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The Stryker brigade combat team (SBCT) is designed to be a full spectrum, early entry combat force. It has utility in all operational environments against all projected future threats. It possesses significant utility for divisions and corps engaged in a major-theater war; however, the SBCT is optimized to meet the challenges of smaller-scale contingencies.


This manual describes how Tthe SBCT optimizes organizational effectiveness while balancing lethality, mobility, and survivability against requirements for rapid strategic deployability. The SBCT includes a reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA)cavalry squadron (reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition [RSTA]), intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) integration capability, imbedded human intelligence (HUMINT), psychological operations (PSYOP), civil affairs (CA), and robust combined arms infantry battalions.

This manual provides the commander and his staff with the tactics and techniques to exploit theseThese organic elements and ensure the SBCT's versatility across the full range of potential requirements, from providing the security necessary to conductpromote stability operations and conduct operations during peacetime military engagements to conducting offensive and defensive operations in a major- theater war against localized threats.

Although this manual does not implement any international agreements, the material presented herein is in accordance with related international agreements. Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.

     The proponent of this publication is the US Army Infantry School. Send comments and recommendations to or on DA Form 2028 directly to Commandant, US Army Infantry School, ATTN: ATSH-ATD, Fort Benning, Georgia 31905-5410593.

     Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.

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