Network-Centric Operations Case Study: The Stryker Brigade Combat Team
The authors of this report seek to understand how network-centric operations (NCO) capabilities are a source of combat power for the Army’s Stryker brigade and determine how well the tenets of NCO are realized by the unit. They compared the performance of a Stryker brigade with that of a light infantry brigade in exercises and found that the new unit’s NCO capabilities vastly improved performance. They determined that NCO capabilities made the unit a more effective combat force. They conclude by discussing the implications of the NCO capabilities for future Army forces.