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77th Brigade

77th Brigade is a combined Regular Army and Army Reserve unit. The Reserve element draws specialists on a nationwide basis. This new Brigade aims to challenge the difficulties of modern warfare using non-lethal engagement and legitimate non-military levers as a means to adapt behaviours of the opposing forces and adversaries.

Who are we?

77th Brigade is formed from; the Military Stabilisation and Support Group, Media Operations Group, 15 Psychological Operations Group and the Security Capacity Building team.

The 4 individual units above were reshaped and formed the structure of 77th Brigade.

77th Brigade

What we do

77th Brigade is an agent of change; through targeted Information Activity and Outreach it contributes to the success of military objectives in support of Land Component Commanders, whilst reducing the cost in casualties and resources. 

77th Brigade outputs are a fundamental part of the Army’s Integrated Action model. 

Aside from the delivery and support of Information Activities and Outreach (the latter encompassing Capacity Building, Infrastructure and Support to Governance), the Brigade has a role in planning and advising both across the Army and wider Defence. 

Some of the ways we help

  • Conducting timely and appropriate Audience, Actor and Adversary Analysis (A3A).
  • Planning and integrating IA&O into supported military HQs and units.
  • Supporting and delivering IA&O within pre-designated boundaries or across an operational area.
  • Supporting counter-adversarial IA within pre-designated boundaries or operational area.
  • Support to Partners Across Government (PAG) upstream and post-conflict institutional development/reform through Outreach.
  • Collecting, creating and disseminating digital and wider media content in support of designated missions and tasks.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the information environment within boundaries or operational area.
  • Information Activity Group - Planning support focusing on the behavioural analysis of actors, audiences and adversaries. Provides the detail synchronisation and delivery of effect
  • Task Group - Provides highly deployable specialists to other parts of the Armed Forces and Government organisations
  • Outreach Group - Provides professional specialists in Security Capacity Building in Defence
  • Support Group - Media Operations and Civil Affairs
  • Engineer & Logistic Staff Corps (ELSC) Group - A powerful and influential specialist Army Reserve unit providing engineering, logistics and communication consultancy to both the MOD and across government agencies.

The Task Group provides the deployable framework to deliver IA&O either independently, or in support of composite force package.

  • Division IA&O Cell.  At the Divisional level the Div IA&O Cell has staff embedded within G3, G3-5 and G5 branches, including a dedicated IA&O planning cell, to ensure IA&O is considered throughout the planning, refinement and execution of operations and in accordance with Integrated Action. 
  • Brigade IA&O Cell.  This supports the manoeuvre Brigade’s planning and execution staff in ensuring IA&O is properly integrated into the conduct of operations. 
  • IA&O Teams.  IA&O Teams operate at the battlegroup/unit level, but can also operate independently or with elements of a spec inf bn. 
  • Information Warfare Team (IWT).  Providing the Information Activity component of the IA&O Team, an IWT provides an Information Warfare capability to the Field Army and wider Defence.
  • Tactical Engagement Team (TET).  Providing the Outreach component of the IA&O Team. The TET can support the manoeuvre commander through: directed and casual local engagement; collection and analysis of the human terrain; contributing to Monitoring,  Evaluation and Learning (ME&L); tactical CIMIC delivery, including identification of opportunities for long term institutional development / reform through the Outreach function to support the commander’s mission; and planning, executing, evaluating and reporting on engagement tasks.
  • IA Training and Advisory Team (TAT).  Currently a nascent capability undergoing development, the IA TAT is intended to develop and train an organic IA capability at unit level across the Army.

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