Accession Number : ADA592824


Title :   Dagger on Point: Assessing the Regionally-Aligned Brigade


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE


Personal Author(s) : Dorr, Kirk C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a592824.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : In the spring of 2013, a brigade based out of Fort Riley, Kansas, will begin a series of deployments to Africa to support Security Cooperation (SC) activities in support of United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). This is the first of several planned regionally aligned brigades (RAB) ultimately intended to support other Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs). Two follow-on RAB deployments are tentatively scheduled to support European and Pacific commands in 2014. Historically, special operations forces have conducted the majority of Department of Defense activities to train, advise, and assist partner nation security forces, whereas the involvement of general purpose forces has been more limited. As this first RAB prepares to support this new initiative, research into building partnership capacity suggests that, although substantial capabilities for this mission exist, elements of the Army's Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel and Facilities (DOTMLPF) have not been fully optimized to set conditions for effective employment.


Descriptors :   *AFRICA , *ARMY , *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *COOPERATION , *DEPLOYMENT , *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *SECURITY , ADVISORY ACTIVITIES , ARMY TRAINING , CULTURE , FOREIGN LANGUAGES , MILITARY ADVISORS , MILITARY EXERCISES , MISSIONS , TEAMS(PERSONNEL)


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE