Accession Number : ADA518257


Title :   The Brigade Combat Team - Stability and Security Force Assistance Operations


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Morschauser, Robert D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a518257.pdf


Report Date : 22 Feb 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : The Army deployed its first Brigade Combat Team - Stability (BCT-S), formerly known as Advise and Assist Brigades, to Iraq in April, 2009. Since then, additional brigades have deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. These brigades are based on the Army's modular Brigade Combat Team (BCT) and are designed to partner with host nation conventional forces in order to increase their rate of development and enhance their effectiveness. This essay explores the functionality of the BCT-S for Security Force Assistance (SFA) operations by discussing the organization and mission of the BCT-S and identifying its individual and collective pre-deployment training requirements, noting shortfalls, and providing recommendations on how the Army can better prepare these formations for this increasingly relevant mission. Additionally, the ongoing debate over establishing a permanent force for SFA is summarized and discussed.


Descriptors :   *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , WARFARE , AFGHANISTAN , SECURITY , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , STABILITY , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , IRAQ


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE