A battalion is a unit of military organization. It has no fixeduniversal definition as to the size or composition of it. However,it falls in the organizational hierarchy betwe…en a company and aregiment/brigade. That is, it is larger than a company (and, isusually composed of at least two companies, plus other elements),but smaller than a regiment or brigade (which may consist ofseveral battalions). In general, the company or equivalent unit is the smallest"managed" combat element of an army - that is, the company is thesmallest organization which has a dedicated command section thatdoes not immediately engage in combat. (Platoons and smaller unitshave command sections, but command is in many ways secondary tothese units' combat requirements). In a company, the commandsection may incidentally engage in combat (as they are in closeproximity to the front), but their main function is command andcontrol. In most militaries, companies are commanded by a captainor equivalent rank. Battalions are made up of several companies, and generally are thefirst unit to have significant heterogeneous makeup (that is, theyhave several different units which have significantly differentequipment and missions). For example, a typical infantry battalionwill have several infantry companies (made up of soldiers equippedwith light firearms), but it will likely also have several subunitsfor logistical supply (such as a truck section) and perhaps heavyfire support (a section of mortars or light artillery). Battalionsare the first place where the concept of "combined arms" starts toshow up. Battalions tend to be commanded by a major, or morerarely, a lieutenant colonel. (MORE)
General George Patton led the tank battalion in World War 2 in Italy, France, Germany, and Belgium. The men in battalion both loved and hated him because of his personality an…d aggressive fighting methods. (MORE)
\nThe typical Infantry Battalion has three line companies and one Headquarters company, each line company has a nominal manned strength of 300 Troops, and the HQ company somet…hing less than that.\n.
\nSo a typical Infantry Bn has about 1200-1500 troops.\n.
\nThis varies for other types of units. \nA tank Bn might have fewer line troops that man the tanks, but also has many mechanics and technicians. (MORE)
It depends on what kind of battalion you are talking about. A chief is ussually a former enlisted member who is qualified to be an officer but the combination of his or her …knoladge and experience puts them in a special category. The chief ussually works in the motor pool and is in charge of all viachles or helicopters the battalion has. some chiefs are pilots but the ones you are asking about are the seniors who are responsible for millions of dollars worth of equipment (MORE)
a battalion runner was a solider in the world wars who ran messages from the main office (which where behind the trenches) to the front of the trenches where the message would… then be passed down the rest of the trenches. this was a very dangerous job and many people died fact - Hitler was a very successful battalion runner in ww1 (MORE)
The United States Military asked the Mormon pioneers to provide a regiment of men for the army to help fight in the Mexican-American War. The Mormons obeyed the request of th…eir government and their regiment was named the "Mormon Battalion". (MORE)