Hawaii’s Stryker brigade, set to become operational in 2007, got its cavalry squadron, the 5th Squadron of the 14th Cavalry Regiment:
The 5th squadron is the first of its kind. There has never been a 5th Sqdn. with the 14th Cavalry Regiment in the 104 years of the regiment’s history.
The squadron will combine an intelligence asset that was only used before in the division headquarters, by using the abilities to maneuver “the lethality, protection and digitalcon activity,” said said Col. Stefan J. Banach, 2nd Brigade commander.
I’m curious why create a brand-new squadron when there are probably a lot of deactivated squadrons available. Wouldn’t that be the better way to do it?
Or does having all Stryker cav as part of the 14th Cavalry Regiment streamline the regimental HQ and so on? Since these squadrons are always deployed piecemeal with their brigades, I’m not sure how much upper-level structure there is to cavalry regiments.
Am I just an armchair 2nd Lieutenant speaking out of line?