Structure of the Spanish Army

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The structure of the Spanish Army as of April 2021 is as follows:

Chief of the Army General Staff[edit]

The Chief of the Army General Staff heads the Spanish Army.

Army Headquarters[edit]

The Army Headquarters is made up of six organizations, which report directly to the Chief of the Army General Staff.[1][2]

  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Headquarter.svg Army Headquarters, in Madrid[1][2]
    • Coat of Arms of the General Staff of the Spanish Army.svg Army General Staff
      • Command, headed by the Deputy Chief of the Army General Staff
      • Army General Staff Main Secretariat
      • Planning Division
      • Operations Division
      • Logistic Division
    • Cabinet of the Chief of Staff of the Army
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army CIS Command.svg Information Systems, Telecommunications and Technical Assistance Command
      • Technical Assistance Sub-directorate
      • Information Systems and Telecommunications Sub-directorate
        • Coat of Arms of the 22nd Signal Regiment.svg Signal Regiment No. 22, in Pozuelo de Alarcón[3] (National Signal Infrastructure)
          • Signal Battalion I/22, in Pozuelo de Alarcón
          • Signal Battalion II/22, in Pozuelo de Alarcón
          • Signal Battalion III/22, in Seville
          • Signal Battalion IV/22, in Barcelona
          • Signal Battalion V/22, in A Coruña
          • Signal Battalion VI/22, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
          • Signal Battalion Support VII/22, in Pozuelo de Alarcón
      • Cyberspace and Electromagnetic Activities Sub-directorate
        • Coat of Arms of the 32nd Electronic Warfare Regiment.svg Electronic Warfare Regiment No. 32, in Dos Hermanas
          • Electronic Warfare Battalion I/32
          • Electronic Warfare Battalion II/32
          • Electronic Warfare Battalion III/32
      • Coat of Arms of the Geography Centre of the Spanish Army.svg Army Geographical Center, in Madrid
    • Military History and Culture Institute, in Madrid
      • Historical Studies Sub-directorate
      • Historical and Cultural Heritage Sub-directorate
      • Army Museum
      • Military History and Culture Centers
      • Military Archives
    • Army Legal Council
    • Army Intervention Delegate (Financial controlling, part of the Defense Main Intervention Office)[1]
    • Coat of Arms of the 1st King's Immemorial Infantry Regiment of AHQ.svg Infantry Regiment "Inmemorial del Rey" No. 1, in Madrid
      • Coat of Arms of the Infantry Battalion Guardia Vieja de Castilla.svg Battalion "Guardia Vieja de Castilla" ("Old Guards of Castille")
      • Coat of Arms of the Automobile Unit of the 1st King's Immemorial Infantry Regiment.svg Automobile Unit
      • Coat of Arms of the Support Unit 1st King's Immemorial Infantry Regiment.svg Support and Security Unit
      • Coat of Arms of the Music Unit 1st King's Immemorial Infantry Regiment.svg Music Unit
      • Services Unit

Operational Force[edit]

The Operational Force is made up of three organizations, which report directly to the Chief of the Army General Staff.[1][2]

High Readiness Land Headquarters[edit]

The High Readiness Land Headquarters is one of NATOs Rapid Deployable Corps and headed by a three-star general.

Land Force[edit]

The Land Force is a higher command based in Seville, which is responsible to establish, train and maintain the operational units of the Spanish Army based in continental Spain. The command is headed by a three-star general and has four subordinate units:[1][2]

  • Coat of arms of the Spanish Army Land Force.svg Land Force, in Seville[1][2]
    • Land Force Headquarters, in Seville
    • Coat of Arms of the Division Castillejos.svg Division "Castillejos", in Huesca
    • Coat of Arms of División San Marcial.svg Division "San Marcial", in Burgos
    • Maneuver Support Command, in A Coruña
    • Coat of Arms of the 11th Light Armored Cavalry Regiment España.svg Cavalry Regiment "España" No. 11, in Zaragoza[4]
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-11 Light Armored Cavalry Group Bourbon Lancers.svg Light Armored Cavalry Group "Lanceros de Borbón" I/11 (Centauro tank destroyers and VEC-M1 reconnaissance vehicles)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-11 Light Armored Cavalry Group Numancia.svg Light Armored Cavalry Group "Numancia" II/11 (Centauro tank destroyers and VEC-M1 reconnaissance vehicles)
Division "Castillejos"[edit]
Division "Castillejos" organization 2020 (click to enlarge)
Leopard 2E tank during the Trident Juncture 2015 in Spain

The Division "Castillejos" is tasked to organize, equip, prepare and generate operational organizations for joint and combined operations.[1][2] The division provides forces for NATO, United Nations and European Union missions.

  • Coat of Arms of the Division Castillejos.svg Division "Castillejos", in Huesca[5][1][2]
    • Coat of Arms of the Division Castillejos Headquarters Battalion.svg Division "Castillejos" Headquarters Battalion, in Huesca
    • Coat of Arms of the 1st Signal Regiment.svg Signal Regiment No. 1, in Castrillo del Val
      • Signal Battalion I/1, in Castrillo del Val
      • Signal Battalion II/1, in Huesca
Brigade "Aragón" I[edit]
Brigade "Rey Alfonso XIII" II of the Legion[edit]
Brigade "Galicia" VII[edit]
  • Coat of Arms of the 7th Brigade Galicia (Polyvalent Brigade).svg Brigade "Galicia" VII, in Pontevedra[9]
    • Coat of Arms of the 7th Brigade Galicia Headquarters Battalion.svg Headquarters Battalion VII, in Figueirido
    • Coat of Arms of the 12th Cavalry Regiment Farnesio.svg Cavalry Regiment "Farnesio" No. 12, in Santovenia de Pisuerga
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-12 Light Armored Cavalry Group Santiago.svg Light Armored Cavalry Group "Santiago" I/12 (Centauro tank destroyers and VEC-M1 reconnaissance vehicles)
    • Coat of Arms of the 3rd Infantry Regiment Príncipe.svg Infantry Regiment "Príncipe" No. 3, in Siero
    • Coat of Arms of the 29th Light Infantry Regiment Isabel la Católica (common variant).svg Infantry Regiment "Isabel la Católica" No. 29, in Pontevedra
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-29 Protected Infantry Battalion Zamora.svg Motorized Infantry Battalion "Zamora" I/29
    • Coat of Arms of the 7th GACA.svg Field Artillery Group VII, in Pontevedra (L-118A1 towed howitzers)
    • Coat of Arms of the 7th Military Engineering Battalion.svg Sapper Battalion VII, in Pontevedra
    • Coat of Arms of the 7th Logistics Air-transportable Group.svg Logistic Group VII, in Pontevedra
Brigade "Guzmán el Bueno" X[edit]
  • Coat of Arms of the 10th Brigade Guzmán el Bueno (Polyvalent Brigade).svg Brigade "Guzmán el Bueno" X, in Cerro Muriano[10]
    • Coat of Arms of the 10th Brigade Guzmán el Bueno Headquarters Battalion.svg Headquarters Battalion X, in Cerro Muriano
    • Coat of Arms of 2nd Infantry Regiment La Reina.svg Infantry Regiment "La Reina" No. 2, in Cerro Muriano
    • Coat of Arms of the 10th Armored Regiment Córdoba (2015).svg Armored Regiment "Córdoba" No. 10, in Cerro Muriano
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-10 Tank Infantry Battalion Málaga.svg Tank Battalion "Málaga" I/10 (Leopard 2E tanks)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-10 Armored Cavalry Group Almansa.svg Armored Cavalry Group "Almansa" II/10 (Leopard 2E tanks and VEC-M1 reconnaissance vehicles)
    • Coat of Arms of the 45th Infantry Regiment Garellano.svg Infantry Regiment "Garellano" No. 45, in Mungia
    • Coat of Arms of the 10th Field Artillery Battalion.svg Field Artillery Group X, in Cerro Muriano (M109A5 self-propelled howitzers)
    • Coat of Arms of the 10th Military Engineering Battalion.svg Sapper Battalion X, in Cerro Muriano
    • Coat of Arms of the 10th Logistics Group.svg Logistic Group X, in Cerro Muriano
Brigade "Extremadura" XI[edit]
  • Coat of Arms of the 11th Brigade Extremadura (Polyvalent Brigade).svg Brigade "Extremadura" XI, in Badajoz[11]
    • Coat of Arms of the 11th Brigade Extremadura Headquarters Battalion.svg Headquarters Battalion XI, in Badajoz
    • Coat of Arms of the 6th Infantry Regiment Saboya.svg Infantry Regiment "Saboya" No. 6, in Badajoz
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-6 Mechanized Infantry Battalion Cantabria.svg Mechanized Infantry Battalion "Cantabria" I/6 (Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-6 Protected Infantry Battalion Las Navas.svg Protected Infantry Battalion "Las Navas" II/6 (M113 armored personnel carriers)
    • Coat of arms of the 16th Armored Regiment Castilla (2015).svg Armored Regiment "Castilla" No. 16, in Badajoz
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-16 Tank Infantry Battalion Mérida.svg Tank Battalion "Mérida" I/16 (Leopard 2E tanks)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-16 Armored Cavalry Group Calatrava.svg Armored Cavalry Group "Calatrava" II/16 (Leopard 2E tanks and VEC-M1 reconnaissance vehicles)
    • Coat of Arms of the 67th Infantry Regiment.svg Infantry Regiment "Tercio Viejo de Sicilia" No. 67, in San Sebastián
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-67 Motorized Infantry Battalion Legazpi.svg Motorized Infantry Battalion "Legazpi" I/67
    • Coat of Arms of the 11th Field Artillery Battalion.svg Field Artillery Group XI, in Badajoz (M109A5 self-propelled howitzers)
    • Coat of Arms of the 11th Military Engineering Battalion.svg Sapper Battalion XI, in Badajoz
    • Coat of Arms of the 11th Logistics Group.svg Logistic Group XI, in Badajoz
Brigade "Guadarrama" XII[edit]
  • Coat of Arms of the 12th Brigade Guadarrama (Polyvalent Brigade).svg Brigade "Guadarrama" XII, in Madrid[12]
    • Coat of Arms of the 12th Brigade Guadarrama Headquarters Battalion.svg Headquarters Battalion XII, in Madrid
    • Coat of Arms of the 31st Mechanized Infantry Regiment Asturias.svg Infantry Regiment "Asturias" No. 31, in Madrid
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-31 Mechanized Infantry Battalion Covadonga.svg Mechanized Infantry Battalion "Covadonga" I/31 (Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-31 Protected Infantry Battalion Uad Ras.svg Protected Infantry Battalion "Uad-Ras" II/31 (M113 armored personnel carriers)
    • Coat of Arms of the 61st Armoured Infantry Regiment Alcázar de Toledo.svg Armored Regiment "Alcázar de Toledo" No. 61, in Madrid
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-61 Tank Infantry Battalion León.svg Tank Battalion "León" I/61 (Leopard 2E tanks)
      • Coat of Arms of the 12th Armored Cavalry Group Villaviciosa.svg Armored Cavalry Group "Villaviciosa" II/61 (Leopard 2E tanks and VEC-M1 reconnaissance vehicles)
    • Coat of Arms of the 12th Self Propelled Field Artillery Battalion.svg Field Artillery Group XII, in Madrid (M109A5 self-propelled howitzers)
    • Coat of Arms of the 12th Military Engineering Battalion.svg Sapper Battalion XII, in Madrid
    • Coat of Arms of the 12th Logistics Group.svg Logistic Group XII, in Colmenar Viejo
Division "San Marcial"[edit]
Division "San Marcial" organization 2020 (click to enlarge)

The Division "San Marcial" is tasked to organize, equip, prepare and generate high readiness operational organizations for joint and combined operations.[1][2] The division provides forces for high intensity operations and Spanish national missions.

Paratroopers Brigade "Almogávares" VI[edit]
  • Coat of Arms of the 6th Airborne Brigade Almogávares (Polyvalent Brigade).svg Paratroopers Brigade "Almogávares" VI, in Paracuellos de Jarama[14]
    • Coat of Arms of the BRIPAC Headquarters Battalion.svg Headquarters Battalion VI, in Paracuellos de Jarama
    • Coat of Arms of the 8th Light Armoured Cavalry Regiment Lusitania.svg Cavalry Regiment "Lusitania" No. 8, in Marines
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-8 Light Armored Cavalry Group Sagunto.svg Light Armored Cavalry Group "Sagunto" I/8 (Centauro tank destroyers and VEC-M1 reconnaissance vehicles)
    • Coat of Arms of the 4th Parachute Infantry Regiment Napoles.svg Paratroopers Infantry Regiment "Nápoles" No. 4, in Paracuellos de Jarama
    • Coat of Arms of the 5th Infantry Regiment Zaragoza.svg Infantry Regiment "Zaragoza" No. 5, in Alcantarilla
      • Coat of Arms of the 3rd-5 Protected Infantry Flag Ortiz de Zárate.svg Protected Infantry Bandera "Ortiz de Zárate" III/5 (BMR-M1 armored personnel carriers)
    • Coat of Arms of the 6th GACAPAC.svg Field Artillery Group VI, in Paracuellos de Jarama (L-118A1 towed howitzers)
    • Coat of Arms of the 6th Parachute Engineer Battalion.svg Engineer Battalion VI, in Paracuellos de Jarama
    • Coat of Arms of the 6th Parachute Logistic Battalion.svg Logistic Group VI, in Paracuellos de Jarama
Special Operations Command "Órdenes Militares"[edit]
  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Special Operations Force Command.svg Special Operations Command "Órdenes Militares", in Alicante[15][1]
    • Coat of Arms of the MOE Headquarters Group.svg Special Operations Command Headquarters Group, in Alicante
    • Coat of Arms of the 3rd Special Operations Group Valencia.svg Special Operations Group "Valencia" III, in Alicante
    • Coat of Arms of the 4th Special Operations Group Tercio del Ampurdán.svg Special Operations Group "Tercio del Ampurdán" IV, in Alicante
    • Coat of Arms of the 19th Special Operations Group Maderal Oleaga.svg Special Operations Bandera "Legionario Maderal Oleaga" XIX of the Legion, in Alicante
    • Coat of Arms of the USAC Alférez Rojas Navarrete.svg Special Operations Command Logistic Unit, in Alicante
    • Coat of Arms of the Special Operations Command Signals Company.svg Special Operations Command Signal Company, in Alicante
Mountain Troops Command[edit]
  • Mountain Troops Command, in Pamplona[16]
    • Headquarters Battalion, in Pamplona
    • Coat of Arms of the 64th Regiment of Mountain Hunters Galicia.svg Mountain Hunters Infantry Regiment "Galicia" No. 64, in Jaca
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-64 Mountain Hunters Battalion Pirineos.svg Mountain Hunters Battalion "Pirineos" I/64 (Bv 206s armored vehicles)
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-64 Skiing Climbing Company.svg Climbers and Skiers Company 1/64
    • Coat of Arms of the 66th Infantry Regiment America.svg Mountain Hunters Infantry Regiment "América" No. 66, in Berrioplano
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-66 Motorized Infantry Battalion Montejurra.svg Mountain Hunters Battalion "Montejurra" I/66 (Bv 206s armored vehicles)
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Mountain and Special Operations Military School.svg Mountain and Special Operations Military School, in Jaca
Army Airmobile Forces[edit]
Attack Helicopter Battalion I Tiger HAD attack helicopter
Maneuver Support Command[edit]
Maneuver Support Command organization 2020 (click to enlarge)

The Maneuver Support Command is tasked to organize, equip, prepare and generate operational combat support and combat logistic support organizations for joint and combined operations.[1][2]

Field Artillery Command[edit]
  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Field Artillery Command.svg Field Artillery Command, in San Andrés del Rabanedo[19]
    • Coat of Arms of the 4th Coastal Artillery Regiment.svg Coastal Artillery Regiment No. 4, in San Fernando
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-4 Coastal Artillery Battalion.svg Coastal Artillery Group I/4 (155/52 APU (V07) towed howitzers)
    • Coat of Arms of the 11th Field Artillery Regiment.svg Field Artillery Regiment No. 11, in Castrillo del Val
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-11 Field Artillery Battalion.svg Field Artillery Group I/11 (M109A5 self-propelled howitzers)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-11 Field Artillery Battalion.svg Field Artillery Group II/11 (M109A5 self-propelled howitzers), in San Andrés del Rabanedo
    • Coat of Arms of the 63rd Rocket Artillery Regiment.svg Rocket Artillery Regiment No. 63, in Astorga
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-63 Rocket Artillery Group.svg Rocket Artillery Group I/63 (155/52 APU-SIAC towed howitzers - to be replaced with HIMARS)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-63 Information and Location Artillery Battalion.svg Target Acquisition Group II/63 (ARTHUR and AN/TPQ-36 artillery fire locating radars and IAI Searcher MK II J drones), in San Andrés del Rabanedo
Anti-aircraft Artillery Command[edit]
  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Air Defence Command.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Command in Madrid[20]
    • Coat of Arms of the 71st Air Defence Artillery Regiment.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment No. 71, in Madrid
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-71 Air Defence Artillery Group.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Group I/71 (Mistral surface-to-air missiles)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-71 Air Defence Artillery Group.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Group II/72 (GDF 07 twin 35mm autocannons and Aspide surface-to-air missiles with Skydor fire direction systems)
    • Coat of Arms of the 73rd Air Defence Artillery Regiment.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment No. 73, in Cartagena
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-73 Aspide Air Defence Artillery Group.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Group I/73 (GDF 07 twin 35mm autocannons and Aspide surface-to-air missiles with Skydor fire direction systems)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-73 NASAMS Air Defence Artillery Group.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Group II/73 (NASAMS surface-to-air missile systems)
      • Coat of Arms of the 3rd-73 Patriot Air Defence Artillery Group.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Group III/73 (MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile systems), in Marines
    • Coat of Arms of the 74th Air Defence Artillery Regiment.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment No. 74, in Dos Hermanas
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-74 Air Defence Artillery Group.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Group I/74 (MIM-23 Hawk surface-to-air missile systems)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-74 Air Defence Artillery Group.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Group II/74 (MIM-23 Hawk surface-to-air missile systems), in San Roque
      • Coat of Arms of the 3rd-74 Repair Unit.svg Maintenance Group III/74
    • Coat of Arms of the Signal Battalion of the Spanish Army Air Defence Command.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Command Signal Unit, in Madrid and Dos Hermanas
Engineer Command[edit]
  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Engineer Command.svg Engineer Command, in Salamanca[21]
    • Coat of Arms of the 1st Engineer Regiment.svg Engineer Regiment No. 1, in Castrillo del Val
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st Spanish Legion Tercio Great Captain.svg Sapper Battalion I/1
    • Coat of Arms of the 11th Engineer Regiment.svg Special Engineer Regiment No. 11, in Salamanca
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-11 Road Building Battalion.svg Road Building Battalion I/11
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd 11 Camp Building Battalion.svg Camp Building Battalion II/11
    • Coat of Arms of the 12th Bridge Engineer Regiment.svg Bridge and Special Engineer Regiment No. 12, in Zaragoza
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-12 Bridge Building Battalion.svg Bridge Building Battalion I/12
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-12 Railroad Building Battalion.svg Railroad Building Battalion II/12
Signal Command[edit]
  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Signal Command.svg Signal Command, in Bétera[22]
    • Coat of Arms of the 21st Transmitions Regiment.svg Signal Regiment No. 21, in Marines
      • Signal Battalion Command Posts I/21
      • Signal Battalion Hubs II/21
      • Signal Battalion Support III/21
    • Coat of Arms of the 31st Electronic Warfare Regiment.svg Electronic Warfare Regiment No. 31, in El Pardo
      • Electronic Warfare Battalion I/31
      • Electronic Warfare Unit II/31
Logistic Brigade[edit]
  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Logistic Brigade.svg Logistic Brigade, in Zaragoza[23]
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Transport Group.svg Transport Grouping No. 1, in Madrid
    • Coat of Arms of the 11th Logistics Support Group.svg Logistic Support Grouping No. 11, in Colmenar Viejo
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 1st-11 Supply Group.svg Supply Group I/11
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 6th-11 Logistics Maintenance Group.svg Maintenance Group II/11
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 112th Logistics Services and Mechanical Workshops Unit.svg Services and Workshops Unit 112
    • Coat of Arms of the 21st Logistics Support Group.svg Logistic Support Grouping No. 21, in Seville
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 1st-21 Supply Group.svg Supply Group I/21
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 6th-21 Logistics Maintenance Group.svg Maintenance Group II/21
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 9th-21Transport Group.svg Transport Group III/21, in Granada
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 212th Logistics Services and Mechanical Workshops Unit.svg Services and Workshops Unit 212, in Granada
    • Coat of Arms of the 41st Logistics Support Group.svg Logistic Support Grouping No. 41, in Zaragoza
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 1st-41 Supply Group.svg Supply Group I/41
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 6th-41 Logistics Maintenance Group.svg Maintenance Group II/41
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 9th-41Transport Group.svg Transport Group III/41
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 412th Logistics Services and Mechanical Workshops Unit.svg Services and Workshops Unit 412, in Sant Boi de Llobregat
    • Coat of Arms of the 61st Logistics Support Group.svg Logistic Support Grouping No. 61, Valladolid
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 1st-61 Supply Group.svg Supply Group I/61
      • Maintenance Group II/61
      • Coat of Arms of the 3rd-61 Logistics Group.svg Transport Group III/61
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 612th Logistics Services and Mechanical Workshops Unit.svg Services and Workshops Unit 612, in Burgos
    • Coat of Arms of the 81st Logistics Support Group.svg Logistic Support Grouping No. 81, in San Cristóbal de la Laguna
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 6th-81 Logistics Maintenance Group.svg Maintenance Group I/81
      • Supply Company No. 1/81
      • Transport Company No. 2/81
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 811th Munitions Battery.svg Ammunition Battery No. 3/81
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army 812th Logistics Services and Mechanical Workshops Unit.svg Services and Workshops Unit 812
    • Coat of Arms of the 1st Spanish Army Health Services Group.svg Medical Grouping No. 1, in Pozuelo de Alarcón
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-1 Spanish Army Health Support Unit.svg Medical Group I/1
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-1 Spanish Army Health Support Unit.svg Medical Group II/1
      • Coat of Arms of the 3rd-3 Spanish Army Health Services Group.svg Medical Group III/1, in Zaragoza
      • Coat of Arms of the 4th-3 Spanish Army Health Services Group.svg Medical Group IV/1, in Zaragoza
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army NBC Decontamination Sanitary Station.svg NBC Decontamination Station
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Health Logistics Support Group.svg Medical Logistic Support Unit, in Madrid

Canary Islands Command[edit]

Canary Islands Command organization 2020 (click to enlarge)

The Canary Islands Command is a higher command based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is tasked to establish and prepare operational units and tasked to carry out military operations in its assigned area. The command consists of all Spanish Army units outside continental Spain and is headed by a three-star general.[1][2]

Ceuta General Command[edit]

The command is headed by a two-star general.

  • Coat of Arms of Ceuta General Command.svg Ceuta General Command, in Ceuta[25]
    • Coat of Arms of the Ceuta General Command Headquarters Battalion.svg Ceuta General Command Headquarters Battalion
    • Coat of Arms of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment Montesa.svg Cavalry Regiment "Montesa" No. 3
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-3 Armored Cavalry Group Cazadores de África.svg Armored Cavalry Group "Cazadores de África" I/3 (Leopard 2A4 tanks and Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles)
    • Coat of Arms of the 2nd Spanish Legion Tercio Duke of Alba.svg Tercio "Duque de Alba" No. 2 of the Legion
      • Coat of Arms of the 4th Spanish Legion Flag Cristo de Lepanto.svg Protected Infantry Bandera "Cristo de Lepanto" IV/2 (BMR-M1 armored personnel carriers)
    • Coat of Arms of the of the 54th Regulares Light Infantry Group.svg Regulares Group "Ceuta" No. 54
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-54 Regulares Battalion Tetuán.svg Motorized Infantry Tabor "Tetuán" I/54
    • Coat of Arms of the 30th Mixed Artillery Regiment.svg Mixed Artillery Regiment No. 30
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-30 Field Artillery Battalion.svg Field Artillery Group I/30 (155/52 APU-SIAC towed howitzers)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-30th Air Defence Artillery Battalion.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Group II/30 (Mistral surface-to-air missiles)
    • Coat of Arms of the 7th Engineer Regiment.svg Engineer Regiment No. 7
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-7 Combat Engineer Battalion.svg Sapper Battalion I/7
    • Coat of Arms of the 23rd Logistics Unit.svg Logistic Unit No. 23
Melilla General Command[edit]

The command is headed by a two-star general.

  • Coat of Arms of Melilla General Command.svg Melilla General Command, in Melilla[26]
    • Coat of Arms of the Melilla General Command Headquarters Battalion.svg Melilla General Command Headquarters Battalion
    • Coat of Arms of the 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment Alcántara.svg Cavalry Regiment "Alcántara" No. 10
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-10 Armored Cavalry Group Taxdirt.svg Armored Cavalry Group "Taxdirt" I/10 (Leopard 2A4 tanks and Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles)
    • Coat of Arms of the 1st Spanish Legion Tercio Great Captain.svg Tercio "Gran Capitán" No. 1 of the Legion
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st Spanish Legion Flag Comandante Franco.svg Protected Infantry Bandera "Comandante Franco" I/1 (BMR-M1 armored personnel carriers)
    • Coat of Arms of the of the 52nd Regulares Light Infantry Group.svg Regulares Group "Melilla" No. 52
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-52 Regulares Battalion Alhucemas.svg Motorized Infantry Tabor "Alhucemas" I/52
    • Coat of Arms of the 32nd Mixed Artillery Regiment.svg Mixed Artillery Regiment No. 32
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-32 Field Artillery Battalion.svg Field Artillery Group I/32 (155/52 APU-SIAC towed howitzers)
      • Coat of Arms of the 2nd-32th Air Defence Artillery Battalion.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Group II/32 (Mistral surface-to-air missiles)
    • Coat of Arms of the 8th Engineer Regiment.svg Engineer Regiment No. 8
      • Coat of Arms of the 1st-8 Combat Engineer Battalion.svg Sapper Battalion I/8
    • Coat of Arms of the 24th Logistics Unit.svg Logistic Unit No. 24
Balearic General Command[edit]

The command is headed by a two-star general.

Brigade "Canarias" XVI[edit]

Support Force[edit]

The Support Force is made up of five organizations, which report directly to the Chief of the Army General Staff.[1][2]

Personnel Command[edit]

The Personnel Command is responsible for the planning, management, administration and control of the army's personnel management, personnel assistance, and healthcare.[1]

  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Personnel Command.svg Personnel Command, in Madrid[1]
    • Personnel Command Headquarters
      • Main Secretariat
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Personnel Directorate.svg Personnel Directorate
      • Military Career Sub-directorate of
      • Evaluation Sub-directorate
      • Personnel Management Sub-directorate
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Personnel Support Directorate.svg Personnel Assistance Directorate
      • Personnel Support Sub-Directorate
      • Social Centers Management Sub-Directorate
      • Military residences, sport centers, and sociocultural centers
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Health Directorate.svg Healthcare Directorate

Training and Doctrine Command[edit]

The Training and Doctrine Command is responsible for the planning, inspection, coordination and investigation of the army's knowledge management, which includes the doctrine, organization, materials, education and instruction systems, training, and evaluation.[1]

  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Training and Doctrine Command.svg Training and Doctrine Command, in Granada[1][29]
    • Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters
      • Main Secretariat
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Doctrine, Organization and Equipment Directorate.svg Research, Doctrine, Organization, and Materials Directorate
      • Doctrine, Organization, and Materials Sub-Directorate
      • Research and Lessons Learned Sub-Directorate
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Education, Training and Evaluation Directorate.svg Education, Instruction, Training, and Evaluation Directorate

Logistic Support Command[edit]

The Logistic Support Command is responsible materiel and logistical support processes, which includes the supply, maintenance and transportation functions and corresponding support engineering.[1]

  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Logistic Support Command.svg Logistic Support Command, in Madrid[1]
    • Logistic Support Command Headquarters
      • Main Secretariat
      • Engineering Command
      • Economic Affairs Command
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Acquisitions Directorate.svg Procurement Directorate
      • Weapon Systems Sub-directorate
      • Supplies and Services Sub-directorate
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Integration of Logistics Functions Directorate.svg Logistic Functions Integration Directorate
      • Logistic Management Sub-directorate
      • Analysis Management Sub-directorate
      • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Logistics Centers Command.svg Logistic Centers Command
        • Coat of Arms of the PCAMI.svg Supply Depot and Center for Logistics Materiel, in Madrid
        • Coat of Arms of the 1st PCMASA.svg Maintenance Depot and Center for Armored Systems No. 1, in Madrid
        • Coat of Arms of the 2nd PCMASA.svg Maintenance Depot and Center for Armored Systems No. 2, in Segovia
        • Coat of Arms of the 1st PCMVR.svg Maintenance Depot and Center for Wheeled Vehicles No. 1, in Torrejón de Ardoz
        • Coat of Arms of the 2nd PCMVR.svg Maintenance Depot and Center for Wheeled Vehicles No. 2, in Cordoba
        • Coat of Arms of the PCMAYMA.svg Maintenance Depot and Center for Artillery Weapons and Materiel, in Valladolid
        • Coat of Arms of the PCMASACOM.svg Maintenance Depot and Center for Anti-aircraft, Coastal, and Missile Systems, in Pozuelo de Alarcón
        • Coat of Arms of the PCMMI.svg Maintenance Depot and Center for Engineer Materiel, in Guadalajara
        • Coat of Arms of the PCMMT.svg Maintenance Depot and Center for Signal Materiel, in El Pardo
        • Coat of Arms of the PCMHEL.svg Maintenance Depot and Center for Helicopters, in Colmenar Viejo
        • Coat of Arms of the PCMSHS.svg Maintenance Depot and Center for Hardware and Software Systems, in El Pardo

Army Main Inspectorate[edit]

The Army Main Inspectorate is responsible for the planning, management, administration and control of the army's infrastructures, environmental protection, and occupational hazards prevention.[1]

  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Inspector General's Office.svg Army Main Inspectorate, in Barcelona[1]
    • Army Main Inspectorate Headquarters
      • Main Secretariat
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Barracks Direction.svg Quartermaster Directorate, in Madrid (doubles as First Main Sub-inspectorate (Center))
      • Second Main Sub-inspectorate (South), in Seville
      • Third Main Sub-inspectorate (Pyrenees), in Barcelona
      • Fourth Main Sub-inspectorate (Northwest), in Valladolid
      • Fifth Main Sub-inspectorate (Canary Islands), in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Amy Infrastructures Direction.svg Infrastructure Directorate

Economic Affairs Directorate[edit]

The Economic Affairs Directorate is responsible for the planning, management, administration and control of the financial resources made available to the Army, and also for contracting and accounting.[1]

  • Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Economic Affairs Directorate.svg Economic Affairs Directorate, in Madrid[1]
    • Accounting and Budget Sub-directorate
    • Economic Management and Contracting Sub-directorate

Graphic overview of the Spanish Army[edit]

Spanish Army organization 2020 (click to enlarge).

Geographic distribution of operational forces[edit]

Structure of the Spanish Army is located in Spain
Maneuver Support Cmd
Maneuver Support Cmd
Mountain Troops Cmd
Mountain Troops Cmd
Division "Castillejos"
Division "Castillejos"
"Arapiles" 62
"Arapiles" 62
"Galicia" 64
"Galicia" 64
"América" 66
"América" 66
Brigade "Rey Alfonso XIII" II
Brigade "Rey Alfonso XIII" II
"Juan de Austria" 3
"Juan de Austria" 3
"A. Farnesio" 4
"A. Farnesio" 4
"Reyes Católicos" II
"Reyes Católicos" II
Brigade "Galicia" VII
Brigade "Galicia" VII
"Farnesio" 12
"Farnesio" 12
"Príncipe" 3
"Príncipe" 3
"Isabel la Católica" 29
"Isabel la Católica" 29
Bde. "Guzmán el Bueno" X
Bde. "Guzmán el Bueno" X
"La Reina" 2 "Córdoba" 10
"La Reina" 2
"Córdoba" 10
Structure of the Spanish Army
"Garellano" 45
"Garellano" 45
Brigade "Extrema." XI
Brigade "Extrema." XI
"Saboya" 6 "Castilla" 16
"Saboya" 6
"Castilla" 16
Structure of the Spanish Army
"Tercio Viejo de Sicilia" 67
"Tercio Viejo de Sicilia" 67
"Barcelona" 63
"Barcelona" 63
Signal IV/22
Signal IV/22
Division "San Marcial"
Division
"San Marcial"
"Zaragoza" 5
"Zaragoza" 5
SpecOps Cmd
SpecOps Cmd
Coastal Art. 4
Coastal Art. 4
Rocket Art. 63
Rocket Art. 63
Anti-air Art. 73
Anti-air Art. 73
Anti-air Art. II/74
Anti-air Art. II/74
Attack Heli. Bn I
Attack
Heli. Bn I
Maneuver Heli. Bn III
Maneuver
Heli. Bn III
Engineer Cmd
Engineer Cmd
Engineer 11
Engineer 11
Signal V/22
Signal V/22
Logistic Sup. Grouping 61
Logistic Sup. Grouping 61
Transport III/21
Transport III/21
Balearic Cmd
Balearic Cmd
"Palma" 47
"Palma" 47
Marines
Marines
Bétera
Bétera
Valencia
Valencia
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
Seville
Seville
Dos Hermanas
Dos Hermanas
Castrillo d. Val
Castrillo d. Val
S. Andrés d. R.
S. Andrés d. R.
Colmenar Viejo
Colmenar Viejo
Pozuelo d. A.
Pozuelo d. A.
Paracuellos J.
Paracuellos J.
Madrid
Madrid
Melilla
Melilla
Ceuta
Ceuta
Pink ff0080 pog.svg Armor Pink pog.svg Mechanized Infantry Green 008000 pog.svg Protected Infantry Lightgreen pog.svg Motorized Infantry SpringGreen pog.svg Mountain Hunters Blue 0080ff pog.svg Paratroopers Turquoise pog.svg Spanish Legion
Orange pog.svg Cavalry Yellow pog.svg Field Artillery Blue pog.svg Anti-aircraft Artillery Gold pog.svg Helicopters Black pog.svg Engineers Red ff0000 pog.svg Signals Purple pog.svg Logistics Steel pog.svg Other units
Black pog-sized x.svg Locations with multiple units; units listed in the table below
(Brigade headquarters battalions, field artillery groups, sapper battalions, and logistic groups are based alongside their brigade headquarters)
Community of Madrid Province of Valencia Province of Seville Other provinces Overseas
Madrid:

Blue pog.svg Anti-aircraft Art. Cmd.

Blue pog.svg Anti-aircraft Art. Rgt. 71

Lightgreen pog.svg "Inmemorial del Rey" 1
Red ff0000 pog.svg Electronic Warfare Rgt. 31
Purple pog.svg Transport Grouping 1

Valencia:

Green 008000 pog.svg High Readiness Land HQ
Steel pog.svg Intelligence Rgt. 1
Steel pog.svg Info-Ops Rgt. 1
Steel pog.svg NBC-defense Rgt. "Valencia" 1

Seville:

Green 008000 pog.svg Land Force
Purple pog.svg Log. Sup. Grouping 21
Red ff0000 pog.svg Signal Bn. III/22

Castrillo del Val:

Yellow pog.svg Field Artillery Rgt. 11
Black pog.svg Engineer Rgt. 1
Red ff0000 pog.svg Signal Rgt. 1

Ceuta:

Green 008000 pog.svg Ceuta General Command

Orange pog.svg Cavalry Rgt. "Montesa" 3
Turquoise pog.svg Tercio "Duque de Alba" 2
Lightgreen pog.svg Regulares Grp. "Ceuta" 54
Yellow-blue dot.png Mixed Artillery Rgt. 30
Black pog.svg Engineer Rgt. 7
Colmenar Viejo:

Green 008000 pog.svg Brigade "Guadarrama" XII

Pink pog.svg "Asturias" 31
Pink ff0080 pog.svg "Alcázar de Toledo" 61

Gold pog.svg Army Airmobile Forces

Gold pog.svg Transport Heli. Bn. V

Purple pog.svg Log. Sup. Grouping 11

Bétera:

Red ff0000 pog.svg Signal Command
Steel pog.svg Military Police Bn. I
Gold pog.svg Emergency Heli. Bn. II

Dos Hermanas:

Red ff0000 pog.svg Electronic Warfare Rgt. 32
Blue pog.svg Anti-aircraft Art. Rgt. 74
Gold pog.svg Maneuver Heli. Bn. IV

Zaragoza:

Green 008000 pog.svg Brigade "Aragón" I

Pink ff0080 pog.svg "Pavia" 4
Yellow pog.svg Field Art. Rgt. 20

Purple pog.svg Logistic Brigade

Purple pog.svg Log. Sup. Grouping 41

Orange pog.svg Cavalry Rgt. "España" 11
Black pog.svg Engineer Rgt. 12

Melilla:

Green 008000 pog.svg Melilla General Command

Orange pog.svg Cavalry Rgt. "Alcántara" 10
Turquoise pog.svg Tercio "Gran Capitán" 1
Lightgreen pog.svg Regulares Grp. "Melilla" 52
Yellow-blue dot.png Mixed Artillery Rgt. 32
Black pog.svg Engineer Rgt. 8
Paracuellos de Jarama:

Blue 0080ff pog.svg Brigade "Almogávares" VI

Blue 0080ff pog.svg "Nápoles" 4
Marines:

Orange pog.svg Cavalry Rgt. "Lusitania" 8
Red ff0000 pog.svg Signal Rgt. 21
Orange pog.svg Cavalry Grp. "Milán" XVI
Blue pog.svg Anti-aircraft Art. Grp. III/73

S. Andrés d. Rabanedo:

Yellow pog.svg Field Artillery Command
Yellow pog.svg Field Artillery Grp. II/11
Yellow pog.svg Target Acquisition Grp. II/63
Steel pog.svg Aerial Recon Grp. IV/1

Pozuelo de Alarcón:

Red ff0000 pog.svg Signal Rgt. 22
Steel pog.svg Medical Grouping 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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