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A Battalion is a military unit of the UNSC Army[1] and Marine Corps, normally consisting of two to six companies, anywhere from three hundred to one thousand soldiers.

FunctionEdit

Tank and mechanized infantry battalion task forces apply their combat power to:

  • Conduct sustained combat operations in all environments with proper augmentation and support.
  • Conduct offensive operations.
  • Conduct defensive operations.
  • Accomplish rapid movement and limited penetrations.
  • Exploit success and pursue a defeated enemy as part of a larger formation.
  • Conduct security operations (advance, flank, or rear guard) for a larger force.
  • Conduct stability operations and support operations as part of a larger force.
  • Conduct operations with light infantry forces.

A battalion unit is generally considered the smallest unit able to conduct independent operations.

CompositionEdit

The typical Battlion is composed of four Companies, plus a "Battalion Headquarters Section", for a total of 800 soldiers. Each Battalion is commanded by a Major or Lieutenant Colonel, with a Gunnery Sergeant or higher serving as "battalion first sergeant."[2]

Within a Regiment, the First Battalion is generally assigned Companies A through D, the Second Battalion is assigned E through H, et cetera.[2]

Known BattalionsEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Halo: Contact Harvest
  2. 2.0 2.1 Halo Encyclopedia, Unified Ground Command, p. 55

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