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Brigade Special Troops Battalion

Definition/Scope: (FM 3-90.61) The Brigade Special Troops Battalion, BSTB, provides command and control (C2), administrative, and sustainment support to organic and attached combat support units. Included among these units are a military intelligence (MI) company; a signal network support company; an engineer company (IBCT only); a military police (MP) platoon; and a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) platoon. Common attachments are likely to include civil affairs (CA), public affairs (PA), psychological operations (PSYOP), explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), chemical units, and other modular enablers providing support as the BCT requires. The BSTB is organic to the HBCT, and the IBCT. The BSTB is organized to provide the BCT with command and control of the brigade's companies and smaller attachments that formerly operated under the direct supervision of the BCT. Through its assigned and task organized subordinate units, the BSTB also provides a wide variety of combat enablers and special mission capabilities.

Used For:

Sustainment WFF



Broader Terms:

Heavy Brigade Combat Team
Infantry Brigade Combat Team
TRADOC Capability Manager-Maneuver Support

Narrower Terms:

Brigade Detainee Internment Facilities
Initial Point Of Capture
theater internment facilities

Related Terms:

Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below

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