Saturday, February 25, 2012

Odierno: Army could drop to 32 brigades - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times

Odierno: Army could drop to 32 brigades - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Friday the Army could drop from today’s 45 brigades down to 32, depending on the results of an internal Army study.

With the unveiling of the new DoD strategic guidance in January, the Pentagon announced the Army would eliminate at least eight brigade combat teams and drop from 570,000 soldiers in the active duty force to 490,000. Army officials have said the number of brigade combat teams could fall even further with the conclusion of a force design/force mix study being done by Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)....

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