While the size of units varies from service to service, country to county and the era, currently a typical Battalion consists of somewhere between 300 and 1500 men. It will usually contain 3 to 7 companies or batteries and be led by a Lt. Colonel.
Which is larger a brigade or battalion and how many men?
A brigade is larger than a battalion by about 100,000 men
Asked in World War 2, US in WW2, Military Terminology
What is the difference between a battalion and battalion commander?
battalion alludes to the number of men therein. battalion commander alludes to the commander of the battalion ...
Asked in World War 2
What is a Battalion Runner?
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 ...
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How many soldiers in a United States army battalion?
A Battalion consits of about 500 to 1500 men usually consisting of between two and six companies and a battalion is usually commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. ...
Asked in Mormonism
How many people were in the Mormon Battalion?
549 or 593 with children Book Entry: 1846; "August, Sat. 1. - The Mormon Battalion , now numbering 549 souls, including officers, privates and servants, arrived at Fort Leavenworth." (LDS Church chronology 1805 - 1914, by Andrew Jenson, page 30) There were 35 women with the Mormon Battalion and about 44 children. The children would not have been in the totalled number so the actual people with the Mormon Battalion would be 593. ...
Asked in World War 2
How many tanks in a German Battalion in World War 2?
It varied greatly but in general a Panzer battalion would have 90-100 tanks ...
Asked in Punctuation and Capitalization
Do you always capitalized the battalion?
No, you do not always capitalize battalion. Only when it is used in conjuction with the Unit Designation. 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Battalion is an infantry battalion assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. ...