SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Lt. Col. David Acker (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Giovanni Fuentes, 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion command team, uncase the battalion colors during an activation ceremony on Weyand Field in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 21. The ceremony represented the battalion's transfer from the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, as the 65th Engineer Battalion (Combat Effects) to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division, as the 65th BEB. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released)

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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division activated the 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion during a ceremony on Weyand Field, Oct. 21....READ MORE




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-Command Team Philosophy-

Vision for the BCT: The Warrior STRYKER Brigade Combat Team is combat ready, worldwide deployable, physically and mentally tough, agile and adaptive and enabled through the practice of mission command to accomplish all assigned missions with honor and consistent with our organizational values while taking care of our Soldiers and family members.

We will achieve this vision through the comprehensive application of mission command. "Mission command is the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander's intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of unified land operations." ADP 6-0 dtd 17 May 2012

We must develop a superior network within and external to our team to defeat the enemy networks we will face in combat. Mission Command will be the methodology through which we build a better network than those of our enemies. The key to successfully implementing mission command within the Warrior SBCT is having a shared vision among leaders, mission orders (task and purpose), open "two way" dialogue (vertical and horizontal collaboration), mutual trust, disciplined initiative and accountability. With all of these elements in place, the Warrior SBCT will achieve exponential positive effects.

Expectations of leaders: We expect leaders to be grounded in the Army Values. How we accomplish the mission is just as important as the missions we accomplish and must be consistent with our values. Be positive. Lead by example - do the right thing always. Hold yourself and others accountable. Preserve your personal integrity. Be a team player and see/understand the big picture while focusing on your fight. Take ownership of your organization and make it better every day. Treat all with dignity and respect -- everyone is on the team. Be an engaged leader and a role model 24/7 - take care of the Soldiers in your charge and their families.

Our priorities are: 1) Leader Development 2) The Basics (The Warrior "Big 6" -- physical fitness, marksmanship, medical skills, small unit drills, every Soldier a sensor and movement/communications. 3) Mission Command (Relationships and the supporting systems/networks) 4) Deployment Readiness 5) Taking care of Soldiers and Families.

In the absence of orders, determine what they should be and execute within the commander's intent.

We are honored to serve with you, the Soldiers and the families of the Warrior SBCT. Together, we will uphold the legacy of those who have gone before us and together, we will write the next chapter in the storied history of the Warrior SBCT.


Col. David B. Womack Brigade Commander

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