Chilean Army order of battle

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This is an Order of Battle of the Chilean Army.

Office of the Army Commander in Chief in Santiago, the Army's headquarters city where it is situated

  • Military Scenarios and Investigations Center
  • Office of the Army Secretary General
  • Office of the Army Auditor General

Army General Staff Office (Estado Mayor General del Ejército)

  • Finance Directorate
  • Logistics
  • Intelligence Directorate
  • Projects Department

Ground Operations Command[edit]

Structure of the Chilean Army 2014 (click on image to enlarge)

Army Ground Operations Command, headquartered in Concepcion, the base garrison of the Chacabuco 7th Reinforced Regiment

  • I Division, in Antofagasta
    • 3rd Armored Brigade "La Concepción", (Brigada Acorazada Nº3 "La Concepción") in Antofagasta (formerly 20th Reinforced Regiment "La Concepción")
      • 8th Armored Group "Exploradores" (8º Grupo Blindado "Exploradores")
      • 7th Armored Infantry Battalion "Esmeralda", ( 7º Batallón de Infantería Blindada "Esmeralda")
      • 5th Self-propelled Artillery Group "Antofagasta" (Grupo de Artillería Autopropulsada Nº5 "Antofagasta")
      • 10th Mechanized Engineer Company "Pontoneros" (10º Compañía de Ingenieros Mecanizada "Pontoneros")
      • 7th Signals Company, (7° Compañía de Telecomunicaciones)
      • Armored Reconnaissance Platoon (Pelotón de Exploración Blindado)
    • 1st Reinforced Regiment "Calama" in Calama, (Regimiento Reforzado Nº1 "Calama")
      • 15th Infantry Battalion "Calama", (15º Batallón de Infantería "Calama")
      • 10th Artillery Group "Borgoño", (10º Grupo de Artillería "Borgoño")
      • 1st Engineer Battalion "Atacama" (1º Batallón de Ingenieros "Atacama")
    • 23rd Infantry Regiment "Copiapo" in Copiapó, (23º Regimiento de Infantería "Copiapó")
      • 23rd Motorized Infantry Battalion "Copiapó", (23º Batallón de Infantería "Copiapó")
      • Anti-tank Company
    • 1st Logistic Regiment "Tocopilla" in Antofagasta (Regimiento Logístico Nº1 "Tocopilla")
    • 1st Army Aviation Platoon "Antofagasta" (Pelotón de Aviación Nº 1 "Antofagasta")
  • II Motorized Division. Serving regions IV, V, VI, VII and the Santiago Metropolitan Region with headquarters in Santiago de Chile. This is the largest of the six Army Divisions, ands operates as mechanized infantry, serving five regions and is where the Army Headquarters is located alongside some of the military academies that the Army operates in the Santiago Metropolitan Region and Valparaiso Region.
    • 1st Infantry Regiment "Buin", (Regimiento de Infantería Nº 1 "Buin")
      • 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion "Buin" in Santiago, (1º Batallón de Infantería Mecanizada "Buin")
      • Anti-tank Company
    • 2nd Infantry Regiment "Maipo" in Valparaiso, ( Regimiento de Infantería Nº2 "Maipo")
      • 2nd Motorized Infantry Battalion "Maipo", (2º Batallón de Infantería Motorizado "Maipo")
    • 7th Reinforced Regiment "Chacabuco" in Concepción, (Regimiento Reforzado Nº7 "Chacabuco")
      • 6th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Chacabuco", (6º Batallón de Infantería Motorizado "Chacabuco")
        • 4th Historical Troops Company (carries on the traditions of the 4th Company of the 6th Line Infantry Regiment "Chacabuco", which fought in the Battle of La Concepcion on July 9 and 10, 1882, during the War of the Pacific)
      • 3rd Artillery Group "Silva Renard", (3º Grupo de Artillería "Silva Renard")
      • 3rd Motorized Signals Company "Curicó", (3º Compañía Motorizada de Telecomunicaciones "Curicó")
      • 4th Logistic Company "Concepción", (4° Compañía Logística Divisionaria "Concepción")
      • Military Police Company (Compañía de Policía Militar)
    • 9th Infantry Regiment "Chillán" in Chillán, (Regimiento de Infantería Nº9 "Chillán")
      • 9th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Chillán", (9º Batallón de Infantería Motorizado "Chillán")
      • Anti-tank Company
    • 12th Infantry Regiment "Sangra" in Puerto Varas, (Regimiento de Infantería Nº12 "Sangra")
      • 12th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Sangra" (12º Batallón de Infantería Motorizado "Sangra")
      • Anti-tank Company
    • 19th Infantry Regiment "Colchagua" in San Fernando, (Regimiento de Infantería Nº19 "Colchagua")
      • Motorized Infantry Battalion
    • 21st Infantry Regiment "Coquimbo" in La Serena, (Regimiento de Infantería Nº21 "Coquimbo")
      • Motorized Infantry Battalion
  • III Mountain Division. Serving Regions VIII, IX, XIV, and X with headquarters in Valdivia, it protects the Chilean Andes and the country's eastern border.
    • 3rd Reinforced Regiment "Yungay" in Los Andes (Regimiento Reforzado Nº3 "Yungay") formerly of the 2nd Army Division
      • 18th Andes Infantry Battalion "Guardia Vieja" (18º Batallón de Infantería Andino "Guardia Vieja")
      • 2nd Artillery Group "Arica" (2º Grupo de Artillería "Arica")
      • 2nd Engineer Company "Puente Alto" (2º Compañía de Ingenieros "Puente Alto")
    • 8th Infantry Regiment "Tucapel" in Temuco (Regimiento de Infantería Nº3 "Tucapel")
      • 8th Mountain Infantry Battalion "Tucapel" (8º Batallón de Infantería de Montaña "Tucapel")
    • 9th Reinforced Regiment "Arauco" in Osorno (Regimiento Reforzado Nº9 "Arauco")
      • 13th Mountain Infantry Battalion "Andalién" (13º Batallón de Infantería de Montaña "Andalién")
      • 4th Engineer Battalion "Arauco" (4º Batallón de Ingenieros "Arauco")
    • 16th Infantry Regiment "Talca" in Talca (Regimiento de Infantería Nº16 "Talca") formerly of the 2nd Army Division
      • Andes Infantry Battalion
    • 17th Reinforced Regiment "Los Angeles" in Los Angeles (Regimiento Reforzado Nº3 "Los Ángeles")
      • 17th Mountain Infantry Battalion "Tarpellanca" (17° Batallón de Infantería de Montaña "Tarpellanca")
      • 3rd Engineer Company "Los Ángeles"
    • 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment "Hussars" in Ángol ( Regimiento de Caballería Blindada Nº3 "Húsares")
      • Mounted Group "Húsares"
    • 2nd Artillery Regiment "Maturana" (Regimiento de Artillería Nº2 "Maturana")
      • Artillery Group
    • 4th Signals Regiment "Membrillar" in Valdivia (Regimiento de Telecomunicaciones Nº4 "Membrillar")
      • Mechanized Signal Battalion
    • 3rd Logistics Regiment "Victoria" in Victoria (Regimiento Logístico Nº3 "Victoria")
    • 13th Commando Company "Scorpións" (13º Compañía de Comandos "Escorpión")
    • 3rd Intelligence Company (3º Compañía de Inteligencia)
    • 3rd Air Platoon "Valdivia" (Pelotón de Aviación Nº 3 "Valdivia")
  • IV Army Division. Region XI with headquarters in Coyhaique.
    • 14th Reinforced Regiment "Aysén" in Coyhaique (Regimiento Reforzado Nº14 "Aysén")
      • 14th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Aysén" (26º Batallón de Infantería Motorizada "Aysén")
      • 8th Signals Company "Coihayque" (8º Compañía de Telecomunicaciones "Coyhaique")
      • Anti-tank Company
    • 8th Artillery Regiment "San Carlos de Ancud" in Coyhaique (Regimiento de Artillería Nº8 "San Carlos de Ancud")
      • 8th Artillery Group "San Carlos de Ancud" (8º Grupo de Artillería "San Carlos de Ancud")
    • 8th Engineer Regiment "Chiloé" (Regimiento de Ingenieros Nº8 "Chiloé")
      • 8th Engineer Battalion "Chiloé" (8º Batallón de Ingenieros "Chiloé")
    • 4th Divisional Logistics Company "Coyhaique" (4º Compañía Logística Divisionaria "Coyhaique")
    • Independent Reconnaissance Squadron "Chaitén"
    • 4th Air Platoon "Aysen" (4º Pelotón de Aviación "Aysen")
  • V Army Division. Serving Region XII with headquarters in Punta Arenas, this is the very division assigned to protect the Chilean Antarctic and the world's southernmost city.
    • 4th Armored Brigade "Chorrillos" (Brigada Acorazada Nº4 "Chorrillos) in Punta Arenas
      • 6th Armored Group "Dragoons" (6º Grupo Blindado "Dragones").
      • 25th Mechanized Infantry Battalion "El Roble" (25º Batallón de Infantería Mecanizada "El Roble").
      • 7th Artillery Group "Wood" (7º Grupo de Artillería "Wood").
      • 11th Mechanized Engineer Company "Tehuelches"
      • Armored Reconnaissance Platoon
    • 5th Reinforced Regiment "Lancers" in Puerto Natales (Regimiento de Caballería Nº5 "Lanceros")
      • 5th Armored Group "Lancers" (5º Grupo Blindado "Lanceros")
      • 12th Artillery Group "Magallanes" (12º Grupo de Artillería "Magallanes")
    • 10th Reinforced Regiment "Pudeto" in Punta Arenas (Regimiento de Infantería Nº10 "Pudeto")
      • 27th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Galvarino" (27º Batallón de Infantería Motorizada "Galvarino")
      • 5th Engineer Battalion "Punta Arenas" (5º Batallón de Ingenieros "Punta Arenas")
      • 5th Signals Battalion "Patagonia" (5° Batallón de Telecomunicaciones "Patagonia")
      • Anti-tank Company "Pelantaru"
      • 5th Commando Company "Lientur"
    • 11th Reinforced Regiment "Caupolicán" in Porvenir (Regimiento Reforzado Nº11 "Caupolicán")
      • 11th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Caupolicán" (11º Batallón de Infantería Motorizada "Caupolicán")
      • 13th Artillery Group "Tierra Del Fuego" (13º Grupo de Artillería "Tierra del Fuego")
      • Anti-tank Company
      • Independent Logistics Company
    • 5th Logistics Regiment "Magallanes" (Regimiento Logístico Nº5 "Magallanes")
    • 5th Air Platoon "Punta Arenas"
  • VI Army Division. Serving Regions I and XV, with headquarters in Iquique. Three regiments make up this division, as well as 2 armored brigades, an air platoon, and a logistics regiment, protecting the vital northern regions of the nation.
    • 1st Armored Brigade "Cuirassiers" in Arica (Brigada Acorazada Nº 1 "Coraceros")
      • 27th Armored Infantry Battalion "Bulnes" (28º Batallón de Infantería Blindada "Bulnes")
      • 9th Armored Group "Vencedores" (9º Grupo Blindado "Vencedores")
      • 4th Artillery Group "Miraflores" (4º Grupo de Artillería "Miraflores")
      • 9th Engineers Company "Zapadores" (9º Compañía de Ingenieros "Zapadores")
      • 10 Signals Company "San Marcos de Arica"
      • Independent Logistics Company
      • Armored Reconnaissance Platoon
    • 2nd Armored Brigade "Horse Rifles" in Pozo Almonte (Brigada Acorazada Nº2 "Cazadores"), with headquarters nearby the recently relocated Army Armored Cavalry School
      • 5th Armored Infantry Battalion "Carampangue" (5º Batallón de Infantería Blindada "Carampangue")
      • 7th Armored Group "Guías" (7º Grupo Blindado "Guías")
      • 9th Artillery Group "Salvo" (9º Grupo de Artilería "Salvo")
      • 7th Company Engineers "Aconcagua" (7º Compañía de Ingenieros "Aconcagua")
      • Signals Company
      • Independent Logistics Company
      • Armored Reconnaissance Platoon
    • 4th Reinforced Regiment "Rancagua" in Arica ( Regimiento Reforzado Nº4 "Rancagua")
      • 4th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Rancagua" (4º Batallón de Infantería Motorizada "Rancagua")
        • Historical Company
      • 6th Artillery Group "Dolores" (6º Grupo de Artilería "Dolores")
      • 6th Engineers Battalion "Azapa" (6º Batallón de Ingenieros "Azapa")
    • 24th Reinforced Regiment "Huamachuco" in Putre (Regimiento Reforzado Nº24 "Huamachuco")
      • 24th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Huamachuco" (24º Batallón de Infantería Motorizada "Huamachuco")
      • 14th Artillery Group "Parinacota" (Grupo de Artillería Nº 14 "Parinacota")
      • Anti-tank Company
      • Independent Logistics Company
    • 6th Signals Regiment "Tarapacá" in Pozo Almonte ( Regimiento de Telecomunicaciones Nº6 "Tarapacá")
    • 6th Logistics Regiment "Pisagua" (Regimiento Logístico Nº 6 "Pisagua")
    • 6th Air Platoon "Tradition and Honor"
  • Special Operations Brigade "Lautaro" with headquarters in Peldehue. (Brigada de Operaciones Especiales "Lautaro") This is the Army's special forces brigade, named after one of Chile's national heroes.
    • Paratroopers and Special Forces School in Peldehue (Escuela de Paracaidistas y FF.EE)
    • 1st Paratroopers Battalion "Pelantaru" ( Batallón de Paracaidistas Nº1 "Pelantaru")
    • Army Special Forces Group
    • Mountain Special Troops Group
    • 12th Commando Company
    • Logistics Company
  • Army Aviation Brigade with headquarters in Rancagua. (Brigada de Aviación del Ejército) It is the Army's aviation forces brigade.
    • Aircraft Battalion "La Independencia"
    • Helicopter Battalion "Germania"
    • Maintenance and Support Battalion
    • Airport Company

Doctrine Command[edit]

Army Institution and Doctrine Command (Commando Instituto y Doctrina)

  • Army Schools Division (Division Escuelas)
    • Bernardo O'Higgins Military Academy
    • Army NCO School Sergeant Daniel Rebolledo Sepulveda
    • Army War College
    • Military Polytechnical Academy
    • Army Infantry School General Jose de San Martin
    • Army Communications School
    • Army Engineering School
    • Army Services and Physical Education School
    • Army Airborne and Special Forces School
    • Army Mountain School
  • Army Education Division (Division de Educacion)
  • Army Doctrine Division (Division de Doctrina)

Force Support Command[edit]

Army Force Support Services Command (Commando Apoyo de la Fuerza)

  • Army Logistics Division. with headquarters in Santiago (División Logística del Ejército)
    • 1st Logistic Regiment "Bellavista" in Santiago (1º Regimiento Logístico "Bellavista")
    • 2nd Logistic Regimient "Arsenales de Guerra" in Santiago (2º Regimiento Logístico "Arsenales de Guerra")
    • 3rd Logistic Regimient "Limache" in Santiago (3º Regimiento Logístico "Limache")
    • Army Department of the Antarctic
      • Army Antarctic Base "Gen. Bernardo O'Higgins"
  • Army Engineering Command (Commando de Ingenieros)
    • Military Workers Corps
    • Army Engineering Service
  • Army Communications Command
  • Army Infrastructure Command
  • Army Military Engineering and Industry Command
    • FAMAE Arms Factory
    • Military Geography Institute
    • Investigation and Control Institute

General Garrison Command[edit]

  • Army General Garrison Command in Santiago, serving the Santiago Metropolitan Region, reports directly to Army Headquarters
    • 1st Armored Cavalry Regiment "Grenadiers" (Regimiento de Caballeria Nº1 "Granaderos") in Quillota, the former headquarters of the Army Armored Cavalry School, also functions as the Presidential Escort Regiment since 1840. Name attributes to the Argentine Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers "Gen. Jose De San Martin" and Ecuador's Tarqui Grenadiers and Tapi Grenadiers Regiments
    • 1st Military Police Regiment "Santiago" (Regimiento de Policía Militar N1º "Santiago")
    • 1st Artillery Regiment "Tacna" (Regimiento de Artillería Nº1 "Tacna")

Army Medical Command[edit]

  • Army Medical Command in Santiago
    • Santiago Military Hospital (Hospital Militar de Santiago)
    • Northern Military Hospital in Antofagasta
    • Children's Rehabilitation Center
  • Army Administration Command

Unit names[edit]

All the infantry and almost all of the artillery regiments are named after important battles of the Army plus various places in Chile, while the cavalry regiments are named after the various types of cavalry. These are the units:

References[edit]

  • Adrian J. English, Armed Forces of Latin America
  • Jane's World Armies
  • Jane's Sentinel

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