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beneficial because it gives the EW
SMs a chance to receive professional
and personal development from their
own Career Management Field. It allows mentoring throughout the organization from the NCOIC, all the way
down to the newest team member.
The most important aspect, of course,
is the unique opportunity to receive
development, quarterly counseling,
and evaluations by EW leaders. The
BDE EW NCO tracks all necessary administrative requirements under the

2. Operational Control: The traditional
EW support within a brigade places
one (or sometimes two) EW NCOs
at the BN. Our model created three
teams in order to leverage more support capabilities to each BN, without
increasing overall end strength (although the concept of more EW soldiers is always welcome). Under this
model, the BDE EW leaders take re-

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sponsibility for internal EW training
within the consolidated cell, as well
as coordinating training and support
to all subordinate battalions.

direction and supervision of the BDE
EW NCOIC and OIC.

In the case of 1BCT, each team has
a responsibility to support two subordinate battalions. The EW teams
are responsible for integrating into
each battalions' planning and training meetings. The team serves as the
initial point of contact for all EW integration between the battalions and
the BDE EW Cell. EW Teams link in with
appropriate personnel within each Battalion Operations Shop and attend all
applicable battle-rhythm events in order to provide timely and accurate information to the BDE EW Cell. The BDE
EW Cell takes the information from
each team, and coordinates to provide
the appropriate level of EW support for
all battalion training events. One of
the items that assists the BDE EW Cell
plan for support is an "EW Request for
Support" form (Fig. 3).
This form assists the BDE EW Cell
during the initial planning and coordination support needed for a training
event. It serves as an initial request,
and is designed to help the BDE EW Cell
make initial first steps of support. Subsequent planning meetings and training
objectives can modify what EW support
a battalion needs, and the battalions
will not be held to only what requests
are put on the form. Once initial plans
are in place, the EW team will provide
all coordination and integration into
the actual training event, while looking
to support the Commander's training objectives for the event.

AZIMUTH CHECK AT 100 DAYS
As this article is being written, 1BCT
sits at the 100-day mark since the consolidation of all CMF 29 Soldiers. There
were many lessons learned, and some
definite tangible and measureable benefits to the consolidation. There were
also some significant challenges, both
anticipated and unanticipated, encountered during the consolidation.
The major benefits 1BCT experienced
post consolidation include:
1. The ability of EW Officers, Warrant
Officers, and SNCOs to train, mentor,
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - October 2017

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Maximizing EW Capabilities Within the Brigade Combat Team
Homing Senses: Anti-Ship Seekers Show New Diversity
The Heat is On
EW 101
Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
2018 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - October 2017 - intro
JED - October 2017 - cover1
JED - October 2017 - cover2
JED - October 2017 - 3
JED - October 2017 - 4
JED - October 2017 - 5
JED - October 2017 - The View From Here
JED - October 2017 - 7
JED - October 2017 - Conferences Calendar
JED - October 2017 - 9
JED - October 2017 - Courses Calendar
JED - October 2017 - 11
JED - October 2017 - From the President
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JED - October 2017 - 14
JED - October 2017 - insert1
JED - October 2017 - insert2
JED - October 2017 - The Monitor
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JED - October 2017 - 21
JED - October 2017 - Washington Report
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JED - October 2017 - World Report
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JED - October 2017 - Maximizing EW Capabilities Within the Brigade Combat Team
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JED - October 2017 - Homing Senses: Anti-Ship Seekers Show New Diversity
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JED - October 2017 - 40
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JED - October 2017 - 42
JED - October 2017 - 43
JED - October 2017 - The Heat is On
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JED - October 2017 - EW 101
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JED - October 2017 - 50
JED - October 2017 - Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
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JED - October 2017 - AOC News
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JED - October 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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