The mission of the DISCOM is to provide division-level combat service
support (except for construction) to all organic and attached elements of
the division. DISCOMs are assigned to armored and mechanized division TOE
Heavy Division and AirLand Battle
As a preface to Learning Event 2, the heavy division is the primary fighting
organization of the US Army of Excellence structure.
The heavy division
refers to armored and mechanized infantry. In the next learning event, you
will learn about the organizations, capabilities, limitations, and weapon
systems of the heavy division. You will also learn how the heavy division
The purpose of this learning event was to examine the organization and the
The H-series TOE, J-series
TOE, and L-series TOE were discussed.
Today's Army of Excellence is
currently structuring toward the light infantry division under a new
They are heavy forces and light
Heavy forces are the armored and mechanized divisions, and light
forces are all others.
Briefly defined, the corps is referred to as the US Army's largest maneuver
unit which is organized to perform major operational and tactical tasks.
The corps is classified as forward deployed corps and contingency corps.
The US Army division is the basic tactical maneuver element of the corps.
It is the basic unit of combined arms and services in the US Army force
The division is organized to conduct extended large scale
The mission of the division is the destruction of enemy
military forces. Types of Army divisions include infantry, light infantry,
armored, mechanized, airborne, and air assault. All divisions have a base.
The elements of a division base for a heavy division consist of command and
control headquarters, combat support, and combat service support units. The
division support command (DISCOM) controls the combat service support units
of a division base.