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Australian Army organisation chart[edit]

Hi Noclador, If you have time, could you develop an updated version of File:Australia Land Forces 2012.png? As you may know, the Australian Army is most of the way through a fairly major change to its structure, and that diagram is now outdated. The best source to draw on would be the Army's Aide-memoire summary publication - see in particular pages 8 to 37. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 10:53, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know. I will do an update over the weekend. cheers, Noclador (talk) 17:16, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
I updated it already File:Australia Land Forces 2016 :-) Noclador (talk) 22:17, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Help![edit]

G'day, Noclador. The Milhist Project on en WP are looking to create a "Cup" for a year-long article writing contest, and all we've been able to come up with so far is this Milhist Writers' Cup Trophy.png. We really want a cup-type thing, and the monthly award for a long time has been the WikiChevrons. We just want to combine the two, but lack the skills to come up with anything legit. Given your efforts on the A-Class Crosses, I suggested you might be the one for the job. Any chance you could put something together for us? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Peacemaker67 (talk) 05:13, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

software for orbats[edit]

hello, Noclador! Could you tell me, which software do you use to create all these orders of battle? I would like to try and create an order of battle for the Ukrainian army after all the changes in the recent years.

p.s. just fyi Lithuanian Land Forces orbat has changed (they have 2 brigades now) The second brigade "Žemaitija" consists of HQ Coy, Grand Duke Butigeidis Dragoon Battalion and Grand Duke Kęstutis Mechanised Infantry Battalion and will be expanded by new units Source in Russian — Preceding unsigned comment added by FueGo357 (talk • contribs) 23:25, 03 January 2016 (UTC)

also, according to other sources, by 2017 "King Mindaugas" and "Grand Duchess Birutė" battalions as well as a logistics btn will become part of the "Iron Wolf" brigade. "Žemaitija" Brigade will recieve 1 additional infantry and 1 artillery btn as well as logistics, recon and signal coy

Hello, thank you for the info about the structure of the Lithuanian Land Forces. I updated the graphic right away: right|thumb|300px|Structure of the Lithuanian Land Forces. As for the program I use for the graphics: I started out with photoshop and have used it since. If you use the email this user function here on wiki commons (in the menu to the left) I will email you all the files I have so that you can use photoshop to create new graphics. And YES (!!!) a new graphic of the Ukrainian Army is desperately needed! best regards, Noclador (talk) 09:11, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Maybe the the following links can help you with the new structure of the Lithuanian Land Forces: http://www.lietuvoskariuomene.lt/en/military_insignia/news_1889/a_new_brigade_named_zemaitija_is_established_within_the_lithuanian_armed_forces_in_western_lithuania.html?pbck=0, http://www.lietuvoskariuomene.lt/images/thumbnail/?id=83300;w=1240;h=570; *SGR* (talk) 11:02, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
I fixed the graphic now. Please have a look: File:Lithuania Land Forces 2016.png

What program do you use?[edit]

I was enquiring what program you use to create the wonderful ORBAT pictures on several military articles.

Actually it's just photoshop :-) Noclador (talk) 00:36, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

APP-6 extensions[edit]

Hi Noclador. Long time fan here. I am doing some editions due to yet another reorg in the Spanish Army that means that your beautiful org chart is slowly becoming obsolete. I have noticed that your org charts are not exactly compliant with APP-6, e.g.:

  • Use of color to denote branch.
  • Use of stars instead of crosses for brigades and higher units.
  • Use of an ellipse instead of a semicircle-capped rectangle for armored units.

Is there any place that describes the conventions that you use? Thanks, Aracali (talk) 15:07, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Aracali, thanks for being a fan. As to your questions:
  • I started from a graphic I got from the Italian military and they used this color scheme to distinguish their many corpses (i.e. infantry is divided into Alpini, Bersaglieri, Fanteria di Linea, Granatieri, Lagunari, Paracadutisti corpses) and I stuck to this color scheme.
  • The stars came from that beginning too, but I am starting to replace the stars with the crosses for higher units. Slowly but steadily, although for some armies I will retain them as the stars correspond to the rank of the commanding general.
  • the ellipse I created over 10 years ago and changing it on all 100+ graphics would be too much work
as for the Spanish Army... I have an update of the org chart nearly ready too, but can't finish it, as it is once again it's unclear which regiments have two battalions, which just one, which numbers the battalions have and such... I always update the charts and try to keep them as neat as possible, but Spain's habit to put an extra level between battalions and brigades makes creating neat graphics a chore. If you happen to have information as to which battalions with what number and what equipment come under which regiment, please let me know, so we may update the chart and also the corresponding English wiki article. Cheers, and best regards Noclador (talk) 05:17, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
After looking at my data again, I assume that the in the Castillejos Division, the lower numbered regiments in each brigade (Tercio «Don Juan de Austria», 3º, Regimiento de Infantería »Nápoles» n.º 4, de Paracaidistas and Regimiento de Infantería «Príncipe» n.º 3) will have 2x battalions. The higher numbered regiments (Tercio «Alejandro Farnesio», 4º, Regimiento de Infantería «Zaragoza» n.º 5 and Regimiento de Infantería «Isabel la Católica» n.º 29) will have 1x battalion. Also I assume that the lower numbered regiments will get wheeled APC's, while the higher numbered regiments will be light infantry. Is that correct? Noclador (talk) 06:02, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanations, Noclador. I really like your use of color, even if it is not APP6 compliant. Anyway, there is no need to use color to denote intent in org charts, as everybody is supposed to be friendly - intraservice rivalries excepted - and colorless org charts are rather dreary and more difficult to read. I found your color legend at File:OrBat Colors.png, perhaps you should link to it in your user page so people can find it more easily. With respect to stars, a possibility could be to use crosses for field (or fieldable) formations and stars for bureaucratic commands. One thing that surprised me is that APP6 does not have a parachute symbol, so it is not easy to tell an air-portable unit from an air-assault unit and from a parachute unit, but I see that it is still widely used. The Spanish Army is a moving target right now, as it is in the process of reorganizing and there is transfer of units and equipment going on. I'll try to find the information that you are looking for. Thanks again. Aracali (talk) 14:56, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Spanish Army - unclear units[edit]

Below I listed the units which are at this moment unclear as to what battalions they will contain. The battalions in Italics (I/4th, II/4th, II/10th, II/16th and II/61st) are definitely active. But for the I/4th I can't find information as to what it's equipment will be... but I suspect it will be Pizarro IFVs.

  • I assume that the the 4x Armored Regiments will each contain 1x Armored Cavalry Group with Leopard 2E tanks and maybe also 1x Mechanized Battalion with Pizarro IFVs.
  • The infantry regiments will probably each field 1x infantry battalion with Pegaso BMR wheeled APCs
  • As to how the Parachute Banderas will be divided and equipped, I have no idea...

Please have a look and add as much info as you can find. Thank you!

  • Division "San Marcial"
        • HQ and HQ Battalion in Burgos
    • I Brigade "Aragón" in Zaragoza
      • 62nd Infantry Regiment "Arapiles"
        • III/62nd Infantry Battalion "Badajoz"
        • IV/62nd Infantry Battalion "Barcelona"
      • 64th Mountain Infantry Regiment "Galicia"
        • I/64th Infantry Battalion "Pirineos".
      • 4th Armored Regiment "Pavia"
        • I/4th Tank Battalion "Flandes"
        • II/4th Armored Cavalry Group "Húsares de la Princesa"
      • 20th Field Artillery Regiment
        • I Engineer Battalion
        • I Logistic Group
    • X Brigade "Guzmán el Bueno" in Cerro Muriano
      • 2nd Infantry Regiment "La Reina"
        • I/2nd Infantry Battalion "Princesa"
        • II/2nd Infantry Battalion "Lepanto"
      • 10th Armored Regiment "Córdoba"
        • II/10th Armored Cavalry Group "Almansa"
        • IV/10th Tank Battalion "Málaga"
    • XI Brigade "Extremadura" in Badajoz
      • 6th Infantry Regiment "Saboya"
      • 16th Armored Regiment "Castilla"
        • II/16th Armored Cavalry Group "Calatrava"
        • IV/16th Tank Battalion "Mérida"
    • XII Brigade "Guadarrama" in Madrid
      • 31st Infantry Regiment "Asturias"
      • 61st Armored Regiment "Alcázar de Toledo"
        • III/61st Armored Battalion "León"
        • II/61st Armored Battalion "Wad-Ras"
        • II/61st Armored Cavalry Group "Villaviciosa" with Leopard 2E tanks
  • Division "Castillejos"
    • VI Parachute Brigade "Almogávares" in Paracuellos del Jarama
      • 4th Parachute Infantry Regiment "Nápoles"
        • 1st Parachute Infantry Bandera "Roger de Flor"
        • 2nd Parachute Infantry Bandera "Roger de Lauria"
        • 3rd Parachute Infantry Bandera "Ortiz de Zárate"
      • 5th Infantry Regiment "Zaragoza"
        •  ???
Noclador, check pages 69, 70, and 73 of this [1]. The tanks will be in the infantry battalion of the armored regiment, and the Pizarros will be in one of the battalions of one of the infantry regiments. This [2] shows in the appendix (pages 1437-1440) a listing that includes artillery and other units, but not the battalions of the combat regiments. Aracali (talk) 02:44, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
This [3] pp. 36-40 shows what is going to happen with the cavalry units. Aracali (talk) 04:52, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Boy, you are fast! Good job! You have the Ceuta and Melilla cavalry regiments as mixed tanks/infantry. Shouldn't they be mixed tanks/cavalry? Thanks, Aracali (talk) 07:04, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
I just saw your latest message. Will do. Aracali (talk) 07:08, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
More nitpicking:
  • I like how you are "bleaching" the infantry color for the "lejías". The other units in the Legión Brigade are also legionarios, and perhaps also the members of the Parachute Brigade (caballeros legionarios paracaidistas, the real "lejías" may disagree). The "Regulares" may, slowly, also demand their own color (or a little cape added to their box).
  • The new Armored Regiments of the heavy brigades are combined-arms: Infantry and Cavalry (a new invention in the Spanish Army as far as I know). Perhaps the background color should reflect that.
  • The Artillery regiment/groups of the brigades are supposed to include also an air defense component (pages 69&70, [4]).
Greetings, Aracali (talk) 14:49, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
  • As far as I understand the Cavalry Regiments in Ceuta and Melilla will each have 2x tank companies and 2x Pizzaro companies - that is the same configuration as the US's armies combined arms battalions. So I took the same App-6a symbol for them. As for the color - they belong to the cavalry (the names of regiment and battalion are both "Cavalry") so I took the color for cavalry.
  • I had the legion units all in the same bleached color before. With the current colors (artillery in yellow, engineers in light grey) one instantly sees that the 3x Castillejos brigades are exactly the same. Therefore I choose to not use the bleached color to highlight this aspect. But we could revert it back to the bleached color. Do the men in these units (artillery, engineers, logistics, cavalry) wear the same uniforms as the Legionnaires? I also based my decision on the fact that in the ministry's publication these combat support units are not called Bandera anymore.
  • Yes, the Armored regiments made up of Cavalry reconnaissance and tanks... I am not happy with the symbol I choose. It's the one for mechanized infantry... because the "tank" or "armored recon" symbols didn't really fit. As for the colors: to what corps do these regiments belong now? Infantry Corps? or Cavalry Corps? That's a key factor to choose the right color.
  • Question: are the anti-air artillery units part of the artillery corps? If yes, should we do them in yellow? Please let me know, what you think. Noclador (talk) 21:10, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Hi Noclador,
  • Those Pizarros in Ceuta y Melilla are called VCCs, not VCIs [5], and the unit is a purebreed, not a crossbreed.
  • Fine with me, but up to now they were called legionarios too and dressed as such: [6] pp. 13-14.
  • Good question. The Pavía keeps the name of the former cavalry unit, while the other three are former infantry regiments. There is no Armored Corps in Spain, so I don't think that there is a "correct" Waffenfarbe in that sense. Perhaps you could show the colors quartered, or just use the "armored" color. As for the symbol, perhaps you could use something similar to the "combined" symbol, but with just the recce diagonal (and use it also for the Ceuta y Melilla regiments).
  • AAA is part of the artillery, in the same way that the mountain troops or the inmemoriales are formally part of the infantry. I am fine with keeping them the way they are.
Greetings, Aracali (talk) 04:50, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Spanish Legion: changed the color. Because if they dress like legionnaires they should get the same color.
  • I changed the Pavia regiment.
  • more changed - I will think and have a look at app-6a, but after the weekend. cheer, Noclador (talk) 22:37, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Details[edit]

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery : es:Brigada Orgánica Polivalente, cheers Aracali (talk) 07:26, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

excellent work! And I see you have even better details for the various combat battalions than me. A few questions:
  • Brigada Orgánica Polivalente del modelo 1: As far as I understood the 3x infantry battalions will all be equipped with 8x8 APCs. You have listed an MRAP battalion there. Will that battalion stay this way or will it get changed to a 8x8 APC unit too?
  • Brigada Orgánica Polivalente del modelo 2: One of the infantry battalions gets Pizarro IFVs, what equipment does the other get? What is TOA? And will it stay this way? I put for now a symbol for wheeled APC there... but if you know that those 2nd battalions will also have tracked vehicles, I will change this. As per the cavalry text linked further above the Cavalry units in the this type of brigade will have also some Leopard 2E, therefore I choose to not use the wheeled symbol as you did. And I used the armored engineer symbol instead of the standard engineer symbol. Please advice in these 2 latter cases, what symbol should be used. Thanks, Noclador (talk) 16:36, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Noclador. What I am showing is the equipment in the short term, before the new 8x8 VCI (Vehículo de Combate de Infantería, IFV) is commissioned. TOA is the Spanish denomination for the M-113 family (Transporte Oruga Acorazado). I still want to add to the BOP article and show the "final" configuration too, but the 8x8 program is not moving very fast. There will be a light (airportable) infantry battalion in every brigade, equipped with light vehicles, not with the 8x8 VCI. The second battalion of the type 2 BOPs will get the 8x8 VCI, for a total of one tank, one Pizarro, one 8x8 VCI, and one light battalion per BOP-2. It seems to me that there are not enough Leopard-2Es to go around, perhaps the cavalry units that get them - in the type 2 BOPs - will get the second-hand Leopard-2A4 that Spain has in storage, and that also equip the Ceuta/Melilla groups. I'll change the engineering battalion in the type 2 to be armored. By the way, I just noticed that you have the symbols for the NBQ and MICC battalions switched in your ET orbat. Greetings, Aracali (talk) 18:18, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
fixed the two switched symbols. Gave the light Infantry battalions the air-transportable modifier, added symbols to all the regiments (and did a new one - mixed cavalry/tanks for the Armored regiments) and uploaded it all just now. Thank you for pointing out the error. Still one thing: we're not sure which battalions in the BOP2 will get the Pizarro and which the 8x8... we need to figure that out. cheers, Noclador (talk) 22:52, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
In the case of the Aragón brigade it seems that the Barcelona battalion will be the light battalion, and the Galicia will be a mountain protected-infantry unit with Bv 206 vehicles. Cheers Aracali (talk) 01:51, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Estimado Noclador, I found this: https://ejercitotierra.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/hacia-el-ejercito-que-necesitamos/. This graphic: https://ejercitotierra.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/mapa-bop-1500.jpg shows the assignments of the infantry battalions to regiments, and identifies the role of those battalions. It seems that some of your assignments and roles need to be corrected. Best regards, Aracali (talk) 12:43, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

updated chart[edit]

Thank you for finding this very useful information about the infantry units. I updated the chart and added all the regiments/battalions. Only for the I Aragon and the XII Guadarrama we have not yet the exact composition of forces. But all else is now correct. Please keep up the excellent work! And if you find information about other armies, please forward them to me too. Noclador (talk) 22:30, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

You've made some beautiful organization charts! Do you think you can make the 85th Infantry Division (US) shoulder sleeve insignia; the one with the octagon and pentagon that was worn from 1970-1986? I have a photo for the article but there isn't a good graphic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:85th_ID_SSI_1918_to_present.jpg Thank you Mikeofv (talk) 18:18, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for the compliment. As for the division's SSI - please contact User talk:Snubcube. He has transferred my graphics from .png to .svg and as that is the preferred graphics format he is now managing the SSIs of US Army divisions. Best regards, Noclador (talk) 20:58, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

OrBat charts updates[edit]

Croatian OrBat[edit]

Hi, I am completing the articles of all the European armed forces on my native tongue wikipedia and rightnow I am doing the Croatian one. I noticed some minor outdated info on the graphic and just wanted to let you know:

  • the Special Operations Battalion is now Special Forces Command commanded by a Colonel, once again under direct GS control
  • the Military Intelligence Battalion of the Army has been merged with the ELINT Center into a battalion-sized Intelligence center under direct GS control
  • the Military Police Regiment (Pukovnija vojne policije) is also under direct GS control since December 1, 2014, centralizing all MP activities, so there aren't MP units in the LF, AF and Navy.
  • the Military Academy is now called „Dr. Franjo Tuđman“ (Hrvatsko vojno učilište „Dr. Franjo Tuđman“) and is commanded by a three star general officer (general-pukovnik Slavko Barić)
  • the Ground Forces (Hrvatska kopnena vojska) are commanded by a two star general, equal to the commanders of the Air Force and the Navy.

I will run today through the structure of the AF, Navy and Support Command today and if there are any updates there I will let you know. Greetings. B.Velikov (talk) 09:34, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Allright, seems there are considerable updates in the different services aswell:


GROUND FORCES [Hrvatska kopnena vojska]

  • Training and Doctrine Command "Fran Krsto Frankopan" [Zapovjedništvo za obuku i doktrinu "Fran Krsto Frankopan"] (Osijek) (brigadni general Blaž Beretin [Brigade General]) (The Infantry Regiment is still part of the command, the other regiments, while still doctrine and training centers for the respective arms are directly subordinate to the Army Staff.) The TRADOC is structured the following way:
    • Command and HQ (Zapovjedništvo i stožer)
    • Training and Doctrine Department (Odjel za obuku i doktrinu)
    • Infantry Regiment (Pješačka pukovnija) (Gašinci) (pukovnik Stjepan Krešić [Lieutenant-Colonel])
    • Combat Training Center (Središte za borbenu obuku) (Slunj) (brigadir Ivan Jurilj [Colonel])
    • Basic Training Center (Središte za temeljnu obuku) (Požega) (brigadir Niko Jurilj [Colonel])
    • Simulation Center (Simulacijsko središte) (Zagreb) (pukovnik Alen Srpak [Lieutenant-Colonel])
    • Headquarters [Dom zapovjedništva] (Osijek) (satnik Marijan Špiranec [Captain], this is a support unit to the Command and HQ)

No differences in the two combat brigades.

  • Gardijska oklopno-mehanizirana brigada [GOMBR] (Vinkovci) (brigadni general Denis Tretinjak [Brigade General])
  • Gardijska motorizirana brigada [GMBR] (Knin) (brigadni general Boris Šerić [Brigade General])

Independent units:

  • NBC Defence Battalion [Bojna NBKO] (Velika Gorica) (bojnik Mario Fintić [Major])
  • Signals Battalion [Bojna veze] (Velika Gorica) (pukovnik Zoran Bakula [Lieutenant-Colonel])
    • Command; Staff Company ; Deployable Communications Module Company; 1st Signals Company; 2nd Signals Company
  • Overseas Military Operations [Training] Center [Središte za međunarodne vojne operacije] (Rakitje) (Pukovnik Ivica Plejić [Lieutenant-Colonel])
    • Command, Support Department, Planing Department, Development and Certification department, NATO and EU Department, UN Department, Specialized Courses Department.


  • Gun-Rocket Regiment [Topničko-raketna pukovnija] (Bjelovar) (brigadir Tomislav Pavičić [Colonel])
  • Air Defence Regiment [Pukovnija PZO [P PZO]] (Zadar-Zemunik) (Donji) (Pukovnik Mario Raguž [Lieutenant-Colonel])
    • Command, Command Battery and 1. Mixed Battalion in Zemunik, 2. Mixed Battalion in Udbina, 3. Mixed Battalion in Zagreb.
  • Engineer Regiment [Inženjerijska pukovnija] (Karlovac) (brigadir Eugen Njari [Colonel])
  • Headquarters [Dom Zapovjedništva HKoV-a [DZ HKoV-a]] (Karlovac) (satnik Nikola Horvat [Captain], this is a support unit to the Army Command and HQ)


AIR FORCE AND AIR DEFENCE [Hrvatska ratno vozduhoplovstvo i Protuzračna odbrana]

  • Training Center of the AF and AD "Rudolf Perešin" [Središte za obuku HRZ i PZO "Rudolf Perešin" [SzO-a HRZ-a i PZO]] (Zadar - Zemunik) (brigadir Dragan Oljic [Colonel])
    • Command, Pilot School, Training Department (for officer cadets); Training Company (for NCO and soldier specialists)
  • 91st Air Force Base [91. zrakoplovna baza [91. ZB HRZ i PZO-a]] (Zagreb - Pleso + the Multirole Helicopter Sqn at Zagreb - Lučko) (pukovnik Michael Križanec [Lieutenant-Colonel])
    • Command, Command Company, Fighter Aircraft Squadron, Transport Aircraft Squadron, Multirole Helicopter Squadron, Aviation Technical Squadron
  • 93rd Air Force Base [93. zrakoplovna baza [93. ZB HRZ i PZO]] (Zadar - Zemunik + the Transport Helicopter Sqn at Split - Divulje) (brigadir Karol Lučan [Colonel])
    • Command, Command Company, [Training] Aircraft Squadron, [Training] Helicopter Squadron, Firefighting Aircraft Squadron, Transport Helicopter Squadron, Aviation Technical Squadron. The Helicopter Squadron, flying Bell 206B-3 trainers from Zadar - Zemunik is due to receive second hand OH-58D Kiowa Warriors in 2016 aswell, while continuing to fly the Jet Rangers in the training role. At that point it will also change designation to Combat Helicopter Squadron.
  • Airspace Surveillance and Control Battalion [Bojna zračnog motrenja i navođenja] (Zagreb - Pleso) (pukovnik Dalibor Benko [Lieutenant-Colonel])
    • Command, Airspace Surveillance Center Podvornica, Sector Operational Center Split, 5 Radar Posts: Sljeme, Borinci, Papuk, Učka and Rota, Radio-technical Maintenance and Support Company
  • Air Force Command Company [Zapovjedna satnija [ZS Z HRZ-a i PZO]] (Zagreb - Pleso) (satnica Zora Pinter [Captain])
    • Command, Signals Platoon, Headquarters (this is a support unit to the AF and AD Command and HQ)


NAVY [Hrvatska Ratna Mornarica]

  • Naval Flotilla [Flotila HRM] (Split - Lora Naval Port) (Kapetan bojnog broda Damir Dojkić [naval Captain, equal to an army Colonel])
    • Command, Surface Action Squadron (including 5 fast attack missile craft and 3 coastal missile fire units - 3 Tatra trucks with 4 RBS-15 AShM mounted on each), Mine Countermeasures Squadron, Support Squadron, Residential Ships Unit
  • Coast Guard of the Republic of Croatia [Obalna straža RH] (Split - Lora Naval Port) (kapetan bojnog broda Ivo Raffanelli [naval Captain, equal to an army Colonel]) (The Croatian Coast Guard is a maritime law enforcement and rescue agency, integrated in the Navy. At the same time it is also a support unit of the navy with its rescue ship and training ship, rescue tug and 2 harbour tugs.)
    • Command, 1st Squadron in Split, 2nd Squadron in Pula
    • 4 Mil Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters in Split - Divulje Air Base operationally attached to the Coast Guard for maritime SAR and Navy support.
    • 2 Pilatus PC-9 planes in Zadar - Zemunik Air Base operationally attached to the Coast Guard for maritime patrol.
  • Split Naval Base (Split - Lora Naval Port) [Pomorska baza Split (Split - PB Lora] (brigadir Veseli Balić [Colonel])
    • Command, Ships Support Battalion, Supply and Transport Company, Naval Barracks Sv.Nikola- Lora, Medical Center, Service Support Company, aswell as Naval Base Detachment "NORTH" in Pula and Naval Base Detachment "SOUTH" in Ploče. The Naval Base is also HNSE (Host Nation Support Element) for allied visiting ships.
  • Sea Surveillance Service and Intelligence Battalion [Bojna obalne službe motrenja i obavješćivanja [Bojna OSMiO]] (Split - Lora Naval Port) (pukovnik Nikša Mikuličić [Lieutenant-Colonel])
    • Command, 4 ENHANCED PEREGRINE Naval Radar Posts: Lastovo, Dugi otok, Mljet and Vis, 9 GEM SC-2050XS Naval Radar Posts: Savudrija, Brijuni, Mali Lošinj, Dugi otok, Žirje, Vis, Lastovo, Mljet and Molunat. Also, as the Coast Guard is an integral part of the Navy, the battalion operates the various CIS systems of the navy, sea rescue and connection to the General Staff: ZIS „JADRAN“ and IS „SEVID“, NTDR network (UHF), SINCGARS network network (VHF), Short wave networks, Radio-relay posts and surveillance systems (IR etc.).
  • Naval Training Center [Središte za obuku HRM [SzO HRM-a]] (Split - Lora Naval Port) (kapetan bojnog broda Ivan Vuković [naval Captain, equal to an army Colonel]))
    • 9 education cabinets, IT education room
    • Virtual tactical simulator
    • Ship Damage Control and NBC Protection Polygon
    • Diver Training Polygon
    • diverse training craft (small launches and RHIBs) — Preceding unsigned comment added by B.Velikov (talk • contribs) 09:57, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Naval Command Company [Zapovjedna satnija Zapovjedništva HRM] ([Captain], this is the logistical support unit to the Naval Command and HQ)


SPECIAL FORCES COMMAND (Zapovjedništvo specijalnih snaga (ZSS) [Colonel])

  • Command
  • Command Company (Zapovjedna satnija (ZS)) - CSS element
  • 1st Special Forces Group (land specialisation) (1. Grupa specijalnih snaga (1.GSS))
  • 2nd Special Forces Group (water specialisation) (2. Grupa specijalnih snaga (2.GSS))
  • Commando Company (Komando satnija (KS)) - plays the same role as the 75th Rangers Regt for the US Army SOCOM or the SFSG for the UKSF.
  • Training Company (Satnija za obuku (SO)) - initial special forces training


SUPPORT COMMAND (Zapovjedništvo za podporu) (Zagreb) (brigadir Željko Dadić [Colonel])

  • Training and Doctrine Center of the Logistic [Središte za obuku i doktrinu logistike] (Požega) (Pukovnik Mato Tomašević [Lieutenant-Colonel])
    • Command, Logistics Doctrine and Development Section, Training and Doctrine Section of the Intendancy Service, Training and Doctrine Section of the Traffic Service, , Training and Doctrine Section of the Medical Service, Training and Doctrine Section of the Technical Service
  • Military Medical Center [Vojno zdravstveno središte] (Zagreb) (Brigadir Mario DADIĆ [Colonel, MD])
    • Command, Primary Medical Support Department, Veterinary Department, Preventive Medical Support Department, Institute for Aviation Medicine, Institute for Marine Medicine, Role-2 Field Hospital
  • Repair Factory [Remontni zavod] (Zagreb) (Pukovnik Milan Slavica [Lieutenant-Colonel])
    • Command, Technical Maintenance and repair Section, Weapons Repair Section, Vehicles Repair Section, Special Equipment Repair Section, Repair Machinery Maintenance and Spare Parts Production Section
  • Orchestra of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia [Orkestar OSRH] (Zagreb) (pukovnik Miroslav Vukovojac-Dugan [Lieutenant-Colonel])
    • Command, Simphonical Brass Orchestra, Orchestra of the Navy, Choir of the Navy „Sveti Juraj"
  • Support Battalion [Opslužna bojna] (Zagreb) (pukovnik Šćepo Šutalo [Lieutenant-Colonel]) (Basically the battalion is in charge of the supply of all the military locations in Croatia with electricity, fuel, food and other materials.)
  • Logistical Operative Center (Zagreb) [Logističko operativno središte] (brigadir Predrag Krapljan [Colonel]) (Basically this is the administrative center for all the logistical requirements of the Croatian Armed Forces.)
    • Command, Support Section, Material-Financial Administrative Section, Storage Department, Technical Readiness and Management V Class Department, Repair Department, Traffic and Transport Department, Construction Support Department, Quality Control Department, Logistical Inforation Systems Department


  • Headquarters of the Support Command [Dom Zapovjedništva ZzP] (Zagreb) (satnik Marjan Slaviček [Captain]) (This is the logistical support unit to the Logistical Command)
    • Command, Administrative-Courier Section, Supply and Transport Section, Communications Support, CIS Support Section
  • Warehouse Battalion [Bojna za opskrbu] (Velika Buna ) (pukovnik Damir Novinc [Lieutenant-Colonel]) (This battalion is in charge of the war materials storage facilities.)
    • Command, Transport Platoon, Main Warehouse Velika Buna, 3 Warehouses, 4 Warehouse Platoons, 2 Warehouse Squads
  • General Logistical Support Battalion [Bojna za opću logističku potporu] (Zagreb) (brigadir Dražen Sebastijan [Colonel])
    • Command, Command Platoon, Material Center, Service Company, Administrative Company, Storage Company, Transport Company, Construction Company, Medical Transport CompanyB.Velikov (talk) 18:25, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Noclador! I just left you an update regarding the revised chart on my talk page here on wikimedia. Cheers! B.Velikov (talk) 21:15, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Lithuanian OrBat[edit]

The Lithuanian Armed Forces are du for a chart overhaul aswell:

Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces[1]

  • Lithuanian Military Academy "Gen. Jonas Zhemaitis" (commandant is a Colonel) (Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija) (Vilnius)
  • Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Staff Battalion (incl. the Honour Guard Co.) (Lietuvos Didžiojo kunigaikščio Gedimino štabo batalionas) (Vilnius)[2]
  • Lituanian Military Police (battalion equivalent) (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karo policija) (Vilnius) [3] (Chief is a Lt-Col.)
    • Military Police Staff
    • Vilnius Garrison responsibilities include Vilnius and Utena districts
    • Kaunas Garrison - Kaunas, Marijampolė and Alytus districts
    • Klaipėda Garrison - Klaipėda, Tauragė and Telšiai districts
    • Šiauliai Garrison - Šiauliai and Panevėžys districts
  • LAND FORCES STAFF (Sausumos pajėgų štabas) (Vilnius) (Chief of LF is a Brigade General, detailed current chart here: [4])
    • Mechanized Infantry Brigade „Iron Wolf“ (Mechanizuotoji pėstininkų brigada „Geležinis Vilkas“)
      • Command and Staff (Štabas ir jo aprūpinimo padaliniai) (Rukla)
      • Mechanized Infantry Battalion „Lithuanian Grand Duke Аlgirdas“ (Lietuvos didžiojo kunigaikščio Algirdo mechanizuotasis pėstininkų batalionas) (Rukla)
      • Mechanized Infantry Battalion „Lithuanian Duke Vaidautas“ (Kunigaikščio Vaidoto mechanizuotasis pėstininkų batalionas) (Rukla)
      • Ulan Battalion „Lithuanian Grand Duchess Birute“ (Didžiosios kunigaikštienės Birutės ulonų batalionas) (Alitus) (could be light infantry, but I think it's mech. inf. and "ulan" is just honourary)
      • Hussar Battalion „King Mindaugas“ (Karaliaus Mindaugo husarų batalionas) (Panevezhis) (could be light infantry, but I think it's mech. inf. and "hussar" is just honourary)
      • Artillery Battalion „General Romualdas Gedraitis“ (Generolo Romualdo Giedraičio artilerijos batalionas) (Rukla)
      • Reconnaissance Company
      • Signals Company
      • Logistics Battalion
    • Motorized Infantry Brigade „Zhemaitiya“ (Lietuvos kariuomenės Motorizuotoji pėstininkų brigada „Žemaitija“)
      • Command and Staff (Štabas ir jo aprūpinimo padaliniai) (Klaipeda)
      • Dragoon Battalion „Lithuanian Grand Duke Butigeidis“ (Lietuvos didžiojo kunigaikščio Butigeidžio dragūnų batalionas) (Klaipeda) (once again could be light infantry, but I think it's mech. inf. and "dragoon" is just honourary)
      • Mechanized Infantry Battalion „Lithuanian Grand Duke Kenstutis“ (Lietuvos didžiojo kunigaikščio Kęstučio mechanizuotasis pėstininkų batalionas) (Taurange)
      • another Motorized Infantry Battalion (or two) about to be formed in 2016-17
      • Artillery Battalion to be formed in 2016-17
      • Reconnaissance Company
      • Signals Company
      • Logistics Battalion
    • National Defence Volunteer Force (KASP) (as a third, territorial brigade, consider it like the US Army National Guard, no longer has aviation unit)
      • Command and Staff (Štabas ir jo aprūpinimo padaliniai) (Vilnius)
      • 1st Territorial Unit Dainava Military District (Alytus)
      • 2nd Territorial Unit Darius and Girėnas Military District (Kaunas)
      • 3rd Territorial Unit Žemaičiai Military District (Klaipėda)
      • 5th Territorial Unit Vytis Military District (Panevėžys)
      • 6th Territorial Unit Prisikelis Military District (Siauliai)
      • 8th Territorial Unit Didžioji Kova Military District, Vilnius)
    • Engineer Battalion „Juozas Vitkaus“ (Juozo Vitkaus inžinerijos batalionas) (Kaunas)
    • Land Forces Training Center „Juozas Luksha“ (Sausumos pajėgų Juozo Lukšos mokymo centras) (Rukla) (battalion equivalent)
  • AIR FORCES STAFF (Karinės oro pajėgų štabas) (Chief of AF is a Colonel) (Kaunas)
    • Aviation Base (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių oro pajėgų Aviacijos bazė) (Siauliai) (regimental equivalent maybe? commander is a full Colonel)
      • Staff and Air Safety Section
      • Air Operations Group (C-27J Spartan, L-410 UVP Turbolet, L-39ZA Albatross, Mi-8T/MTV, AS365N3+)
      • Operations Support Group
    • Air Defence Battalion (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių oro pajėgų Oro gynybos batalionas) (Radzviliskis)
    • Air Space Surveillance and Control Service (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių oro pajėgų Oro erdvės stebėjimo ir kontrolės valdyba) (Kaunas) (battalion equivalent? commander is a Lt-Col.)
    • Air Materiel and Weaponry Maintenance Depot (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių oro pajėgų Ginkluotės ir technikos remonto depas) (Siauliai) (regimental equivalent maybe? commander is a full Colonel)
  • NAVAL FORCES STAFF (Karinės oro pajėgų štabas) (Klaipeda) (looks like the commander of the Navy is Jūrų kapitonas, equivalent to a full Colonel)
    • Combat Ships Flotilla (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių jūrų pajėgų karo laivų flotilė) (battalion equivalent, divisions are company equivalents)
      • Patrol Boats Division (Patrulinių laivų divizionas) (the 4 patrol boats)
      • Minesweeper Boats Division (Priešmininių laivų divizionas) (the minelayer and 3 minesweepers)
      • Support Ships Division (Pagalbinių laivų divizionas) (1 rescue/firefighting ship, 1 harbour tug, 1 liaison boat)
    • Underwater Actions Unit (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių jūrų pajėgų povandeninių veiksmų komanda) (Klaipeda) (company equivalent, commander is Komandoras leitenantas, equal to a Major)
    • Sea and Coastal Surveillance Survice (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių jūrų pajėgų jūros ir pakrančių stebėjimo tarnyba) (company equivalent, commander is Komandoras leitenantas, equal to a Major)
    • Logistics Service (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių jūrų pajėgų logistikos tarnyba) (battalion equivalent)
    • Naval Training Center (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių jūrų pajėgų mokymo centras) (company equivalent, commander is Komandoras leitenantas, equal to a Major)
    • Maritime Rescue Coordination Center координационен център (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karinių jūrų pajėgų jūrų gelbėjimo koordinavimo centras)
  • Special Operations Forces (Lietuvos kariuomenės Specialiųjų operacijų pajėgos)
    • Special Operations [Command] Element (Specialiųjų operacijų grandis) (Vilnius)
    • Special Purpose (as in SpetsNaz) Service (Ypatingosios paskirties tarnyba) (Vilnius)
    • Jaeger (as in Ranger) Battalion „Vitautas the Great“ ('"Vytauto Didžiojo jėgerių batalionas) (Kaunas)
    • Combat Divers Special Operations Service (Specialiųjų operacijų pajėgų Kovinių narų tarnyba) (Klaipeda)
  • Logistical Command (Lietuvos kariuomenės Logistikos valdyba) (commander is a Lt-Col.)
    • Staff (commander is a Lt-Col.) (Vilnius)
    • Military Movement Control Center (Lietuvos kariuomenės Judėjimo kontrolės centras) (Lt-Col.) (Vilnius)
    • Military Bases Service (director is civilian) (Lietuvos kariuomenės Logistikos valdybos Įgulų aptarnavimo tarnyba"") (Vilnius)
    • Military Topographic Center (Major) (Lietuvos kariuomenės Karo kartografijos centras) (Domeikava)
    • Military Medical Service „Dr. Jonas Basanavičiaus“ (Dr. Jono Basanavičiaus karo medicinos tarnyba) (commander is a Lt-Col. MD) (Vilnius)
    • General Logistical Support Battalion „Lithuanian Grand Duke Vitenis“ (Lietuvos Didžiojo kunigaikščio Vytenio bendrosios paramos logistikos batalionas) (Marjampolje)
    • Material Resources Department (Lietuvos kariuomenės Materialinių resursų departamentas) (commander is a Lt-Col.) (Vilnius)
    • Depot Service (commander is a Lt-Col.) (Lietuvos kariuomenės Depų tarnyba) (Vilnius)
  • Training and Doctrine Command (Lietuvos kariuomenės Mokymo ir doktrinų valdyba)
    • Staff (commander is a Colonel) (Vilnius)
    • NCO and Specialists School „Divisional General Stasis Raštikis“ (Divizijos generolo Stasio Raštikio Lietuvos kariuomenės mokykla) (commander is a Colonel) (Kaunas)
    • Training Regiment „Lithuanian Grand Hetman Jonas Radzvil“ (Didžiojo Lietuvos etmono Jonušo Radvilos mokomasis pulkas) (commander is actualy a Lt-Col., but the Regiment includes a training battalion and several support units, so it is a regiment, and besides it is called "pulkas") (Rukla)
    • Combat Training Center „General Adolfas Ramanauskas“ (Generolo Adolfo Ramanausko kovinio rengimo centras) (commander is actualy a Lt-Col.) (Nemencine)

NB: The Staff Battalion is under the Joint Staff, not the Land Forces, the Guard Company is within it.

P.S. I have just seen your 2012 graphic and most of the things I've written are already there. In that case I would point out the "Zhemaitiya" Motorized Infantry Brigade, the two units of the Air Base, the three units of the Combat Ships Flotilla (the Combat Ships Division is gone) and the ranks of the commanding officers - LF is a Brigade General, AF, NF, LogCom and TRADOC are commanded by Colonels. Also the Lithuanian Military Academy directly subordinated to the Joint Staff and commanded by a Colonel. My compliments! B.Velikov (talk) 21:02, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

British Army Infantry ORBAT post Army 2020[edit]

Thought I'd let you know about various errors that you might want to look at in the Infantry 2020 graphic:

  • SCOTS - the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders coy is named as "Balaklava Company"
  • LANCS - no old regimental titles; these were always just 1st and 2nd Bn; also, the TA bn is the 4th, not 3rd
  • YORKS - no old regimental titles; TA bn is 4th Bn
  • MERCIAN - no old regimental titles; TA bn is 4th Bn
  • R WELSH - no old regimental titles; TA bn is 3rd Bn
  • RRF - TA bn is 5th Bn
  • RIFLES - no old regimental titles
  • The following are armoured infantry:
    • 1 RRF
    • 1 MERCIAN
    • 1 R WELSH
    • 1 YORKS
    • 1 PWRR
    • 5 RIFLES
  • The following are heavy protected mobility (i.e. mechanized) infantry:
    • 4 RIFLES
    • 1 SG
    • 4 SCOTS
  • The following are light protected mobility (i.e. motorized) infantry:
    • 2 YORKS
    • 2 R ANGLIAN
    • 1 R IRISH
    • 1 WG
    • 3 SCOTS
    • 3 RIFLES
  • 2 RGR has replaced 1 R IRISH in the air assault role alongside 2 and 3 PARA
  • Remainder are general light infantry
  • Foot Guards regiments will rotate their roles periodically

Hope this is helpful Hammersfan (talk) 13:32, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

thank you for the update! I did quickly update the graphic, but I still left the old regiment names in... for me this is one of the keep aspects of the British Army, the old and famous regimental names. I know they shouldn't be in there anymore, but it's such a huge part of history and also interesting for readers, that I can't bring myself to just delete them all. Noclador (talk) 14:40, 1 August 2016 (UTC)