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.

This initiative is active from November 2018.

Taking Back the Infantry Decameter: Improving US Army Close Quarters Battle is a summary of our findings with hyperlinks to the series below. 
Part I: Summary & Urgency- 06 June 2020
Part II: Context & Issues- 19 June 2020
Part III: Solution & Conclusion- 04 July 2020

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Photo Credit: US DOD.

Some photos do not depict events facilitated by NCUO and are used for illustrative purposes only.