Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published January 20, 2023
In war stories across a multitude of mediums, there is often a moment where a Soldier shouts into a radio to some unseen entity on the receiving end of the line. Whether it is giving a direct command or delivering information, this format of communication has been in rotation within the Army since the 1940s with the “manpack” radio, which was a relatively heavy radio that could be carried by a Soldier in a ruck.
Since then, there have been many updates to the way the Army communicates by adding security measures and changing the platform to meet mission requirements.