From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
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- Unit (military) : A group of soldiers, with specified equipment, under a specific chain of command.
- Military formation (ground) : The military term for a grouping of units.
- Brigade : A military unit of 3,000 to 5,000 soldiers, organized either for a combined arms combat function or a support role
- Regiment : In many military organizations, a largely ceremonial term for what, as an operational unit, has been replaced by the brigade. A number of formations, such as U.S. Cavalry Regiments, are actually brigades.
- Battery (artillery) : The basic tactical organization for artillery units, consisting, in modern militaries, of a group of multiple rocket launchers, howitzers, or guided missile launchers that will be under common control and often fire at the same target
- Company (land forces) : A combat arms unit of 100-200 soldiers or marines, commanded by a captain (land forces) or major; combat support or combat service support companies, especially when for specialized functions, may be the same size or smaller
- Lieutenant colonel : A military rank in the middle of the "field officer" grades, who might command a battalion, or be a deputy chief of staff (e.g., for operations or logistics) of a division, or be the executive officer (i.e., second-in-command) of a brigade
- Combat arms : In a land military organization, the functions of infantry, units based on armored fighting vehicles, artillery, air, artillery and missile defense, combat engineers, army cooperation aviation and special operations forces. All combat arms units engage in direct contact with enemy personnel or systems.
- Combat support : In a military force, those services that support direct combat operations by combat arms personnel, such as communications beyond the immediate tactical level, intelligence, etc.
- Combat service support : Those military functions that sustain combat units, including but not limited to supply, maintenance, transportation, finance, general construction, health services, etc.
- U.S. Army branch advanced course : U.S. Army senior lieutenants and junior captains attend a school, such as the Infantry Advanced Course or Armor Advanced Course, which gives them the tactical skills to lead companies and serve on battalion staffs in their specific branches of service
- Command and General Staff College : A graduate degree granting U.S. Army professional education school for midcareer officers, typically majors, preparing for positions involving operational art at the brigade and division level