A battalion is a military unit, typically consisting of 300 to 1,000 soldiers commanded by a lieutenant colonel, and subdivided into a number of companies (usually each commanded by a major or a captain).- Battalion
A brigade is a major tactical military formation that typically comprises three to six battalions plus supporting elements.- Brigade
In military organizations, an artillery battery is a unit or multiple systems of artillery, mortar systems, rocket artillery, multiple rocket launchers, surface-to-surface missiles, ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, etc., so grouped to facilitate better battlefield communication and command and control, as well as to provide dispersion for its constituent gunnery crews and their systems.- Artillery battery
A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two or more squads, sections, or patrols.- Platoon
A unit consisting of several platoons is called a company or a battery.- Platoon
The battalion is usually part of a regiment, group, or brigade depending on the branch of service.- Battalion
Administratively batteries were usually grouped in battalions, regiments or squadrons and these developed into tactical organisations.- Artillery battery
These were further grouped into regiments, simply "group" or brigades, that may be wholly composed of artillery units or combined arms in composition.- Artillery battery
Example of formations include: divisions, brigades, battalions, wings, etc. Formation may also refer to tactical formation, the physical arrangement or disposition of troops and weapons.- Military organization
In Commonwealth of Nations practice, formation is not used for smaller organizations like battalions which are instead called "units", and their constituent platoons or companies are referred to as sub-units.- Military organization
In turn each rifle company consists three platoons.- Battalion
Battalions and brigades were not affected by that system.- Platoon
This was because, unlike infantry battalions and cavalry regiments, which were organic, artillery units consisted of individually numbered batteries that were "brigaded" together.- Brigade
A standard U.S. Marine infantry battalion is typically supported by an artillery battery and a platoon each of tanks, amphibious assault vehicles, light armored reconnaissance vehicles, reconnaissance Marines, and combat engineers.- Battalion
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A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 80–250 soldiers and usually commanded by a major or a captain.
Most companies are formed of three to seven platoons, although the exact number may vary by country, unit type, and structure.
Usually several companies are grouped as a battalion or regiment, the latter of which is sometimes formed by several battalions.
Tactically, the infantry companies were organized into battalions and grouped with cavalry troops and artillery batteries to form brigades.
The corresponding unit of artillery is always called a battery.
A regiment is a military unit.
Lesser barons of knightly rank could be expected to muster or hire a company or battalion from their manorial estate.
Land forces regiments are subdivided into companies (рота) (or batteries in the artillery) and platoons (взвод).
When combined with other regiments during wartime, for active field operations, regiments were further formed into brigades and divisions.
Military sub-subunit, originally a small formation of cavalry, subordinate to a squadron.
In many armies a troop is the equivalent element to the infantry section or platoon.
Exceptions are the US Cavalry and the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery where a troop is a subunit comparable to an infantry company or artillery battery.
In United States Army units, a Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) is a company-sized military unit, found at the battalion level and higher.
While a regular line company is formed of three or four platoons, an HHC is made up of the headquarters staff and headquarters support personnel of a battalion, brigade, division, or higher level unit.
In keeping with the army's long-standing practice of referring to company-sized artillery units as "batteries" and company-sized cavalry units as "troops," the headquarters company element of an artillery battalion or higher is referred to as a headquarters and headquarters battery, or HHB, and the headquarters company element of a cavalry squadron or higher is referred to as a headquarters and headquarters troop, or HHT.
Armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organized along military lines.
Below him was the tagmatarches, a commanding officer of a tagma (near to the modern battalion).
When he was not assisting the captain, the lieutenant commanded a unit called a platoon, particularly a more specialized platoon.
Brigades headed by brigadier generals were the units invented as a tactical unit by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus II ("Gustav II Adolf", who was killed at the battle of Lützen 1632).
Officers who typically command units or formations that are expected to operate independently for extended periods of time (i.e., brigades and larger, or flotillas or squadrons of ships), are referred to variously as general officers (in armies, marines, and some air forces), flag officers (in navies and coast guards), or air officers (in some Commonwealth air forces).
In English speaking countries, a company (or troop in the cavalry, and battery in the artillery) is usually designated by a letter (e.g., "A Company").
Land service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
For a description of U.S. Army tactical organizational structure, see: a U.S. context and also a global context.
A squadron was historically a cavalry subunit, a company or battalion-sized military formation.
In the modern United States Army, a squadron is an armored cavalry, air cavalry, or other reconnaissance unit whose organizational role parallels that of a battalion and is commanded by a lieutenant colonel.
In the British Army and many other Commonwealth armies, a squadron is the Royal Armoured Corps counterpart of an infantry company or artillery battery.
Term used for several different kinds of organization.
an operational formation, sometimes known as a field corps, which consists of two or more divisions, such as the Corps d'armée, later known as I Corps ("First Corps") of Napoleon I's Grande Armée);
The National Revolutionary Army (NRA) corps (軍團) was a type of military organization used by the Chinese Republic, and usually exercised command over two to three NRA divisions and often a number of independent brigades or regiments and supporting units.
However after the Battle of Chancellorsville the divisional artillery was placed under corps control, with each corps assigned a brigade of between four and six batteries commanded by the senior-most artillery officer.
Rank in many uniformed organizations, principally military and policing forces.
In Commonwealth armies, it is a more senior rank, corresponding roughly to a platoon second-in-command.
First sergeants serve as the senior enlisted advisor (SEA) to a company or battery commander and are always addressed by their full rank title as "first sergeant".
Infantry master gunnery sergeants serve as the operations chief in the headquarters of an infantry battalion or higher level organization (viz., Marine Expeditionary Unit, regiment, Marine Expeditionary Brigade, division, Marine Expeditionary Force) and follow the same verbal address protocol as master sergeants but are commonly referred to as "master guns", or "master gunny".
Command responsible for the operational readiness of the conventional ground forces of the Canadian Armed Forces.
There are presently three Mechanized Brigade Groups in the Canadian Army's Regular Force.
LFR regiments have the theoretical administrative capacity to support an entire battalion, but typically have the deployable manpower of only one or two platoons.