Extract from: NWC 3009 THE UNITED STATES NAVAL WAR COLLEGE Operations Department A HANDOUT ON U.S.

ARMY ORGANIZATION FOR COMBAT WR-6/SO-9 (Cover Page)

US ARMY ORGANIZATION FOR COMBAT SYMBOL UNIT XXXX XXX XX X II I HEADQUARTERS/ FIELD ARMY CORPS DIVISION BRIGADE BATTALION COMPANY SIZE 2-5 CORPS 2-5 DIVISIONS 10,000-16,000 3,000-5,000 500-900 90-200 TYPE BATTALIONS (BN) COMMANDED BY 0-9/10 0-9 0-8 0-6/7 0-5 0-3

Figure 1. Combat, Combat Support and Combat Service Support Types

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ARMY SUPPORT IN MARITIME OPERATIONS EXPLANATION OF ACRONYMS HHC MP BDE ACR HEADQUARTERS & HEADQUARTERS COMPANY MILITARY POLICY BRIGADE ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT. THREE SQUADRONS WITH TANKS, ARTILLERY, ATTACK HELICOPTERS, BRADLEYS, COMBAT SERVICE SUPT. AVIATION BRIGADE SIGNAL BRIGADE ENGINEER BRIGADE SEPARATE, MECHANIZED INFANTRY BRIGADE (BRADLEYS, TANKS, ARTILLERY, ENGINEERS, CMBT SVC SUPT.) SEPARATE ARMORED BRIGADE (TANKS, BRADLEYS, ARTILLERY, ENGINEERS, CMBT SVC SUPT.) FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE (4-6 ARTILLERY BATTALIONS) LANCE IS IN THIS BRIGADE CORPS SUPPORT COMMAND. SUPPLY & SERVICES BNS, MAINTENANCE BNS, PETROLEUM BNS, AMMUNITION BNS, TRANSPORTATION BNS, PIPELINE COMPANIES, TERMINAL UNITS. THIS ORGANIZATION PROVIDES THE LOGISTICS FOR THE CORPS AND TO THE DIVISION. MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BRIGADE CHEMICAL BRIGADE (NOT ACTIVATED) AIR DEFENSE BRIGADE (HAWK, PATRIOT) REAR AREA OPERATIONS CENTER PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS BATTALION

AVN BDE SIG BDE ENGR BDE SEP MECH BDE SEP ARMD BDE FA BDE COSCOM

MI BDE CML BDE ADA BDE RAOC PSYOP BN

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INFANTRY DIVISION LIGHT, RESPONSIVE LOW-TO HIGH-INTENSITY CONFLICT REQUIRES AUGMENTATION FOR SUSTAINED COMBAT LIMITED TACTICAL MOBILITY ARMORED/MECH DIVISION SUSTAINED, INTENSIVE COMBAT GREATEST FIREPOWER, PROTECTION TACTICALLY MOBILE ENORMOUS LOGISTIC TAIL AIR ASSAULT DIVISION WIDE RANGE OF EMPLOYMENT HIGHLY RESPONSIVE TACTICALLY MOBILE CONSIDERABLE LOGISTIC TAIL

AIRBORNE DIVISION FORCIBLE ENTRY QUICK REACTION MOVEMENT STRATEGICALLY MOBILE LIMITED TACTICAL MOBILITY LIMITED ANTI-ARMOR CAPABILITY LIGHT INFANTRY DIVISION RAPIDLY DEPLOYABLE LOW-TO MID-INTENSITY CONFLICT HIGH FOXHOLE STRENGTH RATIO REQUIRES AUGMENTATION FOR SUSTAINED COMBAT LIMITED ANTI-ARMOR CAPABILITY LIMITED TACTICAL MOBILITY

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TYPE HEAVY CORPS

Figure 2.

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TYPES OF DIVISION ORGANIZATION

Figure 3.

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Figure 4. [Diagram for Inf Div] [Diagram for Light Inf Div] 6

Figure 5. [Diagram for Abn Div] [Diagram for AASLT Div] 7

WEAPONS DENSITY BY TYPE DIVISION TYPE ARMOR MECH INF INF AIRBORNE TANKS 348 290 58 0 M2/M3{1} 216 270 106 0 0 0 TOW 48 60 156 36{3} 36{3} 36 AH-64 44 44 8 30 84 30 MORTARS 60 60 116 90 90 90 ARTILLERY 72{2} 72{2} 90 72 72 96

AIR ASSAULT 0 LT INF 1. 2. 3. 0

{M2/M3 CARRY TOWs.} {ALSO HAS A MLRS BATTERY WITH 9 LAUNCHERS.} {ACTUAL NUMBERS COULD BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER.}

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