Philippine Army Order of Battle

Date Updated:
Saturday June 10, 2006


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Order of Battle

(Speculative and incomplete.)

The Philippine Army is
basically a territorial army with a few specialized designated maneuver units in
the composed of units of the Special Operations Command, the newly formed Light
Reaction Companies and the First Scout Ranger Regiment.  Unlike Philippine
Marine practice, Army units are basically tied to the areas they operate and
rarely deploy outside of it.  Designated maneuver forces are dependent on
the Air Force or the Navy for long range deployment across the Philippine
archipelago.

The Philippine
Army has some eight light infantry divisions with another one currently building up
from an independent brigade.  In addition, there are five 

Engineering
Brigades
,


one Artillery Brigade,
one

Armored Brigade
(Regiment?), one


Aviation Battalion

and a Special Operations Command (which the Scout Ranger Regiment is a part of).


In the Philippine Army, an infantry division normally has three brigades
with a total strength of some
5,000 men.
 


Each infantry battalion has a strength of some 500
men. Artillery and armored units are detached from their respective brigades
(which are basically training and holding organizations) and attached to each
division or brigade as requirements dictate.  The divisions in turn are
assigned to

Area Commands
(
Northern
Luzon
,


Southern Luzon
,


Western
,


Central

and


Southern
Commands) which report
to the

General Headquarters, AFP
.

Developments

There is talk
that the Armored Brigade is to be expanded to a division size formation at the
expense of the special operations forces.

Headquarters, Philippine
Army, Fort Bonifacio, Makati, Metro Manila

Army Staff

    Commanding
General, PA

    Vice Commander, PA

    Chief of Staff, PA

Coordinating Staff
(Assistant Chiefs of Staff)

    Personnel
(G1)

    Intelligence (G2)

    Operations (G3)

    Logistics (G4)

    Plans and Programs (G5)

    Comptrollership (G6)

    Civil Military Operations (G7)

    Training and Education (G8)

    Reservist and Retirees Affairs (G10)

    Communication-Electronics and Information Systems (G11)

Special and Technical Staff

    Chief
Surgeon

    Dental Surgeon

    Chief Nurse

    Adjutant General

    Judge Advocate General

    Provost Marshal

    Chief of Engineers

    Chief Ordnance and Chemical Service

    Chief Artillery

    Chief Infantry

    Chief Quartermaster

    Chief Chaplain

    Army Modernization Program Management Office

    Military Personnel Office

Headquarters and
Headquarters Support Group, Fort Bonifacio, Makati, Metro Manila



Combat Units

   

1st Infantry
Division
, Camp Major Cesar L. Sang-an, Pulacan, Labangan, Pagadian City,
Zamboanga del Sur

   

2nd Infantry Division
, Camp Gen. Mateo Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal

   

3rd Infantry Division
, Camp Gen. Macario G. Peralta Jr.,
Jamindan, Capiz

   

4th Infantry Division
, Camp Edilberto Evangelista, Cagayan de
Oro City, Misamis Oriental

   

5th Infantry Division
, Camp Upi, Echague, Gamu, Isabela

   

6th Infantry Division
, Camp BGen Gonzalo H. Siongco, Sitio
Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Dinaig, Tacurong City, Maguindanao (next to Cotabato
Airport)

   

7th Infantry Division
, Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Palayan City,
Laur, Nueva Ecija

   

8th Infantry Division
, Camp Vicente Lukban, Brgy. Maulong,
Catbalogan, Western Samar

   

9 Infantry Brigade
(Separate), [currently
being expanded into a divison],
Camp Canuto, Sagurong, Pili, Camarines Sur

   
Special Operations Command
(PASOCOM), Fort Ramon Magsaysay,
Palayan City, Laur, Nueva Ecija

    Light Armor Brigade (LABde), Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac



Combat Support Units

   

51st
Engineering Brigade
, Camp Gen. Rigoberto Atienza, Libis, Lungsod, Quezon City,
Metro Manila

   

52nd Engineering Brigade
, Camp Natividad, Manolo Fortich,
Malaybalay, Bukidnon

   

53rd Engineering Brigade
, Cebu City, Cebu

   

54th Engineering Brigade
, Camp Pito Abat, Manaoag, Pangasinan

   

55th Engineering Brigade
, San Gabriel, Davao City, Davao del Sur

   

525th Engineering Construction Battalion

(S), Fort Bonifacio,
Makati, Metro Manila

    Signal Group

    Intelligence and Security Group, Fort Bonifacio, Makati,
Metro Manila

    Civil Affairs Group 

   

Army Aviation Battalion

Service Support Units

    Training and
Doctrine Command, Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Palayan City, Laur, Nueva Ecija

    Dental Service Center

    Army Support Command

    Finance Center

    Army Management Information Center

    Reserve Command, Camp Riego de Dios, Paradahan, Tanza, Cavite

There are 15 standby reserve
infantry divisions under Army Reserve Command, including:

    61st
Infantry Division (SRes), Western Visayas (affiliated with 3d Infantry Division)

    131st Infantry Division (SRes), Manila  Special Services Unit