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Accession Number ADA592824
Title Dagger on Point: Assessing the Regionally-Aligned Brigade.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 34p
Personal Author K. C. Dorr
Abstract 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 Army's Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel and Facilities (DOTMLPF) have not been fully optimized to set conditions for effective employment.
Keywords Advisory activities
Army training
Brigade level organizations
Building partner capacity
Cultural awareness
Foreign languages
General purpose brigades
Geographic combatant commands
Language skills
Military advisors
Military assistance
Military exercises
Military forces(Foreign)
Modular brigade combat teams
Partner nation security forces
Regional alignment
Regionally aligned brigades
Regionally aligned forces
Security cooperation
Security force assistance
Usafricom(Us africa command)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 48 - Natural Resources & Earth Sciences
74 - Military Sciences
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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