United States Army & Tactical Law Enforcement Urban Close Quarters Battle Capabilities Based Assessment


The National Center for Urban Operations (NCUO) and the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) conducted a capabilities based assessment (CBA) of US Army Infantry close quarters battle (CQB) by way of the Joint Capability Integration and Development System (JCIDS) DOTMLPF-P. The purpose of this study was to research, analyze, and develop recommendations regarding the Army’s preparedness to conduct this critical skillset internal to dense urban and subterranean environments. To this end, NCUO & AWG leaders engaged subject matter experts and decision-makers across the CQB Community, including the Joint Special Operations Command’s (JSOC) Special Mission Units, the 75th Ranger Regiment (75RR), the Special Forces Advanced Recon, Target Analysis & Exploitations Course (SFARTATEC), the US Army Infantry School (USAIS), and Tactical Law Enforcement (TACLE) to generate a three phase strategy addressing assessed capability gaps and friction points.

A report on these findings is still in production.

This initiative is active from November 2018.

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