Womderbread and Gnyhwy,
Time for the SigOp to school you.
You speculate where you think SigOps might or should be employed.
"There is good reason why, in general, the combat arms wants combat arms soldiers to operate the Coy/Sqn/Troop/Bty nets."
Really? I have BEEN a coy signaller on operations in the fight. There are at a minimum three Sig in each Coy on operations, and they don't just run the CP. They are out most of the time.
The OMLT has it's share of SigOps as well...not just in the CP.
A lot of what has been posted is quite accurate ie: no there are no operators in the Arty bty (for the most part), in fact a new SigOp has to take an Arty Comms course (taught by a gunner).
Yes there ARE operators in the armd recce sqns, doing the same job as everyone else (based on my practical experience).
No, there are no operators in an Engr field troop, but there are in the Sqn CP.
I can assure you that the operators that are workingin thos positions are very well versed in how thier respective units operate in the field, right down to the section level.
One of the operators that worked for me on my last tour just completed the Inf recce course, and is now employed in that posn.
Neither one of you have any idea where/how SigOps are employed or what we do in Cbt Arms units, or anything else for that matter. You are both talking out of your a## about something you have no concept of.
I would suggest that you both stay in your lanes.