1st Infantry Division Headquarters
Story by Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Smith
08.30.2010 CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq – With the threat of the improvised explosive device in Operation Iraqi Freedom, U.S. and coalition forces had to adapt to a new battlefield.
The electronic warfare branch, which was only recently made an official branch in the U.S. Army, answered the call to stem the threat of a major killer of American troops in Iraq.
Staff Sgt. Mathew Williamson, an EW noncommissioned officer from Roseville, Calif., serving with the 1st Infantry Division, said he likes serving in a capacity that does so much for his fellow service members, such as the electronic protection counter radio-controlled electronic warfare systems.