Command and Staff
The TAC is normally employed when a key phase of the operation
requires additional control, when the main command post is
displacing, or when disposition of forces over extended distance
The main CP is primarily a coordination, information,
communication, and planning center. It is located to the rear of the
forward deployed forces. At division level, this means out of the
range of most enemy artillery. The CP operates under the control of
the chief of staff/executive officer and is organized into shifts to
ensure continuous 24-hour operations.
In general, the following elements are present in the TAC operations.
S3, representatives from the fire support element (FSE), tactical air
control party (TACP), brigade airspace management element (BAME)
and other staff, as required.
S3, fire support officer (FSO), fire support coordinator (FSCOORD),
and air liaison officer (ALO).
Main Command Post
The main CP consists of staff activities involved in sustaining current
operations and plans for future operations. The TOC is the focal point
for those operations within the CP.
The ministry team coordinates with the G2/S2 or G3/S3 to ensure
that team members have access to the TOC and, when appropriate,
the emergency operations center (EOC).
10 May 2005