Structure of the German Army

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The following lists German active and reserve units within the structure of the German Army . Reserve units do not possess any heavy equipment and their personnel is intended as replacements for losses sustained by regular units.

Unit designations[edit]

The German Army uses Jäger to denote its infantry formations. Mountain infantry is designated as Gebirgsjäger, while Paratroopers are designated as Fallschirmjäger. Armoured units equipped with main battle tanks are designated as Panzer formations, while mechanized infantry units equipped with tracked infantry fighting vehicles are designated as Panzergrenadier formations.

Army Command[edit]

Structure of the German Army 2020 (click to enlarge)

1st Panzer Division[edit]

Note: The 1st Panzer Division also has the Royal Netherlands Army's 43rd Mechanized Brigade under its command.

9th Panzerlehr Brigade[edit]

33rd Panzergrenadier Battalion Puma infantry fighting vehicle

21st Panzer Brigade[edit]

  • Panzerbrigade 21 (Bundeswehr).svg 21st Panzer Brigade (Panzerbrigade 21), in Augustdorf
    • StKp PzBrig 21 (V2).png Staff and Signal Company 21st Panzer Brigade, in Augustdorf
    • AufklBtl 7.jpg 7th Reconnaissance Battalion (Aufklärungsbataillon 7), in Ahlen with Fennek reconnaissance vehicles and KZO drones
    • JgRgt 1.jpg 1st Jäger Battalion (Jägerbataillon 1), Schwarzenborn with GTK Boxer armoured personnel carriers
    • PzBtl 203.jpg 203rd Panzer Battalion (Panzerbataillon 203), in Augustdorf with 44x Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks
    • PzGrenBtl 212 neu.png 212th Panzergrenadier Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 212), in Augustdorf with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
    • JgBtl 921.jpg 921st Jäger Battalion (Jägerbataillon 921), in Schwarzenborn (Reserve unit)
    • Wappen PzPiBtl 1.jpg 1st Panzer Engineer Battalion (Panzerpionierbataillon 1), in Holzminden
    • InstBtl 7.jpg 7th Supply Battalion (Versorgungsbataillon 7), in Unna

41st Panzergrenadier Brigade[edit]

  • Panzergrenadierbrigade 41 (Bundeswehr).svg 41st Panzergrenadier Brigade (Panzergrenadierbrigade 41), in Neubrandenburg
    • StKp PzGrenBrig 41 (Variante)..png Staff and Signal Company 41st Panzergrenadier Brigade, in Neubrandenburg
    • PzAufklBtl 6.jpg 6th Reconnaissance Battalion (Aufklärungsbataillon 6), in Eutin with Fennek reconnaissance vehicles and KZO drones
    • PzGrenBtl401.jpg 401st Panzergrenadier Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 401), in Hagenow with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
    • PzGrenBtl411.jpg 411th Panzergrenadier Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 411), in Viereck with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
    • Panzerbataillon 413.svg 413th Jäger Battalion (Jägerbataillon 413), in Torgelow with GTK Boxer armoured personnel carriers
    • PzGrenBtl 908 (V1).jpg 908th Panzergrenadier Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 908), in Viereck (Reserve unit)
    • PzPiBtl 803.jpg 803rd Panzer Engineer Battalion (Panzerpionierbataillon 803), in Havelberg
    • LogBtl 142.jpg 142nd Supply Battalion (Versorgungsbataillon 142), in Hagenow

10th Panzer Division[edit]

131st Artillery Battalion PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer
  • 10. Panzerdivision (Bundeswehr).svg 10th Panzer Division (10. Panzerdivision), in Veitshöchheim
    • StKp 10. PzDiv.png Staff and Signal Company 10th Panzer Division, in Veitshöchheim
    • 10th Signal Battalion (Fernmeldebataillon 10), in Veitshöchheim (activated 1 April 2021)[1]
    • ArtBtl 131.jpg 131st Artillery Battalion (Artilleriebataillon 131), in Weiden in der Oberpfalz with 24x PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzers, 8x M270 MLRS multiple rocket launch systems, KZO drones and 2x Euro-Art COBRA counter-battery radars
    • PzArtBtl 345.jpg 345th Artillery Demonstration Battalion (Artillerielehrbataillon 345), in Idar-Oberstein with 24x PzH 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzers, 8x M270 MLRS multiple rocket launch systems, 12x 120mm mortars, KZO drones and 2x Euro-Art COBRA counter-battery radars
    • PiBtl 905.gif 905th Engineer Battalion (Pionierbataillon 905), in Ingolstadt (Reserve unit)

12th Panzer Brigade[edit]

104th Panzer Battalion Leopard 2A6 tank
  • PzBrig 12 (1).jpg 12th Panzer Brigade (Panzerbrigade 12), in Cham
    • StKp PzBrig 12.jpg Staff and Signal Company 12th Panzer Brigade, in Cham
    • AufklBtl 8 (1).jpg 8th Reconnaissance Battalion (Aufklärungsbataillon 8), in Freyung with Fennek reconnaissance vehicles and KZO drones
    • GebPzBtl 8.JPG 8th Mountain Panzer Battalion (Gebirgspanzerbataillon 8), in Pfreimd (2x of 4x tank companies active) with 44x Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks
    • PzBtl 104 (V1).png 104th Panzer Battalion (Panzerbataillon 104), in Pfreimd with 44x Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks
    • PzGrenBtl112.jpg 112th Panzergrenadier Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 112), in Regen with 44x Puma Infantry fighting vehicles
    • PzGrenBtl122 (V1).jpg 122nd Panzergrenadier Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 122), in Oberviechtach with 44x Puma Infantry fighting vehicles
    • PzPiBtl 4 (V1).jpg 4th Panzer Engineer Battalion (Panzerpionierbataillon 4), in Bogen
    • LogBtl 4.jpg 4th Supply Battalion (Versorgungsbataillon 4), in Roding

23rd Gebirgsjäger Brigade[edit]

  • Gebirgsjägerbrigade 23 (Bundeswehr).svg 23rd Gebirgsjäger Brigade (Gebirgsjägerbrigade 23), in Bad Reichenhall
    • StKp GebBrig 23.png Staff and Signal Company 23rd Gebirgsjäger Brigade, in Bad Reichenhall
    • GebAufklBtl 230.jpg 230th Mountain Reconnaissance Battalion (Gebirgsaufklärungsbataillon 230), in Füssen with Fennek reconnaissance vehicles and KZO drones
    • GebJgBtl 231 (1).jpg 231st Gebirgsjäger Battalion (Gebirgsjägerbataillon 231), in Bad Reichenhall with GTK Boxer armoured personnel carriers
    • GebJgBtl 232 (1).jpg 232nd Gebirgsjäger Battalion (Gebirgsjägerbataillon 232), in Bischofswiesen with Bv206S
    • GebJgBtl 233.jpg 233rd Gebirgsjäger Battalion (Gebirgsjägerbataillon 233), in Mittenwald with Bv206S
    • GebPiBtl 8.jpg 8th Mountain Engineer Battalion (Gebirgspionierbataillon 8), in Ingolstadt
    • GebLogBtl 8 (1).jpg 8th Mountain Supply Battalion (Gebirgsversorgungsbataillon 8), in Füssen
    • EAZ GebTrgTWes 230.jpg 230th Mountain Pack Animal Operations and Training Centre (Einsatz- und Ausbildungszentrum für Gebirgstragtierwesen 230), in Bad Reichenhall

37th Panzergrenadier Brigade[edit]

  • PzGrenBrig 37.gif 37th Panzergrenadier Brigade (Panzergrenadierbrigade 37), in Frankenberg
    • StKp JgBrig 37.jpg Staff and Signal Company 37th Panzergrenadier Brigade, in Frankenberg
    • Wappen AufklBtl 13.png 13h Reconnaissance Battalion (Aufklärungsbataillon 13), in Gotha with Fennek reconnaissance vehicles and KZO drones
    • Wappen Panzerbataillon 363.jpg 363rd Panzer Battalion (Panzerbataillon 363), in Hardheim with 44x Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks[4]
    • PzGrenBtl371 (V1).jpg 371st Panzergrenadier Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 371), in Marienberg with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
    • PzGrenBtl 391.jpg 391st Panzergrenadier Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 391), in Bad Salzungen with 44x Puma infantry fighting vehicles
    • PzBtl 393.jpg 393rd Panzer Battalion (Panzerbataillon 393), in Bad Frankenhausen with 44x Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks
    • PzGrenBtl 909.gif 909th Panzergrenadier Battalion (Panzergrenadierbataillon 909), in Marienberg (Reserve unit)
    • PzPiBtl 701 (V1).jpg 701st Panzer Engineer Battalion (Panzerpionierbataillon 701), in Gera
    • VersBtl 131.svg 131st Supply Battalion (Versorgungsbataillon 131), in Bad Frankenhausen

Franco-German Brigade[edit]

The division also has administrative control of the German units in the Franco-German Brigade:

Rapid Forces Division[edit]

36th Attack Helicopter Regiment Tiger attack helicopter

Note: The Rapid Forces Division also has the Royal Netherlands Army's 11th Airmobile Brigade under its command.

1st Airborne Brigade[edit]

  • Luftlandebrigade 1 (Bundeswehr).svg 1st Airborne Brigade (Luftlandebrigade 1), in Saarlouis
    • COA StKp LLBrig 26.svg Staff and Signal Company 1st Airborne Brigade, in Saarlouis
    • FschJgRgt 26.jpg 26th Fallschirmjäger Regiment (Fallschirmjägerregiment 26), in Zweibrücken
      • 1x Staff, 2x Paratroopers-Commando, 3x Paratroopers, 1x Fire Support, 1x Supply, 1x Medical, 1x Reserve, and 1x Training Company
    • FschJgRgt 31.jpg 31st Fallschirmjäger Regiment (Fallschirmjägerregiment 31), in Seedorf
      • 1x Staff, 2x Paratroopers-Commando, 3x Paratroopers, 1x Fire Support, 1x Supply, 1x Medical, 1x Reserve, and 1x Training Company
    • LLAufklKp260.JPG 260th Airborne Reconnaissance Company (Luftlandeaufklärungskompanie 260), in Lebach
    • COA LLAufklKp 310.svg 310th Airborne Reconnaissance Company (Luftlandeaufklärungskompanie 310), in Seedorf
    • COA LLPiKp 260.svg 260th Airborne Engineer Company (Luftlandepionierkompanie 260), in Saarlouis
    • COA LLPiKp 270.svg 270th Airborne Engineer Company (Luftlandepionierkompanie 270), in Seedorf

Special Forces Command[edit]

  • Kommando Spezialkräfte (Bundeswehr).svg Special Forces Command (Kommando Spezialkräfte) (KSK), in Calw
    • 1x Staff and Supply, 1x Special Commando, 3x Commando, 1x Support, 1x Medical and 1x Signal Company

Helicopter Command[edit]

  • Wappen des Kommando Hubschrauber.png Helicopter Command (Kommando Hubschrauber), in Bückeburg[5]
    • THRgt 10.jpg 10th Transport Helicopter Regiment (Transporthubschrauberregiment 10), in Faßberg with 40x NH90 transport helicopters
    • THRgt 30.jpg 30th Transport Helicopter Regiment (Transporthubschrauberregiment 30), in Niederstetten with 40x NH90 transport helicopters
    • KHRgt 36.jpg 36th Attack Helicopter Regiment (Kampfhubschrauberregiment 36), in Fritzlar with 40x Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters
    • Heeresfliegerwaffenschule (Bundeswehr).svg International Helicopter Training Centre (Internationales Hubschrauberausbildungszentrum), in Bückeburg

Other units[edit]

As part of the Multinational Corps Northeast:

As part of the Royal Netherlands Army's 43rd Mechanized Brigade:

Training Command[edit]

  • Ausbildungskommando (Bundeswehr).svg Training Command (Ausbildungskommando), in Leipzig
    • Offizierschule des Heeres (Bundeswehr).svg Army Officer School (Offizierschule des Heeres), in Dresden
      • Offizierschule des Heeres (Bundeswehr).svg Army Tactics Centre (Taktikzentrum des Heeres), Dresden
    • Unteroffizierschule des Heeres (Bundeswehr).svg Army Non-commissioned Officer School (Unteroffizierschule des Heeres, in Delitzsch
      • Wappen 1st Sergeant/ NCO Candidate Battalion (Feldwebel-/Unteroffizieranwärterbataillon 1), in Sondershausen
      • Wappen 2nd Sergeant/ NCO Candidate Battalion (Feldwebel-/Unteroffizieranwärterbataillon 2), in Celle
      • Wappen UA FA Btl 3.jpg 3rd Sergeant/ NCO Candidate Battalion (Feldwebel-/Unteroffizieranwärterbataillon 3), in Altenstadt
    • Infanterieschule (Bundeswehr).svg Infantry Training Centre (Ausbildungszentrum Infanterie), in Hammelburg
      • Wappen AusbStpGW.jpg Mountain and Winter Combat Training Base (Ausbildungsstützpunkt Gebirgs- und Winterkampf), in Mittenwald
      • Luftlande- und Lufttransportschule (Bundeswehr).svg Airborne/ Air Transport Training Base (Ausbildungsstützpunkt Luftlande/Lufttransport), in Altenstadt
      • OABtl Hammelburg.svg 2nd Officer Candidate Battalion (Offizieranwärterbataillon 2), in Hammelburg
    • AusbZentr Munster.jpg Training Centre Munster (Ausbildungszentrum Munster), in Munster
      • AusbZ HAufklTr (V1).jpg Army Reconnaissance Troops Training Department (Ausbildungsbereich Heeresaufklärungstruppe), in Munster
      • PzTrS (V4).jpg Panzer Troops Training (Ausbildungsbereich Panzertruppen), in Munster
      • Artillerieschule (Bundeswehr).svg Armed Forces Joint Tactical Fire Support/ Indirect Fire Training (Ausbildungsbereich Streitkräftegemeinsame Taktische Feuerunterstützung/Indirektes Feuer), in Idar-Oberstein
      • OABtl Munster.svg 1st Officer Candidate Battalion (Offizieranwärterbataillon 1), in Munster
    • Pionierschule und Fachschule des Heeres für Bautechnik (Bundeswehr).svg Engineer Training Centre (Ausbildungszentrum Pioniere), in Ingolstadt
    • Technische Schule Landsysteme und Fachschule des Heeres für Technik (Bundeswehr).svg Land Systems Technology Training Centre (Ausbildungszentrum Technik Landsysteme), in Aachen
    • Ausbildungszentrum Spezielle Operationen.jpg Special Operations Training Centre (Ausbildungszentrum Spezielle Operationen), in Pfullendorf
    • AusbÜZ Lbwglk.jpg Air Mobility Training and Exercise Centre (Ausbildungs- und Übungszentrum Luftbeweglichkeit), in Celle
    • GefSimZH.jpg Army Combat Simulation Centre (Gefechtssimulationszentrum Heer), in Wildflecken
    • GefÜbZH.jpg Army Combat Training Centre (Gefechtsübungszentrum Heer), in Letzlingen
    • Vereinte Nationen Ausbildungszentrum Bundeswehr.jpg Bundeswehr United Nations Training Centre (Vereinte Nationen Ausbildungszentrum Bundeswehr), in Hammelburg

Geographic Distribution[edit]

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1 Ops Sup. (R)
1 Ops Sup. (R)
901 Eng. (R)
901 Eng. (R)
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3 Recon
3 Recon
33 PzGren.
33 PzGren.
91 Jäger
91 Jäger
130 Engineer
130 Engineer
141 Supply
141 Supply
7 Recon
7 Recon
203 Panzer 212 PzGren.
203 Panzer
212 PzGren.
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1 Jäger
1 Jäger
921 Jäger (R)
921 Jäger (R)
1 Engineer
1 Engineer
7 Supply
7 Supply
6 Recon
6 Recon
401 PzGren.
401 PzGren.
411 PzGren.
411 PzGren.
908 PzGren. (R)
908 PzGren. (R)
142 Supply
142 Supply
413 Jäger
413 Jäger
803 Engineer
803 Engineer
131 Artillery
131 Artillery
345 Artillery
345 Artillery
12 Panzer Brigade
12 Panzer Brigade
8 Recon
8 Recon
8 Mtn Panzer 104 Panzer
8 Mtn Panzer
104 Panzer
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112 PzGren.
112 PzGren.
122 PzGren.
122 PzGren.
4 Engineer
4 Engineer
4 Supply
4 Supply
230 Mtn Recon
230 Mtn Recon
231 Mtn Inf
231 Mtn Inf
232 Mtn Inf
232 Mtn Inf
233 Mtn Inf
233 Mtn Inf
8 Mtn Eng.
8 Mtn Eng.
905 Eng. (R)
905 Eng. (R)
8 Mtn Supply
8 Mtn Supply
13 Recon
13 Recon
363 Panzer
363 Panzer
393 Panzer
393 Panzer
701 Engineer
701 Engineer
131 Supply
131 Supply
371 PzGren.
371 PzGren.
909 PzGren. (R)
909 PzGren. (R)
391 PzGren.
391 PzGren.
1 Airborne Brigade
1 Airborne Brigade
260 Engineer
260 Engineer
26 Parachute
26 Parachute
31 Parachute
31 Parachute
310 Recon 270 Engineer
310 Recon
270 Engineer
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260 Recon
260 Recon
Helicopter Command
Helicopter Command
10 Helicopter
10 Helicopter
30 Helicopter
30 Helicopter
36 Helicopter
36 Helicopter
D/F Supply
D/F Supply
291 Jäger
291 Jäger
292 Jäger
292 Jäger
295 Artillery
295 Artillery
550 Engineer
550 Engineer
610 Signal
610 Signal
414 Panzer
414 Panzer
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Units: DeepPink pog.svg Panzer, Pink pog.svg Panzergrenadier, Green pog.svg Jäger, Blue 0080ff pog.svg Paratroopers, Lightgreen pog.svg Special Forces,
Orange pog.svg Reconnaissance, Yellow pog.svg Artillery, Black pog.svg Engineer, Blue pog.svg Army Aviation, Purple pog.svg Supply, Turquoise pog.svg Signal
*92 Panzergrenadier, 93 Panzer, 325 Artillery

Cyber and Information Space Command[edit]

Signals, Psychological Operations, Strategic Reconnaissance (incl. SIGINT), Geographic Information (incl. military satellites), and Electronic Warfare units of the German Armed Forces fall under the Cyber and Information Space Command (Kommando Cyber- und Informationsraum) of the Bundeswehr. Therefore, the German Army does not have its own units of such type, but is supported by the units of the Cyber and Information Space Command as needed.

Joint Support Service[edit]

Logistics, CBRN defense and Military Police units of the German Armed Forces fall under the Joint Support Service (Streitkräftebasis) of the Bundeswehr. Therefore, the German Army does not have its own units of such type, but is supported by the units of the Joint Support Service as needed.

Joint Medical Service[edit]

All medical units of the German Armed Forces fall under the Joint Medical Service of the Bundeswehr (Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr). Therefore, the German Army does not have its own medical units, but is supported by the units of the Joint Medical Service as needed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eberhard Zorn, Inspector General of the Bundeswehr. "Tagesbefehl des Generalinspekteurs: Änderungen in der Grobstruktur". German Ministry of Defense. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b "German and British Engineers Become One". www.bundeswehr.de.
  3. ^ a b "Bridging nations with German and British engineers". www.army.mod.uk. Retrieved 2021-10-04.
  4. ^ "Ein traditionsreicher Panzerstandort wird wiederbelebt". Deutsches Heer. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Kommando Hubschrauber". Deutsches Heer. Retrieved 21 April 2021.