Accession Number : AD1021914


Title :   Is the Stryker Brigade Combat Team Still Relevant


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,05 Jul 2015,26 May 2016


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States


Personal Author(s) : Burggrabe, Reed A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1021914.pdf


Report Date : 26 May 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : Since its inception in 1999, the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (Stryker BCT) structure has been under continuous revision. These changes have the potential to move the Stryker BCT away from its initial concept as defined in the Interim Brigade Organizational and Operational (O and O) Concept. When the O and O is compared to the Army Operating Concept, five gaps are identified: Double-V hull protection, which decreases strategic mobility, loss of the combined arms concept at company level, limited anti-armor capability in the Stryker BCT, inability to organically self-recover, and increase of logistics personnel and equipment. By addressing these gaps and keeping true to the O and O and AOC, the Stryker BCT would stay relevant to the Army in both the near and mid-term future.


Descriptors :   armored personnel carriers , infantry , INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLES , RAPID DEPLOYMENT , BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , combat operations , combat effectiveness


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE