Coordinates with the brigade staff to ensure availability of
operational sites within the brigade sector and necessary support for MI team
movement or routes within the brigade AO.
Establishes liaison between the MI battalion, IEW company team, and the
brigade commander and staff.
Advises the brigade S2 and S3 on the capabilities, limitations, and
employment of supporting MI assets.
Assists the brigade S2 and S3 in planning the use of supporting MI
assets and in preparing taskings.
Coordinates with the company team commander to ensure rapid response to
Ensures rapid dissemination of collected combat information from MI
elements, as directed by the brigade commander.
Coordinates with the MI battalion TOC on all matters concerning MI
support to the brigade.
Monitors the SIGINT and EW tasking and reporting net for assets within
the brigade sector.
Maintains communications with the MI battalion TOC on the MI battalion
Ensures that deployed MI elements
maneuvers that will affect their security.
At this point, you should have an overall understanding of what the EW staff
responsibilities are and will soon have an idea how they are integrated into
the planning and implementation phases.
EW PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, AND CONTROL
The development of timely EW missions to support an operation and complement
fire and maneuver is critical. The effective use of the EW assets available at
each echelon is important, since both the quantity and range of these assets
are limited. This lesson will enable you to describe the responsibilities and
procedures for ES and EA mission management. It focuses on the EW targeting
process from the perspective of the Army Commander and his coordinating and
EW asset management functions performed by the MI unit S3
section are described in FM 34-40, Chapter 6.
a. Regardless of whether the U.S. Commander is on the offensive or
defensive, several factors must be considered before engaging enemy C2 targets: