The commander normally delegates executive management authority (equivalent to command of the staff) to the COS. 50 September–October 2015 Army Sustainment ground evacuation assets, class VIII, and security. Special operations coordinator (SOCOORD). Recommending MSRs and logistic areas, based on technical information, to the G-4 (S-4). Judgment and experience are major factors in recognizing problems. Ensuring the appointment of an information assurance security officer (IASO) in all elements of the command. 4-77. Documents and … Providing information on the status of fire support systems, target acquisition assets, and field artillery (and mortar) ammunition. At the combatant command level, the ASCC consists of the Army service component commander and all the Army forces assigned to the combatant command or further assigned/attached to a subordinate unified command or JTF. Resolving legal problems regarding administrative boards, investigations, or other military tribunals. 4-102. Resource Manager or Comptroller. Managing materiel (OP 4.5), controlling movement (OP 4.5.1), and managing distribution (OP 4.5). As a transportation component command of USTRANSCOM, AMC provides common-user airlift, air refueling, and strategic aeromedical evacuation transportation services to deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy U.S. forces on a global basis. This section addresses the specific duties of each special staff officer. Coordinating with higher echelons, the G-4 (S-4), and the engineer coordinator (ENCOORD) to identify requirements for geospatial products, before deploying on an operation. The AVCOORD is responsible for coordinating Army aviation assets and operations. The specific duties of a sergeant major usually depend on the size of the military unit to which he or she is assigned. 4-28. Receiving, accounting, processing, and delivering personnel. Analyzing personnel strength data to determine current capabilities and project future requirements. Additionally, groups of modules are echeloned and phased into theater as the mission expands or focus changes. They must also actively manage the conduct of CSS operations to meet the JFC's intent. Hospitalization support of sick, injured, or wounded soldiers. They coordinate and supervise the implementation of policies and directives relative to supporting current and future operations. The ARFOR headquarters must be able to integrate the capabilities provided by Army forces, contractors, multinational military partners and HNS to build and sustain combat power. Duties for MOS 88N at each skill level are: MOSC 88N1O. Managing the intelligence process to produce and disseminate intelligence to meet the commander's and other users' requirements in a timely manner, and to support distributed intelligence production and intelligence reach based on the unit area of intelligence responsibility. D-4. Maintaining equipment organic or allocated to the headquarters. Advising and informing the commander of the public affairs impact and implications of planned or current operations. If so, they require augmentation, typically from the EAC organizations described in paragraph 4-66 or their subordinate units. Electronic frequencies and secure key lists. Helping the G-2 (S-2) and staff produce weather displays, graphic COP overlays, and weather-effects tactical decision aids displaying weather effects on Army platforms and components, among other things. The G-4 (S-4) helps the support unit commander maintain logistics visibility with the commander and the rest of the staff. It is responsible for the life-cycle management of medical materiel from basic laboratory research through advanced development, prototyping, procurement, delivery to units, maintenance, and disposal. Planning for using other services intrinsic capabilities that may be available. Administering and monitoring the unit NCO development program and sergeant's time training. ASGs are located along LOC to take advantage of the transportation network and provide responsive support. Recommending task organizations and assigning missions to subordinate elements, which includes-. Logistic Operations and Plans (General). The ALO-authorized at corps, divisions, and brigades-is the senior Air Force officer with each tactical air control party. Coordinating veterinary activities with the surgeon and other staff. The FSMC provides Level I and II HSS (preventive medicine, combat operational stress control, far-forward medical treatment, basic laboratory/radiology services, patient-holding, evacuation, and health service logistics) for elements within the supported brigade AO. DFAS can provide liaison personnel to augment the staff of a joint task force (JTF) J8 (director for force structure, resources, and assessment) and comptroller as required. The Department of State (DOS) is the lead agency for coordinating and distributing Class X items that support nonmilitary programs (such as, economic and agricultural development, civic action, and various relief and education programs). Staff Planning and Supervision. Coordinating unit spill-prevention plans. The structure and mission of the DISCOM in the light divisions are similar to those of the AOE heavy division DISCOM. This appendix describes the responsibilities and duties commonly performed by staff officers assigned to the headquarters of Army organizations in the field, from battalion through corps. Directing the efforts of coordinating and special staff officers. Current command SOPs and, specifically, the internal SOP for the staff member's field of interest. The DISCOM coordinates and synchronizes logistics and medical requirements and activities (horizontally and vertically) inside and outside the division. Exercising staff supervision and technical control over religious support throughout the command. The following is a brief discussion of those CSS functions performed by the staff. Coordinating the use of medical laboratory services by veterinary personnel. The support provided by the BSB is austere; it does not provide the same level of support that FSBs provide to divisional maneuver brigades. Most staff actions require coordination that extends beyond the immediate command to higher, subordinate, supporting, supported, and adjacent commands. D-69. Providing resource stewardship, primary linkage to the logistic financial system for fiscal constraints, and interface with contracting authorities. The commander establishes guidelines or gives specific guidance when the personal staff officer should inform, or coordinate with, the chief of staff or other members of the staff. The U.S. ), D-109. Finance officer responsibilities include-, D-97. 4-80. These companies are normally collocated with a CSB. Postal Service (USPS) is part of the global distribution network that supports joint force operations by moving DOD mail, including material shipped via parcel post. Providing equipment and services to other nations through the Security Assistance Program. D-26. Adjusting the production and dissemination portion of the intelligence synchronization plan. Under the NMP, installations compete for contracts to conduct source of repair (SOR) work for reparable exchange (RX) line items that have a National requirement. The PM is usually the senior military police officer in the command. Advising the commander on employing and reducing obstacles. Developing a prioritized adversary C2 target list based on high-value targets and HPTs (with the FSCOORD). D-72. It involves the integrated efforts of the President and Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and several National agencies, including the Department of Defense (DOD). The G4 (S4) assists the support unit commander in maintaining logistics visibility with the commander and the rest of the staff. Unlike the AOE MSB, the DSB does not provide support to the FSBs for other classes of supply. Veterinary food inspection, animal care, and veterinary preventive medicine activities of the command (with the veterinary officer). Determining EEFI and OPSEC vulnerabilities and recommending EEFI to the commander. The SJA provides complete legal support, including operational law (OPLAW) support and coverage of six core legal disciplines: international law, military justice, administrative law, civil law (including contract, fiscal, and environmental law), claims, and legal assistance. Recommending active and passive air defense measures. The G-5 (S-5) is responsible for enhancing the relationship between Army forces and the civil authorities and people in the AO. Coordinating with the G-7 to ensure synchronization of PSYOP. Monitoring the execution of instructions, plans, and orders. Preparing and distributing the external service support SOP that provides guidance and procedures to supported units. Discussions include the areas over which each staff officer exercises responsibility for staff planning and supervision. (See FM 5-0.) Coordinating health support requirements for NBC operations with the surgeon. The MLT is responsible for coordinating naval gunfire (NGF) and Marine CAS assets and operations. The CSM is a member of the commander's personal staff by virtue of being the command's senior noncommissioned officer (NCO). DCMA assists the service component or combatant commander as follows: 4-19. The PAO is responsible for understanding and fulfilling the information needs of soldiers, the Army community, and the public. 4-21. The AMDCOORD is responsible for coordinating ARFOR air and missile defense (AMD) activities and plans with the area air defense commander (AADC), joint force air component commander (JFACC), and airspace control authority (ACA). The area support medical battalion and its area support medical companies provide this support. Personnel Support. 4-52. Coordinating the allocation of petroleum products to subordinate units. Assessing the probability and effect of NBC-related casualties. The ACOS, G-4 (S-4) is the principal staff officer for logistic operations and plans (general), supply, maintenance, transportation, and services. Predicting downwind vapor hazard and fallout patterns, and their probable effects on operations. DLA provides logistics and service support to the services through its supply centers and agencies. D-102. Personal staff officers work under the immediate control of the commander and have direct access to him. Coordinating with the higher headquarters MDO and G-7, ENCOORD, and CHEMO. Casualty operations management involves-, D-45. Coordinate supply support among service components. Staff Planning and Supervision. Organizing and equipping units, to include estimating the numbers and types of units to organize and the priority for phasing in or replacing personnel and equipment. As the key agency for emergency assistance to civil authorities, it coordinates all military support directly with the Director of Military Support (DOMS). A logistics officer is located at every echelon of command from battalion through corps. Active plants and production lines have some capability to surge. EOD officer responsibilities include-, (AR 75-15 discusses the responsibilities and duties of the EOD officer. Coordinating with the IG and PM on unsafe trends identified during inspections. Stationing subordinate finance units, equipped with their supporting systems, to support battlefield procurement and pay operations. Managing intelligence requirements, to include-. Functions include precontract award services to acquisition program offices, on-site surveillance, delivery order compliance (on time, within cost, and quality performance), payment and financial management services, contract close-out services, and acceptance and functional check flights following production, depot maintenance, or modification of aircraft for all services. Helping contract HN support in logistics-based development, as part of the contracting implementation team. The duties and responsibilities of people serving in the military can vary widely depending on their roles. The staff member is responsible for planning and supervising this training. It is the lead DOD organization for automated identification technology (AIT). HAP provides excess, nonlethal property to authorized recipients; arranges funding and space-available transportation for NGOs to deliver humanitarian goods to countries in need; coordinates foreign disaster relief missions; and procures, manages, and arranges for delivery of humanitarian daily rations (HDR) to those in need. Directly supervising the main command post (CP) and headquarters cell, including, displacement, protection, security, and communications. Corps, divisions, and major support commands are authorized a headquarters commandant. Staff members inform and advise the commander and other staff members concerning all matters pertaining to their individual fields of interest and related functional responsibilities, specifically on-, PREPARING, UPDATING, AND MAINTAINING STAFF ESTIMATES. Technical engineering services include construction design/management, real estate acquisition and management, real property maintenance activities (RPMA), electric-power generation/distribution, troop construction, facility rehabilitation and repair, environmental engineering support, and transportation engineering support. Coordinating tactical air support missions with the FSCOORD and the appropriate A2C2 element. D-34. Preparing the command intelligence training plan and integrating intelligence, counterintelligence, and enemy/threat considerations (organization, equipment, operations, and EPW handling) into other training plans. CSG subordinate DS units provide support on an area basis to units located in, or passing through, their AO. Establishing INFOSYS to develop the COP (with the staff). CPO responsibilities include-, (The AR 690 series discusses CPO functions. In addition to synchronizing the activities of the EAC organizations (discussed in paragraph 4-54), the ARFOR headquarters leverages CSS capabilities not initially deployed (such as personnel services) until these capabilities can close. Transporting official and personal mail to and from forces OCONUS is a MPSA responsibility. Coordinating interaction with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), and nonmilitary agencies servicing the command, such as the American Red Cross. Staff members follow a systematic approach, weighing each new item of information in relation to other available information. However, it is designed and optimized primarily for employment in small-scale contingency operations in complex and urban operation, confronting low- and midrange threats that may employ both conventional and asymmetric capabilities. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ADVISOR: The actual duties of EOAs, relative emphasis, and time allotted to each duty vary according to type of unit or level of command, unit composition, and location. 4-68. The G-7 (S-7) has coordinating staff responsibility for the following staff officers: D-86. Staff members visit subordinate units for several reasons. The ACOS, G-4 exercises coordinating staff responsibility over the transportation officer. The DISCOM commander directs the flow of support before, during, and after operations. Helping the G-2 (S-2) monitor the weather support mission, identify responsibilities, and resolve weather support deficiencies. Personnel replacement management includes-. Providing counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted soldiers. To provide signal force packages to support ARSOF, as directed/available. Helping the G-4 (S-4) coordinate facilities, supplies, and other materiel resources available from the civil sector to support operations. The ACOS, G-5 (S-5) is the principal staff officer for all matters concerning civil-military operations (CMO). National sustainment base operational-level and tactical-level contingency support may include the DLA's and DCMA's contingency support teams, USAMC LSE, contractors supporting a military force, and USTRANSCOM (through its transportation components, MTMC, and MSC). The strategic level is that level at which a nation, often as one of a group of nations, determines national and multinational security objectives and guidance, and develops and uses national resources to accomplish them. Aide-de-camp responsibilities include-, D-130. During operations, comptroller functions are normally performed by the ARFOR. Supervising and preparing health-related reports and statistics. At this level, the joint staff, military departments, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) , and other DOD agencies focus on force readiness and supporting force projection operations. D-36. It task-organizes different types of medical units into support packages to meet the mission requirements of the supported forces. The value of a close relationship between the commander and COS cannot be overstated. Unlike the armies of many countries around the world, the U.S. Army is composed entirely of volunteers. AR 10-5 describes the responsibilities and duties of the Army Staff. Afterward, inspectors provide an informal report to the subordinate commander before they leave. Coordinating equipment recovery and evacuation operations (with the support command). Providing a PSYOP representative to IO cell meetings. G-5 (S-5) responsibilities include-, D-73. GSA also provides vehicle acquisition and leasing service and is the Federal contracting agency for the government purchase card program and domestic express small-package delivery service. Staff Responsibilities. Advising on the effects of the medical threat-including, environmental, endemic, and epidemic diseases; nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons; and directed-energy devices-on personnel, rations, and water. D-43. Coordination is essential for four reasons: D-17. Theater Airlift Liaison Officer. Ensure overall effectiveness and economy of the joint force, service component, and applicable agency CSS plans. A SJA is located at corps, division, and major support command levels. Planning and supervising conferences chaired by the commander, deputy or assistant commanders, or the COS. Coordinating all classes of supply except class VIII (which is coordinated through medical supply channels). 4-94. The Military Sealift Command (MSC) is a major command of the U.S. Navy. D-74. Operations Security Officer. Supervising the implementation of RM policies. The Special Operations Support Command (Airborne) (SOSCOM) is a major subordinate unit of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. (IDM provides a managed flow of RI based on the commander's priorities). Fire Support Coordinator. The military departments exercise authority and responsibilities codified under U.S. law, DOD directives, and joint doctrine that describe the command relationships between combatant and component commanders. These reports are directed by the BCT surgeon cell with significant input from the SPO medical section. DCMA is the combat support agency that provides worldwide post contract award and contract administration services, to include administering civilian augmentation program contracts (including logistics civil augmentation program [LOGCAP]). Valid conclusions are relevant to the topic, objective, and supported by data. ARFOR AMD plans are deconflicted and synchronized with the AADC's area air defense plan, the JFACC's joint air operations plan and daily air tasking order (ATO), and the ACA's airspace control plan and daily airspace control order (ACO). The EOD officer is responsible for coordinating the detection, identification, recovery, evaluation, rendering safe, and final disposal of explosive ordnance. Operational-level CSS focuses on theater support operations that involve force generation, force sustainment, and redeployment. Coordinating with the G-7, PAO, and PSYOP officer to ensure disseminated information is not contradictory. Integrating and synchronizing plans and orders. Conducting liaison with media representatives to provide accreditation, mess, billet, transport, and escort as authorized and appropriate. Reporting incidents through channels to regional computer emergency response team and Army Computer Emergency Response team. EOAs are agents for cultural change and act as the eyes and ears for the commander. The following discussions are reference points. Performing varied duties, according to the general officer's desires. CHEMO responsibilities include-, D-107. Managing line-of-duty investigations, congressional and family inquiries, and special correspondence. Advising the commander on collection capabilities and limitations. Developing, maintaining, and revising troop lists. If an operational-level ammunition group is not established, specialized battalions assigned to the ASG provide ammunition support. Organizing and conducting internal schools, and obtaining and allocating quotas for external schools. Establishing procedures for collecting, processing, displaying, storing, and disseminating data and information within the headquarters, staff sections, and major subordinate commands throughout the operations process (per the CIMP). 4-56. Unit strength maintenance, including monitoring, collecting, and analyzing data affecting soldier readiness (such as, morale, organizational climate, commitment, and cohesion). Through subordinate transportation units, the Army TRANSCOM provides transportation support to Army, joint, and multinational forces as directed by the JFC/ASCC commander. When the command is subordinate to a joint headquarters, the G-3 (S-3) is responsible for coordinating with the J-3 (operations) and the J-5 (plans and policy). Providing intelligence support to force protection. Prioritize joint theater distribution and CSS effort. Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) mobile field exchanges are deployable truck- or tent-based resale outlets that provide health and comfort merchandise support to deployed forces. Advising the commander and staff on employing aerospace assets. The TALO is a rated Air Force officer. In brigades and battalions, the S-4 both coordinates activities and executes requirements for the commander and unit. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AND STRATEGIC-LEVEL COMMANDS. Military Deception Officer. Staff members avoid interfering with the subordinate commander's responsibilities. Monitoring operations and maintaining current COP-related information. If a special staff officer is not assigned, the officer with coordinating staff responsibility for the field of interest assumes those functional responsibilities. Commanders direct individual staff members or teams to conduct staff inspections. EOD companies provide support to corps. Finance Officer. A chaplain is located at every echelon of command from battalion through corps. It has no forward support companies; the maneuver battalions have CSS assets to provide unit-level support. Operating and maintaining the Air Force tactical air direction radio net and Air Force air request net. An effective C2 system to coordinate and execute CSS operations. Discipline, law, and order (coordinates with the G-1/AG (S-1) on appropriate administrative procedures). The NETOPS officer integrates mission information applications with INFOSYS and communications and computer operations of the warfighting information network. Integrating intelligence from the G-2 (S-2) +into IO. Corps and divisions are normally authorized an RM or comptroller. Assessing the effects of offensive and defensive IO throughout the operations process; recommending IO adjustments as required.