V Corps is a major tactical headquarters of the United States, normally part of United States European Command but available to lead operations wherever needed. It was the main organization driving on Baghdad in the Iraq War, major combat phase.
While a Corps headquarters is defined as flexible, normally assigned to it are:
- 1st Armored Division (U.S.)
- 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment
- 12th Combat Aviation Regiment
- 18th Engineer Group
- 172nd Infantry Brigade
- 357th Air & Missile Defense Brigade
Iraq War and aftermath
- 3rd Infantry Division (U.S.)
- 4th Infatntry Division (U.S.
- 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
- 82nd Airborne Division
- 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
It stayed in Europe but supported the VI Corps, which had been scheduled to be retired, and returned to the U.S. via Iraq. After the end of major combat, it was reassigned to LTG Ricardo Sanchez and became, for a period of time, the senior U.S. command in Iraq, variously wearing the titles Joint Task Force 7 (JTF-7) and Multi-National Corps-Iraq.