Coordination between echelons is performed by the respective G3/S3 or by
the EWO staff elements.
The coordination between the G3/S3 at different
echelons and adjacent units is conducted to ensure that the missions and
priorities do not conflict, but in fact, are complementary. The coordination
between EWO's focuses on the availability of EW assets and identification of
missions which cannot be performed at a specific echelon.
The G-2 coordinates the intelligence effort. He identifies intelligence
requirements based on the commander's guidance and concept of the operation.
The G-3 has staff responsibility for planning and directing the jamming
and deception operations of the command.
He directs EA actions needed to
support planned and ongoing operations.
He identifies, in coordination with
the G-2, ES requirements to support EW.
The MI unit commander manages the EW assets to accomplish the assigned EW
missions. He exercises command and control (C2) over all organic and attached
MI elements and operational control (OPCON) over supporting MI assets.
Each command has directors, coordinators, producers, and executors who
perform critical IEW functions. The commander is responsible for execution of
EW. In conducting EW, the commander is aided primarily by the G2/S2 and G3/S3.
The G2 coordinates the overall intelligence effort, manages the collection
The G2 also identifies collection requirements and, in turn,
tasks the MI battalion and other elements of the command collection missions.
In the area of EW, the G2 and G3 work very closely to fulfill the
commander's requirements. The actual conduct of offensive EW (that is, jamming
and deception) is the responsibility of the G3. The G3 coordinates offensive
EW through the EWO.
To assist the G2 and G3 in the planning and conduct of EW, there are
several principal staff components.