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From Transformation to Combat: The First Stryker Brigade at War (eBook)

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From Transformation to Combat: The First Stryker Brigade at War (eBook)
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9780160872808
Description

This study, prepared at the U.S. Army Center of Military History by Lt. Col. Mark J. Reardon and Dr. Jeffery A. Charlston, explores the origin, development, and initial combat experience of the first Stryker unit, the first installment of an "Interim Force" that would pave the way toward the Army of the future. This preliminary account provides a firsthand field assessment of the ambitious effort.

 

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Table of Contents

Contents
A Need for Change  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Establishing a Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Step One: Reorganize, Train, and Equip  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Step Two: Fielding Stryker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Step Three: Operational Readiness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step Four: Taking the Field  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
The Test of Combat: November 2003–November 2004 . . . . . . . . . . 19
Task Force Olympia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Initial Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Task Force arrow: An Najaf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Operation road warrior: Baghdad  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Tall Afar, Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Mosul, Iraq  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Relief in Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Bibliographical Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Audience

Members of the military, historians, and military students might be interested in this resource.

Product Details

USA Price:
$4.99
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Center of Military History
Year/Pages:
2010, 79 pages
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