The ChemO can always rely on the intelligence section to obtain chemical downwind messages if he is not receiving them from the brigade combat team or the DIVARTY ASAS also provides the ChemO with the enemy situation, which enhances his situational awareness of the battlefield.
Cantave, Obert, personal experience, 4ID DIVARTY, Fort Hood, Texas, April 1999 to October 2001.
His previous assignments include platoon leader 62d Chemical Company (heavy decon), Republic of Korea; battalion chemical officer, 2-20 Field Artillery Regiment (FAR) (MLRS); HHB 2-20 FAR executive officer; and DIVARTY chemical officer, 4ID DIVARTY.
In May of 2004, prior to my assignment to the division, I was afforded the opportunity to take part in a Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) Leaders Training Program exercise with the DIVARTY
headquarters at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, which was designed to better prepare the unit for the impending deployment.
His previous assignments include deputy team chief, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Dulles, Virginia; commander, 44th Chemical Company, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; DIVARTY
chemical officer 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Polk, Louisiana; battalion Chemical officer, 4th Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment; and assistant brigade Chemical officer, 42d Field Artillery Brigade Giessen, Federal Republic of Germany.
The DIVARTY S2 and Targeting Officer could build a censor zone between the forward line of own troops (FLOT) and the DAG to filter out the Regimental Artillery Groups' (RAGs) fires so that the radar receives acquisitions from the DAG for immediate counterfire purposes.
The target acquisition battery (TAB) in each DIVARTY normally has three Q-36 and two Q-37 radars assigned.
Army DIVARTY are superb tools to collect detailed information on enemy artillery, which in turn is, or can be, the key stone of the enemy's entire offensive or defensive scheme.