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Chapter 2
Infantry and Mechanized
Infantry Divisions

The majority of divisions in an infantry-based OPFOR are either infantry or motorized infantry. The primary difference between motorized infantry and infantry divisions is that the former has trucks at brigade level to transport its infantry maneuver elements, while the latter does not. Even an infantry-based force can have some mechanized infantry divisions with infantrymen mounted in APCs or IFVs. For information on the motorized infantry division, and the organizations it has in common with either infantry or mechanized infantry divisions, see Chapter 1. For more information on separate and divisional brigades, see Chapters 3 and 4.

Divisions can be either standing or mobilized from the reserves. Standing divisions may exist in districts along an international border, in districts that contain historically threatened avenues of approach, or around critical cities or facilities. Divisions mobilized from the reserves may draw combat support and combat service support from reserves or receive them from the national asset pool. The commander of the district in which a division is garrisoned or mobilized is also the division commander, as long as the division remains in that district.

CONTENTS

Infantry Division

Antiaircraft Gun Battalion (Mixed), Inf Div

Antiaircraft Heavy Machinegun Battery (14.5-mm), AA Gun Bn (Mixed) or Abn Inf Bde or SAM Bn (SA-2 and SA-3)

Antiaircraft Gun Battery (37-mm), AA Gun Bn (Mixed)

Maintenance Battalion, Inf Div or MD

Supply and Service Platoon, Maint Bn, Inf Div or MD

Mechanized Infantry Division

Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment, Mech Inf Div or MD or Army or CDF or National

Headquarters and Control Battery, SP Arty Regt or Arty Bde

122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Battalion, Mech Inf Bde (Sep and Div) and Tank Bde, or SP Arty Regt

122-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Battery , 122-mm SP Howitzer Bn

152-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Battery, SP Arty Regt

152-mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Battery, 152-mm SP Howitzer BN

Target Acquisition Battery, SP Arty Regt or Arty Bde

Air Defense Regiment, Mech Inf Div or MD or Army or CDF or ADC

SAM Battalion (SA-8), Air Defense Regt

Missile Technical Platoon, Sam Bn (SA-8)

SAM Squad, SAM Bn (SA-2, SA-3, and SA-8) or AA Gun Bn (57-mm) or Missile Firing Btry (SA-6 and SA-8) or AA Gun Btry (57-mm) or AA Gun Bn Mixed) or Missile Technical Plt, Sam Bn (SA-8) or Missile Technical Btry, SAM Regt (SA-6 and SA-8)

Supply and Service Company, SAM Bn (SA-8)

Antiaircraft Gun Battalion (57-mm), Air Defense Regt

Service Battery, AA Gun Bn (57-mm)

Material Support Company, Air Defense Regt

ATGM Battalion, Mech Inf Bde (Sep) or Mech Inf Div or MD or Army or CDF or National

Reconnaissance and Electronic Combat Battalion, Mech Inf Div or MD or Army or CDF or DMI

Reconnaissance Company, Recon & EC Bn, Mech Inf Div or MD or Army or CDF or DMI

Engineer Battalion, Mech Inf Div, Mtzd Inf Div, and Inf Div, or MD or Army or CDF or National (Engr Bde)

Combat Engineer Company, Engr Bn or MR

Assault Crossing Company, Engr Bn

Construction Company, Engr Bn

Road and Bridge Construction Company, Engr Bn

Pontoon Bridge Company, Engr Bn or Pontoon Bridge Bn

Signal Battalion, Mech Inf Div, Mtzd Inf Div, and Inf Div, or MD or Army or CDF or National (Signal Bde)

Battalion Headquarters, Signal Bn

Radio Company, Signal Bn

Radio Telephone and Telegraph Company, Signal Bn

Supply and Service Platoon, Signal Bn

Chemical Defense Company, Mech Inf Div or MD or Army or CDF

Materiel Support Battalion, Mech Inf Div or MD or Army or CDF or National

Maintenance Battalion, Mech Inf Div or MD or Army or CDF or National

Supply and Service Platoon, Maint Bn, Mech Inf Div or MD or MR or Army or CDF or National

Recovery Platoon, Maint Bn, Mech Inf Div or MD or MR or Army or CDF or National

Medical Battalion, Mech Inf Div, Mtzd Inf Div, and Inf Div, or MD or Army or CDF

Battalion Headquarters, Med Bn

Medical Company, Med Bn

Collection and Evacuation Company, Med Bn

Disinfection and Decontamination Platoon, Med Bn

Supply and Service Platoon, Med Bn



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