Is the Stryker Brigade Combat Team a Viable Concept?
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The Army of tomorrow must be more deployable and capable of meeting future threats across the full spectrum of war. Essential to this transformation is the Armys new Stryker Brigade Combat Team SBCT. This thesis examines the SBCTs role in Army transformation and how the senior leadership believes that it bridges the existing capabilities gap between the light infantry and mechanized infantry forces while serving as an interim solution as the Army continues onward to the Objective Force. In analyzing the research question, this thesis will evaluate both the pros and cons of the SBCT utilizing the criteria of deployability, survivability, lethality, and mobility. The criteria of deployability is evaluated against a mechanized infantry brigade combat team and the criteria of survivability, lethality, and mobility is evaluated against a light infantry brigade combat team. Both comparisons will prove if the concept is viable or not as designed by the operational and organization concept of the unit.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics