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Cavalry troops are a company-sized units, normally commanded by Captains. They consist of two or more platoons, usually of the same type, a headquarters, and, in some cases, a limited self-support capability. Cavalry troops are the basic elements of all Squadrons. Cavalry troops frequently fight with their platoons in separate zones, sectors, or areas.

Cavalry troops are capable of fighting without additional reinforcements but they are normally augmented with such units as short-range air defense (or SHORAD) teams. They may also be reinforced with maneuver platoons of the same or different types and with engineer squads or platoons to form teams. The formation of teams allows tailoring forces for a particular mission.

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