Assigned to the TAACOM are area support groups.
Based on densities of military units and materiel to be supported,
political boundaries, and identifiable terrain features, the groups
are assigned areas of responsibility within the COMMZ and are
deployed throughout it.
Each group provides direct support to
approximately 15,000 troops; with additional units attached or
assigned, it can support up to 30,000 troops. Since the group has no
organic rail transport capability, the transportation command
Construction and rehabilitation of wire circuits for dispatching
trains and administering military railroads, as well as maintaining
certain communications, are the responsibility of the United States
(theater)). The TRS plans this work and coordinates with USASTRATCOM
(theater) in getting the job done.
The USASTRATCOM (theater)
supplies any communications and signaling equipment not organic to
supplies and equipment.
It is also responsible for maintaining
communications systems for military railways; however, when all
circuits along the line are turned over to the TRS for its exclusive
use, they are then maintained by the TRS.
circuits are used jointly by the TRS and other agencies, maintenance
is the responsibility of the USASTRATCOM (theater).
Such joint use
is allowed only by directive from higher command.
When land lines are damaged and inoperable, the USASTRATCOM
(theater) provides an automatic radio communications system, when
approved by the theater commander, until land communications can be
A radio repair team is provided and attached to the
railway battalion to supervise the installation of this radio
equipment and to maintain and repair it while it is in use. However,
the railway battalion operates the equipment.
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transportation command on the basis of one battalion for each
transportation railway group.
battalion are MP companies--one company for each transportation
railway battalion. Normally, the companies remain under the command
of the MP battalion while providing guard service to the railway