Divisions and Brigades

The Queen Mothers Banner escort party led by Lieutenant Mathew Opitz, unfurl the Banner for the final time.

The command structure of the Australian Army is hierarchical with divisions & brigades responsible for administering groupings of smaller units. Major Units are regiment or battalion-sized with minor units being smaller, either company sized sub-units or platoons. All units within the Australian Army are either Regular Army (full-time) or Army Reserve (part-time), or a combination with sub-units of each type.

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1st Division

The 1st Division is an Army Functional Command, headquartered in Brisbane, with four Direct Command Units located in Queensland, New South Wales and Malaysia. Headquarters 1st Division is the Land Component to Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC); provides the ADF’s high-readiness Deployable Joint Force Headquarters for contingencies in Australia and overseas; and has responsibility for Amphibious Capability Development on behalf of the Australian Defence Force.

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Forces Command

Forces Command (FORCOMD) mission is to generate Army's foundation warfighting capability in order to ensure individuals and force elements are successful in Adaptive Campaigning.

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Special Operations Command

Special Operations Command’s (SOCOMD) mission is to provide ready and relevant forces to conduct Special Operations across the operational continuum in a joint, combined or interagency environment, in support of Australian national interests.

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