The prosecution of the BCT deep fight was formulated in BCT targeting workgroup meetings in coordination between the chief of recon, FSCOORD
, and the BCT XO.
The brigade XO, with the FSCOORD serving as an advisor, chairs the combat power synchronization meeting.
After the CPSM, the brigade XO, FSCOORD, S3, and S2 brief the results to the brigade commander for his approval.
Redefined roles and missions of critical fires personnel in the BCT also have redefined the FSCOORD's position.
1 ) Defining the roles and functions of the staff FSCOORD and the fires battalion commander; and
Among them are: "What should I expect from my FSCOORD? What role does he play with my staff?.
FSCOORD. The BCT- FSCOORD executes critical fires tasks for the BCT commander.
The FSCOORD is responsible for properly manning, equipping and training all fire support personnel in the brigade on both traditional fire support tasks as well as non-traditional civil-military operations (CMO) and information operations (IO) tasks.
In these changing times, the FSCOORD must develop methods to work with maneuver commanders and their senior NCOs to seamlessly integrate all fusion cell enablers from the brigade to the platoon levels by way of the maneuver battalion fire support channels in support of an evolving brigade campaign plan.
Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 2nd IBCT, has a robust brigade FSC led by the IBCT FSCOORD that includes four combat observation lasing teams (COLTs) and a nonlethal effects cell.
How does the BCT FSCOORD ensure all fire support personnel are adequately manned, equipped and trained to support the traditional fire support mission as well as the nontraditional IO and CMO missions?
We need senior field artillery officers as FSCOORDs
responsible for advising, training, and mentoring maneuver commanders on the employment of fires.