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US Military Unit Sizes

Size, composition, and leadership of military units varies with circumstances, time, and place. The composition of fully authorized units (reflected in this table) may not actually be realized in actual circumstances, especially in action. Use this as a general guide for the late-20th century US Army. Foreign military units may vary considerably.

Unit  Approximate

Personnel
Composition Commander
Army 

Corps 

Division 

Brigade 

Regiment

Battalion 

Company 

Platoon 

Squad 
100,000

  30,000+

  15,000+

    4,500+

    1,500+ 

       700 

       175

        40

        10 
2+ corps, HQ

2+ divisions

3 brigades, HQ,  support units

3+ regiments, HQ 

2+ battalions, HQ

4+ companies, HQ

4 platoons,  HQ 

4 squads
General

Lt. General

Maj. General

Brig. General

Colonel

Lt. Colonel

Captain

Lieutenant

Staff Sergeant
( Topic last updated: 2003.02.27 10:27:38 PM )