Accession Number : ADA551142


Title :   Improving Soldier and Unit Effectiveness with the Stryker Brigade Combat Team Warfighters' Forum


Corporate Author : RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Hallmark, Bryan W ; Gayton, S J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a551142.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 174


Abstract : Following Operation Desert Storm, the U.S. Army initiated a major force modernization effort designed to improve its ability to respond to a rapidly changing global strategic landscape. One of the most significant components of this effort was the development of Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCTs) supported by an armored weapons platform that was lighter and more deployable than any the Army had at the time. A brigade coordination cell was established to assist with SBCT development. This cell later became the Stryker Brigade Combat Team Warfighters Forum (SWfF). SWfF was designed to facilitate a more collaborative, network-based training system. Specifically, it was designed to support the SBCT community of practice1 by assisting in the development and dissemination of new lessons learned, leader development tools, and tactics, techniques, and procedures. The Army is currently developing and fielding additional warfighters forums (WfFs). To support further decisions regarding the WfF concept, senior Army leaders asked RAND Arroyo Center to assess how and how well SWfF works. This report documents the results of that research.


Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS , *MILITARY MODERNIZATION , ARMY PERSONNEL , BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , DECISION MAKING , MILITARY TACTICS , SKILLS , TEAMS(PERSONNEL)


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE