Special Troops Battalion
A special troops battalion (STB) is an organic unit of a modular brigade, division (or equivalent), corps or higher echelon United States Army organization. It may comprise companies from different branches of the army, but typically has a Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) and Signal Network Company at a minimum.
Division headquarters battalion
The division headquarters battalion is composed of:
- Headquarters and Headquarters Company
- Operations Company
- Intelligence & Sustainment Company
- Signal Company
- Division Band
The division headquarters battalion is capable of functioning as a tactical headquarters while deployed.
Brigade combat teams
In some divisions these battalions are referred to as either brigade troops battalions (BTB) or brigade special troops battalions (BSTB).
- Headquarters Company is composed of:
- Battalion Staff
- Military Police Platoon
- CBRNE Recon Platoon
- Medical Platoon
- Maintenance Platoon
- Military Intelligence Company
- Signal Network Support Company
- Engineer Company.
The Stryker brigade combat teams (SBCTs) do not have an STB and the components are treated as stand-alone units.
In the sustainment brigade, the battalion is composed of an HHC and a signal network support company. When deployed, the battalion will usually have a financial management (FM) company, postal, and a human resources (HR) company attached to it for command and control (C2), administrative and logistics support. Unlike their fellow Combat Service Support Battalions (CSSBs), STBs in Sustainment Brigades are not allocated personnel for a Support Operations section.
- Field Manual Interim (FMI) 4-93.2, "The Sustainment Brigade." Headquarters, Department of the Army, February 2009.
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