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Ejército Bolivariano / Ejército de Venezuela
Venezuela Army - Order of Battle

As of 2013 the army was organized into four infantry divisions, a cavalry division, and an armored division. As of 2005 the army was organized into five infantry divisions, one corps of engineers, and one reserve corps. The infantry divisions include 15 brigades (armored, 1; cavalry, 1; light armored, 1; infantry, 7; airborne, 1; Ranger, 2; mobile, 1; counterguerrilla, 1; and military police, 1); and 3 regiments (aviation, 1; and engineering, 2).

In 1990 the army consisted of approximately 34,000 personnel of all ranks under the direction of the Commander of the Army. The bulk of these troops were organized into five divisions. Four of these were infantry divisions, each of which encompassed four to six battalions. The remaining division--the First Cavalry Division, headquartered at San Juan de los Morros, some fifty kilometers south of Maracay, or about eighty kilometers southsouthwest of Caracas--included most of the army's armored units. An independent airborne regiment and ranger brigade also maintained their headquarters in Military Region One (Caracas). Other deployments in and near the capital included the Fourth Infantry Division, headquartered at Maracay, an armored brigade stationed at Valencia, and an infantry brigade and the First Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group, both headquartered in Caracas. Additional independent units included the Presidential Guard Regiment, an aviation regiment, an engineer regiment, and a military police regiment. As of the late 1980s, the army's longrange plans called for the establishment of one additional infantry division. The placement of forces reflected the traditional political importance of the capital, as well as Venezuela's strategic orientation toward the coastal area and the Caribbean.

1ra. División de Infanteria

The 1st Infantry Division exercises command, control and operations of its organic units and which are assigned, in order to destroy the military enemy, conquer and dominate terrestrial areas critical and controlling their populations and resources. Achieve a joint effort that allows institutional synergy that ensures the fulfillment of our mission as guardians of the homeland of Bolívar and the perfect evolution of our institution as a modern and proposed exercise to meet the demands of the global environment.

2da. División de Infanteria

2nd Infantry Division destroys or captures enemy military and take forces or master key terrestrial areas, populations and resources. Exercise command, control and supervision of the operations of its organic units and which are assigned or added. The second infantry division as a large unit of combat and an integral part of the national armed force of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, will be a modern organisation, with an essentially professional human capital of high sense of belonging, commitment and excellence that through its permanent and continuous participation actively in the development of the nation, contributes effectively to the consolidation of a comprehensive security processlocal and regional, to guarantee the independence, strengthening sovereignty, territoriality and self determination of peoples ability to guard.

3ra. División de Infanteria

3rd Infantry Division exercises command, control and supervision of the operations of its organic units and which are assigned or added. Be a model division, modern and organized in all areas, equipped and trained to fulfill the assigned missions, with the capacity to actively participate in plans for social, scientific, technological and economic development of the nation. Formulate and develop doctrine for the planning and conduction of terrestrial military operations, units assigned to this great command and their aggregates or assigned. Organize, train and drive units for the planning and implementation of land-based military operations for specific, joint and combined action. Activities of employment of terrestrial means of component in routine specific tasks. Provide operational and support of ground transportation to the other components of the Bolivarian national armed forces.

4ta. División Blindada

4th Armored Division exercises control and supervision of the operations of its organic units and which are assigned or added. Contribute with the army in the analysis, formulation, study and dissemination of Venezuelan military thought. Contribute with the army in formulating and implementing the doctrine of armored units, for the planning and conduct of ground military operations. Control and lead to its organic units, in the planning and execution of the armored and airborne operations. Activities of employment of armored and airborne means available to the army in specific routine tasks. Participate actively in the implementation of the employment plans, assigned by the higher command. Rationalize spending aimed at increasing the operational capacity of the unit. Use the doctrine of the Venezuelan army as the basis for our actions. Consolidate its organizational structure aimed to make it more efficient and sufficient, before the new requirements of modern combat. Strengthen the base of support of the military institution discipline. Maximize the use of the military human resource designed to meet the real needs of the military organization. Improve the external image of the army. Increase your operation, giving you the maintenance and updating of all materials and equipment, in the great fighting unit. Use the doctrine of the Venezuelan army as the basis for actions.

5ta. División de Infanteria

5th Infantry Division exercises command, control and supervision of the operations of its organic units and which are assigned or added. Be a unit highly trained, able to conduct military operations and contribute to national development, through the joint and active participation with the rest of the Venezuelan population. Conduct ground operations under all conditions of ground, weather or visibility. Conduct operations offensive, defensive or retrograde, as an independent force or as part of a superior force. Participate in airborne or amphibious operations. Participate in joint or combined operations. Exercise command and control of up to five units of maneuver, including support of combat and combat service support units. Receive or release items assigned or support in a short time. Control populations enemy and its resources. Establish a main command post, or an alternate command post when required. Oversee the movement and safety of added elements and/or support. Oversee the tactical training of the assigned or added elements. Participate in internal advocacy, in particular to restore and maintain public order. Cooperate with civil protection efforts. Cooperate with national development.

9na. División de Caballeria

9. Cavalry Division performs recognaissance, provides security, engages in offensive actions limited defensive and retrograde movements, running economy of force missions, when the upper command creates it convenient and missions in the asymmetric conflict be a great designed for freedom; acting on the basis of respect, loyalty, discipline, the pride and leadership, from a constant training, open to innovations and vigilant attitude of the excellence of our operational sizing. All this in order to ensure compliance with its higher functions: security and Defense military of the Apure State and therefore of the nation, the development of the region and its inclusion in a national dynamic marked by peace and coexistence. Constitute an essentially professional institution, organized by the State to ensure the independence and national sovereignty and Regional. Ensure the integrity of the geographical space, the State of Apure and Barinas through military defense. Cooperate in participation active in developing Regional, in accordance with the Constitution and the law. Having as main pillars discipline, obedience and subordination. Defend the strategic points of the Barinas-Apure Region that guarantee the development of the activities of the different areas: social, political, cultural, geographical, environmental economic and military and make forecasts to prevent its use by any invasive potential. Support the various levels and branches of public power in the execution of tasks related to the areas social, political, cultural, geographical, environmental, economic and civil protection operations in situations of disasters within the framework of the respective schemes. Participate in the development of centres of production of goods and provision of services of the State seal. Support to communities in the event of disasters, calamities and other events like participate in the protection of public assets in any of its forms of manifestation.

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