From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
- 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.
- Tactics : Military concepts and techniques used to fight a battle once battle is joined.
Modern cavalry types
- Air assault : Military operations in which infantry are carried by aircraft onto, or very near, the target, or by parachuting. The aircraft may be helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft, short-landing transports, or, historically, gliders.
- Armor (disambiguation) : Add brief definition or description
- Armor (military unit) : A unit, or branch of service, historically derived from cavalry, that specializes in operating from armored fighting vehicles, using speed, maneuver, heavy weapons, and shock attack to dominate their enemy
- Armored fighting vehicle : A military vehicle that is both protected against blast and fragments, and either has offensive weapons or directly supports combat by vehicles with offensive weapons
- Armored personnel carrier : A lightly armed and armored, wheeled or tracked, military vehicle that protects passengers from light weapons and artillery fragments, and delivers them to the battlefield where they fight on foot
- Infantry fighting vehicle : A vehicle intended to carry infantry onto a battlefield, sometimes allowing them to fight from inside and always to dismount and fight on foot; it accompanies dismounts and provides heavier fire support than they can carry
- Tank (military) : A large land combat vehicle that moves on continuous tracks rather than wheels, has its primary armament in a rotating armored turret, is armored against more than small arms fire, and, while it can be extremely effective in many combat situations, is optimized to kill other tanks
Historic cavalry types
Armor, Mechanized, Air
- Christian de Castries : French military officer who was the final commander of the base at Dien Bien Phu. A cavalry and tank specialist, it had been conceived that he might take the fight to the enemy, but instead became was put into a defensive role
- Hamilton H. Howze : United States Army general and Army Aviation pioneer, considered the creator of division-sized, helicopter-mobile air assault forces. Retired as four-star commander of UN forces in Korea.
- George Patton : (1885 - 1945) Controversial American general in World War II, famed for his successes in armored warfare against the Germans in 1944-45.
- Creighton Abrams : General in the U.S. Army, who was the last head of Military Assistance Command, Vietnam and then Chief of Staff of the Army, who built the volunteer army and restructured the reserve components under the Total Force Concept
- Heinz Guderian : (1888-1954) Generaloberst; noted innovator of mobile warfare and blitzkrieg; Panzer group commander; OKH Chief of Staff (21 Jul 42-28 Mar 45)
- J.E.B. Stuart : Add brief definition or description
- Belisarius : Add brief definition or description
- Ancient Celtic music : The music and instruments of the ancient Celts until late Antiquity.