76th Group Army

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76th Group Army
第七十六集团军
Active1949–present
Country People's Republic of China
Allegiance Chinese Communist Party
Branch Chinese Communist Party
TypeGroup army
Part ofWestern Theater Command
Garrison/HQXining, Qinghai
EngagementsLong March
Second Sino-Japanese War
World War II
Chinese Civil War
Korean War
Commanders
Current
commander
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Political CommissarMajor General Yuan Honggang
Notable
commanders
Peng Xuefeng
Wei Guoqing
Zhang Zhen
Insignia
NATO Map Symbol

The 76th Group Army (Chinese: 第七十六集团军; pinyin: Dì Qīshíliù Jítuánjūn), Unit 31665, formerly the 21st Group Army, is a military formation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Ground Forces (PLAGF). The 76th Group Army is one of thirteen total group armies of the PLAGF, the largest echelon of ground forces in the People's Republic of China, and one of two assigned to the nation's Western Theater Command.[1]

History[edit]

The unit served during the Korean War when it comprised the 61st, 62nd, and 63rd Divisions.

In 2022,the 12th Combined Arms Brigade was reorganized and entirely transferred to the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force.

Organization[edit]

  • 17th Heavy Combined-Arms Brigade
  • 56th Light Combined-Arms Brigade
  • 62nd Heavy Combined-Arms Brigade
  • 149th Heavy Combined-Arms Brigade
  • 182nd Light Combined-Arms Brigade
  • 76th Special Operations Brigade
  • 76th Army Aviation Brigade
  • 76th Artillery Brigade
  • 76th Air Defense Brigade
  • 76th Engineering and Chemical Defense Brigade
  • 76th Service Support Brigade

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burke, Edmund J. (4 February 2019). "Coming to a (New) Theater Near You: Command, Control, and Forces" (PDF). National Defense University Press.