Write an Executive Summary on the dagger brigade case study, Complete your required readings, and thenanalyze a required case study with a directed focus using one component ofthe NCO common core, Training Management. (see description of trainingmanagement in the NCO Common Core Competencies attachment) You will thensummarize the case study. Your EXSUM will focus on the historical case study. Cite at least two references. Use the Anaconda Example doc as yourtemplate. Minimum 15 lines and maximum 25 lines.
This is the first in a planned series of reports on the readiness status of the 2nd ”Dagger” Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) of the 1st Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. We will track the brigade’s readiness over the coming months to understand the challenges it faces as it prepares to deploy to Germany as part of the European Reassurance Initiative. But we will also evaluate the Army’s efforts to return from a rotational, wartime readiness model to a more traditional pattern meant to sustain overall service preparedness for a wide variety of missions while rebuilding the capabilities needed for high-technology conventional conflicts.
Read the WSJ op-ed: The troops train to reassure Europe
Dagger Brigade is representative of this initiative, indeed of the heavy Army in general. To begin with, the overall reductions in Army personnel strength and delays in modernization place limits on what can be accomplished. Even though the brigade’s weapons systems have been improved and upgraded, its M1 Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and Paladin howitzers are fundamentally the same as those employed in the 1991 Gulf War, and the brigade now has less equipment than it did. Its other supporting capabilities have also been reduced, and its parent division is a smaller organization. The parent division can provide some support, including select equipment and personnel from its sustainment and combat aviation brigades, but it cannot allocate the firepower, communications, or logistics support past division structures permitted. Finally, if employed on today’s high-end battlefields, the brigade would lack organic air defense or electronic warfare assets; while it can coordinate external support, it would not necessarily own the skies or the electromagnetic spectrum on its own.