Improving Soldier and Unit Effectiveness with the Stryker Brigade Combat Team Warfighters' Forum
RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
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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.
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