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Colonel Bryan G. Watson is a Engineer Officer with 23 years of active military service. His current assignment is Commander, Engineer Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. A 1982 graduate of West Point, he has served in numerous operational assignments from combat engineer platoon leader to battalion commander in the 1st Armored Division, 1st Infantry Division, and 4th Infantry Division. Other key assignments included Observer Controller at the National Training Center, Army Intern on the Joint Staff, Department of the Army Staff Officer, Engineer Operations Officer in Combined Force Command-Korea, and Chief of Concepts at the U.S. Army Engineer School. Colonel Watson is a combat veteran of Operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM where he served as an LNO and Engineer Advisor from 3rd Army to the Egyptian Corps. He is a recent graduate of the U.S. Army War College.
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Authored by Colonel Bryan G Watson.
The author makes the case that U.S. strategy demands the U.S. Armed Forces build a force with greater capacity for conducting stabilization operations concurrent with combat operation. He traces the strategic roots of the stabilization requirement, develops a warfighting concept for "progressive stabilization," and makes judgments on whether the Army's current Modular Force effort will generate the right type of force. He concludes by making some recommendations on where the Army should adjust its current modernization effort to make the force more relevant.