Army force in Korea to become Stryker brigade combat team

By Evan Ochsner / July 1, 2022 at 12:23 PM

The Korea Rotational Force will become a Stryker brigade combat team, transitioning from an armored brigade combat team starting this fall, the Army announced Thursday.

SBCTs, using the Stryker ground vehicle, offer speed and mobility and have more than 4,400 soldiers, the Army said.

The Army will maintain its existing ABCT equipment on the Korean peninsula, including M-1 Abrams tanks and M-2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, according to the announcement.

The Army last year announced that the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, from Ft. Bliss, TX, would replace that division’s 3rd ABCT in South Korea, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2022.