My co-blogger, Kathy, at Liberty Street has asked me a question about U.S. Army unit hierarchy. I cannot answer her. Can anyone here shine some light on this ? ?
"I've just begun reading David Halberstam's book on the Korean War, and in the front matter of the book he has a listing of military terminology, of military units, from largest to smallest: Army, Corps, Division, Regiment, Battalion, Company, Platoon, and Squad. He says:
An Army is comprised of 2 or more Corps and is normally commanded by a full General.
A Corps is comprised of 2 or more Divisions and is normally commanded by a Lieutenant General.
A Division is comprised of 3 Regiments and is commanded by a Major General.
A Regiment is comprised of 3 Battalions and is commanded by a Colonel.
A Battalion is comprised of 4 or more Companies and is commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel.
A Company is comprised of 4 Platoons and is commanded by a Captain.
A Platoon is comprised of 4 Squads and is commanded by a Lieutenant.
A Squad has 10 or more soldiers in it and is commanded by a Staff Sergeant.
Does the above accord with your experience of military hierarchy?"