We also formulated a Service Level Agreement with the RHN that allowed 1ID technicians to work inside the RHN to support 1ID's network and we tweaked the reporting procedures to establish reporting channels that included 1ID.
These solutions were successful in that 1ID was able to communicate throughout the breadth of Iraq during this deployment.
The hardware upgrade that the RHN required would entail multiple ASIs, of up to three hours each, during which the RHN would not be able to support 1ID. As we noted above, NETCOM had entrusted 1ID with veto authority over ASIs and we valued the ongoing mission against Da'ish more than the Increment 2 capabilities that the upgrade would provide.
The user jury was jointly planned and coordinated between the 1ID, the MCBL, CERDEC CP&I and the TCM Mission Command and Command Posts (MC/CP).
While at Fort Riley with the 1ID, one soldier stated that the Commander's Toolkit, or a Leader's Toolkit, should be available to all leaders,.
Its transition path is yet to be determined, but it has already provided immeasurable value to the Army and helps the collaborative team (MCCoE/MCBL, CERDEC, 1ID, ARL and TCM MC/CP) fulfill the Army's S&T mission as stated by the deputy assistant secretary of the army for research and technology: "The Army's S&T mission is to foster discovery, innovation, demonstration and transition of knowledge and materiel solutions that enable future force capabilities and/or enhance current force systems.
1ID implemented several methods of communication for use by the JCCs.
In order to augment the spotty Iraqi telephones, 1ID equipped each JCC with Thuraya satellite telephones, satellite internet packages, and a high frequency radio system supplied and installed by Multi National Forces-Iraq.
Not only did 1ID need to ensure positive communications between the JCCs, we also needed to ensure C2 among Iraqi police stations and Iraqi Army headquarters.
Close coordination with coalition agencies as well as commercial service providers enabled 1ID to equip ISF with a robust communications network.
Giovanna Dainty, brigade dentist, C Co, 101 BSB, 1ABCT, 1ID