COMMEXCommodities Exchange
COMMEXCommunications Exercise
COMMEXCommunications Experts (Chatham, MA)
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This phase is complete after the successful execution of the LOADEX, Pilot Test, and COMMEX. Candidates are required to provide onsite support during this phase of the Agile Process.
These documents include the draft S6 Officer Certification Checklist, a BCT TACSOP, C2 Equipment and Maintenance Trackers, Annex H/K templates, LTC Pat Dedham's CJTF-82 Lessons Learned brief, 4ID Commo Primer Re-Draft, BDE Below Signal FDU, BN Pocket Planning Guide, C2 Execution Matrix Template, CJ6 OEF AAR (Lessons Learned and Observations), COMMEX Template, FMI 6-02.71 Final, IT System Equipment and Maintenance Tracker Template, LandWarNet and Battle Command (BG Brian J.
In the winter of 2006 and spring of 2007, B/63rd completed the exchange of its Tri-Tactical Service Signal Equipment for two JNNs and ten Command Post Nodes; then in late April, the company shipped its new equipment to Fort Hood in support of the 3rd ACR's COMMEX. Upon arrival at Fort Hood, the company spent three days conducting an internal COMMEX to validate equipment functionality and upload configuration files.
The COMMEX took place over five days, with each ABC System added to the network in a phased, controlled manner beginning with Information System Control, Maneuver Control System, and All-Source Analysis System-Light, through the remainder of the traditional suite of systems, and ending with Command Post of the Future.
B/63rd provided a robust, capable network that allowed the Regiment to complete its COMMEX. The troopers of B Company and the 3rd ACR established the foundations for enduring professional relationships, gained confidence in themselves and their equipment, and came away from the COMMEX prepared to execute the Regimental Mission Rehearsal Exercise at the NTC.
After an abbreviated, but successful, reception and staging operations, including another small COMMEX, in the "dustbowl;" the Regiment began a phased movement into the NTC's Forward and Coalition Operating Bases.
The total number of terminal devices quickly devoured the Regiment's allocated bandwidth--a circumstance unforeseen during the COMMEX. The RS6 section working through its attached network operation cells simultaneously requested additional bandwidth through the Forces Command G6 and training hub at Fort Gordon while implementing quality control measures to ensure the Regiment could continue to use its digital systems to effect command and control.
Once the PACE has been established a plan must be developed for the battalion COMMEX. This is the second instance where inadequate planning causes an issue for the S-6.
S3: TOC set up, ABCS establishment (Maneuver Control SystemLight), Combat Net Radio establishment (FM, SATCOM, HF), Web Portal establishment, input for FRAGOs, calendar updates (COMMEX, training), Requests For Information, TAC readiness / deployment