Winter 2012 Vol. 37 No. 4


 
 
 

Winter 2012 Vol. 37 No. 4


First 4-Star Signal Corps general recognized



By Wilson A. Rivera

In the 152-year history of the Signal Corps, never has a member risen to the rank of four-star general...until now.

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Signal Soldiers prepared for professional certifications



By Nick Spinelli

An Army-wide initiative is encouraging Soldiers to earn civilian credentials, certifications, and licenses for their military specialties and training. Currently there are 58 Army occupations that have operational credentialing programs and students at the U.S. Signal Center of Excellence have the opportunity to earn various information technology certifications and licenses.

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Black Core network primer



By CPT Felix Torres

The dynamics of U.S. military communications in the Afghanistan Theater has changed dramatically over the last few years.
There have been significant upgrades in bandwidth from the typical 8 Mbps satellite circuits to 10 Gbps fiber optic metropolitan area network solutions. The capability to support increased customer requirements and efficiency provided by Internet Protocol based transport were the initial drivers to facilitate a migration from legacy Time Division Multiplexers (e.g. Promina) to the IP based infrastructure found in the Afghanistan Black Core Network today.

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