WASHINGTON — The Department of the Army announced today that beginning in Fall 2022, the Korea Rotational Force will transition from an armored brigade combat team (ABCT) to a Stryker brigade combat team (SBCT). This transition will enable the U.S. to maintain capabilities on the Korean peninsula to rapidly respond to any acts of aggression.
SBCTs provide agile and multifunctional capabilities using the Stryker vehicle platform to respond to a wide range of challenges. The SBCT is an infantry-centric unit with over 4,400 Soldiers who offer speed, efficiency, increased mobility and strategic flexibility to senior commanders.
The existing ABCT equipment, which includes M-1 Abrams tanks and M-2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, will be maintained on the Korean peninsula in a ready state to further ensure a robust defense capability.
This transition to a Stryker BCT demonstrates our unwavering commitment to the ROK-US Alliance and enhances defensive capabilities.