Combat Service Support Battalion (Estonia)

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Combat Service Support Battalion
Tagalapataljon
1. Jalaväebrigaad Tagalapataljon.png
Combat Service Support Battalion
Active 2009–present
Country  Estonia
Branch Maavagi crest.svg Estonian Land Forces
Type Combat service support
Size Battalion
Part of 1st Infantry Brigade
Garrison/HQ Paldiski
Commanders
Current
commander
Lieutenant Colonel
Kalmer Kruus

The Combat Service Support Battalion (Estonian: Tagalapataljon) is a battalion of the Estonian Land Forces. It is a part of the 1st Infantry Brigade. The battalion is currently based at Paldiski and is commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Kalmer Kruus.

History[edit]

Formed in 2003 the 1st Infantry Brigade is a successor to the 1st Infantry Regiment of 1917–40. The brigade was based at Tallinn, moving to Paldiski in 2006. The Combat Service Support Battalion was formed in 2009 and assigned to the 1st Infantry Brigade along with Scouts Battalion and Kalev Infantry Battalion.[1]

Current structure[edit]

Structure as of 7 August 2013:[2]

  • Battalion Staff Headquarters
    • Combat Service Support Center
    • Training Company (Estonian: õppekompanii)

List of commanders[edit]

Career Commander
2009–2010 Andres Kraav
2010–2012 Tarmo Luhaäär
2012–present Kalmer Kruus

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1. jalaväebrigaadi tagalapataljon" (in Estonian). Estonian Defence Forces. 
  2. ^ "Tagalapataljoni põhimäärus" (in Estonian). Riigi Teataja.