Department of Defense news release (Dec. 17, 2003): additional Stryker brigade acquisitions approved.The Department of Defense approved plans for the Army to field six Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCT SBCT Stryker Brigade Combat Team (US Army)
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SBCT Standardized Bible Content Test ). Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld approved an Army enhancement plan on Dec. 8 that provides for the acquisition of SBCTs 5 and 6. The Army's plan focused on enhancing the aviation, fire support, network, and sensor capability of SBCTs 5 and 6, and retrofitting brigades 1 through 4 with newer technology as it becomes available. The approval gives the Army permission to begin expending funds for the new brigades' acquisition and fielding.
Rumsfeld directed the Army to prepare the plan in a December 2002. The memorandum approved SBCTs 1 through 4, but directed further study of SBCTs 5 and 6 before the Army would receive final approval to field them.
Additionally, the plan reviewed basing options for the brigades and the desirability of associating Stryker brigades with Air Force aerial expeditionary forces to facilitate development of joint doctrine Fundamental principles that guide the employment of US military forces in coordinated action toward a common objective. Joint doctrine contained in joint publications also includes terms, tactics, techniques, and procedures. It is authoritative but requires judgment in application. , training, and deployment.
The fifth SBCT, scheduled for fielding in 2006, will be in the 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks bar·rack 1
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1. A building or group of buildings used to house military personnel. , Hawaii. The sixth SBCT, scheduled for fielding from 2008-2010, will be the 56th Brigade (Mechanized mech·a·nize
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