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U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS UNCLASSIFIED. PURPOSE  GIVEN HIGHLY MOTIVATED UH CADETS IN A CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT, CONDUCT A BREIF ON THE UNITED STATES ARMY.

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1 U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS UNCLASSIFIED

2 PURPOSE  GIVEN HIGHLY MOTIVATED UH CADETS IN A CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT, CONDUCT A BREIF ON THE UNITED STATES ARMY SIGNAL CORPS BRANCH.

3  MISSION STATEMENT  WHAT’S THE SIGNAL CORPS?  HISTORY  WHAT DOES THE SIGNAL CORPS DO? Types of equipment Past and PresentTypes of equipment Past and Present  SUMMARY  QUESTIONS

4 The mission of the Signal Corps is to provide and manage communications and information systems support for the command and control of combined arms forces. Signal support includes Network Operations (information assurance, information dissemination management, and network management) and management of the electromagnetic spectrum. Signal support encompasses all aspects of designing, installing, maintaining, and managing information networks to include communications links, computers, and other components of local and wide area networks. Signal forces plan, install, operate, and maintain voice and data communications networks that employ single and multi-channel satellite, tropospheric scatter, terrestrial microwave, switching, messaging, video-teleconferencing, visual information, and other related systems. They integrate tactical, strategic and sustaining base communications, information processing and management systems into a seamless global information network that supports knowledge dominance for Army, joint and coalition operations. MISSION STATEMENT

5 WHAT IS THE SIGNAL CORPS? A Corps of trained soldiers who, are experts in planning, installing, integrating, operating and maintaining the Army's voice, data, information, communications services and resources.

6 HISTORY  CONCEIVED BY ARMY DOCTOR ALBERT JAMES TAYLOR IN IN  PROPOSED THE ARMY USED HIS TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM CALLED THE “WIG-WAG” OR “ARIEL TELEGRAPHY”  ARMY ADOPTED “WIG-WAG” SYSTEM ON JUNE 21,  MAJOR ALBERT J. MYER WAS APPOINTED THE FIRST SIGNAL CORPS OFFICER  FIRST USED BY MAJOR ALBERT J. MYER DURING THE NAVAJO EXPEDITION BETWEEN  FIRST COMBAT TESTED IN JUNE 1861 TO GIVE AWAY CONFEDERATE POSITIONS USING A FLAG FOR DAY, AND TORCH BY NIGHT.  IN 1870 THE SIGNAL CORPS ESTABLISHED A CONGRESSIONAL MANDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.  BIRTH OF SIGNAL CORPS LEAD TO THE CREATION OF COUNTLESS INNOVATIONS AND SYSTEMS WHICH ARE WORLD KNOWN TODAY.

7  Flags – White, Black, Red 4ft by 4ft.  Poles - 4 x Hickory poles, 4-ft long and jointed like a fishing rod.  Torch - Copper cylinder with reservoir for fuel and a wick.  Canteen and Service Can - for carrying torch and lantern fuel in 1/2 and 5 gallon amounts.  Case and haversack - for storage.  Funnel, pliers, wormer and shears - for filling and trimming torches.  kit case - to house it all.

8 FLAG COLORS  RED FLAG USED DURING BRIGHT SUNLIT DAYS OR AT SEEUSED DURING BRIGHT SUNLIT DAYS OR AT SEE  BLACK FLAG USED WHEN SIGNALMAN WAS WORKING AGAINST A SKY BACKDROPUSED WHEN SIGNALMAN WAS WORKING AGAINST A SKY BACKDROP  WHITE FLAG USED DURING DUSK OR LOW VISIBILITYUSED DURING DUSK OR LOW VISIBILITY

9 WIG WAG SIGNALS

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13 WHAT DOES THE SIGNAL CORPS DO?  Supervise  Install  Operate  Maintain  Repair  Monitor  Develop

14 TYPES OF EQUIPMENT

15 During WW I the signal corps employed 200 women switchboard operators in France, known as the "hello girls", because of the way they answered the phones. A "Hello girl" sits in a switchboard office. AIR RADIO

16 WW II COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

17 United States Army Signal Corps Radar (SCR)-Model 270 United States Army Signal Corps Radio (SCR)-Model 300

18 Hand Talkie  PRC-6  Initial Fit/curve made by Motorola.  Used FM transmission signal.

19 MODERN EQUIPMENT SINCGARS Tactical communications radio, capable of transmitting voice and analog or digital data. HC-6830 Secure Field Communication Terminal. Designed to provide local security and secure communication via telephone or HF/VHF/UHF radio at tactical and strategic level. The unit offers secure message handling and gives full protection against all kinds of electronic attacks, including hackers, viruses etc.

20 Tri-Port Tactical Headset (TTH) is currently used by the US Army and other military forces around the world.

21 OmniTRACS® Capable of Operating Worldwide using available KU-band Satellites. GPS Time Messaging capabilities between base station, vehicles, and other units. Revision of DTRACS

22 SUMMARY  Who the Signal Corps is  History of the Signal Corps Wig-Wag DemoWig-Wag Demo  What the Signal Corps Does  Past and present Signal Corps and equipment and devices.

23 QUESTIONS??


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