Central Army (Japan)

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Central Army
JGSDF Middle Army.svg
Active14 January 1960 – present
Country Japan
Branch Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
TypeField army
Garrison/HQCamp Itami, Itami, Hyōgo
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt. Gen. Junji Suzuki

The Central Army (中部方面隊, Chūbunhōmen-tai) is one of five active Armies of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. It is headquartered in Itami, Hyōgo. Its responsibility is the defense of Chūgoku, Kansai, Shikoku and the Southern half of the Chūbu region.

Organization[edit]

Operational Structure of the Central Army 2011
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  • JGSDF Middle Army.svg Central Army, in Itami
    • JGSDF 3rd Division.svg 3rd Division, in Itami, responsible for the defense of the Hyōgo, Kyōto, Nara, Ōsaka, Shiga and Wakayama prefectures.
    • JGSDF 10th Division.svg 10th Division, in Nagoya, responsible for the defense of the Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Mie and Toyama prefectures.
    • JGSDF 13th Brigade.svg 13th Brigade, in Kaita, responsible for the defense of the Chūgoku region.
    • JGSDF 14th Brigade.svg 14th Brigade, in Zentsūji, responsible for the defense of Shikoku.
    • 4th Engineer Brigade, in Uji
      • 6th Engineer Group (Construction), in Toyokawa
      • 7th Engineer Group (Construction), in Uji
      • 102nd Equipment Company, in Uji
      • 304th Engineer Company, in Izumo
      • 305th Engineer Company, in Okayama
      • 307th Vehicle Company, in Uji
    • Western Army Artillery Unit, in Matsuyama, with three batteries of FH-70 155mm towed howitzers (in peacetime under administrative control of the 14th Brigade)
    • 8th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group, in Ono (Type 3 Chū-SAM)
    • Central Army Combined (Training) Brigade, in Ōtsu
      • 47th Infantry Regiment, in Kaita
      • 49th Infantry Regiment, in Toyokawa
      • 4th Basic Training Battalion, in Ōtsu
      • 109th Training Battalion, in Ōtsu
      • 110th Training Battalion, in Matsuyama
    • Central Army Aviation Group, in Yao
      • 5th Anti-tank Helicopter Battalion, in Ise
      • Central Army Helicopter Battalion, in Mashiki
      • Central Army Meteorological Company, in Mashiki
      • Logistic Support Battalion, in Mashiki
    • Central Army Logistic Support, in Kyoto
    • Central Army Signal Group, in Itami
      • 104th Signal Battalion, in Itami
      • 104th Command Center Signal Battalion, in Itami
      • 303rd Central Communication Company, in Itami
    • Central Army Medical Service, in Itami
    • Central Army Military Intelligence Battalion, in Itami
    • Kansai Logistic Depot, in Uji

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