In the Colombian Army, a battalion usually has a strength of 1,200 to 1,300 men, and is divided in companies. Normally it is commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel or a Colonel. Counter Insurgency Battalions are the exception as they usually have around 300 soldiers, and are commanded by a Major. Two or more battalions form a Brigade.
Battalions are numbered ordinarily and according to its specialty:
- Mechanized Infantry
- Mountain Infantry
- Military Police
- Combat Service Support
- Infrastructure Protection
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