Creating the Combined Arms Officer Branch
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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The US Army is looking ahead at future weapons to capitalize on the Revolution in Military Affairs. As these weapons concepts develop, the officer corps that will employ them must also evolve. The Future Combat Vehicle FCV is an interesting concept under development in 1999 as a replacement for the tank Abrams, the self-propelled howitzer Paladin, the infantry fighting vehicle Bradley, and the current air defense vehicle AvengerLinebacker. If the US Army develops an FCV that is capable of direct fire, indirect fire, short range air defense SHORAD, and troop transport, an officer corps will be required in 2025 that is more skilled than at present in integrating the effects of combined arms on the future battlefield.
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