2nd Division - Segunda División
The second division of the national army, conducts military operations in their jurisdiction, in order to defeat militarily narco organizations, bend his will to fight, forcing their demobilization, ensure terrestrial coverage on the border with Venezuela, to guarantee the security and development of the region.
For the year 2010 it had jurisdiction the departments of Santander, Norte de Santander, three municipalities of Boyacá, a municipality in the East of Antioquia, eight of the South of Bolivar and six southern Cesar, areas where military operations are conducted to defend and maintain the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, in order to create an environment of peace, security and development to ensure the order of the nation in line with the constitutional mission.
It is composed of the Fifth Brigade headquartered in Bucaramanga, thirty in Cúcuta. The mobile brigade is also found in the municipality of El Tarra 23. Under this responsibility is the security of a network of hydrocarbons from 1557 kilometers, distributed in 671 kilometers of pipeline, 576 kilometers of pipeline, 369 kilometers of pipeline. It also responds by 843 kilometres of border with Venezuela; the 30th Brigade is responsible for 423 kilometers ranging from the intermediate River to the Green River.
The second Army Division had jurisdiction in the northeast of the country, with command post in the city of Bucaramanga, the capital of Santander. With an area of 68.757 square kilometres, it covers 145 municipalities in the departments of Antioquia, Bolívar, Boyacá, Cesar, Norte de Santander and Santander. The largest operational unit is composed of the Fifth Brigade of the army, with command post in the city of Bucaramanga and the 37th Brigade, headquartered in the city of Cúcuta.
After July 2005 the army had seven divisions assigned to territorial regions. At that time the 2d Division operated out of Bucaramanga and as of 2007 had responsibility for Santander, Northern Santander, Arauca, parts of Antioquia, parts of Bolívar, and the southern region of César. The division had three brigades in Bucaramanga (the 5th), Puerto Berrío (the 14th), and Arauca (the 18th). Various special units also operated in this division, including the 2d Artillery Airborne Defense Battalion, the 5th and 22d mobile brigades with a total of nine counterguerrilla battalions, the Plan Meteoro 3d Company, and two Afeur units.
As of early 2005 the army had seven divisions assigned to territorial regions. At that time the Second Division had jurisdiction in the Departments of Santander, Norte de Santander, Arauca, Casanare, Occidente de Antioquia, Bolívar y Sur del Cesar. The division's component brigades were the Vth (Quinta Brigada), XIVth (Décimacuarta Brigada), XVIth (Décimasexta Brigada), and XVIIIth (Décimaoctava Brigada), headquartered in the departments of Bucaramanga, Puerto Berrio, Yopal and Arauca, respectively.
At the beginning of the 1980s the army command, within the plans of development of force and after a comprehensive study, ordered the establishment and activation of the largest operating units, in order to facilitate command and operational control throughout the national territory. In this context, the force command, through available the first of January 1983 No.002, activated the second division with headquarters in the city of Bucaramanga and the operational command of the first Brigade, fifth and Decimacuarta, with jurisdiction in the departments of Boyacá, Santander, Norte de Santander, Sur de Bolivar, and southern Cesar.
On February 4, 1983, provision no. 003, the General command of the armed forces adopted the activation of the second division, Act which is ratified by the Ministry of national defense with the No.287 resolution of February 14 of that year. Once the unit was activated, the General Headquarters of the Division operated on an interim basis during the first half of 1983 in the facilities of the army command, Office 330, in Bogotá. On June 15 of that year moved definitively to the city of Bucaramanga being his headquarters a house suitable for operational needs in the race 30 No. 51-11 of the neighborhood Sotomayor being its first Commander major General Diego Alfonso González Ossa.
25 Years of ongoing struggle has been highly positive results in casualties in combat, screenshots at the disposal of the competent authorities, reinserciones, recovery of material of war and quartermaster, fight against drug trafficking, seizure of supplies and destruction of subversive camps and for the processing of hallucinogens; posters of petrol, and smuggling. Wide areas blighted and depressed to annihilate groups murderers, kidnappers, and extorsionistas has been quiet.
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