Applying a Multi-Skilled Soldier (MSS) Concept to the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT)
Final rept. 25 Apr 2002-30 Sep 2003
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The general purpose of this study was to deepen and broaden thinking about the nature and implications of possible Multi-Skilied Soldier MSS Concept implementation. Specific objectives were 1 to determine applicability of the MSS to the Stryker Brigade Combat Team SBCT, as it might be implemented in Initial Entry Training IET and 2 to prototype MSS Concept implementation for the SBCT, considering possible implementation for the Future Force. The report also defines the MSS shows how the MSS Concept might fit conceptually within a larger Army training, education, and professional development model for Soldiers of all ranks offers an MSS Program design for IET and crafts actionable recommendations regarding general MSS implementation for IET. The study concludes that the MSS Concept is fully applicable to the SBCT, as well as the so-called Current Force. It also concludes that MSS implementation would have a significant salutary effect on unit training readiness postures across the force. This study relied heavily on insights and analysis gained from interviews with groups of senior NCOs and officers within the 3rd Brigade SBCT, 2nd Infantry Division, Ft. Lewis, WA, during September 2002.
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