Corps

A corps ( /ˈkɔər/ "core"; the plural is spelled the same as singular but pronounced /ˈkɔərz/ "cores"; from French, from the Latin corpus "body") is either a large formation, or an administrative grouping of troops within an armed force with a common function such as Artillery or Signals representing an arm of service. Corps may also refer to a particular unit or a particular branch of service, such as the United States Marine Corps, the Corps of Royal Marines, the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, or the Corps of Commissionaires.

The military term was subsequently adopted for public service organizations with a paramilitary command structure, volunteer public service organizations, such as the Peace Corps, various ambulance corps, some NGOs (non-government organizations), and other civic volunteer organizations. Due to this use of the term, it has also spread to some other civic or volunteer organizations that lack the paramilitary structure.

Read more about Corps:  Military Formation, Administrative Corps, Non-military Use

Other articles related to "corps":

X Corps (Pakistan)
... The X Corps is an active military administrative corps of Pakistan Army, currently assigned in Rawalpindi, Punjab Province of Pakistan ...
VII Corps (United States) - Cold War
... From reactivation in 1950 and throughout the Cold War, the corps guarded part of NATO's front with the Warsaw Pact ... main US combat formations in Germany along with V Corps, which was headquartered in Frankfurt am Main at Abrams Building ... At the end of the Cold War VII Corps would have commanded the following units in case of war VII Corps, Stuttgart 1st Armored Division, Ansbach 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, KS ...
VII Corps (United States) - Gulf War - Gulf War
... In the Gulf War, VII Corps was probably the most powerful formation of its type ever to take to the battlefield ... Normally, a corps commands three divisions when at full strength, along with other units such as artillery of various types, corps-level engineers and support units ... However, VII Corps had far more firepower under its command ...
VII Corps (United States) - Redeployment and Deactivation
... After the fighting was over most VII Corps units were redeployed directly to the United States for reassignment or retirement ... VII Corps HQ returned to Germany and was disbanded as part of the post-Cold War American defense spending cuts ... Some VII Corps units remained in Germany and were reassigned to V Corps or USAREUR ...
XIII SS Army Corps
... XIII SS Army Corps was formed August 1944 at Breslau ... By the end of April 1945, some XIII Corps operated in Czechoslovakia where they encountered the 97th Infantry Division ...

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