Network-Centric Operations Case Study
The Stryker Brigade Combat Team
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The authors of this report seek to understand how network-centric operations (NCO) capabilities are a source of combat power for the Army’s Stryker brigade and to determine the extent to which the tenets of NCO are realized by the unit. Using a broad range of measures of effectiveness, the authors compared the performance of a Stryker brigade with that of a nondigitized light infantry brigade in certification exercises at the Joint Readiness Training Center and found that the Stryker brigade’s superior networking capabilities, superior shared situational awareness, speed of command, and ability to control the speed of command vastly improved the brigade’s performance in these exercises. Using NCO measures of effectiveness, this analysis shed light on the NCO capabilities that made the Stryker brigade a more agile and effective combat force. The authors conclude by discussing the potential implications of future NCO capabilities for future Army forces.
Table of Contents
Stryker Brigade NCW Hypothesis
Stryker Brigade MCP
Network and Battle Command Capabilities
SBCT Scenario at JRTC
Stryker Comparison to the Baseline
Director, Office of Force Transformation, Study Authorization Memorandum
Complete List of Questions
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