12. In a typical military organization, communications usually pass between successive
echelons of subordinate headquarters. That is, if a division headquarters wants to pass a
radio message to one of its subordinate battalions, it would normally be routed through that
particular battalion's regimental headquarters. In some cases, however, the division
headquarters may communicate directly with the battalion. This direct communication,
skipping the intermediate echelon is called SKIP ECHELON and is shown in Figure 1-5.
Figure 1-5. "Skip Echelon".