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Structure of the Spanish Army

Army HeadquartersEdit

Army HQ is made up of these six organisations which report directly to the Chief of the Army Staff.

  • Army Staff
  • CIS Command
    • 22nd Signal Regiment in Madrid (National Signal Infrastructure)
      • I/22nd Signal Battalion
      • II/22nd Signal Battalion
      • III/22nd Signal Battalion
      • IV/22nd Signal Battalion
      • V/22nd Signal Battalion
      • VI/22nd Signal Battalion
      • VII/22nd Signal Battalion
    • 32nd Electronic Warfare Regiment in Sevilla
      • I/32nd Electronic Warfare Battalion
      • II/32nd Electronic Warfare Battalion
      • III/32nd Electronic Warfare Battalion
    • Army Geographical Center in Madrid
  • Military Culture and History Institute
  • Chief of the Army Staff's Cabinet
  • Headquarters Legal Council
  • 1st King's Immemorial Infantry Regiment (Madrid)

Army ForceEdit

High Readiness Land HQEdit

Land ForcesEdit

 
Structure of the Spanish army (click to enlarge).
 
Emblem of the Artillery Forces
 
Emblem of the Cavalry Forces
 
Emblem of the Infantry Forces
 
Emblem of the Logistics Forces
 
Emblem of the Military Engineers
 
Emblem of the Special Operations Forces
 
Coat of arms of the Division “Castillejos”
 
Coat of arms of the 1st Brigate “Aragón”
 
Coat of arms of the 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment “Alcántara”
 
Coat of arms of the Field Artillery Command
 
Coat of arms of the Air Defence Command
 
Coat of arms of the Aviation Force of the Army “FAMET”
 
Coat of arms of the Logistic Operation Forces
 
Coat of arms of the Medical Brigate
 
CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

Division CastillejosEdit

Division San MarcialEdit

  • Division "San Marcial" in Burgos
    • Division Headquarters Battalion in Burgos
    • X Brigade "Guzmán el Bueno" in Cerro Muriano
      • X Headquarters Battalion in Cerro Muriano
      • 10th Armored Regiment "Córdoba" in Cerro Muriano
      • 2nd Infantry Regiment "La Reina" in Cerro Muriano
        • I/2nd Protected Infantry Battalion "Princesa" with M113 armored personnel carriers
        • II/2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion "Lepanto" with Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles
      • 45th Infantry Regiment "Garellano" in Mungia
      • X Field Artillery Group in Cerro Muriano with M109A5 self-propelled howitzers
      • X Combat Engineer Battalion in Cerro Muriano
      • X Logistic Group in Cerro Muriano
    • XI Brigade "Extremadura" in Badajoz
    • XII Brigade "Guadarrama" in Colmenar Viejo
      • XII Headquarters Battalion in Colmenar Viejo
      • 61st Armored Regiment "Alcázar de Toledo" in Colmenar Viejo
      • 31st Infantry Regiment "Asturias" in Colmenar Viejo
        • I/31st Mechanized Infantry Battalion "Covadonga" with Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles
        • II/31st Protected Infantry Battalion "Wad-Ras" with M113 armored personnel carriers
      • 63rd Infantry Regiment "Barcelona" in Barcelona
        • I/63rd Motorized Infantry Battalion "Barcelona"
      • XII Field Artillery Group in Colmenar Viejo with M109A5 self-propelled howitzers
      • XII Combat Engineer Battalion in Colmenar Viejo
      • XII Logistic Group in Colmenar Viejo

Balearic General CommandEdit

Ceuta General CommandEdit

  • Ceuta General Command
    • Headquarters Battalion
    • 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Montesa"
      • I/3rd Armored Cavalry Group "Cazadores de África" with Leopard 2A4 tanks and Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles
    • 2nd Tercio of the Legion "Duque de Alba"
      • IV Protected Infantry Bandera “Cristo de Lepanto” with BMR-M1 medium six-wheeled APC
    • 54th Ceuta Regulares Group
      • I/54th Motorized Infantry Tabor "Tetuán"
    • 30th Mixed Artillery Regiment
      • I/30th Field Artillery Group with 155/52 APU-SIAC 155mm towed howitzers
      • II/30th Anti-air Artillery Group with Mistral surface-to-air missiles
    • 7th Engineer Regiment
      • I/7th Combat Engineer Battalion
    • 23rd Logistic Group

Melilla General CommandEdit

  • Melilla General Command
    • Headquarters Battalion
    • 10th Cavalry Regiment “Alcántara
      • I/10th Armored Cavalry Group "Taxdirt" with Leopard 2A4 tanks and Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles
    • 1st Tercio of the Legion "Gran Capitán"
      • I Protected Infantry Bandera "Comandante Franco" with BMR-M1 medium six-wheeled APC
    • 52nd Melilla Regulares Group
      • I/52nd Motorized Infantry Tabor "Alhucemas"
    • 32nd Mixed Artillery Regiment
      • I/32nd Field Artillery Group with 155/52 APU-SIAC 155mm towed howitzers
      • II/32nd Anti-air Artillery Group with Mistral surface-to-air missiles
    • 8th Engineer Regiment
      • I/8th Combat Engineer Battalion
    • 24th Logistic Group

Special Operations CommandEdit

  • Special Operations Command "Órdenes Militares" in Alicante
    • Headquarters Group
    • 2nd Special Operations Group "Granada"
    • 3rd Special Operations Group "Valencia"
    • 4th Special Operations Group "Tercio del Ampurdán"
    • 19th Special Operations Group "Caballero Legionario Maderal Oleaga"

Field Artillery CommandEdit

  • Field Artillery Command in San Andrés del Rabanedo
    • 4th Coastal Artillery Regiment in San Fernando
      • I/4th Coastal Artillery Group with 155/52 APU (V07) 155mm towed howitzers
    • 11th Field Artillery Regiment in Castrillo del Val
      • I/11th Field Artillery Group with M109A5 self-propelled howitzers
      • II/11th Field Artillery Group with M109A5 self-propelled howitzers
    • 63rd Rocket Artillery Regiment in Astorga
      • I/63rd Rocket Artillery Group with 155/52 APU-SIAC 155mm towed howitzers (to be replaced with HIMARS)
      • II/63rd Information and Localization Group with ARTHUR and AN/TPQ-36 artillery fire locating radars and IAI Searcher MK II J drones

Anti-air Artillery CommandEdit

  • Anti-air Artillery Command in Madrid
    • 71st Anti-air Artillery Regiment in Madrid
      • I/71st Anti-air Artillery Group with Mistral surface-to-air missiles
      • II/71st Anti-air Artillery Group with GDF 07 35mm autocannons with Skyguard and Skydor radar systems
    • 73rd Anti-air Artillery Regiment in Cartagena
      • I/73rd Anti-air Artillery Group with Skyguard-Aspide surface-to-air missile systems
      • II/73rd Anti-air Artillery Group with NASAMS surface-to-air missile systems
      • III/73rd Anti-air Artillery Group with MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile systems
    • 74th Anti-air Artillery Regiment in Dos Hermanas
      • I/74th Anti-air Artillery Group with MIM-23 Hawk and MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile systems
      • II/74th Anti-air Artillery Group with MIM-23 Hawk surface-to-air missile systems
    • Signal Battalion in Madrid

Engineer CommandEdit

  • Engineer Command in Salamanca
    • 1st Engineer Regiment in Castrillo del Val
      • I/1st Combat Engineer Battalion
    • 11th Specialized Engineer Regiment in Salamanca
      • I/11th Road Building Battalion
      • II/11th Camp Building Battalion
    • 12th Bridge Engineer Regiment in Zaragoza
      • I/12th Bridge Building Battalion
      • II/12th Railroad Building Battalion

Army Airmobile ForcesEdit

Signal CommandEdit

  • Signal Command in Bétera
    • 1st Signal Regiment in Castrillo del Val
      • I/1st Signal Battalion in Castrillo del Val
      • II/1st Signal Battalion in Madrid
    • 21st Signal Regiment in Marines
      • I/21st Command Post Signal Battalion
      • II/21st Signal Nodes Signal Battalion
      • III/21st Support Signal Battalion
    • 31st Electronic Warfare Regiment in El Pardo
      • I/31st Electronic Warfare Battalion
      • II/31st Electronic Warfare Unit

Other Units of the Land ForcesEdit

Canary Islands CommandEdit

  • Canarias General Command, tasked with defending the Canary Islands
    • 94th Anti-air Artillery Regiment Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with Mistral surface-to-air missiles and NASAMS surface-to-air missile systems
    • 6th Maneuver Helicopter Battalion in San Cristóbal de La Laguna with Bell 212 helicopters
    • XVI Brigade “Canarias” in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
      • XVI Headquarters Battalion
        • Headquarters Company
        • 16th Intelligence Company
        • 16th Signal Company
        • Anti-tank Company
        • NBC-defense Company
        • Military Police Platoon
      • 16th Light Armored Cavalry Group "Milán" with Centauro tank destroyers and VEC-M1 cavalry scout vehicles in Marines
      • 9th Infantry Regiment “Soria” in Puerto del Rosario
      • 49th Infantry Regiment “Tenerife” in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
        • I/49th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Albuera"
      • 50th Infantry Regiment “Canarias” in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
        • I/50th Protected Infantry Battalion "Ceriñola" with RG-31 Nyala MRAPs
      • 93rd Field Artillery Regiment in San Cristóbal de La Laguna
        • I/93rd Field Artillery Group with L-118A1 105mm light field howitzers
        • Mistral Battery with Mistral surface-to-air missiles
      • 16th Engineer Battalion in San Cristóbal de La Laguna
      • 16th Logistic Group in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
        • Headquarters Company
        • Supply Company
        • Maintenance Company
        • Transport Company
        • Medical Company

Operational Logistic ForcesEdit

The headquarter of the Operational Logistic Forces is in La Coruña.

Logistic BrigadeEdit

  • Logistic Brigade in Zaragoza
    • 11th Logistic Support Group in Colmenar Viejo with a Supply, a Maintenance and a Deployment Support Battalion
    • 21st Logistic Support Group in Sevilla with a Supply, a Maintenance and a Transport Battalion
    • 41st Logistic Support Group in Zaragoza with a Supply, a Maintenance and a Transport Battalion
    • 61st Logistic Support Group Valladolid with a Supply, a Maintenance and a Divisional Support Battalion
    • 81st Logistic Support Group in San Cristóbal de la Laguna with a Supply Battalion, a Maintenance, a Transport and an Ammunition Company
    • 1st Transport Group in Madrid

Medical BrigadeEdit

  • Medical Brigade in Pozuelo de Alarcón
    • 1st Medical Grouping
      • I/1st Medical Support Group
      • II/1st Medical Support Group
    • 3rd Medical Grouping
      • I/3rd Medical Support Group
      • II/3rd Medical Support Group

Support ForceEdit

Force Support is the combination of organisations responsible for direction, management and control of human material and financial assets assigned to the Army.

  • Training and Doctrine Command
  • Personnel Command
  • Logistic Support Command
  • Army Inspection
  • Economic Affairs Directorate

Notes and referencesEdit

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