(1) The company HQ provides the command and control and logistical support required for
(2) The antiarmor section provides medium antiarmor support to the company.
(3) The mortar section has two 60mm mortar squads, each consisting of one 60mm mortar.
(4) The three rifle platoons each have three squads of riflemen, grenadiers, and automatic
Mechanized Infantry Maneuver Brigade. This brigade is organized to fight successful battles on
any part of the battlefield in conventional, nuclear, or chemical environments (Figure 1-6, page 1-10).
The key to victory is the brigade's ability to synchronize subordinate maneuver battalions and integrate
CS and CSS combat multipliers in support of its effort. When organized for combat, the brigade has
between two and five maneuver battalions and supporting CS and CSS elements. 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.
command, control, and supervision of all operations in the brigade and its attached units.
b. The three infantry battalions close with the enemy by means of fire and maneuver to destroy
or capture him or to repel his assault by fire, close combat, and counterattack.
c. A 155mm self-propelled howitzer FA battalion provides direct support to the brigade. The
FA battalion commander serves as the brigade FSCOORD.
d. An battery from the division's air defense battalion provides air defense coverage.
e. An engineer company from the division's engineer battalion plans and coordinates mobility,
countermobility, and survivability tasks to support the mission.
f. A MP platoon from the division's MP company conducts route reconnaissance, performs area
security operations, processes enemy prisoners of war, and maintains law and order.
g. Two MSE extension nodes from a platoon in the area signal company of the division's signal
battalion provide the brigade access to the area common user system.
h. An IEW section establishes GSRs to detect the presence of any enemy ground activity
beyond the established perimeter defense.