The use of reachback
has both advantages and disadvantages.
However, a relatively small staff reliant on the reachback
capability resident in the Space AOC would be a minimal addition to the AOC staffing and considerably less than that of the AOC's mobility and ISR divisions.
This, in turn, helped CENTCOM and DIA better support the mission via their reachback
and forward deployed assets.
With GEOINT, the commander can now conduct detailed intelligence preparation of the battlespace using commercial multi-spectral imagery (MSI), vector data sets from National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) stocks, or even reachback
capabilities for hydrographic and bridge engineering via satellite communications with the U.
The efforts of the Joint Engineer Training and Education Working Group are identifying the future of joint engineer training programs and mitigating gaps to establish more effective joint engineer programs and better reachback
According to the Navy, FORCEnet is regarded as "the command and control pillar that gives speed and agility to the commander who can then optimally employ Sea Strike, Sea Shield, and Sea Basing by integrating weapons, sensors, reachback
centers, and warfighters at all levels into a secure networked, distributed combat force, as part of the Global Information Grid.
Major (P) Christopher Fatheree, USMC, recounts how forward deployed intelligence analysts used reachback
capabilities to support Marine Expeditionary Units, adjacent U.
The team, combined with reachback
support, provided a great resource.
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is a leading supplier of emergency, strategic and tactical satcom ground terminals for reachback
and range extension, including complete communications interoperability and control of fixed and mobile terminals.
is not the answer to all intelligence-related problems.
to the system administrator to provide expert interpretation, troubleshooting advice, and additional upgrades as situations change.
When determining how much analytic support a reachback
agency can provide the IBCT, it is important to consider three factors: