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Chapter 3
Motorized Infantry and
Infantry Brigades

The basic maneuver unit is the brigade, consisting of maneuver battalions and a wide array of combat support and combat service support elements.1 A separate brigade is not part of a division. Instead, it is directly subordinate to a military district or an army. In contrast, a divisional brigade is always part of a division.

Motorized infantry brigades are the most common in this infantry-based OPFOR. Such units differ from regular infantry primarily by having trucks available to transport all elements subordinate to the unit when necessary. The distinction between infantry and motorized infantry becomes clear only at brigade level, since the trucks for movement of infantry are organic to the motorized infantry brigade. Within either type of brigade, the basic maneuver units from squad through company are simply infantry. At battalion level, there are no organic trucks for transporting any infantry companies, although the infantry battalion headquarters has a few. The motorized infantry battalion also has some wheeled vehicles in its signal and logistics support elements. At battalion level and higher, subordinate units common to both infantry and motorized infantry have their basic entry under the motorized parent unit.

CONTENTS

Motorized Infantry Brigade (Separate)

Motorized Infantry Brigade (Divisional)

Motorized Infantry Battalion, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep and Div)

Battalion Headquarters, Mtzd Inf Bn and Inf Bn

Infantry Company, Mtzd Inf Bn and Inf Bn

Infantry Platoon, Inf Co

Infantry Squad, Inf Plt

Weapons Squad, Inf Plt or Abn Inf Plt

Mortar Platoon, Inf Co and Commando Co

Weapons Company, Mtzd Inf Bn and Inf Bn

Mortar Platoon, Wpns Co, Mtzd Inf Bn and Inf Bn

SAM Platoon, Wpns Co, Mtzd Inf Bn and Inf Bn

Antitank Platoon, Wpns Co, Mtzd Inf Bn and Inf Bn

Automatic Grenade Launcher Platoon, Wpns Co, Mtzd Inf Bn and Inf Bn

Automatic Grenade Launcher Squad, AGL Plt, Wpns Co, Mtzd Inf Bn and Inf Bn

Signal Platoon, Mtzd Inf Bn and Mech Inf Bn

Supply and Service Platoon, Mtzd Inf Bn

Mortar Battalion, Mtzd Inf Bde (Div) and Inf Bde (Div)

Mortar Battery, Mortar Bn or Mech Inf Bn or Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep), Inf Bde (Sep and Militia), and Mech Inf Bde (Sep)

Mortar Platoon, Mortar Btry, Mortar Bn or Mech Inf Bn or Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep), Inf Bde (Sep and Militia), and Mech Inf Bde (Sep)

Antiaircraft Gun Battery (23-mm), Mtzd Inf Bn (Sep and Div), Inf Bde (Sep, Div, and Militia), and Abn Inf Bde, or Arty Regt or Arty Bde or MRL Bde or SAM Bn (SA-4)

ATGM Battery, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep), Inf Bde (Sep), and Mech Inf Bde (Sep and Div), or Mtzd Inf Div, Inf Div, and Mech Inf Div

ATGM Platoon, Mtzd Inf Bde (Div) and Inf Bde (Div)

Reconnaissance Platoon, Mtzd Inf Bde (Div) and Inf Bde (Div and Militia)

Reconnaissance Company, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep) and Inf Bde (Sep), or Mtzd Inf Div and Inf Div, or MD

Company Headquarters, Recon Co, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep) and Inf Bde (Sep), or Mtzd Inf Div and Inf Div, or MD

Reconnaissance Platoon, Recon Co, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep) and Inf Bde (Sep), or Mtzd Inf Div and Inf Div, or MD

Motorcycle Platoon, Recon Co, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep) Mech Inf Bde (APC) (Sep), and Inf Bde (Sep), or Mtzd Inf Div and Inf Div, or MD

Motorcycle Section, Motorcycle Plt, Recon Co, or Recon Plt, Mtzd Inf Bde (Div) and Inf Bde (Div and Militia), or Recon Co, Mech Inf Bde (IFV) (Sep) and Tank Bde, or Signal Plt, Commando Bn

Motor Transport Section, Recon Co, Mtzd Inf Div and Inf Div, or MD or Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep) and Inf Bde (Sep and Militia)

Engineer Company, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep and Div) and Inf Bde (Sep and Div), or Mtzd Inf Div and Inf Div, or MD or MR

Signal Company, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep and Div) and Inf Bde (Sep and Div), or Mtzd Inf Div and Inf Div, or MD

Chemical Defense Platoon, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep and Div), Mech Inf Bde (Sep and Div), and Tank Bde, or Arty Regt or SP Arty Regt or Arty Bde or Air Defense Regt or AA Gun Regt or MRL Bde or SAM Regt (SA-6 and SA-8) or SAM Bde (SA-2, SA-3, SA-4, and SA-11) or Engr Bde

Materiel Support Company, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep and Div) and Mech Inf Bde (Sep and Div)

Maintenance Company, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep and Div) or MD

Motor Transport Battalion, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep and Div)

Troop Transport Company, Motor Transport Bn

Weapons Transport Company, Motor Transport Bn

Supply and Service Company, Motor Transport Bn

Medical Platoon, Mtzd Inf Bde (Sep and Div), Inf Bde (Sep and Div), Mech Inf Bde (Sep and Div), and Tank Bde, or Arty Regt or SP Arty Regt or Arty Bde or MRL Bde or Engr Bde

Infantry Brigade (Separate)

Infantry Brigade (Divisional)

Infantry Battalion, Inf Bde (Sep, Div, and Militia) or MD

Multiple Rocket Launcher Battery, Inf Bde (Sep and Div) or Composite Arty Bn, Abn Inf Bde

Chemical Defense Platoon, Inf Bde (Sep and Div)

Materiel Support Company, Inf Bde (Sep and Div)

Maintenance Platoon, Inf Bde (Sep and Div)

Infantry Brigade (Militia)

Supply and Service Platoon, Inf Bde (Militia)


1 Some infantry-based forces may call the same organization a regiment. This difference in terminology does not signify a different structure or capability.



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