How is an Army troop organized?
The U.S. Army is organized by operational units, ranging from squads to field armies. As the units become larger, they include additional elements from combat arms, combat support and combat service support units.SquadA squad has 4 to 10 soldiers. A squad, the smallest element in the Army structure, is commanded by a sergeant or staff sergeant.PlatoonPlatoons are composed of 3 to 4 squads, with 16 to 40 soldiers. Platoons are led by a lieutenant.CompaniesA company has 100 to 200 soldiers. Three to four platoons form a company. Companies are commander by a captain.BattalionsA battalion is composed of 3 to 5 companies commanded by a lieutenant colonel or colonel. A battalion has 500 to 600 soldiers.BrigadesA brigade is comprised of three or more battalions, or 3,000 to 5,000 troops. Brigades are commanded by a colonel.Larger UnitsAn Army division is 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers. A division consists of three brigade-sized units and is commanded by a major general. Two to five divisions const