Armored Guard Brigade (Croatia)

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Armoured Mechanized Guard Brigade "GOMBR"
Gardijska oklopno-mehanizirana brigada
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Insignia of GOMBR
Active2007 - present
Country Croatia
RoleMechanized infantry
Size4,000 soldiers/personnel in 7 Battalions
Part ofSeal of Croatian Army.png Croatian Army
Garrison/HQVinkovci (Slavonia)
Anniversaries20 March
Equipment72xM-84D/A4, 128x BVP M-80A, 24x M-83 Polo, 10x Iveco LMV, 24x BOV 20/3 ...
Brigadier General Mladen Mikolčević
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Armoured Mechanized Guard Brigade or Guard Armoured Mechanized Brigade is the main component of the Croatian Army. The brigade is based in eastern Croatia with main headquarters being in Vinkovci.

Main Role[edit]

Brigade’s main role is defence of Croatia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty as well as participating in NATO and international peace support operations, plan and conduct brigade staff and units training in accordance with domestic international commitments.

Main Tasks:

  • Plan and conduct the tasks related to military operations;
  • Prepare training and activity with accordance of domestic defence doctrine;
  • Organize, conduct, evaluate and analyze training of subunits in order to achieve mission tasks;
  • Take part in national and international military operations, exercises and military cooperation;
  • Provide information and reports to the higher headquarters concerning implementation of training and activity plans;
  • Provide assistance to state and municipal institutions by responding to threats of a non-military nature;
  • Maintain close relationship with the local community and participate in their activities.
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Current Composition[edit]

Brigade has around 4,000 personal deployed in 7 Battalions and several companies.


See also[edit]