Sunday, January 31, 2016

Army Reorganizes its Units, Again

The Army is reorganizing its divisions, although the changes are largely in how each unit is named. For example, three reinforced regiments in the north of Chile are now called motorized brigades. Another reinforced regiment that's part of the 3rd Mountain Division will go by the name of mountain "detachment," implying a smaller force than a regiment-sized unit. Similarly, other reinforced regiments were renamed "detachments." The Army has made some organizational changes in the past, such as when it created the mountain division. But the biggest change took place after Gen. Augusto Pinochet retired from the Army. Subsequent leaders took the country's various regiments and organized them into self-contained units with infantry, armor, logistics, engineer and other elements.

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