-2, page 2-26. Not all units axe SINCGARS-equipped. In those units,
the vehicles may be different and equipped with the VRC-12 series of radios; however, the basic
equipment and radio allocation remain as shown.