Structure of the Spanish Army

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The current structure of the Spanish Army is as follows:[1]

Spanish Legion

Army Headquarters

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
    • 32nd Electronic Warfare Regiment in Sevilla
    • 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 Force

High Readiness Land HQ

Land Forces

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 San Marcial

Division Castillejos

Balearic General Command

Ceuta General Command

  • 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 Spanish Legion Tercio "Duque de Alba"
      • IV Protected Infantry Bandera “Cristo de Lepanto” with BMR-M1 medium six-wheeled APC
    • 54th “Regulares de Ceuta” Group (Light Infantry)
      • I/54th Regulares 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 Command

  • 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 Spanish Legion Tercio "Gran Capitán"
      • I Protected Infantry Bandera* with BMR-M1 medium six-wheeled APC
    • 52nd “Regulares de Melilla” Group (Light Infantry)
      • I/52nd Regulares 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

*I Bandera name "Commander Franco" is not used officially anymore by the Bandera

Special Operations Command

  • 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 Command

Anti-air Artillery Command

  • 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 Command

  • 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 Forces

Signal Command

  • 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
      • Command Post Signal Centers Units
      • Signal Nodes Centers Units
      • Support Signal Centers Units
    • 31st Electronic Warfare Regiment in El Pardo
      • I/31st Electronic Warfare Battalion
      • II/31st Electronic Warfare Unit

Other Units of the Land Forces

  • 11th Cavalry Regiment "España" in Zaragoza
    • I/11th Light Armored Cavalry Group "Lanceros de Borbón" with Centauro tank destroyers and VEC-M1 cavalry scout vehicles
    • II/11th Light Armored Cavalry Group "Numancia" with Centauro tank destroyers and VEC-M1 cavalry scout vehicles
  • 1st NBC-defense Regiment “Valencia” in Valencia
    • I/1st NBC-defense Battalion
    • Special Equipment Unit
  • 1st CIMIC Battalion in Valencia

Canary Islands Command

Operational Logistic Forces

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

Logistic Brigade

  • 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 Brigade

  • Medical Brigade in Pozuelo de Alarcón
    • 1st Medical Battalion
    • 3rd Medical Battalion
    • Field Hospital Battalion
    • Medical Logistic Support Battalion

Support Force

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 references

  1. ^ Army Organisation

External links

  • Spanish Army Website

See also

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