Command and Staff
The CP staff may vary depending on the nature of the operation. In
general, the following elements are present:
engineers, MI, other task-organized combat support elements, and
other staff sections, as appropriate.
S2, S3, FSE, FSCOORD, TACP, representatives from other task-
organized combat support elements, and other staff sections, as
Note: At battalion level, the TOC is the battalion main CP. The
minimum staff required at battalion level to ensure effective TOC
functioning is S2, S3, and FSCOORD.
Alternate Command Post
An alternate CP is normally designated to ensure continuity of
operations during displacement (particularly if a TAC is not
employed) or in case of serious damage to the main CP. Complete
staffing of an alternate CP with personnel and equipment is normally
not possible. However, sufficiently trained personnel and equipment
should be on hand to provide immediate continuity until additional
personnel join the alternate CP.
The alternate CP monitors the battalion (or brigade) command net
and maintains a duplicate staff journal and situation map. The
alternate CP should be able to perform the functions of the main CP.
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