From 20 to 24 March of this year, more than 100 subject matter experts (SMEs) and VIPs convened at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, to conduct the MI-Signal "Rock Drill" for the Initial Brigade Combat Team
With the advent of the Initial Brigade Combat Team
(IBCT)--soon to be outfitted at Fort Lewis, Washington--the All-Source Analysis System (ASAS) Master Analyst Branch has fielded a requirement to assign two ASAS Master Analysts in the IBCT's MI Company.
The intelligence companies of the Initial Brigade Combat Teams
(IBCTs) begin Cadre/Cohesion, Operational Readiness Training (COHORT) at Fort Huachuca.
The Initial Brigade Combat Teams
are not being organized to be the tip of the spear.
The new Initial Brigade Combat Teams
(IBCTs) now taking shape at Fort Lewis, Wash., each include a reconnaissance and surveillance battalion-"an intelligence batralion"--Keane said.
Shinseki wants the new units, known as Initial Brigade Combat Teams
(IBCTs), to get the IAVs as the first major step of his effort to transform the Army into a lighter, faster-moving force in order to be able to respond more quickly to international crises, such as Kosovo.
The Army was scheduled, in November, to select one of four existing medium-weight vehicles to become the IAV, the main combat vehicle for the new Initial Brigade Combat Teams
, or IBCTs, now taking shape in Fort Lewis, Wash.
* Integrated human intelligence (HUMINT) soldiers in the Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Squadrons of the Initial Brigade Combat Teams
The transformation is already underway with two brigades at Fort Lewis, Washington-3d Brigade, 2d Infantry Division, and 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light)-reorganizing to form the first two Initial Brigade Combat Teams
At Fort Lewis, just outside of Tacoma, Wash., two prototypical units, known as Initial Brigade Combat Teams
, or IBCTs, are working to develop tactics, techniques and procedures for the new force.
To move toward this objective, the Interim Force began its transformation in December 1999 at Fort Lewis, Washington, with two initial brigade combat teams
, the 3d Brigade, 2d Infantry Division, and the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light).
One can draw parallels between the missions of the 2d BCT's BRT and the Ground Reconnaissance Troops that will comprise three-quarters of the Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Squadron in the Initial Brigade Combat Teams
(IBCTs) now forming at Fort Lewis, Washington.