UNITED STATES ARMY
 


 
3rd BRIGADE (FORWARD), 2nd ARMORED DIVISION
Cold War Organization    1988
 

The 3rd Brigade of the 2nd Armored Division, also known as 2nd Armored Division (Forward), was stationed at Garlstedt in the Federal Republic of Germany. Its peacetime higher headquarters was US Seventh Army and in the event of war it was earmarked, along with the balance of the division and the rest of US III Corps, for NATO's Northern Army Group (NORTHAG), the wartime designation of Headquarters, British Army of the Rhine.

The 3rd Brigade (Forward) was an armor-heavy formation with two armored battalions (M1A1 tanks armed with a 120mm gun) and one mechanized infantry battalion (M2 IFVs). Also attached were a field artillery battalion, an air cavalry troop with attack helicopters, an air defense artillery battalion, a combat engineer battalion, a military intelligence company, a military police platoon and a forward support company. All these units except for the MI company, were detached from their parent units in 2nd Armored Division.
 



 

HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 3rd  BRIGADE (ARMORED) (FORWARD)

 

2nd BATTALION, 66th ARMOR (M1A1)
 

 

3rd BATTALION, 66th ARMOR (M1A1)
 


1st BATTALION
41st INFANTRY (MECHANIZED) (M2)
 


4th BATTALION
3rd FIELD ARTILLERY (155mm SP)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TROOP D
2nd SQUADRON, 1st CAVALRY (AIR)

ATTACK    AH-1F


BATTERY A
2nd BATTALION, 5th AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY

VULCAN/STINGER

 

COMPANY D, 17th ENGINEER BATTALION

COMBAT ENGINEERS

 

588th MILITARY INTELLIGENCE COMPANY

ATTACHED SEPARATE COMPANY

 

498th SUPPORT BATTALION (FORWARD)



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