Battalion - Colombian Army

Colombian Army

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:

  • Infantry
  • Artillery
  • Engineers
  • Mechanized Infantry
  • Mountain Infantry
  • Counter-Insurgency
  • Military Police
  • Combat Service Support
  • Infrastructure Protection

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