ELECTRONIC WARFARE STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
Staff responsibility for EW operations rests with the G3/S3.
supported by the G2/S2 and special staff sections, which manage collection
efforts and provide intelligence support and detailed knowledge of EW systems
Figure 1-7 identifies the participants in EW planning at
EWE Planning-Staff Responsibilities.
Since the G3/S3 has primary responsibility, he directs the integration of
EW operations based on the maneuver commander's guidance.
identifies targets and priorities for EW missions. For combat information to
be collected by ES, these targets are passed to the G2/S2 as priority
intelligence requirements (PIR) or information requirements (IR).
priorities are passed to the supporting EW staff element.
The G2 staffs are supported by the analysis and control element (ACE) at
division and corps. The all source intelligence section (ASIS) is responsible
for the use of IPB and electronic preparation of the battlefield (EPB) and the
analysis of collected all-source information which provides intelligence on
enemy dispositions and vulnerabilities. As the G3/S3 identifies his priorities
for collection of combat information and targeting data, the ACE supporting the
G2 incorporates these missions into its overall collection plan.
The supporting EWO at each echelon advise the G3/S3 on the ability of
available EW assets to engage the targets which were identified through the
intelligence efforts of the G2/S2. This EWO at each echelon assists the G3/S3
in the development of a strategy for the use of EW in support of the operation.
This entails identifying the focus for EW at that echelon and at subordinate
echelons. The EWO has the responsibility for preparing EW target lists (EWTL)
to identify the targets for ES missions which were selected by the G3/S3. The
G3/S3 also ensures that the EWO, fire support staff, and air support planners
coordinate closely to integrate EW support with other fires.