UNITED STATES ARMY
 


 

86th ARMORED BRIGADE, 26th INFANTRY DIVISION
Cold War Organization    1988
 

The 86th Armored Brigade belonged to the Vermont Army National Guard and was assigned to the 26th Infantry Division. In peacetime it controlled only two armor battalions (M60A1 tanks armed with a 105mm gun) but upon mobilization it would probably have acquired the 1-101 Infantry, a mechanized infantry battalion (M113 APCs) of the Massachusetts Army National Guard whose peacetime higher headquarters was 3rd Brigade, 26th Infantry Division. Accordingly, I have chosen to show this battalion as a unit of the 86th Armored Brigade.

Infantry and armor battalions of the Army National Guard were mostly organized under the Army of Excellence (AoE) scheme with a headquarters company, three lettered maneuver companies and a combat support (CS) company.
 



 

HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 86th ARMORED BRIGADE

 

1st BATTALION, 172nd ARMOR (M60A1)
 

 

2nd BATTALION, 172nd ARMOR (M60A1)
 


1st BATTALION, 101st INFANTRY (MECHANIZED) (M113)
 



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