A large unit is a military unit . Today, units with a strength of more than 3,000 soldiers and upwards are referred to as large units. Your task is to lead small field formations. In the area of NATO , this includes units from the brigade onwards under a joint command or command and with a joint command staff.
Types of major associations
The major units include, in ascending order, the brigade , division , corps or army corps , army and army group, as well as other comparable temporary or permanent troops such as the theater of war or, according to Clausewitz, the theater of war .
|Military symbol||Surname||Troop strength||Subordinate troops||guide|
|XXXXXX||High command||400,000 +||2+ army groups||General (historical: Generalfeldmarschall )|
|XXXXX||Army Group||200,000 +||2+ armies||General (historically also: Generalfeldmarschall)|
|XXXX||Army / command command||100,000 +||2+ corps||General (historically also: Colonel General )|
|XXX||Office / Corps / Air Force Command||30,000-80,000||2+ divisions||Lieutenant General|
|XX||Division / military area command||10,000-20,000||2–6 brigades||Major general|
|X||Brigade / Flotilla / State Command||3,000- 5,000||2–4 regiments or battalions||Brigadier General or Colonel|
A large formation is usually led, commanded or commanded by an officer of the rank group of the generals from Brigadier General upwards. A staff up to the size of a commando supports him in leading the large association.
Associations were marked by NATO on maps with a special legend . In the corresponding classification system, units below the company level were initially described with one to four points, then units at company level with one to three lines and finally large units with one to six “X” letters.
XXXXXX regions, theaters of war
XXXXX Heeresgruppe, Army Group : Commander-in-Chief (Peace General or Five Star General in War).
Example from the NATO Europe area : Allied Command Operations
XXXX Army , Army : Commander-in-Chief ( four-star general ), command command / army staff; In the case of the Bundeswehr : Inspector ( three-star general )
Example from the Bundeswehr area: Army Command
Example from the NATO Europe area: Joint Force Command Brunssum
- XXXX Army , Army : Commander-in-Chief ( four-star general ), command command / army staff; In the case of the Bundeswehr : Inspector ( three-star general )
Example from the Bundeswehr area : Center for air operations
Example from the NATO Europe area: Eurocorps
- XXXXX Heeresgruppe, Army Group : Commander-in-Chief (Peace General or Five Star General in War).
- "APP 6" 2-9 from July 1986 on military.com
- "APP-6A Military Symbols for Land Based Systems" from October 1998 ( memento of the original from October 18, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on armawiki.zumorc.de