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AUSA 2012: US Army mulls force structure changes

24th February 2012 - 10:06 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Fort Lauderdale, USA


The US Army is studying potential changes to the structure and composition of its brigade combat teams (BCTs). Although still pre-decisional, a glimpse at some of the potential changes was offered by service leaders at this week’s AUSA Winter 2012.

One ongoing analysis is exploring options between three-battalion and two-battalion brigade structures.

‘We are relooking the whole force; force design and force structure,’ explained Lt Gen Keith Walker, Deputy Commanding General, Futures and Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center at United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). ‘We expect that in a couple of months we will have

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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