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Ukrainian Army OrBat[edit]

here is the full and complete OrBat for the Ukrainian Army

Special Operations Command and Air Mobile Forces

Air Force

National Guard

Navy including Marine Infantry

feel free to use them, whenever you have time —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:20, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

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know, the Australian Army is most of the way through a fairly major change to its structure, and that diagram is now outdated.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)

Hi Noclador, a couple of things need to be amended to be more accurate. 4/3 RNSWR is headquartered at Sutherland. Also 7 Light Battery is headquartered at Dee Why. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:03, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Fixed it. Thank you for letting me know about these changes. Noclador (talk) 10:40, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Noclador, it's me again. 5th and 8th Brigades have changed structures. All units in 8 brigade, except for UNSWR have transferred over to 5 brigade. All 6 university Regiments have transferred into 8 Brigade. 8 Brigade is now known as a "training brigade". This change is currently in effect.

Also, as of January 2018 all the Light Batteries in the reserve will be transferred into a new unit 9th Regiment RAA and be under the direct command of the 2nd Division. 04:58, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

thank you for the news. I will update the graphic in the next days. One question though: will some of the former units of the 8th Brigade disband, or merge with units of the 5th? like the two Signal squadrons? or the two engineer regiments? If you have some information about this, please let me know. Noclador (talk) 20:51, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
There has been some talks of merging units, however, at the moment the units are still separate but under 5 Brigade. -- 06:21, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
Also, there's this that is hot off the press. -- 11:46, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
Done, Noclador (talk) 22:29, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
Been talking to a few people from 5th brigade to find out what the go is for the units within. 8ER will be deactivated and have all it's personnel transfer into 5ER. 8 CSSB is the same deal. 12/16 HRL will have one squadron transfer into 11 BDE (B Sqn if I remember correctly) and A Sqn will remain in 5 BDE. Unsure where Regimental HQ will sit. Don't have any information about the signal squadrons as of yet. Will keep you updated on the changes but all changes to get in effect by January 2018.-- 09:55, 23 October 2017 (UTC)


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)

G'day Noclador, any chance you'd be interested in doing this? If not, I'll ask elsewhere. Thanks, as always. Peacemaker67 (talk) 09:54, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't realize that this was still open. I am honored that you believe I could do such a graphic, but I know there are better and more talented designers out there and I would suggest you ask one of them. They can create a svg for you, while I am still using png and such. Best regards, Noclador (talk) 17:58, 5 November 2016 (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:,;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)
Yea, but how do you make it look so professional? Patton789 (talk) 02:04, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
Just a lot of work. Noclador (talk) 08:15, 7 September 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)


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: This graphic: 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. 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)

People's Liberation Army Ground Force OrBat[edit]

  • Eastern Theater of Operations
    • 1st Army - Huzhou, Zhejiang
      • 10th Armored Brigade - Xuzhou, Jiangsu
      • 1st Amphibious Mechanized Infantry Division - Hangzhou, Zhejiang
      • 3rd Motorized Infantry Brigade (Air Assualt) - Jinhua, Zhejiang
      • 178th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Chuzhou, Anhui
      • 9th Artillery Brigade - Wuxi, Jiangsu
      • 201st Long-Range Rocket Artillery Brigade - Wuxi, Jiangsu
      • Air Defense Brigade - Zhenjiang, Jiangsu
      • 5th Army Aviation Brigade - Nanjing, Jiangsu
      • Communications Regiment - Huzhou, Zhejiang
      • Electronic Warfare Regiment - Wuxi, Jiangsu
      • Engineer Regiment - Zhenjiang, Jiangsu
      • Chemical Defence Regiment - Nanjing, Jiangsu
    • 12th Army - Xuzhou, Jiangsu
      • 2nd Armored Brigade - Xuzhou, Jiangsu
      • 34th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Chuzhou, Anhui
      • 35th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Xuzhou, Jiangsu
      • 179th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Nanjing, Jiangsu
      • 36th Special Operations Brigade - Xinyi, Jiangsu
      • Artillery Brigade - Suqian, Jiangsu
      • Air Defense Brigade - Huaian, Jiangsu
      • Communications Regiment - Sihong, Jiangsu
      • 3rd Engineer Regiment - Bengbu, Anhui
      • Chemical Defence Regiment - Xuzhou, Jiangsu
      • 83rd Pontoon Bridge Regiment - Bengbu, Anhui
    • 31st Army - Xiamen, Fujian
      • 14th Armored Brigade - Zhangzhou, Fujian
      • 86th Motorized Infantry Division - Lianjiang, Fujian
      • 91st Motorized Infantry Division - Zhangzhou, Fujian
      • 92nd Motorized Infantry Brigade - Quanzhou, Fujian
      • Special Operations Brigade - Quanzhou, Fujian
      • Artillery Brigade - Nan'an, Fujian
      • Air Defense Brigade - Xiamen, Fujian
      • 10th Army Aviation Brigade - Zhangzhou, Fujian
      • Communications Regiment - Xiamen, Fujian
      • Electronic Warfare Regiment - Xiamen, Fujian
      • Engineer Regiment - Xiamen, Fujian
      • 89th Pontoon Bridge Regiment - Fuqing, Fujian
    • 31st Pontoon Bridge Brigade - Huaqiying, Jiangsu
    • 32nd Pontoon Bridge Brigade - Huanggang, Hubei
  • Southern Theatre of Operations
    • 41st Army - Liuzhou, Guangxi
      • 15th Armored Brigade - Guilin, Guangxi
      • 121st Motorized Infantry Brigade - Guigang, Guangxi
      • 122nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Liuzhou, Guangxi
      • 123rd Mechanized Infantry Division - Guilin, Guangxi
      • Artillery Brigade - Hengyang, Hunan
      • 12th Army Aviation Regiment - Xupu, Hunan
      • Communications Regiment - Liuzhou, Guangxi
      • 13th Engineer Regiment - Leiyang, Hunan
      • Chemical Defence Regiment - Leiyang, Hunan
      • 84th Pontoon Bridge Brigade - Changsha, Hunan
    • 42nd Army - Huiyang, Guangdong
      • 12th Armored Brigade - Huadu, Guangdong
      • 124th Amphibious Mechanized Infantry Division - Luofu, Guangdong
      • 163rd Motorized Infantry Division - Chaozhou, Guangdong
      • Special Operations Brigade - Guangzhou, Guangdong
      • Artillery Brigade - Shaoguan, Guangdong
      • 209th Long-Range Rocket Artillery Brigade - Dongguan, Guangdong
      • Air Defense Brigade - Chaozhou, Guangdong
      • 6th Army Aviation Brigade - Foshan, Guangdong
      • Communications Regiment - Huiyang, Guangdong
      • Electronic Warfare Brigade - Huadu, Guangdong
      • Engineer Regiment - Huiyang, Guangdong
      • Chemical Defence Regiment - Shenzhen, Guangdong
    • 14th Army - Kunming, Yunnan
      • 18th Armored Brigade - Kunming, Yunnan
      • 31st Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Dali, Yunnan
      • 32nd Motorized Infantry Brigade - Dali, Yunnan
      • 40th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Kaiyuan, Yunnan
      • 42nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Kunming, Yunnan
      • Artillery Brigade - Kunming, Yunnan
      • Air Defense Brigade - Kunming, Yunnan
      • 11th Army Aviation Regiment - Dali, Yunnan
      • Communications Regiment - Kunming, Yunnan
      • 17th Engineer Regiment - Kunming, Yunnan
      • Chemical Defence Regiment - Kunming, Yunnan
      • 86th Pontoon Bridge Regiment - Jiangchuan, Yunnan
  • Western Theatre of Operations
    • 21st Army - Baoji, Shannxi
      • 12th Armored Brigade - Jiuquan, Gansu
      • 61st Motorized Infantry Division - Tianshui, Gansu
      • 62nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Jiayuguan, Gansu
      • Special Operations Brigade - Qingtongxia, Gansu
      • Air Defense Brigade - Linxia, Gansu
      • 13th Army Aviation Regiment - Wuzhou, Ningxia
      • Communications Regiment - Baoji, Shannxi
      • Electronic Warfare Regiment - Haidong, Qinghai
      • 14th Engineer Regiment - Zhongwei, Ningxia
      • 11th Chemical Defence Regiment - Lintiao, Shannxi
      • 90th Pontoon Bridge Brigade - Jingyuan, Gansu
    • 47th Army - Xi'an, Shannxi
      • 9th Armored Brigade - Dengcheng, Shannxi
      • 55th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Zhangye, Gansu
      • 56th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Wuwei, Gansu
      • 139th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Weinan, Shannxi
      • Artillery Brigade - Lanzhou, Gansu
      • Air Defense Brigade - Xi'an, Shannxi
      • Communications Regiment - Xi'an Shannxi
      • Engineer Regiment - Weinan, Shannxi
    • 13th Army - Yuzhou, Chongqing
      • 17th Armored Brigade - Fengdu, Chongqing
      • 37th Motorized Infantry Division - Jiangjin, Chongqing
      • 149th Motorized Infantry Division - Leshan, Sichuan
      • Special Operations Brigade - Chengdu, Sichuan
      • Artillery Brigade - Leshan, Sichuan
      • Air Defense Brigade - Neijiang, Sichuan
      • 2nd Army Aviation Brigade - Chengdu, Sichuan
      • Communications Regiment - Yuzhong, Chongqing
      • Electronic Warfare Regiment - Chongzhou, Sichuan
      • Engineer Regiment - Luzhou, Sichuan
    • Xinjiang Military District - Urumqi, Xinjiang
      • 4th Motorized Infantry Division - Aksu, Xinjiang
      • 6th Mechanized Infantry Division - Hetian, Xinjiang
      • 8th Motorized Infantry Division - Tacheng, Xinjiang
      • 11th Motorized Infantry Division - Urumqi, Xinjiang
      • 1st Independent Infantry Regiment - Urumqi, Xinjiang
      • Special Operations Brigade - Kashgar, Xinjiang
      • 2nd Artillery Brigade - Urumqi, Xinjiang
      • Air Defense Brigade - Urumqi, Xinjiang
      • 3rd Army Aviation Brigade - Wujiaqu, Xinjiang
      • Communications Regiment - Urumqi, Xinjiang
      • Electronic Warfare Regiment - Urumqi, Xinjiang
      • 9th Engineer Regiment - Urumqi, Xinjiang
      • 31st Chemical Defence Regiment - Urumqi, Xinjiang
    • Tibet Military District - Lasa, Tibet
      • 52nd Motorized Infantry Brigade - Linzhi, Tibet
      • 53rd Motorized Infantry Brigade - Linzhi, Tibet
      • 54th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Lasa, Tibet
      • Special Operations Brigade - Lasa, Tibet
      • 308th Artillery Regiment - Lasa, Tibet
      • 651st Air Defense Brigade - Lasa, Tibet
      • Communications Regiment - Lasa, Tibet
      • Electronic Warfare Regiment - Lasa, Tibet
      • 15th Engineer Brigade - Lasa, Tibet
  • Northern Theater of War
    • 16th Army - Changchun, Jilin
      • 4th Armored Brigade - Meihekou, Jilin
      • 46th Motorized Infantry Division - Changchun, Jilin
      • 48th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Tonghua, Jilin
      • 68th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Qiqihar, Heilongjiang
      • 69th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Harbin, Heilongjiang
      • 204th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Jiaohe, Heilongjiang
      • 67th Special Operations Brigade - Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang
      • Artillery Brigade - Yanji, Jilin
      • Air Defense Brigade - Dunhua, Jilin
      • Communications Regiment - Changchun, Jilin
      • Engineer Regiment - Changchun, Jilin
      • Chemical Defence Regiment - Changchun, Jilin
      • 81st Pontoon Bridge Regiment - Changchun, Jilin
    • 39th Army - Liaoyang, Liaoning
      • 3rd Armored Brigade - Siping, Jilin
      • 115th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Yingkou, Liaoning
      • 116th Mechanized Infantry Division - Anshan, Liaoning
      • 190th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Benxi, Liaoning
      • 202nd Mechanzied Infantry Brigade - Siping, Jilin
      • 203rd Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Yingkou, Liaoning
      • Special Operations Brigade - Huludao, Liaoning
      • Artillery Brigade - Liaoyang, Liaoning
      • Air Defense Brigade - Fushun, Liaoning
      • Army Aviation Brigade - Huludao, Liaoning
      • Communications Regiment - Communications Regiment
      • Electronic Warfare Regiment - Communications Regiment
      • 6th Engineer Regiment - Communications Regiment
      • Chemical Defence Brigade - Shenyang, Liaoning
    • 40th Army - Jinzhou, Liaoning
      • 5th Armored Brigade - Fuxin, Liaoning
      • 118th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Jinzhou, Liaoning
      • 119th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Chifeng, Inner Mongolia
      • 191st Motorized Infantry Brigade - Dandong, Liaoning
      • Artillery Brigade - Jinzhou, Liaoning
      • Air Defense Brigade - Jinzhou, Liaoning
      • Communications Regiment - Jinzhou, Liaoning
      • 10th Engineer Regimment - Fushun, Liaoning
      • Chemical Defence Regiment
      • Pontoon Bridge Regiment
    • 26th Army - Weifang, Shandong
      • 8th Armred Brigade - Weifang, Shandong
      • 77th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Haiyang, Shandong
      • 138th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Laiyang, Shandong
      • 199th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Zibo, Shandong
      • 200th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Qingdao, Shandong
      • Special Operations Brigade - Taian, Shandong
      • Artillery Brigade - Weifang, Shandong
      • Air Defense Brigade - Jinan, Shandong
      • 7th Army Aviation Brigade - Liaocheng, Shandong
      • Communications Regiment - Weifang, Shandong
      • Electronic Warfare Regiment - Jinan, Shandong
      • Engineer Regiment - Laiyang, Shandong
      • 13th Chemical Defence Regiment - Jinan, Shandong
  • Central Theater of Operations
    • 27th Army - Shijiazhuang, Hebei
      • 7th Armred Brigade - Handan, Hebei
      • 80th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Luquan, Hebei
      • 82nd Motorized Infantry Brigade - Datong, Shanxi
      • 188th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Taiyuan, Shanxi
      • 235th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Xingtai, Hebei
      • Artillery Brigade - Datong, Shanxi
      • Air Defense Brigade - Shijiazhuang, Hebei
      • Communications Regiment - Shijiazhuang, Hebei
      • 5th Engineer Regiment - Yuanshi, Hebei
      • Chemical Defence Regiment - Shijiazhuang, Hebei
    • 38th Army - Baoding, Hebei
      • 6th Armored Division - Changping, Beijing
      • 112th Mechanized Infantry Division - Gaobeidian, Hebei
      • 113th Mechanized Infantry Division - Baoding, Hebei
      • Special Operations Brigade - Daxing, Beijing
      • Artillery Brigade - Pinggu, Beijing
      • Air Defense Brigade - Laishui, Hebei
      • 8th Army Aviation Brigade - Baoding, Hebei
      • Communications Regiment - Baoding, Hebei
      • Electronic Warfare Regiment - Baoding, Hebei
      • 4th Engineer Regiment - Fangshan, Beijing
      • Chemical Defence Regiment - Yanqing, Beijing
    • 65th Army - Zhangjiakou, Hebei
      • 1st Armred Brigade - Jixian, Tianjin
      • 70th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Tangshan, Hebei
      • 193rd Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Xuanhua, Hebei
      • 194th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Shijiazhuang, Hebei
      • 195th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Yutian, Hebei
      • 196th Motorized Infantry Brigade - Yangcun, Hebei
      • Artillery Brigade - Zhangjiakou, Hebei
      • Air Defense Brigade - Zhangjiakou, Hebei
      • Communications Regiment - Zhangjiakou, Hebei
      • 16th Engineer Regiment - Huailai, Hebei
      • Chemical Defence Regiment - Zhangjiakou, Hebei
      • 85th Pontoon Bridge Regiment - Xiqing, Tianjin
    • 20th Army - Kaifeng, Henan
      • 13th Armred Brigade - Xiaochang, Hubei
      • 58th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Changge, Henan
      • 60th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Xinyang, Henan
      • Artillery Brigade - Queshan, Henan
      • Air Defense Brigade - Xingyang, Henan
      • Communications Regiment - Kaifeng, Henan
      • 16th Engineer Regiment - Xinyang, Henan
      • Chemical Defence Regiment - Xinyang, Henan
      • 91st Pontoon Bridge Regiment - Mengjin, Henan
    • 54th Army - Xinxiang, Henan
      • 11th Armred Brigade - Xinyang, Henan
      • 127th Mechanized Infantry Division - Xinyang, Henan
      • 160th Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Nanyang, Henan
      • 162nd Mechanized Infantry Division - Anyang, Henan
      • Artillery Brigade - Jiaozuo, Henan
      • Air Defense Brigade - Xingyang, Henan
      • 1st Army Aviation Brigade - Xinxiang, Henan
      • Communications Regiment - Xinxiang, Henan
      • Engineer Regiment - Biyang, Henan — Preceding unsigned comment added by 尼古拉叶若夫 (talk • contribs) 07:08, 04 October 2016 (UTC)

尼古拉叶若夫 (talk) 07:09, 4 October 2016 (UTC)


Hi Noclador, ein Gruss aus Guatemala (von Empar/BS), Du erinnerst Dich vielleicht. Da ich unveraendert zu dumm fuer Grafiken bin, wollte ich schauen, ob ich Dich noch um einen Gefallen bitten kann. Im Artikel de:Flughafen Rom-Fiumicino befindet sich die mehrfarbige Terminalskizze Fiumicino terminal map.jpg, auf die im Artikel die Terminalbeschreibung ausgerichtet ist. Die Erweiterung des Terminals 3 (blau) in den (weissen, zwischen braun rechts und rot links) Vorfeldbereich ist praktisch fertig (in einem aelteren Stadium auf google maps zu sehen, im Artikel zT auch in der Skizze darunter, Fiumicino Airport map OSM he.svg). Auf dieser Disk ist auf dem ersten Bild zu erkennen um was es geht. Bei der Erweiterung handelt es sich einerseits um eine bauliche Erweiterung des alten Terminalgebaeudes rechts/nordoestlich des blauen Ovals auf Fiumicino terminal map.jpg (neue Boarding Area E) und andererseits um einen neuen Pier mit 14 Fluggastbruecken noerdlich des Ovals (neue Boarding Area F). Ich waere Dir wirklich sehr dankbar, wenn Du in der Skizze das Terminal 3 in blauer Farbe (vielleicht etwas heller, aber nicht ganz so hell wie die Boarding Area H) entsprechend ergaenzen koenntest. Es sind hier viele Worte, aber eigentlich es ist wirklich nicht viel, das Terminal 3 rechts des Ovals um einen Streifen nach oben ausdehnen und ab dem Oval nach oben ein Rechteck (wie das braune) in den weissen freien Raum - das Vorfeld - malen. Den Ersteller der Skizze Fiumicino terminal map.jpg habe ich schon vor einiger Zeit um diese Ergaenzung gebeten, aber keine Antwort erhalten, vielleicht auch, weil er nur sehr selten auf commons aktiv ist. Falls Du es nicht machen moechtest, auch ohne weitere Kommentare, werde ich das selbstverstaendlich akzeptieren, wie koennte es auch anders sein. Dann danke ich Dir trotzdem fuer die vielen ITA CoAs, die Du auch in der letzten Zeit gemacht und allen zur Verfuegung gestellt hast. Alles Gute -- 20:57, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, nochmals Guatemala. Ich ziehe den Text hier oben zurueck, weil ich selbst sehe, dass es keine Art und Weise ist, eine Anfrage zu stellen. Kann alles geloescht werden. Trotzdem alles Gute -- 14:22, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Russian Navy Coastal Forces, as of late 2016[edit]

  • Baltic Fleet Coastal Forces - Kaliningrad
    • 11th Army Corps - Kaliningrad
      • 79th Independent Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade - Gusev, (BMP unit)
      • 7th Independent Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade - Kaliningrad, (BMP unit)
      • 336th Independent Guards Naval Infantry Brigade - Baltiysk
      • 224th Guards Artillery Brigade - Kaliningrad
      • 152nd Guards Missile Brigade - Chernyahovsk
    • 25th Independent Coastal Defence Missile Regiment - Donskoe
    • 299th Training Center of Coastal Forces - Gvardeisk, (BMP unit)
    • 22th Independent Guards Air Defence Missile Regiment - Kaliningrad
    • 183th Guards Air Defence Missile Regiment - Gvardeisk
    • 1545th Air Defence Missile Regiment - Znamensk
    • 841st Independent Electronic Warfare Center - Yantarny
    • 69th Guards Naval Engineer Regiment - Gvardeisk
    • 561st Reconnaissance Center - Parusnoe
    • 313th Special Detachment of Combat Anti-Sabotage Forces and Means - Baltiysk
    • 473rd Special Detachment of Combat Anti-Sabotage Forces and Means - Kronstadt
    • 742nd Communication Center - Kaliningrad
  • Northern Fleet Coastal Forces - Severomorsk
    • 61st Independent Naval Infantry Brigade - Sputnik
    • 200th Independent Motorized Rifle Brigade - Pechenga (MT-LBV unit)
    • 80th Independent Motorized Rifle Brigade (Arctic) - Alkurtti, (MT-LBV/BMP unit)
    • 536th Independent Coastal Defence Missile Brigade - Snezhnogorsk
    • 186th Independent Electronic Warfare Center - Severomorsk
    • 516th Communication Node - Severomorsk - Severomorsk
    • 180th Independent Naval Engineer Battalion - Severomorsk
    • 420th Special Reconnaissance Center - Polyarny
    • 140th Special Detachment of Combat Anti-Sabotage Forces and Means - Vigyaevo
    • 152nd Special Detachment of Combat Anti-Sabotage Forces and Means - Polyarny
    • 160th Special Detachment of Combat Anti-Sabotage Forces and Means - Zaozerck
    • 269th Special Detachment of Combat Anti-Sabotage Forces and Means - Gadzhiyevo
    • 211th Independent Battalion of Protection - Olenegorck
  • Pacific Fleet Coastal Force - Vladivostok
    • 40th Independent Naval Infantry Brigade - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    • 155th Independent Naval Infantry Brigade - Vladivostok
    • 72th Independent Coastal Defence Missile Brigade - Smolyaninovo
    • 520th Independent Coastal Defence Missile and Artillery Brigade - Anglichanka
    • 1525th Air Defence Missile Regiment - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    • 471st Independent Electronic Warfare Center - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    • 477th Independent Electronic Warfare Center - Shkotovo
    • 140th Communication Node - Severomorsk - Vladivostok
    • 42nd Naval Reconnaissance Post - Russky Island
    • 311st Special Detachment of Combat Anti-Sabotage Forces and Means - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    • 159th Special Detachment of Combat Anti-Sabotage Forces and Means - Pavlovsk
    • 165th Independent Naval Infantry Brigade - Lagunnoe, to be formed in 2018
  • Black Sea Fleet Coastal Force - Sevastopol
    • 810th Independent Naval Infantry Brigade - Sevastopol
    • 8th Independent Artillery Regiment - Simferobol
    • 126th Independent Coastal Defence Brigade - Perewalnoe
    • 127th Independent Reconnaissance Brigade - Sevastopol
    • 382nd Independent Naval Infantry Battalion - Temryuk
    • 501st Independent Naval Infantry Battalion - Feodossiya
    • 11th Independent Coastal Defence Missile and Artillery Brigade - Utash
    • 15th Independent Coastal Defence Missile Brigade - Sevastopol
    • 1096th Independent Air Defence Missile Regiment - Sevastopol
    • 4th Independent Electronic Warfare Regiment - Sevastopol
    • 475th Independent Electronic Warfare Center - Sevastopol
    • 529th Communication Node - Severomorsk - Sevastopol
    • 137nd Naval Reconnaissance Post - Tuapce
    • 102nd Special Detachment of Combat Anti-Sabotage Forces and Means - Sevastopol
    • 136th Special Detachment of Combat Anti-Sabotage Forces and Means - Novorossiysk
  • Caspian Sea Flotilla Coastal Force - Astrakhan
    • 414th Independent Naval Infantry Battalion - Kaspiisk
    • 727th Independent Naval Infantry Battalion - Astrakhan
    • 46th Independent Coastal Defence Missile Battalion - Kaspiisk
    • 137th Special Detachment of Combat Anti-Sabotage Forces and Means - Makhachkala

My friend had send me a detailed .xls file on its organization and equipment, and as soon as I translate it into English I'll email you. He was also working on a detailed OOB of Russian Armed Forces and Vietnamese People's Army尼古拉叶若夫 (talk) 12:09, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Spanish Army 2009-2014 OrBat[edit]

Estimado Noclador: I was polishing the article es:Reorganización del Ejército de Tierra de España, 2006-2009 and I noticed that in the image Spain Land Forces.png the «San Marcial» brigade is missing the «Flandes» IV/45 light infantry battalion. If you still have that file, could you please update it to include this unit? Muchas gracias, Aracali (talk) 23:33, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know and I fixed it. Noclador (talk) 13:10, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
Much appreciated, Aracali (talk) 04:27, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

US 1st Division, December 1944[edit]

Hi. Just completed this orbat. I would appreciate any feedback to make it better. Thanks. File:1st US Infantry Division WWII.png

--One Salient Oversight (talk) 10:07, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Excellent work. There are no errors. Noclador (talk) 10:19, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

1BCT, 101 Div. artillery unit (US Army)[edit]

Hello again, I came across something that I'm not sure if it's a typo or something that just needs an update in 101st US Airborne Division Structure 2016.png & XVIII Corps US Army.png

In 2015, in the 101st's 1st Brigade Combat Team the artillery unit reflagged, confusingly, from 2–320 to 2–32


Gecko G (talk) 20:29, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

Only the 1st BCT's artillery unit? And not the two artillery units of the other two BCTs?? That's really confusing. Will the other two be reflagged too? Noclador (talk) 10:56, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Yes, just the one did in 2015. The other two have not and If they haven't by now then I suspect there are no plans to do so.
As always, love your ORBAT graphics, Gecko G (talk) 18:22, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
I fixed it. Noclador (talk) 11:31, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Late to the party, but thought I would explain. As the US Army reduced its strength from 42 BCTs to 30 BCTs, some regiments were eliminated from the force structure. 2-320 FAR was reflagged in order to keep a unit from the 32 FAR on active duty in the Army. An infantry battalion, 1-26 IR, was also assigned to the 101st, even though it, too, is a traditionally 1st ID unit, so that the regiment has a battalion on active duty. Its a vagary of the US Army Regimental System. 82redleg (talk) 00:37, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Belated Seasons Greetings![edit]

Crystal Project cookie.png Good job !
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3d Cav now a Corps DRU[edit]

Greetings Noclador,

Thought you might want to know- the 3d Cav Reg, (a Brigade sized unit, despite the name) was shifted from the 1st Cavalry Div to return to a III Corps asset.

source: Geiger, Capt. Grace (5 April 2017). "3rd Cav Regt transitions to III Corps". DVIDS. Killeen, TX: 3d Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs Office..

Cheers, Gecko G (talk) 23:03, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the tip. I already updated the graphic accordingly. If there are any further changes, please let me know. Cheers, Noclador (talk) 01:57, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Salve mi chiamo Moreno Capponi sono un maresciallo della Scuola Sottufficiali dell'Esercito.

Apprezzo il suo lavoro per me è un punto di riferimento, ho scaricato diversi crest dei reparti Italiani. Essendo in un formato digitale con dimensioni fisse, non si possono ingrandire e allora le ho rielaborate con un programma vettoriale, per la precisione con Illustrator. Volevo contribuire alla sua galleria qui, su Wiki, ma non mi è stato possibile.

Le volevo far presente che allo stemma araldico della Scuola sottufficiali manca il nastrino delle due medaglie al merito ...

Distinti saluti MacMoreno (talk) 19:02, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Grazie per il Barnstar e grazie per il complimento per il mio lavoro. Ho corretto lo stemma araldico della scuola sottufficiali e le ringrazio per avermi avvertito dell'errore. Per i problemi con l'upload di stemmi in svg ho visto che è in contatto con User:Massimop, che con certezza potrà aiutarla.Noclador (talk) 15:54, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Stemma Scuola Sottufficiali dell'Esercito in SVG[edit]

Stemma SSE in SVG
Stemma della Scuola Sottufficiali versione SVG

Ciao @Noclador:e @Massimop: sono riuscito finalmente a creare nella maniera giusta lo Stemma della SSE vi mando l'immagine qui pubblicata .MacMoreno (talk) 18:44, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Nuovo Emblema 3° Reggimento Elicotteri Operazioni Speciali “Aldebaran” (file png and SVG)[edit]

Ciao @Noclador ho preparato il nuovo Emblema del 3° REOS "Aldebaran" nelle versioni png e SVG. Possono andare bene?

3° REOS "Aldebaran" PNG format 3° REOS "Aldebaran" SVG format
Emblema 3° Reggimento Elicotteri Operazioni Speciali “Aldebaran”.png
Emblema 3° Reggimento Elicotteri Operazioni Speciali “Aldebaran” svg.svg

MacMoreno (talk) 21:24, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Fantastico! Molto meglio degli stemmi che ho fatto io. Bravo e avanti cosi :-) Noclador (talk) 13:10, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Nuovo Emblema del 13° Battaglione Trasmissioni “Aquileia”[edit]

Salve Noclador come da tua richiesta, ho terminato da poco il nuovo Stemma del 13° Btg. "Aquileia".MacMoreno (talk) 19:20, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

13° Btg. "Aquileia"
13° Battaglione "Aquileia"
Excellent work! I added it now to articles. Thank you! Noclador (talk) 22:33, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

47° Battaglione Trasmissioni Gennargentu[edit]

Ho visto che hai modificato lo stemma del btg t. rivoltando le teste dei quattro mori. Ma la posizione corretta era quella precedente, infatti la descrizione dello stemma parla di Quattro mori aragonesi rivolti a sinistra e, in araldica, rivolti a sinistra significa che sono rivolti versoi il lato destro dell'osservatore (del resto lo stesso termine rivolti vuol dire che sono in posizione opposta rispetto al normale, dove per normale si intende verso la destra dello scudo e la sinistra dell'osservatore). --Massimop (talk) 13:08, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Structure of the French Army[edit]


the "5e base de soutien du matériel" (5e BSMAT) was dissolved on 1st July 2017. It became part of the "4e régiment du matériel" (4e RMAT).

Niko67000 (talk) 11:32, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the information. I updated the graphic accordingly. Noclador (talk) 22:54, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Stemma dell'Aquila[edit]

Hai perfettamente ragione. L'unica soluzione veloce è che tu crei un nuovo stemma e poi facciamo tutte le sostituzioni necessarie. Fammi sapere se farai il nuovo stemma così ti potrò aiutare per le sostituzioni. --Massimop (talk) 12:23, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Bulgarian Land Forces ORBAT[edit]

Hi Noclador

Just wanted to say a) bug fan of your work it's very impressive and has helped me out a lot and b) I am wondering what sources you used to fill out your this ORBAT below. I am trying to do something similar and while I know your picture can be used, with attribution of course, I need the sourcing as well just to make sure all of my ducks are in a row. Let me know if you can help and keep the good work.

Bulgarian Land Forced ORBAT
Thank you for the compliment and I am glad to hear that my work is appreciated. Bulgaria? Puh, that was about five years ago. A Bulgarian user left a message with the structure of the army on my talkpage and we translated it together then put it into the en:Bulgarian Land Forces#Structure article and I created the graphic based on that information. Most of the info came from Bulgarian military sites, a government 5-year plan on the development of the Armed Forces, and some local news sites. I wish Bulgaria would post its army structure online (as most NATO armies do), so the sourcing and updating would be easier. If you speak Bulgarian, then maybe you can find more details on the Bulgarian MOD site: [7]. cheers, Noclador (talk) 18:21, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, about that you actually need to do a little overhaul of the chart. You have asked me about it in December, but you have probably forgotten about it. Here is what is new: Greetings! B.Velikov (talk) 18:41, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Oh crap!!! Sorry about that! I fixed the chart right now and uploaded it. Please check if it is correct:
Bulgaria Land Forces 2018.png
Sorry again for having forgotten your excellent work in finding information about the Bulgarian military. Thank you! for your work and patience; Noclador (talk) 06:04, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
No worries. I would have reminded you earlier, but the holidays came, then the new year and no one likes to be bothered in January with stuff :).
  • Isn't "Cdo" short for Command in Italian? I think it should be "Cmd" in English.
  • In the Bulgarian Army mechanised infantry is called just mechanised. So all the Mech. Infantry Btn. should be just Mech. Btn.
  • In the 61st MechBde the 1st and the 3rd Mech Btns are in Karlovo, the 2nd is in Kazanlak.
  • The 3rd and the 10th are Independent Mech. Btns. This is important and needs an explanation. The 3rd Independent Mechanised Battalion is the last remnant of the 3rd Motor Rifle Division. The 10th Independent Mechanised Battalion is a new formation, that was stood up in 2014 without being subordinated to a brigade-level HQ. The 2nd MechBde is a successor of the 2nd Motor Rifle Division and its MechBtns are successors of its MRRs. In the Bulgarian People's Army the MRRs had their unique nummeration. The TankBdes on the other hand (and the 61st MechBde is a succesor of the 11th TankBde) did not have unique nummericals of their subordinated units. The core units (ie the tank battalions of the 11th TankBde) were 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and then the other units carried the number of the brigade - the 11th Motor Rifle Battalion, the 11th SP Artillery Battalion, the 11th AD Battalion, 11th Engineer Battalion, etc.). This is how the 4th MechBtn in Pleven is also the 4th as it is a remnant of the 5th MechBde, which itself is a successor of the 5th TankBde. So, you see that the 61st disbanded its 4th core battalion long ago, at the time when it was still a tank brigade and it is not a problem to have 1st, 2nd and 3rd MechBtns under the 61st MechBde and a 4th MechBtn under the former 5th MechBde and now under the JCIT, since this causes no confusion. However you have a 3rd MechBtn in Karlovo and a 3rd MechBtn in Blagoevgrad, so it is important to list the one in Blagoevgrad as the 3rd INDEPENDENT Mechanised Battalion as opposed to the 3rd (simply) Mechanised Battalion in Karlovo. The BA makes that distinction officially. The 10th in Vratsa is also an Independent MechBtn. The rest are just MechBtns.
  • The 101st Mountain Troops Regiment should be 101st Alpine Regiment (101ви Алпийски Полк, official designation) and its tactical symbol should actually be the standard mountain infantry symbol modified by an R for "ranger". While the 68th Special Forces Brigade has its own autonomous missions, the Alpine Regiment is planned to become a special operations unit directly supporting the operations of conventional forces. Maybe the Swedish 193rd Jaeger Battalion is a fitting analogy for an unconventional unit integrated in the conventional forces.
  • The Commander of the Land Forces is a two-star billet, not a three-star, ever since 2010, when it was decided to disband the 5th, 9th and 13th brigades and to leave it with th 2nd and 61st as its last conventional combined arms formations.
  • Maybe you should place the JCIT in Pleven right after the Brigade Command Blagoevgrad. Also change its symbol to mechanised infantry and also add another symbol (regular infantry) listed "Training Units". The center retains its training functions, but the 4th and 29th MechBtns are operational units, not training units themselves. The initial training of recruits is carried out within the center itself, but the two MechBtns are officially part of it and not just attached. So their subordination to the center actually changes it to a predominantly mechanised formation. Cheers!B.Velikov (talk) 10:10, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
  1. "Cdo" -> "Cmd" correct!
  2. Fixed all the Mechanized units.
  3. 101st Alpine Regiment - used an icon as you suggested. Normally Ranger units have not the alpine, but an airborne modifier - let me know if the icon needs to be changed.
  4. Moved the JCIT next to the Blagoevgrad Cmd, and changed the icons, added the training units... but one question: the two mechanized battalions under JCIT - are they independent too?
thanks for your help, Noclador (talk) 11:31, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
The chart looks good. Only the 3rd and the 10th are officially Independent Mechanised Battalions. As I told you, this has to do merely with their origin. It's not like the Russian Army for example, where "independent" basically means reinforced with units, that you normally find one level up the chain. In our army Independent Mechanised Battalion simply shows, that the unit was formed from the ground up outside of brigade subordination. You see, the 4th and the 29th MechBns are remains of brigades, that got disbanded. This is why they do not have "Independent" officially in their designation, even though those brigades are no more. There was also a brigade in Vratsa, it was disbanded and its only active mechanised battalion remained after that, but this is where the difference comes from. This battalion remained for some time and then also got disbanded. So the "line of succession" so to speak was broken and when a new mechanised battalion was stood up from the ground up in the end of 2014 it was not put under a brigade, but directly under the Land Forces Command, hence the 10th Independent Mechanised Battalion. The same thing goes to the 3rd Independent Mechanised Battalion. Both were stood up outside of brigade structures. The other 8 mechanised battalions were stood up (or still are) within brigades, therefore no Independent in their designations. And your overall chart of the armed forces is inaccurate. The Land Forces and the Naval Forces are OK, but the Air Forces aren't. The 3rd and the 24th Air Base are brigade equivalents (one star commands). The Command, Control and Surveillance Base and the Missile Air Defence Base are regimental equivalents, same as the 16th Forward Deployment Air Base and the Training Air Base. The special forces formation - the 68th is a Brigade, not a regiment. There are on and off plans to demote it to a regiment, the same way how the artillery, engineer and logistics brigades of the LF were demoted to regiments, but the 68th remained a brigade and now that it was reassigned directly under the Chief of Defence these plans were scrapped entirely. On the contrary, there are vague plans for the formation of a two-star Special Forces Component Command to completely equal their status to the two-star LF, AF and NF commands, but nothing concrete at the moment, so I am not sure if these plans will be put into action and if they do whether that component command will be put under the Joint Forces Command or under the Defence Staff. The 68th SF Brigade as it is on the chart under the JFC is incorrect. Then the JFC as a four-star command is also incorrect. The only active four-star officer within the BA is the Chief of Defence. The JFC is a three-star billet. And you miss some important formations, because you do not include the MoD and the Defence Staff on your chart. These are directly subordinated to the Minister of Defence:
  • Military Police Service (Служба "Военна Полиция") (headed by a Brigadier General, operational service, could and does participate in operations overseas)
  • Military Information Service (Служба "Военна Информация") (headed by a Brigadier General, the military intelligence service (military counter-intelligence has been taken out of the MoD and integrated into the State Agency of National Security), could and does participate in operations overseas)
  • Military Medical Academy (Военномедицинска академия) (headed by a Major-General, division equivalent, could and does participate in operations overseas)
  • National Guards Unit (Национална гвардейска част) (headed by a Brigadier General, purely ceremonial unit without combat value, but nevertheless nominally it includes two battalions and support units, albeit its total strength is less than 1 000)
  • Stationary Communication and Information System (Стационарна комуникационна и информационна система) (headed by a Colonel, very important organisation, as it runs not only the strategical communications in the armed forces, but also those between the Prime Minister, the President and the Parliament)
  • Military Academy "G.S. Rakovski" (Военна Академия "Г.С.Раковски") (headed by a Major-General/ Rear-Admiral)
  • National Defence University "Vasil Levski" (Национален Военен Университет "Васил Левски") (headed by a Brigadier General, I know that you are reluctant to include educational institutions in your charts and this is no longer a wartime divisional headquarters like during the Cold War, but the armed forces have three main missions - national defence, overseas military operations under NATO, EU, UN and crisis emergency response in support of the population and the university is directly involved in the third. I actually reside less than a kilometer away from it, so I know when stuff like that happens. There are several dozen Emergency Response Modules dispersed around the territory embedded in military units. As there are no operational units in 80+ km. radius around Veliko Tarnovo the university provides two such modules. From time to time the spring snow meltdown causes floods in the lower part of the city - the Old Town and the university react with its BTR-60MD-3s. Three years ago there were torrent rains in a town nearby and the modules were activated again. They also react when summer wildfires run out of hand, when heavy snowfall causes traffic accidents at the Republic Pass in central Stara Planina and normally send tracked medium artillery tracktors to tow foreign semi-trailer trucks, travelling to or from Turkey... On 31 December 2016 such modules from the Burgas Naval Base Location were activated with their MT-LB tracked APCs to provide assistance to stranded citizen on Trakia highway after it was blocked due to heavy snowfall. It might seem strange that a purely educational institution and a naval base keep APC on strength, but this is part of the armed forces' non-combat mission and it should be included.)
  • Higher Naval School "N.Y.Vaptsarov" (Висше Военноморско училище Н.Й. Вапцаров) (headed by a Captain First Rank, equal to a Colonel)
  • Military Geographical Service (Военно-географска служба) (headed by a Colonel)
  • Central Military District Office (Централно Военно Окръжие) (headed by a Colonel, the service is officially named Central Military District in English, but it is merely tasked with recruitment and mobilization readiness, not even remotely connected to an actual military district, so "office" is actually way more appropriate)
  • Central Artillery Technical Evaluation Proving Ground (Централен артилерийски технически изпитателен полигон) (headed by a Colonel)

You can easily skip the last three. I am listing them to complete the structure, as it is listed in the Armed Forces Law. So you have all these services and institutions directly under the Minister of Defence. One level down is the Chief of Defence and the Defence Staff (four-star) with the 68th SF Brigade directly subordinated. One level down is the Joint Forces Command (three-star) with the LFC, AFC, NFC (each a two-star), Logistical Brigade, Movement Control Command (regimental equivalent), etc.B.Velikov (talk) 15:01, 11 February 2018 (UTC)


Ok, I can do a graphic with the units of the MoD you mentioned, but not with the info as it is given. I.e. the "16th Forward Deployment Air Base" - is that the Air Transport Group at Sofia Airport? and per the English wiki en:Bulgarian Air Force the 22nd Forward Deployment Air Base has an active squadron? And in your last sentence: "One level down is the Joint Forces Command (three-star) with the LFC, AFC, NFC (each a two-star), Logistical Brigade, Movement Control Command (regimental equivalent)" - Logistical Brigade???? which one? Movement Control Command?? Huh? Never heard of it. Please do me a favor and go to en:Bulgarian Air Force#Structure, en:Bulgarian Land Forces#Structure and en:Bulgarian Navy#Structure and update them as best you can with all units and locations that exist today. The information at en:Bulgarian Armed Forces#Organization is too much for a chart that is supposed to show operational units - but the services and commands you listed above I will add, and if there are units/positions under these that need to be listed, please copy them here below so I do not have to change the graphic x-times until we have all the changes needed. Like:

  • National Guards Unit, Sofia (III = for Rgt. (in case of a brigade symbol put an X please))
    • 1st Guards Battalion, Sofia
    • 2nd Mixed Guards Battalion, Sofia
    • Logistics Support Company, Sofia

So that I can then copy this info and base the graphic on that. And the Logistics Brigade needs to be added too. What else needs to be in the graphic? Please do the updates and then write me here so I can use these updated data for the graphic. Thank you, Noclador (talk) 23:04, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

About the Air Force:
  • brigade equivalents (X):
    • 3rd Air Base (3та Авиационна База) is the former 3rd Fighter Air Base in Graf Ignatievo. The Air Training Group was subordinated to it, and then later detached to become a separate unit.
    • 24th Air Base (24та Авиационна База) is the former 24th Helicopter Air Base in Krumovo. The 16th Transport Air Base in Vrazhdebna was transformed to the 16th Transport Air Group and subordinated to the 24th Air Base, while remaining in Vrazhdebna (the military part of Sofia IAP)
  • regiment equivalents (III):
    • 1st Missile Air Defence Base (Зенитно-ракетна База) - around the year 2005 the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Missile Air Defence Brigades were unified in the 1st MADBde. In 2012 it was transformed from a brigade to a regimental equivalent.
    • 1st Command, Control and Surveillance Base (1ва База за командване, управление и наблюдение) was formed around the same time from the 1st Radiotechnical Brigade, which itself absorbed the radiotechnical regiment in Eastern Bulgaria in the beginning of the 2000s.
    • Air Force Training Base "Georgi Benkovski" (Военновъздушна учебна база „Георги Бенковски”) - the former 12th Training Air Base in Kamenets. It was relocated to Dolna Mitropoliya, then demoted to the 12th Training Air Group and subordinated to the 3rd Air Base. On July 6, 2017 it was taken out of the structure of the 3rd Air Base and became the Air Force Training Base "Georgi Benkovski".
    • Special Equipment Base (База за специална техника) is in essence the logistical regiment of the Air Force.
    • Forward Deployment Base Bezmer (База за Предно Разполагане Безмер) is the successor of the 22nd Ground Attack Air Base. Unlike the 3rd and 24th Air Bases and the 16th Transport Air Group, which retained the nummericals in their official designations the unit does not include a numerical in its official designation. It is at the same time an air force base (the Su-25 squadron), a police aviation base (the Border Police Helicopter Squadron) and a NATO (mostly US) forward operating location.

Then the Joint Forces Command. In addition to the LFC, AFC and the NFC it has control over: The logistical brigade is officially called Brigade "Logistics" (Бригада "Логистика") with its HQ in Sofia and includes depots and storage facilities. Here is the organizational chart of the Joint Forces Command (unfortunately in Bulgarian JFC-subordinated formations (Подчинени формирования на Съвместното командване на силите) on the top left you see the Brigade "Logistics" listed first, then on the first row you have the Mobile CIS (the operational signals regiment) listed second, the Military Command Center listed to the right. On the second row you have the Support Center (providing logistics to the Command itself), the National Military Study Complex (which is mostly the military's conferrence center in Charalitsa) and on the right you have the Nuclear, Chemical, Biological and Ecological Surveillance National Coordination Center On the third row you have the Movement Control HQ (officially designated the 30th Mоvement Control HQ30ти Щаб за контрол на придвижването It has an HQ in Sofia and four movement control groups in Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas and Gorna Oryahovitsa. These are basically paper pushers, just planning the transport of forces and equipment, contacting the military police, clearing customs etc. It is a regimental equivalent, but the manpower is really less than 100 people). To the right you have Training Range "Novo Selo" and the Documentation Support Center and on the bottom of the chart you have the Operational Archive of the Bulgarian Army.

  • the honor guard unit:

III - National Guards Unit (Sofia) (directly subordinated to the President) II - 1st Guards Battalion II - 2nd Guards Mixed Battalion (gun salutes unit) I - Guards Representative Military Orchestra I - Representative Ensemble of the Armed Forces I - Training Center for Military Musicians and Guardsmen (also provides logistical support to the Guard)

The structure of the Navy is up to date.B.Velikov (talk) 13:00, 13 February 2018 (UTC)


Please check the graphics on the English wiki pages of the Armed Forces, Land Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces pages. Noclador (talk) 10:40, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I've seen it. There are several issues:
  • the naval special forces unit is the 65th Detachment, not the 63rd. That's my bad. Sorry! I overlooked that one.
  • the 30th Movement Control HQ (30ти Щаб за Контрол на Придвижването), not the 30th Movement Control Group. Four groups are its subordinated units (in Sofia-Iliyantsi suburb, Plovdiv, Burgas and Gorna Oryahovitsa), headed by Majors, so basically company equivalents, but of platoon strength. NATO is also building a logistical center in near Ruse in the Nikolovo suburb in connection to the US forward presence around Constanta, Romania, but this is not a fifth movement control group, merely a staging point where US servicemen can rest and where Bulgarian 30th MovConHQ and Military Police personnel can meet up and take charge to pilot the convoys through Bulgarian territory. I think that you don't need to add the MovCon groups to the chart.
  • The National Defence University "Vasil Levski" is in Veliko Tarnovo, not in Sofia. It is the successor to the former Higher Combined Arms Military School "Vasil Levski". It absorbed two former higher military schools, which used to be independent, but today are faculties, subordinated to it, commanded by Colonels. The university includes:
    • Combined Arms Faculty (Факултет "Общовойскови") in Veliko Tarnovo, the actual successor to the of the former Higher Combined Arms Military School "Vasil Levski". It trains officer cadets for the Land Forces. The Air Forces officer cadets also spend their first year in training here, as well as those in training for the artillery, air defence and signals.
    • Aviation Faculty (Факултет "Авиационен") in Dolna Mitropoliya, the successor to the former Higher Air Force Military School "Georgi Benkovski" in Dolna Mitropoliya
    • Artillery, Air Defence and Communications and Information Systems Faculty (Факултет "Артилерия, противовъздушна отбрана и комуникационни и информационни системи") in Shumen, the successor to the former Higher Military School for Artillery and Air Defence "Panayot Volov" in Shumen
    • Professional Sergeant College ("Професионален Сержантски Колеж") in Veliko Tarnovo. (It has two sections - Land Forces Section and Air Forces Section, naval NCOs are not trained at that college)
  • The Higher Naval Military School "Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov" is in Varna. It is independent from the National Defence University in Veliko Tarnovo (both are subordinated to the ministry) and it trains officer cadets and NCO cadets for the Navy and civilian students for the merchant marine. Unlike the NDU, which is commanded by a Brigadier General, the HNMS is commanded by a Captain First Rank (equal to an LF or AF Colonel).
  • the 68th Special Forces Brigade is subordinated to the Chief of Defence and it is OK on the chart, but the organizations in the column to the right (MI, MP, MMA etc.) are subordinated to the minister, not the CHOD, except for the
  • National Guard Unit, which is commanded by a Brigadier General, so it is a X, not a III and it is subordinated to the President and not to the CHOD or the Minister of Defence, just like the Czech honor guard unit - the Prague Castle Guard, which nominally forms part of the armed forces, but is directly subordinated to the Czech President. The situation with our National Guard Unit is similar.

This is all, I promise. And I commend you for your efforts, cheers! 14:58, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Done 2[edit]

Had to go a bit creative to fit it all into the graphic and making clear that some units aren't part of the operational chain of command. Please check, Noclador (talk) 15:01, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes, it turned out quite nicely. Congrats! Sorry I did not check it earlier. 21st was my birthday and I did not browse wikipedia lately.B.Velikov (talk) 17:58, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

People's Liberation Army Ground Force[edit]

Will there be updates File:People's Liberation Army Ground Force.png? — Nickel nitride (talk) 06:26, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

If someone has some sourced material then I will update it within a few days. So far nobody contacted me with new/up to date info, so for now this graphic is the one we have. Noclador (talk) 11:48, 10 March 2018 (UTC)