draft - 20Mar03
Army Central Command - ARCENT - Third United States Army
The Army's ground commander in Iraq, LtGen William S. Wallace of V Corps
XVIII Airborne Corps - "Contingency Corps"
3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) "Rock Of The Marne!" -- heavy tank.
1st Brigade "Raiders"
2nd Brigade "Spartan"
3rd Brigade "Sledgehammer"
7th Calvary Regiment ??
82nd Airborne Division "All American"-- in Kuwait? doing what? reserve?
1st Brigade - 504 PIR
2nd Brigade - 325 AIR
3rd Brigade - 505 PIR
82d Aviation Brigade
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles"
1st Brigade "Bastogne"
2nd Brigade "Strike"
3nd Brigade "Rakkasans" - first to leave Kuwait after storm ends
101st Aviation Brigade
159th Aviation Brigade
7th Army (Europe)
173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Soldiers"- 1,000 paratroopers from the
dropped North, Hariri Airport. Rest follows closely. No equip
1-508th Infantry Battalion
2-503rd Infantry Battalion
III CORPS - Fort Hood, Texas;
4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) "Ivy Division" / "Iron Horse"
- most newly equipped heavy tank division. 16,000-strong is being
sent to Kuwait to meet up with its 200 tanks [2xMar] 17,000
Thirty thousand troops from the Army's 4th Infantry Division
started leaving Fort Hood, Texas. Three weeks, say May 1.
1st Brigade "Raider"
2nd Brigade "Warhorse"
3rd Brigade "Iron Brigade"
4th Aviation Brigade "Iron Eagles"
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment "Brave Rifles" - called
1st Squadron "Tiger"
2nd Squadron "Sabre"
3rd Squadron "Thunder"
4th Squadron "Longknife"
Support Squadron "Muleskinner"
1st Cavalry Division "First Team" -- ordered 03/03/03 where?
1st Brigade "Iron Horse"
2nd Brigade "Black Jack"
3rd Brigade "Grey Wolf"
4th Aviation Brigade "Warriors"
2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
3,000 from the Fort Polk, La.
1st/7th Cavalry division- alerted
1st Armored divisions - alerted
each composed of 17,000 troops, two months=June 1
Marine Corps has more than 154,000 troops and more than 18,000 officers.
First Expeditionary Force.
First Marine Division
Second Marine Division
Britain has over 20,000 troops on land.
Britain's 7th Armored Brigade, "Desert Rats"
Royal Irish Regiment
Household Cavalry Regiment
1st Black Watch battalion
estimated at 350,000 soldiers
three armor divisions, three mechanized divisions and 15 to 17 infantry divisions.
Special Republican Guard (SRG): 26,000 men, four infantry brigades with a total of 14
infantry battalions. This force is augmented with armor, artillery and air defense units.
Based in central Baghdad,
Medina - Strongest Republican Guard division, South of Baghdad, 10,000-man, 3,000 tanks
Baghdad - Al Kut destroyed Aril 2.
Hammurabi - N, W, S
Al Nida -
Nebuchadnezzar Division - Tikrit, reinforcing S.
Adnan - was north of Baghdad.
10-40,000-strong Fedayin militia
Marine Corps Organization
• Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF): The MEF is the principal war fighting element in the
active force structure of the Marine Corps and is usually commanded by a lieutenant
general. The size and composition of a deployed MEF varies depending on the needs of
• Marine Division: There are three Marine divisions in the active force and one in the
reserve. It is the largest Marine ground combat organization of a MEF and is usually
commanded by a major-general.
• Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB): A MEB, usually led by a brigadier general, is built
around a reinforced infantry regiment, an aircraft group and a Service Support Group.
Capable of rapid deployment and employment via amphibious or airlift methods, it is the
first echelon of a Marine Expeditionary Force.
• Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU): The smallest task force unit, the MEU has
approximately 2,200 personnel and is built around a reinforced infantry battalion,
a composite aircraft squadron and a support group. It is commanded by a colonel and
is routinely deployed with an Amphibious Ready Group. The ground element of a MEU
is a Battalion Landing Team (BLT), comprised of a reinforced infantry battalion of
approximately 1,200 Marines, including three Rifle Companies. The aviation unit of a
MEU is a reinforced medium helicopter squadron.
• Marine Air Wing (MAW): The largest Marine aviation organization of the MEF,
each MAW has a unique organizational structure and is commanded by a brigadier general.
• Marine Aircraft Group (MAG): Similar to an Air Force Wing and commanded by a colonel,
a MAG is the smallest aviation unit that is designed for independent operations.
First Marine Expeditionary Force
First Marine Division
The Air Force boasts an enlisted force of 288,720 under the command of 69,466 officers.
• Command: The top level and largest combat organization of the Air Force is the
command, which is usually made up of three or more numbered air forces.
• Numbered Air Forces: These formations include two or more wings and are usually
grouped with auxiliary units. Numbered air forces conduct operations with assigned and
attached forces under a command
• Wings: The basic unit for generating and employing combat capability. Wings normally
operate the same type of aircraft, although composite wings do exist. This formation is
the prime war-fighting instrument.
• Group: This formation usually consists of two to four squadrons and a group headquarters.
All squadrons in a particular group fly the same type of plane, and they are referred to
by type of plane (heavy bomber group, fighter group, etc.).
• Squadron: Squadrons are not designed to conduct independent operations;
they work in coordination with other units to conduct operations. A squadron usually
consists of two or more flights.
• Flights: A flight consists of two or more airplanes. In combat, this formation usually
consists of four or more planes that fly in pairs, trios, or fours. One plane, the flight
leader, contains the flight commander who directs flight operations.
• Brigade: The brigade or regiment is made up of two to five battalions under the
command of a colonel. Armored calvary and ranger units are Regiments; special forces
units are Groups.
• Battalion: The primary combat maneuver element is composed of four to six companies
and is commanded by a lieutenant colonel. The battalion is tactically and administratively
self-sufficient and can conduct independent operations of a limited scope. An armored or
air cavalry unit of similar size is a Squadron.
• Company (in the infantry), Battery (in the artillery) or Troop (in the cavalry):
made up of three to five platoons and is typically commanded by a captain.
• Infantry: small arms and light weapon.
• Armor: tanks
• Cavalry: reconnaissance wheeled vehicles.
• Field Artillery: cannon, rocket and missile fire.
• Aviation: helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft combat and support.
• Military Intelligence: gather data about the enemy for field use.