TYPE CONTINGENCY CORPS
US Army Divisions
Now that we have reviewed the US Army corps, we will discuss the division.
The division is the basic tactical maneuver element of the corps.
following discussion will only pertain to those areas which have application
to the various types of Army divisions.
The division is the basic unit of combined arms and services in the US Army
combat operations. By this, we mean the division contains the necessary mix
of arms, services, men, and material to perform the five functions of land
warfare. The five functions of land warfare include the following:
Combat service support.
The mission of the division is to destroy enemy
military forces and to secure or dominate critical land areas, their
populations, and resources.