Dragon Brigade - XVIII Airborne Corps
Headquarters Command, referred to locally as the Dragon Brigade, is responsible for establishing the XVIII Airborne Corps Rear Command Post, and commanding and controlling units and reservists attached to support the Corps Rear Area of Operations.
With more than 1,600 soldiers assigned or attached, brigade units include the Special Troops Battalion which includes Headquarters and Headquarters Company, XVIII Airborne Corps; and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison; 83rd Chemical Battalion which includes: Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 83rd Chemical Battalion; and 101st Chemical Company; 1112th Signal battalion; 1st Battle Coordination Detachment; 18th Weather Squadron; 18th Explosive Ordnance Detachment; 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment; 1st Chemical Detachment; Advance Airborne School; XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officers Academy; and Ground Intelligence Support Activity.
These units combine to provide operational, administrative and logistical support; terrain management; security/force protection; movement synchronization; Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical reconnaissance, decontamination, warning and reporting, and vulnerability analysis; mobile and stationary smoke; mission sustainment.
Dragon Brigade establishes the rear command post during either forced-entry parachute assault or during continuous ground operations. The soldiers of Dragon Brigade train continuously and are always prepared to fight and win anywhere in the World.
The mission of the Dragon Brigade is to provide command and control for designated units; establish the corps rear command post; plan and execute rear operations in joint and combined environments; and be prepared to act as the corps' alternate main command post.
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