Corps troops

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As Corps forces those formations and units of a will Corps designated that are directly under its command and guided by the Corps divisions or brigades take over support or other management tasks to support.

The task of the corps troops is to ensure the combat strength and stamina of the corps in the field. They therefore include associations and units that enable the corps command to carry out its own reconnaissance. a. by tele scouts, drones or helicopters, formerly also cavalry, which ensure the rear supply and the connection between the subordinate and neighboring large units and enable the field replacement of the combat, command and support troops with personnel of all ranks.

Since the end of the Cold War , the corps level has been severely dismantled in many armed forces or completely abolished in its classic form. Today it mainly exists as a planning or international management level.

Until about 1995, the corps troops in the NATO countries generally comprised:

In the US Army , the corps troops had instead of the above. Regiments, brigades , especially in the artillery and army aviators. Corps troops from smaller NATO countries sometimes had no or only smaller units in the areas mentioned.

Similarly, there are associations and units of combat support troops , operational and command support troops and logistics troops, which as assigned formations and units are directly subordinate to a division or brigade as division or brigade troops.

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