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US Army Table of Organization and Equipment


	   2 JUN 1997
                                                   INFANTRY BATTALION (MECHANIZED),
                                                           HEAVY DIVISION
                            DESIGNATION:  ------ BATTALION (MECHANIZED), ------ INFANTRY
                                         07245L100 -- WHEN ORGANIZED WITH AN AA COMPANY AND MMG CREWS
                                         07245L200 -- WHEN ORGANIZED WITHOUT AN AA CO AND NO MMG CREWS
                                         07245L300 -- WHEN ORGANIZED WITH M113 APC
                                         07245L400 -- WHEN ORGANIZED WITH THREE RIFLE COMPANIES (3X9)
1.  MISSION.  TO CLOSE WITH THE ENEMY BY MEANS OF FIRE AND
   MANEUVER IN ORDER TO DESTROY OR CAPTURE HIM OR TO REPEL
   HIS ASSAULT BY FIRE, CLOSE COMBAT, AND COUNTERATTACK.
   2.  ASSIGNMENT.  ORGANIC TO HEAVY DIVISION, TOE 87000L,
   AND THE HEAVY SEPARATE BRIGADE, TOE 87100L.
   3.  CAPABILITIES.
       A.  AT LEVEL 1, THIS UNIT:
           (1)  PROVIDES A BASE OF FIRE AND MANEUVER ELEMENTS
           (2)  SEIZES AND HOLDS TERRAIN.
           (3)  CONDUCTS INDEPENDENT OPERATIONS ON A LIMITED
   SCALE.
           (4)  PROVIDES ANTITANK PROTECTION FOR ORGANIC AND
   ATTACHED UNITS.
           (5)   PROVIDES MORTAR FIRE SUPPORT FOR ORGANIC AND
   ATTACHED UNITS.
           (6)  CONDUCTS LONG-RANGE PATROLLING.
           (7) PROVIDES A HIGH DEGREE OF CROSS COUNTRY
   MOBILITY TO SUCESSFULLY EXPLOIT THE EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR AND
   NON-NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
           (8) PROVIDES A FORCE THAT COMPLEMENTS AND ENHANCES
   THE INHERENT CAPABILITIES OF TANK ELEMENTS, WHEN EMPLOYED
   IN TANK/INFANTRY TEAMS.
           (9) PROVIDES A FORCE THAT CAN PARTICIPATE IN AIR-
   MOBILE OPERATIONS WHEN PROVIDED WITH AIR TRANSPORT.
           (10) MANEUVERS IN ALL TYPES OF TERRAIN UNDER ALL
   CLIMATIC CONDITIONS.
           (11)  PARTICIPATES IN AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS.
           (12) PARTICIPATES IN COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS
   AS ELEMENTS OF BRIGADE-SIZE BACKUP FORCES.
           (13) CONDUCTS OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR AND MAY
   REQUIRE AUGMENTATION FOR THAT MISSION.
       B.  THIS UNIT IS NOT ADAPTABLE TO A TYPE B
   (ORGANIZATION).
       C.  THE COLUMNS DESIGNATED BY LEVELS 1 THROUGH 3 ARE
   DESIGNED TO RELATE TO THE CATEGORIES ESTABLISHED IN AR
   220-1, UNIT STATUS REPORTING.
       D.  THE COLUMNS UNDER LEVELS 2 AND 3 ADAPT THIS TABLE
   FOR REDUCED OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES IN DECREMENTS OF 10%,
   FROM APPROXIMATELY 90% FOR LEVEL 2 TO APPROXIMATELY 80%
   FOR LEVEL 3.
       E.  INDIVIDUALS OF THIS ORGANIZATION, EXCEPT MEDICAL
   PERSONNEL AND THE CHAPLAIN, CAN ENGAGE IN THE
   COORDINATED DEFENSE OF THE UNIT'S AREA OR INSTALLATION.
       F.  THIS UNIT PERFORMS UNIT MAINTENANCE ON ORGANIC
   EQUIPMENT.
       G.  THIS UNIT IS DEPENDENT UPON:
           (1)  APPROPRIATE ELEMENTS OF THE DIVISION OR CORPS
   FOR RELIGIOUS, LEGAL, COMBAT HEALTH SERVICE SUPPORT,
   FINANCE, AND PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.
           (2)  US AIR FORCE TACTICAL AIR CONTROL PARTY
   (TACP) FOR DIRECTING TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT.
           (3)  SUPPORTING ARTILLERY BATTALION FOR A FIRE
   SUPPORT SECTION AND COMPANY FIRE SUPPORT TEAMS (FIST) FOR
   OBSERVATION AND COORDINATION OF FIRE SUPPORT.
   4.  BASIS OF ALLOCATION.  TO THE FOLLOWING IN CONFORMITY
   WITH MISSION REQUIREMENTS AS DETERMINED BY THE THEATER
   COMMANDER AND THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY:
       A.  NORMALLY, FOUR PER ARMORED DIVISION, TOE 87000L.
       B.  NORMALLY, FIVE PER INFANTRY DIVISION (MECHANIZED)
   TOE 87000L.
       C.  NORMALLY, ONE PER HEAVY SEPARATE BRIGADE (ARMOR),
   TOE 87100L100, OR TWO PER HEAVY SEPARATE BRIGADE
   (MECHANIZED), TOE 87100L200.
   5.  CATEGORY.  THIS UNIT IS DESIGNATED A CATEGORY I UNIT.
   (FOR UNIT CATEGORIES, SEE AR 310-25.)
   6.  MOBILITY.  FOR MOBILITY OF THE COMPONENTS OF THIS UNIT
   SEE SECTION I, GENERAL, OF THE RESPECTIVE TABLES OF
   ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT LISTED AS PARAGRAPHS IN SECTION
   II OF THIS TABLE.
   7.  DOCTRINE.  THE FOLLOWING DOCTRINAL PUBLICATIONS ARE
   APPLICABLE TO THE OPERATION OF THIS UNIT.
      FM 3-3,    NBC CONTAMINATION AVOIDANCE
      FM 3-4,    NBC PROTECTION
      FM 3-5,    NBC DECONTAMINATION
      FM 6-20,   FIRE SUPPORT IN THE AIRLAND BATTLE
      FM 16-1,   RELIGIOUS SUPPORT DOCTRINE
      FM 24-1,   COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS
      FM 71-1,   TANK AND MECHANIZED INFANTRY COMPANY TEAM
      FM 71-2,   TANK AND MECHANIZED INFANTRY BATTALION
                   TASK FORCE
      FM 71-3,   THE ARMORED AND MECH BRIGADE OPERATIONS.
      FM 71-100, ARMORED AND MECHANIZED DIVISION OPERATIONS.
      FM 71-123, TACTICS AND TECHNIQUES FOR COMBINED ARMS
                   HEAVY FORCES: ARMORED BRIGADE,
                   BATTALION/TASK FORCE, AND COMPANY/TEAM
      FM 90-2,   BATTLEFIELD DECEPTION
      FM 90-10,  MILITARY OPERATIONS ON URBANIZED TERRAIN
      FM 100-5,  OPERATIONS
      FM 101-5,  STAFF ORGANIZATION ADN OPERATIONS
                                                               -------------
                                                               \  INFANTRY \
                                                               \ BATTALION \
                                                               \ 07245L100 \
                                                               -------------
                                                                     \
                                                    -----------------------------------
                                                    \                \                \
                                              -------------    -------------    -------------
                                              \    HHC    \    \  RIFLE CO \    \  AA CO    \
                                              \(07246L100)\    \(07247L100)\    \(07248L100)\
                                              \01         \    \02  X 4    \    \03         \
                                              -------------    -------------    -------------
                                                               -------------
                                                               \  INFANTRY \
                                                               \ BATTALION \
                                                               \ 07245L200 \
                                                               -------------
                                                                     \
                                                            ------------------
                                                            \                \
                                                      -------------    -------------
                                                      \    HHC    \    \  RIFLE CO \
                                                      \(07246L200)\    \(07247L200)\
                                                      \01         \    \02  X 4    \
                                                      -------------    -------------
                                                               -------------
                                                               \  INFANTRY \
                                                               \ BATTALION \
                                                               \ 07245L300 \
                                                               -------------
                                                                     \
                                                    -----------------------------------
                                                    \                \                \
                                              -------------    -------------    -------------
                                              \    HHC    \    \  RIFLE CO \    \  AA CO    \
                                              \(07246L300)\    \(07247L300)\    \(07248L200)\
                                              \01         \    \02  X 4    \    \03         \
                                              -------------    -------------    -------------
                                                               -------------
                                                               \  INFANTRY \
                                                               \ BATTALION \
                                                               \ 07245L400 \
                                                               -------------
                                                                      \
                                                            -------------------
                                                            \                 \
                                                      -------------    --------------
                                                      \    HHC    \    \  RIFLE CO  \
                                                      \ 07246L400 \    \ 07247L400  \
                                                      \ 01        \    \ 02  X 3    \
                                                      -------------    --------------
	



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