Review of Myanmar Army’s organisational structure

Review of Myanmar Army’s organisational structure

Myanmar Army’s organisation structure explained in summary including formations and units:

  1. Bureau of Special Operations (Field Army consisting of two or more RMC)
  2. Regional Military Command (Corps – Commands Infantry Battalions including LIB)
  3. Military Operations Command (3 TOC’s – 1 Mechanised + 2 Motorised Inf Batt per TOC. Each Inf Batt has 750 personnel)
  4. Light Infantry Division (10 LIB’s under 3 TOC’s+1 reserve, 1 field artillery battalion, 1 armoured squadron and support units. Each LIB has 500 personnel)
  5. Regional Operations Command (Brigade – 4 Inf Batt each ROC)
  6. Artillery, Missile and Armoured units are not independent, they are deployed under infantry units. An Artillery Operations Command (AOC) has a HQ Battalion, 12 Artillery Battalions and support units. They are equivalent to a Western Artillery Division for simplicity. Furthermore the artillery battalions include 6 Light field artillery battalions, 3 Medium field artillery battalion, 3 MRL battalions, 1 Air defence battalion and a 1 Target acquisition battalion.
    Each Light field artillery battalion is equipped with 3 batteries 12 guns per battery (or 36 in total). Medium field artillery battalions have 6 guns per battery or 18 in total.
  7. Armoured Operations Command (Independent Armoured divisions). One AROC planned under each RMC. Each AROC consists of HQ, 3 Armoured TOC. Each TOC has 1 MIB and 2 Armoured Battalions with 44 tanks each, 1 Armoured reconnaissance battalion with 32 light tanks, one field artillery battalion and a support battalion. Support battalion comprises of engineer squadron and two logistic squadrons and a signal company.
  8. Bureau of Air Defence controls the Myanmar Integrated Air Defence System (MIADS). The country is divided in to 6 sectors called Sector Operation Centre (SOC). Each SOC consists of an air defence division and one fighter-interceptor wing from the Myanmar Air Force. Sometimes frigates operate under command of these SOC’s. Each AD Division has 3 AD TOC and support units. MRSAM-TOC, SHORAD-TOC – each TOC has 3 battalions.
    One Electronic Reconnaissance Tactical Operations Command (EIR-TOC) with 6 to 8 radar and communication companies for early warnings and interdiction detection.
    Each fighter-interceptor wing commanded by a brigadier general and is composed of three Fighter squadrons of fighter interceptors (10 aircraft per squadron) and their ground base support units.
  9. Directorate of Signal – A signal battalion is attached to each RMC and signal companies attached to LID’s and MOC’s.
  10. Directorate of Medical Services – 14 Medical battalions attached to RMC. Each Medical battalion consists of 3 Field Medical Battalions. Each FMB consists of 3 FM Companies having 3 Field Hospital Unit and a specialist teach each. A Health & Disease Control Unit (HDCU) is responsible for prevention, control & eradication of diseases.
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