What It’s Like to Learn How to Drive a Stryker Armored Vehicle From the Army’s Master Drivers
- In late 2018, the Army said the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team from the 4th Infantry Division would switch from a light infantry brigade to a Stryker brigade in 2020.
- Part of that switch is learning how to drive the Stryker, and to teach the “WarHorse” brigade how to do it, the Army called on some of its master drivers.
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In September 2018, the US Army announced the 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team would convert from a light infantry brigade to a Stryker brigade, starting in 2020.
As part of the start of the “WarHorse” brigade’s transition, master drivers throughout the brigade completed a “train the trainer” Stryker Drivers Course January 21 – 31, 2020, which was hosted by the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div.
A master driver at a brigade- or battalion-level, according to the Army Driver and Operator Standardization Program regulation, “is the most experienced individual in the organization when it comes to operator training and is responsible for overseeing, validating and inspecting the training and licensing program for their organizations.”
Master drivers from the 1st SBCT imparted their knowledge of the Stryker combat vehicle to the master drivers of 2nd IBCT during the course.