COMMAND POST SPECIALIST
The Command Post Specialist is responsible for managing and performing activities within command posts (CP), operations centers, rescue coordination centers, and command centers. They provide command, control, communications, and information support, ensuring effective communication and coordination between different elements. The Command Post Specialist receives and relays command and control (C2) instructions, records important information, and collects, processes, and submits both manual and automated data products. They establish procedures for operational reports, readiness reports, and the Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS) report. Additionally, they report international treaty compliance information and ensure compliance with CP policies and procedures.
In the role of an 11B2O/SR RATELO, the individual serves as the senior radio telephone operator of an infantry company with a strength of over 130 Soldiers. They play a critical role in maintaining the communication link between the company and battalion leadership. Their responsibilities include receiving, processing, disseminating, and tracking critical information in a timely and accurate manner. They record all actions of the company, update charts and overlays, and handle spot reports, messages, and message relays. Additionally, they are responsible for taking immediate action upon receipt of Commander’s Critical Information Requirements (CCIR) or Essential Elements of Friendly Information (EEFI).
The Radio Operator performs duties related to maintaining operational radios. They are responsible for testing, maintaining, and ensuring the operational readiness of all radios at all times. They interface with maintenance personnel to address any issues or repairs. The Radio Operator maintains situational awareness and keeps constant and secure communication with assigned units and distant ends. They monitor all radio traffic, enforce radio discipline, and record all incoming and outgoing transmissions. Additionally, they provide upchannels with urgency and keep supported units informed of current events, changes, and impending changes. The Radio Operator integrates with the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) and performs other assigned duties as required.
RADIO TELEPHONE OPERATOR (RTO)
The Radio Telephone Operator (RTO) serves as the communication link between deployed Combat Sustainment Support Battalion companies and battalion leadership. They are responsible for receiving, processing, disseminating, and tracking critical information in a timely and accurate manner. The RTO records all actions of the staff using a DA Form 1594 (Staff Journal), updates charts and overlays, and handles spot reports, messages, and message relays. They play a vital role in maintaining effective communication and ensuring the immediate action is taken upon receipt of Commander’s Critical Information Requirements (CCIR) or Essential Elements of Friendly Information (EEFI).