Mechanized Guard Brigade (Croatia)

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Mechanized Guards Brigade
(Gardijska mehanizirana brigada or Gmbr)
GMBR amblem.jpg
Active 2007–present
Country  Croatia
Branch Army
Type Mechanized infantry
Size Brigade
Garrison/HQ Knin
Equipment 126 x Patria AMV
52 x Iveco LMV
24 x BOV-3
24 x D-20
Commanders
Current
commander
Brigadier General Mladen Fuzul
Patria AMV Karlovac 2009 8.jpg
Topnička bitnica.jpg

The Mechanized Guards Brigade is one of the two main tactical components of the Croatian Army. The brigade is based in southern Croatia with main headquarters in Knin.

History[edit]

The Brigade was formed following a major restructuring of the Croatian Army. The four main brigades and reserve brigades were merged into four battalions which were each designated one of their badges and nicknames and continue their predecessor brigade's lineage and traditions.

Main role[edit]

The Brigade’s main role is defence of Croatia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty as well as participating in NATO and international peace-keeping operations, as well as planning and conducting staff and unit training in accordance with domestic and international commitments of the Republic of Croatia.

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.

Structure[edit]

Deployments[edit]

Elements of the Brigade have been deployed to Golan Heights on UNDOF[1][2] and to Afghanistan as part of ISAF.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10th CAF UNDOF Contingent readiness evaluation". MORH. 19 September 2012.
  2. ^ "10. HRVCON SPREMAN ZA MISIJU" (in Croatian). Hrvatski vojnik. September 2012.
  3. ^ "U RATU I U MIRU - ZA HRVATSKU KAO TIGAR" (in Croatian). Hrvatski vojnik. January 2009.

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