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.

1st Division Badge

1st Division

The 1st Division (1 Div) is currently responsible for high-level training activities and is capable of being deployed to command large scale ground operations. It does not have any combat units permanently assigned to it, though it commands units during training activities and the Land Combat Readiness Centre reports to the divisional headquarters.

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Forces Command Badge

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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