Brazilian Army ( HD )





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Published on Nov 25, 2012

The Brazilian Army is the land arm of the Brazilian Armed Forces. The Brazilian Army has fought in several international conflicts, mostly in South America during the 19th century. In the 20th century it participated on the Allied side in World War I and World War II, as well as in UN peacekeeping missions.
Domestically, besides facing several rebellions throughout these two centuries, supported by key local elites and by big international capital, after has ended the monarchic period in the country, imposed to the rest of society its political views and economic development projects, during the periods (1889-94, 1930-50* and 1964-85) that it ruled the country.

In principle, the Brazilian Constitution designates the 600,000 - strong Brazilian military police as a reserve force of the Army, although in practice they remain separate entities.

Brazilian Army today:

The Brazilian Army had a recorded personnel strength of 535,000 active personnel (2012). In addition there were approximately ,415,000 reserve soldiers.

High Command Army General Headquarters (Quartel-General do Exército) - Brasília Terrestrial Operations Command (Commando de Operações Terrestres) - Brasília Army General Staff (Estado Maior do Exército) - Brasília

Military Commands

The Army is structured into seven military commands. Each of the seven military commands is responsible for one or more military regions. Eastern Military Command (Commando Militar do Leste; CML), (HQ: Rio de Janeiro) - 1st and 4th Military Regions Southeastern Military Command (Commando Militar do Sudeste; CMSE), (HQ: São Paulo) - 2nd Military Region Southern Military Command (Commando Militar do Sul; CMS), (HQ: Porto Alegre) - 3rd and 5th Military Regions Northeastern Military Command (Commando Militar do Nordeste; CMN), (HQ: Recife) - 6th, 7th and 10th Military Regions Western Military Command (Commando Militar do Oeste; CMO), (HQ: Campo Grande) - 9th Military Region Planalto Military Command (Commando Militar da Planalto; CMP), (HQ: Brasília) - 11th Military Region Amazon Military Command (Commando Militar da Amazônia; CMA), (HQ: Manaus) - 8th and 12th Military Regions

Military Regions

The Brazilian territory is further divided into twelve military regions. Each military region has jurisdiction over one or more states and is subordinate to a military command. 1st Military Region - States of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo (HQ: Rio de Janeiro) 2nd Military Region - State of São Paulo (HQ: São Paulo) 3rd Military Region - State of Rio Grande do Sul (HQ: Porto Alegre) 4th Military Region - State of Minas Gerais (HQ: Belo Horizonte) 5th Military Region - States of Paraná and Santa Catarina (HQ: Curitiba) 6th Military Region - States of Bahia and Sergipe (HQ: Salvador) 7th Military Region - States of Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Alagoas (HQ: Recife) 8th Military Region - States of Pará and Amapá (HQ: Belém) 9th Military Region - States of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul (HQ: Campo Grande) 10th Military Region - States of Ceará, Maranhão and Piauí (HQ: Fortaleza) 11th Military Region - States of Goiás, Tocantins and the Federal District (HQ: Brasília) 12th Military Region - States of Amazonas, Acre, Roraima and Rondônia (HQ: Manaus)

Main units

Brigades: 12x Parachute Infantry Brigade, with: 3x Parachute Infantry Battalions and 1x Parachute Cavalry Troop. 14x special operations Brigade, with: 1x Special Operations, 1x Commando, 1x Psychological Operations Battalions. 13x Light Infantry (Air Assault) Brigade, with: 3x Light Infantry Airborne Battalions and 1x Light Cavalry Troop. 9x Light Infantry Brigade GLO (Peacekeeping Operations/Urban Warfare), with: 3x Light Infantary GLO Battalions and 3x Mechanized Cavalry (Wheeled) Battalion. 9x Frontier Infantry (Wetlands Infantry) Brigade, with: 9x Wetlands Infantry Battalions. 7x Armoured Cavalry Brigades, each with: 2x Armored Cavalry and 2x Armoured Infantry Battalions and 1x Mechanized Cavalry (Wheeled) Troop. 6x Mechanized Cavalry (Wheeled) Brigades, each with: 3x Mechanized Cavalry Battalions and 1x Armoured Cavalry Battalion. 18x Jungle Infantry Brigades, each with: 3 - 4 Jungle Infantry Battalions, and 1x Mechanized or Jungle Cavalry Troop. 10x Motorized Infantry Brigades, in change to Mechanized Infantry Brigades, each with: 3x Mechanised Infantry Battalions and 1x Mechanized Cavalry Troop. 9x Divisional Artillery Brigades, each with: 3 - 5 Field and/or Rocket Artillery Battalions (Agrupements, in Brazilian Army). 7x Construction Engineer Brigades. 18x Air Defence Artillery Brigade. 5x Army Aviation Command(Brigade), with: 4x Army Aviation Battalions (Anti-tank, reconnaissance, multi-purpoise, transport, utility).


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