The Signal Corps
The Signal Corps Monument
Curator: Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)
Theme: The Signal Corps
Background: The art and science of communications between leaders and subordinates were often the critical link in the chain of success to bring victory. Communicators were those using various methods to relay messages and commands from the leaders to their subordinate elements, and by which subordinate elements provided situational awareness to their leaders. Whether by written paper messages, enciphered with invisible ink, or by high capacity radio signals with encrypted transmissions, these communications represented a key element of command and control of the military units. Many Veterans contributed to this function through their struggles to carry and maintain heavy and cumbersome equipment used for communications.
Signal Corps Soldiers deployed to combat zones and support areas with Signal Units.
They operated satellite and strategic sites as the backbone of the Army communications.
They braved the elements and gunfire to serve our nation and its leaders
in sending and receiving information for decision.