The infantry regiment, rifle, usually operates as a major element of a larger force (brigade or division). Its mission is assigned by the higher commander. Its movement and action are coordinated with other units of the larger force to assure the accomplishment of the mission of this force. Exceptionally, the rifle regiment may be assigned an independent mission.
The infantry regiment, rifle, consists of the following:
- Headquarters &Headquarters company
- Service company
- Antitank company
- Cannon company
- Three rifle battalions.
- Medical detachments (attached).
- Chaplain (attached).
The headquarters company consists of a company headquarters, an intelligence and reconnaissance platoon, and a communication platoon. These elements are grouped into one unit primarily for administrative purposes.
The service company of the infantry regiment comprises a company headquarters, a regimental headquarters platoon, and a transportation platoon.
The antitank company consists of a company headquarters, three antitank platoons, and one antitank mine platoon.
The armament of the antitank company includes crew-served and individual weapons.
The crew-served weapons are the 57-mm antitank gun, the antitank rocket launcher, and the caliber .50 machine gun. The individual weapons are the rifle, the carbine, and the pistol.
The antitank mine platoon consists of a command group (headquarters) and three antitank mine squads.
The cannon company of the infantry regiment consists of a company headquarters and three cannon platoons. The general mission of the cannon company is to provide close and continuous fire support to the regiment.
INFANTRY BATTALION x3
The battalion is the basic tactical unit of Infantry. It usually operates as an element of the infantry regiment. Its mission is assigned by the regimental commander, and its actions are coordinated with those of other units of the regiment. Exceptionally, the battalion may be detached from the regiment to perform an independent mission. It has administrative fonctions.
The battalion consists of a headquarters & Headquarters company, three rifle companies, and a heavy weapons company.
The headquarters company consists of company headquarters; a battalion headquarters section; a communication platoon; an ammunition and pioneer platoon; and an antitank platoon.
In strength and composition, the battalion antitank platoon is identical with the antitank platoon of the antitank company.
Rifle Company x3
The rifle company is the basic infantry unit with administrative and supply functions. The company consists of a company headquarters, three rifle platoons, and one weapons platoon.
Heavy Weapons Company
The heavy weapons company consists of a company headquarters, two .30 heavy machine-gun platoons, and one 81-mm mortar platoon.