Figure 1-1. Division/maneuver brigade relationship
Maneuver Brigade. The maneuver brigade headquarters (HQ) provides the command and control
facilities necessary to employ attached and supporting units. The only unit permanently assigned to the
brigade is the brigade headquarters and headquarters company (HHC). The necessary combat, CS, and
CSS units to accomplish the brigade mission are attached, under operational control (OPCON), or
placed in support of the brigade. The HQ company furnishes logistics support, to include ground
command vehicle support personnel for the brigade HQ staff sections and security. A brigade normally
controls from two to five maneuver battalions. A division commands and controls from two to five
ground maneuver brigades.
Light Infantry Maneuver Brigade. The light infantry maneuver brigade (Figure 1-2) is particularly
suitable for conducting contingency operations in a LIC environment or supporting a heavy force in a
heavy-light mix. The light infantry maneuver brigade is task organized with augmentation forces t
enable it to perform its mission. When organized for combat, the brigade has between two and five
maneuver battalions plus supporting CS and CSS elements provided by the division. Each of these
elements has a certain relationship to the brigade; they are not organic to the brigade, but are assigned to
it or under its OPCON.
a. The brigade HHC is the only unit permanently assigned to the brigade. It provides
command, control, and supervision of the operation of the light infantry brigade and attached units.