& Technical Manuals
Corps Manual of Visual Signaling - 1910; issued by the
War Department Office of the Chief Signal Officer. This
excellent document describes in great detail every form of
approved visual signaling then in use by the Signal Corps. Among
those types it covers are wig wag flags, torches, heliographs,
acetylene torches, rockets, shells and much more. Technical use
of these devices, forms of cipher and encryption, code calls,
use at night, and on, and on... all are covered in this manual.
Field Manual for the AN/GRC series Radio Sets. Includes data on
the AN/GRC 103, 143, 144, 163 and 222 Radio Sets. This is a
partial document covering Chapter 5 of the FM.
1946 War Department version. This document outlines
physical training as it was given to Army recruits in
WWII. Reading it will bring back fond memories ;-)
Mobile Subscriber Equipment, (MSE) Operations.
Most WWII, Korea and Vietnam era Signals Officers have never
worked with today's Mobile Subscriber systems. If you are from
the old school, this manual will let you in on the secrets of
how military mobile phone systems work.
the Technical Manual for Radio Sets SCR-131 and SCR-161,
1942 versions. Knowledgeable readers know that these instruments
are portable loop, continuous wave (CW) telegraph transmitting
and receiving sets.
Quotations on Leadership: Department of the Army
Pamphlet # 60065; Leadership Statements and Quotes
Archive of War. In December 2014 we began a series of articles
that provided examples of effective American decision making and
leadership, as seen through the documents of war. The intent was
to show how in the not too distant past great American leaders
did not need to interject politics into everything they did and
said, and that often the most profound things that happened in
the world were made known to us, by these same leaders, via the
most simple, clear and concise language possible. The example
documents we provided in that series of articles have been reproduced here. Enjoy reading them.
1. Potsdam Proclamation - An ultimatum for
2. Final Directive Authorizing Use Of Atomic Weapons Against Japan
3. White House P.R. Notifying America Of Dropping Of Atom Bomb
4. Allies' Armistice Demands, 10
5. Statement By The President On The
Situation in Korea, 27 June, 1950.
6. Truman's Address on Korea, July
In August, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives released an
interim report accusing CENTCOM of doctoring war information and
intelligence reports about ISIS to suite the Obama
Administration's views, rather than portraying the situation as
it really was. We penned an article on that subject, using it as
the basis to discuss the disturbing trend we seem to be seeing
where our political parties, leaders, government and even
military have gotten into the habit of lying to the
American public. You can read our article
here, and read
the House Report by clicking on the document graphic at the
beginning of this paragraph.
Psychological Needs of U.S. Military Service Members and Their
Families: A Preliminary Report. This document provides
an excellent summary of the psychological impact of serving in
the U.S. military, with a focus on the impact of deployment on
family members and children. It originally served as background sourcing
and training material for military task forces about to be sent
of Military Acronyms pertaining to War in Afghanistan.
For those who served in earlier wars, keeping up with the latest
military jargon for today's wars can be hard to do. This list
will help; besides, it's an interesting read if you just want to
get a flavor for what kinds of things Army Officers dealt with
in the Afghan War.
Army Signal Corps OCS Association Membership Application
Form. Use this form to join our Association. Everyone
ArmySignalOCS PX Order Form. Use this document to order goodies
from our PX Page.
Signal Corps OCS Association Scholarship Donation Form.
Complete this document and mail it in if you would like to help
us send more deserving young men and women to college. Hooah!
Army Signal Corps OCS Association Unit Abbreviation Key
For WWII OCS Class Pages. This document will help you
understand the abbreviations used on this website and our Class
Pages in particular.
Contribution to Afghanistan Published by the Japanese
government in 2007, this document shows the kind of non-combat
logistical support American wars require. Explaining where
Japan's $1.2 billion in aid was spent, it provides a good
background for understanding why America needs allies in the
wars it fights.