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Chapter 6
National Asset Pool

The Ground Forces have a national asset pool with a variety of combat support and combat service support units. Chapters 1, 2, and 5 showed how units allocated from this pool can augment forces already organic to a division, military district, or military region. This chapter provides more detail on the various types of units that may be available for allocation from the national asset pool.

CONTENTS

National Asset Pool, Ground Forces

Missile Troops and Artillery, National

Artillery Brigade, Army or CDF or National

Artillery Brigade, Army or CDF or National (5 x 18-Tube Battalion)

Artillery Brigade, Army or CDF or National (4 x 24-Tube Battalion)

152-mm Self-Propelled Gun Battalion, Arty Bde

Multiple Rocket Launcher Brigade, National

220-mm Multiple Rocket Launcher Battalion, MRL Bde

Heavy Artillery Battalion, National

FROG Brigade, National

FROG Battalion, FROG Bde or Separate

FROG Firing Battery, FROG Bn

SSM Brigade (SS-21), National

SSM Brigade (SCUD), National

Engineer Troops, National

Engineer Brigade, National or CDF

Brigade Headquarters, Engr Bde

Road and Brigade Battalion, Engr Bde

Truck-Launched Bridge Company, Road and Bridge Bn

Tank-Launched Bridge Company, Road and Bridge Bn

Road Construction Company, Road and Bridge Bn

Obstacle Battalion, Engr Bde

Obstacle Company, Obstacle Bn

Obstacle Clearing Battalion, Engr Bde

Obstacle Clearing Company, Obstacle Clearing Bn

Water Crossing Regiment, National

Pontoon Bridge Battalion, Water Crossing Regt or Engr Bde

Assault Crossing Battalion, National or Water Crossing Regt

Signal Troops, National

Signal Regiment, National

Signal Brigade, National

Chemical Troops, National

Chemical Defense Battalion, National

Battalion Headquarters, Chem Def Bn

Decontamination Company, Chem Def Bn

Chemical Reconnaissance Company, Chem Def Bn

Supply and Service Platoon, Chem Def Bn

Smoke Battalion, National

Smoke Company, Smoke Bn

Logistics Troops, National

Materiel Support Brigade, MR or National

Maintenance Brigade, MR or National

National Asset Pool, Ground Forces


The national pool is actually a pool of Ground Forces assets. It contains no maneuver forces but rather a variety of combat support and combat service support assets. Centralization of these assets at the national level allows the General Staff/Ground Forces Headquarters to tailor support to subordinate military regions based on specific missions and the perceived threat. It can allocate or reallocate these assets as the situation requires.

Military regions are the primary recipients of these assets. The region may retain them under its own control. However, it can also allocate some or all of them to subordinate military districts to form district- or division-level support organizations. The General Staff/Ground Forces Headquarters also has the option of allocating to ine region sufficient assets to form an expeditionary army. The number of assets allocated depends on the mission and the forces already garrisoned in the region.

The national asset pool has no fixed structure. The number and types of uits can vary widely, depending on the situation. Therefore, the following organization chart merely outlines the types of units that may be able available for allocation.

Missile Troops and Artillery, National


The Chief of Missile Troops and Artillery in the General Staff/Ground Forces Headquarters controls several units. The numbers and types of units at this level can vary widely, depending on the size and structure of the Ground Forces they support. The following organization chart represents the types of artillery, rocket, and missile units that may be available.

Engineer Troops,

National


The Chief of Engineers in the General Staff/Ground Forces Headquarters controls several engineer units. The numbers and types of units at this level can vary widely, depending on the size and structure of the Ground Forces they support. The following organization chart represents the types of engineer units that may be available.

Signal Troops,

National


The Chief of Signal Troop in the General Staff/Ground Forces Headquarters controls several signal units. The numbers and types of units at this level can vary widely, depending on the size and structure of the Ground Forces they support. The following organization chart represents the types of signal units that may be available.

Chemical Troops,

National


The Chief of Chemical Troops in the General Staff/Ground Forces Headquarters controls several chemical defense and smoke units. The numbers and types of units at this level can vary widely, depending on the size and structure of the Ground Forces they support. The following organization chart represents the types of chemical defense and smoke units that may be available.

Logistics Troops,

National


The Chief of Logistics in the General Staff/Ground Forces Headquarters controls several units and facilities. The numbers and types of these can vary widely, depending on the size and structure of the Ground Forces they support. The following organization chart represents the types of logistics units and facilities that may be available.



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