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U.S. Military: Rank & Structure: Unit Structure

Ever been confused while watching a movie, reading a book, or talking with a veteran about the numerous military ranks, titles, and units? This guide is intended as a succinct, simplified, visual aid to better understanding the military force structure.

Army & Marines

Team

Squad/Section

Platoon

Company/Battery/Troop

Battalion/Squadron

Brigade/Regiment/Group

Division

Corps

Army

Air Force

Section

Flight

Squadron

Group

Wing

(Numbered Air Force)

(MAJCOM)

Air Force

Navy & Coast Guard

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