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The Lethality Imperative: Training Cavalry Squadrons to Fight for Information

by LTC Scott Pence

Cavalry squadrons must train for all environments and specialize in the most dangerous ones. However, we must not overcorrect our training too far toward stealth at the expense of lethality; of all the units on the battlefield, it is the scouts who most need to eliminate their adversaries the quickest.

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Increasing Reconnaissance and Security Proficiency through Leader Experience

by LTC Mark McClellan

Armored brigade combat teams are balancing reconnaissance and security education and training to ensure key leaders in R&S positions have the skills and experience to be successful in these positions. A possible method for ABCTs to increase operational experience within their R&S units is to make R&S positions “second time” command or leadership opportunities within the ABCT.

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The Return of Cavalry: A Multi-Domain Battle Study

by MAJ Nathan A. Jennings, MAJ Amos C. Fox, MAJ Adam L. Taliaferro, MAJ David W. Griffith and MAJ Kyle T. Trottier

The record of evolving contributions, which ranges from dedicated reconnaissance-and-security efforts in World War II to more generalized roles during recent counterinsurgency campaigns in Southwest and Central Asia, has once again found the "spurs and Stetsons" community at a doctrinal, material and organizational crossroads.

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Leveraging Space: an Examination of the Ultimate High Ground at Echelons Brigade and Below

by LTC Coley D. Tyler

Over the course of the previous three decades, the Army has shifted from being space-enabled to space-dependent, a condition our potential adversaries understand and intend to exploit in future conflict.

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Missed Opportunities: How Stryker Brigade Combat Teams are Misusing Organic Signals Intelligence, Electronic-Warfare Capabilities

by CPT Elena Cherepanova

Squadrons must develop situational understanding for a Stryker brigade combat team while protecting it. Better integration of electronic-warfare and signals-intelligence capabilities will enhance the cavalry’s ability to develop situational understanding for the brigade commander. However, there is a problem with current integration of organic SIGINT and EW assets.

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Scouts Fashion Victory in Gainey Cup Competition

by CPT Patrick M. Zang and CPT John L. Albert

The third biennial Gainey Cup Best Scout Squad Competition took place at Fort Benning, GA, May 1-4. The competition design focused on reconnaissance and Soldier skills that atrophied in the midst of the global war on terror.

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Enabling Mission Command through Cavalry Squadron Operations

by MAJ R. Perry White

Effective employment of cavalry squadrons is a highly complex endeavor. To overcome this, commanders must leverage mission command and facilitate shared understanding that enables rapid initiative through clear intent and orders.

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What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Fight For Information’?

by LTC Nathan Palisca

The term fighting for information is used widely across our Army to describe the employment of cavalry squadrons in both reconnaissance and security operations. Unfortunately the meaning of that term is often just as widely misunderstood.

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Cordoba Cats: Ejercito de Tierra’s Leopard 2E Main Battle Tank

by Stefan DeGraef

In mid-February this year, Spain's Ministry of Defense and the Spanish army decided to send soldiers, six Leopard 2E main battle tanks and 15 Pizarro II armored infantry fighting vehicles to Latvia as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s enhanced forward presence initiative in the Baltic States and Poland.

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Training and Evaluation in a Complex Environment

by LTC Jeffrey J. Barta and MAJ Chase S. Baker

How does an element, unit or individual plan and provide doctrinally focused external assessment and evaluation? With that question in mind, we identified 10 tenets and proposed a training and task outline that defines observation and coaching opportunities to provide dynamic feedback in a high-fidelity, complex decisive-action training environment.

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Iron Brigade’s Combat-Team Pursuit of Mobile Command-Post Capabilities

by COL Charles Lombardo and MAJ Ken Selby

Since 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, spent the past six years serving as the Army Experimental Task Force for the Brigade Modernization Command and the Army Capabilities and Integration Center, we have some lessons-learned to share with the force.

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2017-2018 Armor Training and Leader Development Strategy Released

The U.S. Army Armor School announces the release of the 2017-2018 Armor Training and Leader Development Strategy. ATLDS provides an accessible, detailed and comprehensive consolidated reference for leader, individual and collective training to ensure readiness across the Armor and Cavalry force.

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New App Aids Gunnery

A new mobile application, Gunnery-Timer and Calculator, is now available to aid gunnery. The app times task engagements and calculates engagement and base scores during crew gunnery on stabilized and unstabilized platforms.

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