Army

May 17, 2013

NETCOM commanding general reveals plans for future of Signal in Pacific

Tags:
Maj. Avon Cornelius
311th Signal Command (Theater) Public Affairs

Commanding General Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, Network Enterprise Technology Command, recognizes Soldiers and civilians for their support to the command May 7 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Lynn presented them with his commander’s coin of excellence.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn visited Hawaii as part of his recent Pacific engagement tour, which included a visit with Signal Soldiers of the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Army Pacific.

Lynn was the keynote speaker for the Signal Corps Regimental Association lunch at the Nehelani Conference and Banquet Center, May 6.

Lynn spoke about the future of the Signal Corps and upcoming projects at NETCOM, to include the virtual environment as a training aid, the future of Army cyber, and the Pacific.

“What the chief of staff of the Army wants for the future is a live, virtual and constructive environment,” said Lynn. “When funding goes down, at some point training stops. With a virtual environment, you can actually have some helicopters flying, with some folks behind a screen; you have some Humvees driving with some folks behind a screen. Everything is happening all at once.”

“It has been determined that the cyber protection forces will fall underneath the Signal Corps, specifically NETCOM,” Lynn said. “We have already stood up the 7th Cyber Mission Unit at Fort Gordon, and we are going to start recruiting here shortly for cyber warriors. By this summer there will be two cyber protection platoons.”

Lynn also discussed the advantages of passive optical networks, which are point-to-multipoint, fiber to the premises network architecture in which unpowered optical splitter are used to enable a single optical fiber to serve multiple premises. There are many benefits to these networks over the current Ethernet systems being used by the Army including less equipment, better life cycle management, and further reach.

“Ethernet takes 35,000 switches and routers per post, you can do the same thing for about 2,000 switches with passive optical networks,” Lynn said. “The life cycle for Ethernet is five to seven years; it is 10 to 15 plus with the passive optical networks.”

During his visit, Lynn also took time to recognize a few Soldiers and civilians for their support to the command and presented them with his commander’s coin of excellence.

Spc. Vanessa Irvin, 311th Signal Command (Theater) G1, was awarded a coin for making the commandant’s list during Warrior Leader Course.

“It was a great accomplishment,” Irvin said. “To be recognized by the NETCOM commander was an honor and a privilege.”

NETCOM, based out of Fort Huachuca, consists of about 16,000 military and civilians spread across 20 different countries.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

ACAP has new name, now Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program

As part of the Soldier for Life Program that was introduced last year, the Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, has changed names to the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, effective immediately. In an effort to better reflect the new direction of Army transition with the Soldier for Life Program, Army Chief...
 
 
Payload-Nero

Army test successful on UAV jammer payload NERO

Doug McDaniel, PM UAS View of the NERO jamming payload attached to a Gray Eagle. NERO stands for Networked Electronic Warfare Remotely Operated.
 
 
Untitled-1

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Colonel Charles Young: Buffalo Soldier and Intelligence Officer Courtesy Photo As a major and then Lieutenant Colonel, Charles Young served with the 10th Cavalry during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916. This article ...
 

 
Soldier-Life-cycle

Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

Maj. Rohan McLean, left, with Mission Command Battle Lab, and other class participants listen to tips from SCORE volunteer Ken Harris as he leads a session of the Army Career and Alumni Program entrepreneurial workshop, Boots t...
 
 
Maranda Flynn

JITC celebrates 25 years of interoperability on Fort Huachuca

Maranda Flynn From left, Debra Depew, the longest serving JITC employee; Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, JITC senior enlisted leader; Glenwood Bradley, JITC’s first commander from February 1988 to February 1995; Col. Doug Orsi, comman...
 
 

Army moving education content to cloud for better access

WASHINGTON — Eighteen months ago, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command began migrating education content to the dotcom cloud, a commercially operated bank of servers. This is a significant step for several reasons. The Army is currently a Common Access Card-enabled, Windows-based devices operating environment. That means Soldiers can’t access much of the training...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin