Home / DoD / US Army Delays Airborne Brigade Conversion Plan

US Army Delays Airborne Brigade Conversion Plan

military in trainingThe U.S. Army has paused its plan to convert the airborne brigade combat team in the Pacific into a smaller task force in an effort to help address global threats, Army Times reported Tuesday.

Michelle Tan writes the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based in Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, was one of two brigades set for conversion as the Army announced in July 2015 amid budget cuts.

“Given continued Russian aggression, the nuclear provocations of North Korea, and the continued threat from ISIL, we need this capability,” said Patrick Murphy, acting Army secretary.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told the Senate Armed Services Committee in February that he wants at least a one-year delay to the plan to convert the brigade, according to the report.

Milley said at the time his recommendation was based on a study that suggested concerns over Russian aggression in Europe and the Arctic, Tan reports.

Check Also

DARPA Launches Program Seeking High Performance Computing for Military Simulators

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a new program to improve how virtual training environments replicate real-world interactions and host more complex systems. DARPA unveiled Monday that the Digital RF Battlespace Emulator program intends to build a new breed of High Performance Computing capable of supporting advanced radio frequency for simulators. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *