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    Default Active U.S. Army Combat Divisions?

    I have a few questions

    1) How many Infantry Div. are in the Army? How many to a Div. (15,000-20,000 right?) and what ones are what (Light, Mech, Arbn)
    2) How many Armored Div.? What makes up one?

    Thanks, Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by NcDeuce
    Army
    1st Inf Division
    1st Armored Division
    1st Cav Division
    2nd Inf Division
    3rd Inf Division
    4th Inf Division
    10th Mtn Division
    25th Inf Division
    82nd Airborne Division
    101st Airborne Division

    6th Air Cav Brigade
    172nd Inf Brigade
    173rd Airborne Brigade

    2nd Armored Regiment
    3rd Armored Regiment
    11th Armored Regiment

    SOCOM
    1st SFG
    3rd SFG
    5th SFG
    7th SFG
    10th SFG
    75th Ranger Regiment
    160th SOAR
    USACAPOC
    All of the units in the Army (Active Duty)

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    There are ten divisions in the active Army.

    1st Infantry (mostly in Germany) Big Red One

    2nd Infantry (mostly in ROK) Indian

    3rd Infantry Rock of the Marne (my dad was brigade commander and then chief of staff when I was born in Wurzburg, Germany, back in '69)

    4th Infantry Ivy

    10th Mountain (light infantry)

    25th Infantry

    82nd Airborne All-American

    101st Airborne (Air Assault) Screaming Eagles

    1st Cavalry

    1st Armored Old Ironsides

    All of these units could be considered "armored" (except for 10th, 82nd and 101st) because they use Bradleys and M1's. The 10th, 82nd and 101st are into helicopters and jumping out of planes and stuff.

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    Check this link out for the skinny on what's up with the Army.

    http://globalsecurity.org/military/a...y/division.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by NcDeuce
    Quote Originally Posted by NcDeuce
    Army
    1st Inf Division
    1st Armored Division
    1st Cav Division
    2nd Inf Division
    3rd Inf Division
    4th Inf Division
    10th Mtn Division
    25th Inf Division
    82nd Airborne Division
    101st Airborne Division

    6th Air Cav Brigade
    172nd Inf Brigade
    173rd Airborne Brigade

    2nd Armored Regiment
    3rd Armored Regiment
    11th Armored Regiment

    SOCOM
    1st SFG
    3rd SFG
    5th SFG
    7th SFG
    10th SFG
    75th Ranger Regiment
    160th SOAR
    USACAPOC
    All of the units in the Army (Active Duty)
    The three U.S. Army Regiments I indicated are all Armored Cavalry.
    The three Brigades are already indicated.
    The 10th Mountain, 25th Infantry Div. are both Light Infantry.
    The 1st, 3rd, and 4th Infantry Divisions are Mechanized Infantry.
    2nd Infantry...I believe this division has Strykers now, right? If so, I guess that would make them mechanized.
    The 82nd is the only division-sized Airborne unit.
    The 101st is the only Air Assault unit, although it has very small elements that can jump (Pathfinders, ya know that good stuff)

    Hope this helps

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    Helps a lot guys thanks

    Now what the difference between Armored & Cavalry Divisions is the Cav more of a scout thing?

    Why only 1 Armored Div?
    How many many Tanks (M1A1) does the Army have? Anyone know?

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    I thought the 25th was light

    Now the Marines only have three Div. and they are organize the combat groups into reg. right?

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    There really is no difference between the armored, heavy inf and cavalry divisions these days. They have either armor-heavy (tank battalions outnumber mech inf battalions) brigades, or inf-heavy. The names of the divisions tend to be more historical rather than descriptive of their make-ups.

    The divisions may have cavalry battalions or regiments as part of their make-up -- usually these are used as scouts but are often just another unit that can be "plugged and played" as the situation warrants.

    I have no idea how many tanks the Army has. Take a look at this table of equipment to see how units are comprised.

    http://globalsecurity.org/military/s...ground/toe.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis G
    I thought the 25th was light
    Bastards, they're stationed in Hawaii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis G
    Now the Marines only have three Div. and they are organize the combat groups into reg. right?
    Right. 3 Active Divisions (4th is reserve.) for the USMC. Click link for organizational chart:

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...smc/index.html

    And for the Army:
    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...rmy/index.html

    Note: As for tanks, the USMC has ~350 tanks. That's less tanks in the US Army 3rd Infantry Division.

    During the First Gulf War, ~ 1,850 M1A1 tanks were deployed. Of that, the USMC only possessed 16 Abrams as most USMC tank units were equiped with the M60 series still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FallenAngel
    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis G
    Now the Marines only have three Div. and they are organize the combat groups into reg. right?
    Right. 3 Active Divisions (4th is reserve.) for the USMC. Click link for organizational chart:

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...smc/index.html

    And for the Army:
    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...rmy/index.html

    Note: As for tanks, the USMC has ~350 tanks. That's less tanks in the US Army 3rd Infantry Division.

    During the First Gulf War, ~ 1,850 M1A1 tanks were deployed. Of that, the USMC only possessed 16 Abrams as most USMC tank units were equiped with the M60 series still.
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