Major Military Units
The Army is organized into eight LightInfantry Divisions, a Light Armored Brigade, a Scout RangerRegiment, a Special Operations Command with various special forces units, five Engineering Battalions,
one Artillery Regiment at Headquarters, the Presidential Security Group, and three Light-Reaction
Companies. The Navy is deployed at Sangley Point/Cavite, Zamboanga, and Cebu. The Air Force isorganized into Headquarters and five commands: Air Defense, Tactical Operations, Air Education andTraining, Air Logistics and Supply, and Air Reserves.
AFP Rapid Deployment Units
- The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) has a strength of about 10,000 men dividedinto five (5) brigades. The Marine units include four (4) infantry maneuver brigades, composed of
of the marine battalions have specialized roles: The Force Reconnaisance (Recon) battalion is used forrapid airlift to troubled areas and search and kill. This Recon battalion is also trained in shipboardingattacks. The Marine Guard battalion is deployed in urban warfare and in defense of an installation. ThePhilippine Marines (PMC) is also considered the shock force of the Armed Forces and is the first unit to
be involved in any amphibious or seaborne clashes.
SWAG SEALs in action.
- Supporting the Marines is the Philippine Navy's
1996, Filipino and American SEALs trained in Palawan island near the Spratlys.