Tactical Communications Service

As the Signal Platoon Leader in an Army Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Battalion, I was responsible for designing and leading the operation of the communications service that connected the Battalion Fire Direction Center (FDC) with the Battalion’s firing batteries and with the Brigade (higher headquarters) FDC. This service was actually composed of two distinct, but interdependent, services – the actual communications service and, because this was Cold War Europe, relocating the service to different locations when the situation demanded.