Accession Number : AD1036100

Title :   Enabling Rapid Integration of Combined Arms Teams into a Brigade Combat Team Organizational Structure

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 May 2012,31 May 2014


Personal Author(s) : Cronin, Brian ; Jenkins,Jessica ; Aude,Steven ; Burnett,Steven ; Priest,Heather ; Janssen,Clay ; Burwell,Dan

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The purpose of the research is to identify the factors that facilitate and hinder specialized team integration into Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs)/Conventional Force (CF) units. Using the Battlefield Surveillance Brigades (BfSB) Multi-Functional Team (MFT) as the exemplar, a set of integration tools for ensuring the rapid integration of MFTs into the supported maneuver units organization and mission set were developed and evaluated. The research began with a review of relevant publications (doctrine and academic literature) to identify factors that facilitate and hinder specialized team integration. To expand and validate the literature review results, interviews and focus groups were conducted with Army subject matter experts (SMEs) who had direct experience with small team integration with conventional forces (CF) to better understand the factors influencing effective integration as well as to better understand current Army integration training and the preparation of Soldiers on these specialized teams. Following the data collection, a set of tools to support the rapid integration of MFTs into BCTs were developed, and a formative evaluation was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the tools.

Descriptors :   BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , situational awareness , information exchange , knowledge management , lessons learned , military intelligence , surveillance , military doctrine , military training , military standards , teamwork , military personnel

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE