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SOB: Identify the characteristics of the standard echelons of Army tactical organizations

Corps: A corps normally command and controls from 2-5 divisions and may be organized with divisions of any type and combination the theater and the mission require.
The corps possesses the organic capability to synchronize these activities across all of the battlefield functional areas. Primary HQ for joint ops…
Divisions are the primary war fighting tactical HQ and standard combined arms organizations that commanders may tailor according to mission, enemy, troops, time available, terrain and civil considerations (METT-TC) conditions (3+ BDEs)
Brigade Combat Teams (BCT): The army is transitioning to a brigade based force to improve its ability to conduct combined arms operations. BCTs are the Army’s primary tactical organizations. (3-5K Soldiers)
Modular Support Brigades: Five types of modular support brigades complement the BCTs: battlefield surveillance brigade, fires brigade, Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), maneuver enhancement brigade, and sustainment brigade. These brigades provide multifunctional capabilities to deployed forces


SOB: Identify the three standardized designs of Army Brigade Combat Teams (BCT).

(a) The heavy BCT is a balanced combined arms unit that executes operations with shock and speed. Their main battle tanks, self-propelled artillery, and fighting vehicle-mounted infantry provide tremendous striking power. Heavy BCTs require significant strategic air and sealift to deploy and sustain.
(b) The infantry BCT requires less strategic lift than other BCTs. The infantry soldier is the centerpiece of the infantry BCT. Organic antitank, military intelligence, artillery, signal, engineer, reconnaissance, and sustainment elements allow the infantry BCT commander to employ the force in combined arms formations. Infantry BCTs work best for operations in close terrain and densely populated areas. They are easier to sustain than the other BCTs. Selected infantry BCTs include special-purpose capabilities for airborne or air assault operations.
(c) The Stryker BCT balances combined arms capabilities with significant strategic and intra-theater mobility. Designed around the Stryker wheeled armored combat system in several variants, the Stryker BCT has considerable operational reach. It is more deployable than the heavy BCT and has greater tactical mobility, protection, and firepower than the infantry BCT. Stryker BCTs have excellent dismounted capability. The Stryker BCT includes military intelligence, signal, engineer, antitank, artillery, reconnaissance, and sustainment elements. This design lets Stryker BCTs commit combined arms elements down to company level in urban and other complex terrain against a wide range of opponents.