Dagger on Point: Assessing the Regionally-Aligned Brigade
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE
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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 Armys Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel and Facilities DOTMLPF have not been fully optimized to set conditions for effective employment.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics