Structure of the Spanish Army

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The current structure of the Spanish Army is as follows:[1]

Spanish Legion

Army Headquarters[edit]

Army HQ is made up of these six organisations which report directly to the Chief of the Army Staff.

  • Army Staff
  • CIS Command
    • 22nd Signal Regiment in Madrid
    • 32nd Electronic Warfare Regiment in Sevilla
    • Army Geographical Center in Madrid
  • Military Culture and History Institute
  • Chief of the Army Staff's Cabinet
  • Headquarters Legal Council
  • 1st King's Immemorial Infantry Regiment (Madrid)

Army Force[edit]

High Readiness Land HQ[edit]

Land Forces[edit]

Structure of the Spanish army (click to enlarge).
Emblem of the Artillery Forces
Emblem of the Cavalry Forces
Emblem of the Infantry Forces
Emblem of the Logistics Forces
Emblem of the Military Engineers
Emblem of the Special Operations Forces
Coat of arms of the Division “Castillejos”
Coat of arms of the 1st Brigate “Aragón”
Coat of arms of the 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment “Alcántara”
Coat of arms of the Field Artillery Command
Coat of arms of the Air Defence Command
Coat of arms of the Aviation Force of the Army “FAMET”
Coat of arms of the Logistic Operation Forces
Coat of arms of the Medical Brigate
CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

Division San Marcial[edit]

  • 1st Division "San Marcial" in Burgos
    • Division Headquarters Battalion in Burgos
    • I Brigade "Aragón" in Zaragoza
      • 1st Headquarters Battalion
      • 4th Armored Regiment "Pavia" in Zaragoza
        • I/4th Tank Battalion "Flandes" with Leopard 2E tanks
        • II/4th Armored Cavalry Group "Húsares de la Princesa" with Leopard 2E tanks and VEC-M1 cavalry scout vehicles
      • 62nd Infantry Regiment "Arapiles" in Sant Climent Sescebes
        • I/62nd Protected Infantry Battalion "Badajoz"
        • II/62nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion "Barcelona" with Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles
      • 64th Mountain Infantry Regiment "Galicia" in Jaca
        • I/64th Mountain Infantry Battalion "Pirineos" with Bv 206s all-terrain armored carriers
      • 20th Field Artillery Regiment in Zaragoza with M109A5 self-propelled howitzers
      • 1st Engineer Battalion in Zaragoza
      • 1st Logistic Group in Zaragoza
    • X Brigade "Guzmán el Bueno" in Cerro Muriano
      • 10th Headquarters Battalion
      • 2nd Infantry Regiment "La Reina" in Cerro Muriano
        • I/2nd Protected Infantry Battalion "Princesa" with BMR-M1 armored personnel carriers
        • II/2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion "Lepanto" with Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles
      • 10th Armored Regiment "Córdoba" in Cerro Muriano
      • 45th Infantry Regiment "Garellano" in Mungia
        • I/45th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Guipúzcoa"
      • 10th Field Artillery Group in Cerro Muriano with M109A5 self-propelled howitzers
      • 10th Engineer Battalion in Cerro Muriano
      • 10th Logistic Group in Cerro Muriano
    • XI Brigade "Extremadura" in Badajoz
    • XII Brigade "Guadarrama" in Colmenar Viejo
      • 12th Headquarters Battalion
      • 31st Infantry Regiment "Asturias" in Colmenar Viejo
        • I/31st Mechanized Infantry Battalion "Covadonga" with Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles
        • II/31st Protected Infantry Battalion "Wad-Ras" with BMR-M1 armored personnel carriers
      • 61st Armored Regiment "Alcázar de Toledo" in Colmenar Viejo
      • 66th Infantry Regiment "América" in Berrioplano
        • I/66th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Montejurra"
      • 12th Field Artillery Group in Colmenar Viejo with M109A5 self-propelled howitzers
      • 12th Engineer Battalion in Colmenar Viejo
      • 12th Logistic Group in Colmenar Viejo

Division Castillejos[edit]

Balearic General Command[edit]

Ceuta General Command[edit]

  • Ceuta General Command
    • Headquarters Battalion
    • 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Montesa"
      • I/3rd Armored Cavalry Group "Cazadores de África" with Leopard 2A4 tanks and Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles
    • 2nd Spanish Legion Tercio "Duque de Alba"
      • IV Protected Infantry Bandera “Cristo de Lepanto” with BMR-M1 medium six-wheeled APC
    • 54th “Regulares de Ceuta” Group (Light Infantry)
      • I/54th Regulares Tabor "Tetuán"
    • 30th Mixed Artillery Regiment
      • I/30th Field Artillery Group with 155/52 APU-SIAC 155mm towed howitzers
      • VI/30th Anti-air Artillery Group with Mistral surface-to-air missiles
    • 7th Engineer Regiment
    • 23rd Logistic Group

Melilla General Command[edit]

  • Melilla General Command
    • Headquarters Battalion
    • 10th Cavalry Regiment “Alcántara
      • I/10th Armored Cavalry Group "Taxdirt" with Leopard 2A4 tanks and Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles
    • 1st Spanish Legion Tercio "Gran Capitán"
      • I Protected Infantry Bandera* with BMR-M1 medium six-wheeled APC
    • 52nd “Regulares de Melilla” Group (Light Infantry)
      • I/52nd Regulares Tabor "Alhucemas"
    • 32nd Mixed Artillery Regiment (Field & Air-defense Artillery) with 155/52 APU-SIAC 155mm towed howitzers and Mistral air-defense missiles
      • I/32nd Field Artillery Group with 155/52 APU-SIAC 155mm towed howitzers
      • VII/32nd Anti-air Artillery Group with Mistral surface-to-air missiles
    • 8th Engineer Regiment
    • 24th Logistic Group

*I Bandera name "Commander Franco" is not used officially anymore by the Bandera

Special Operations Command[edit]

  • Special Operations Command "Órdenes Militares" in Alicante
    • Headquarters Group
    • 2nd Special Operations Group "Granada"
    • 3rd Special Operations Group "Valencia"
    • 4th Special Operations Group "Tercio del Ampurdán"
    • 19th Special Operations Group "Caballero Legionario Maderal Oleaga"

Field Artillery Command[edit]

Anti-air Artillery Command[edit]

Engineer Command[edit]

  • Engineer Command in Salamanca
    • 1st Engineer Regiment in Castrillo del Val
      • I/1st Combat Engineer Battalion
    • 11th Specialized Engineer Regiment in Salamanca
      • I/11th Road Building Battalion
      • II/11th Camp Building Battalion
    • 12th Bridge Engineer Regiment in Zaragoza
      • I/12th Bridge Building Battalion
      • II/12th Railroad Building Battalion

Army Airmobile Forces[edit]

Signal Command[edit]

Other Units of the Land Forces[edit]

  • 11th Cavalry Regiment "España" in Zaragoza
    • I/11th Light Armored Cavalry Group "Lanceros de Borbón" with Centauro tank destroyers and VEC-M1 cavalry scout vehicles
    • II/11th Light Armored Cavalry Group "Numancia" with Centauro tank destroyers and VEC-M1 cavalry scout vehicles
  • 1st NBC-defense Regiment “Valencia” in Valencia
  • 1st CIMIC Battalion in Valencia

Canary Islands Command[edit]

  • Canarias General Command, tasked with defending the Canary Islands
    • 94th Anti-air Artillery Regiment with Mistral surface-to-air missiles and NASAMS surface-to-air missile systems
    • 6th Maneuver Helicopter Battalion in San Cristóbal de La Laguna with Bell 212 helicopters
    • XVI Brigade “Canarias” in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
      • 16th Headquarters Battalion
      • 16th Light Armored Cavalry Group "Milán" with Centauro tank destroyers and VEC-M1 cavalry scout vehicles
      • 9th Infantry Regiment “Soria” in Puerto del Rosario
      • 49th Infantry Regiment “Tenerife” in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
        • I/49th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Albuera"
      • 50th Infantry Regiment “Canarias” in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
        • I/50th Protected Infantry Battalion "Ceriñola" with BMR-M1 armored personnel carriers
      • 93rd Field Artillery Regiment in San Cristóbal de La Laguna with L-118A1 105mm light field howitzers
      • 16th Engineer Battalion in San Cristóbal de La Laguna
      • 16th Logistic Group

Operational Logistic Forces[edit]

The headquarter of the Operational Logistic Forces is in La Coruña.

Logistic Brigade[edit]

  • Logistic Brigade in Zaragoza
    • 11th Logistic Support Group in Colmenar Viejo with a Supply, a Maintenance and a Deployment Support Battalion
    • 21st Logistic Support Group in Sevilla with a Supply, a Maintenance and a Transport Battalion
    • 41st Logistic Support Group in Zaragoza with a Supply, a Maintenance and a Transport Battalion
    • 61st Logistic Support Group Valladolid with a Supply, a Maintenance and a Divisional Support Battalion
    • 81st Logistic Support Group in San Cristóbal de la Laguna with a Supply Battalion, a Maintenance, a Transport and an Ammunition Company
    • 1st Transport Group in Madrid

Medical Brigade[edit]

  • Medical Brigade in Pozuelo de Alarcón
    • 1st Medical Battalion
    • 3rd Medical Battalion
    • Field Hospital Battalion
    • Medical Logistic Support Battalion

Support Force[edit]

Force Support is the combination of organisations responsible for direction, management and control of human material and financial assets assigned to the Army.

  • Training and Doctrine Command
  • Personnel Command
  • Logistic Support Command
  • Army Inspection
  • Economic Affairs Directorate

Notes and references[edit]

External links[edit]

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