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
A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two or more squads, sections, or patrols.- Platoon
In United States Army units, a Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) is a company-sized military unit, found at the battalion level and higher.- Headquarters and headquarters company (United States)
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.- Headquarters and headquarters company (United States)
The battalion is usually part of a regiment, group, or brigade depending on the branch of service.- Battalion
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
In addition, the headquarters includes additional junior staff officers, non-commissioned officers, and enlisted support personnel in the occupational specialties of the staff sections; these personnel are ordinarily assigned to the brigade's headquarters and headquarters company.- Brigade
From the 1960s through the early 1980s, a typical maneuver (infantry or tank) battalion had five companies: headquarters and headquarters company (HHC) and A, B, and C Companies, plus a combat support company (CSC), with a scout platoon, 107 mm (4.2 inch) heavy mortar platoon, along with other elements that varied between organizations.- 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.
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.
Administratively batteries were usually grouped in battalions, regiments or squadrons and these developed into tactical organisations.
These were further grouped into regiments, simply "group" or brigades, that may be wholly composed of artillery units or combined arms in composition.
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.
From colonial times, the regiment consisted of a small regimental headquarters (regimental headquarters companies not existing before 1915) and in 1775 ten "line" companies, based on the British Army model, without any permanent intermediate level of organization, viz., battalion headquarters organic to the regiment.
A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 6,000 and 25,000 soldiers.
In most armies, a division is composed of several regiments or brigades; in turn, several divisions typically make up a corps.
Some languages, like Russian, Serbian, Croatian and Polish, also use a similar word, divizion/divizijun/dywizjon, for a battalion-size artillery or cavalry unit.
Military officer who has not pursued a commission.
Officers commanding platoons and above are assigned a chief or master sergeant, which is the unit's highest ranking specialist, although chief and master sergeants are functions and not ranks in themselves.
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.
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.
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.
Responsible for providing emergency medical treatment at a point of wounding in a combat or training environment, as well as primary care, and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness.
When assigned to non-medical field units such as infantry, armored cavalry, artillery, combat engineers and military police, the personnel of the medical platoon are organic to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company/Detachment.
Commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces; in some forces, it is an appointment.
For example, in the Army and Marine Corps these positions can include leading a specialty platoon, or assignment as the executive officer for a company-sized unit (70–250 soldiers or marines).