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7th Armored Cavalry Regiment

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pip_capt_green.jpg Commander 7th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Colonel Charles Shananaquet

pip_mcpo_green.jpg Regimental Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major John Kane

7th Armored Cavalry Regiment

Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop “Remington”

1st Squadron “Tiger”

2nd Squadron “Saber”

3rd Squadron “Thunder”

4th Squadron “Longknife”-Aviation Squadron

Support Squadron “Muleskinner”

43rd Combat Engineer Company

66th Military Intelligence Company

89th Chemical Company

Table of Organization and Equipment

123 tanks
127 CVRs
24 SPHs
18 Mortar Carriers
74 VTOL Aircraft

Armored Cavalry Regiment is made up of three Armored Cavalry Squadrons and one Air Cavalry Squadron. Each Armored Cavalry Squadron is divided is divided into three Cavalry Troops and one Armored Company. Each Cavalry Troop is divided into six platoons: two scout platoons (with either M3A4 Custer CVRs or M3A5 Stuart CVRs), two tank platoons (M4A2 Guardian MBTs), a fire support platoon, a Headquarters Platoon. The squadron’s armor company consists purely of M4 tanks, serving as an armor reserve.

1st Squadron (“Tiger”)

Tiger Squadron is currently organized as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (“Roughrider”)

A Troop (“Apache”)
B Troop (“Bandit”)
C Troop (“Crazyhorse”)
D Company (“Dragon”)
Howitzer Battery (“King”)

2nd Squadron (“Saber”)

Saber Squadron is organized as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (“Rattler”)

E Troop (“Eagle”)
F Troop (“Fox”)
G Troop (“Grim”)
H Company (“Heavy”)
Howitzer Battery (“Lion”)

43rd Combat Engineer Company (“Sapper”)

(Regimental asset which falls under the administrative control of Saber Squadron.) The 43rd CEC is organized as follows Headquarters Platoon, 1st Platoon, 2nd Platoon, 3rd Platoon, Assault and Obstacle Platoon, Maintenance Platoon. During conventional combat operations, one sapper platoon plus a portion of the A&O platoon would be attached to each maneuver squadron.

3rd Squadron (“Thunder”)

Thunder Squadron is organized as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (“Havoc Hounds”)

I Troop (“Ironhawk”)
K Troop (“Killer”)
L Troop (“Lightning”)
M Company (“Mad Dog”)

Howitzer Battery (“Regulator”)

66th Military Intelligence Company (“Ghostrider”)
(Regimental asset which falls under the administrative control of Thunder Squadron.)

4th Squadron (“Longknife”)

Longknife Squadron is organized as follows:

N Troop (“Normad”)
O Troop (“Outlaw”)
P Troop (“Pegasus”)
Q Troop (“Quicksilver”)
R Troop (“Renegade”)
S Troop (“Stetson”)
T Troop (“Tomahawk”) - Aviation Unit Maintenance
AVIM Troop (“Air Raiders”) – Aviation Intermediate Maintenance

Support Squadron (“Muleskinner”)

Muleskinner Squadron is organized as follow:

Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (“Bullwhip”)
Supply and Transportation Troop (“Packhorse”)
Maintenance Troop (“Blacksmith”)
Medical Troop (“Scalpel”)

89th Chemical Company (“Chemdawg”) (Regimental asset which falls under the administrative control of Muleskinner Squadron.)

Headquarters Troop

The Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (RHHT) include the regimental commander, a colonel, and his immediate staff and some command and support vehicles. These include:

• A pair of M3A5 Stuart CVR configured as “command tracks.” Usually equipped with two or more radios, these are otherwise standard Stuarts.
• Eleven to fifteen M93 Command and Control Vehicles, organized groups of four or five.
• A number of Lafayette LRVs and trucks to provide general transportation and support

The Regimental Sergeant Major (the senior NCO of the regiment) and regimental chaplain, as well as some clerks and support troops, complete this compact headquarters.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Cavalry Squadron

The cutting edge of the regiment is the three armored cavalry squadrons, number 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. On paper, armored cavalry squadron resembles a reinforced tank battalion, with strength of 53 officers, 339 NCOs, and 499 enlisted troopers, for a total of 891 billets. Each squadron is commanded by a lieutenant colonel, with a squadron sergeant major and a small staff to run things.

Each squadron is a self-contained combined-arms team consisting of:

• Headquarters and Headquarters Troop – Two M3A5 Stuart command tracks, six M93 command vehicles, some LRVs, and various recovery vehicles, trucks, trailers, and fuelers for all types of combat service support.

• Three Armored Cavalry Troops – These make up the cutting edge of the squadron. Each troop consists of an HQ section (one M4A2 Guderian tank, one M3A5 Stuart, and one M93 Command Vehicle), two scout platoons (six M3A5 Stuart CVRs per), a tank platoons (four M4A2 Guderian tanks per), a mortar section (two M331A4 Gribeauval self-propelled mortars), and twelve supporting tracked and wheeled vehicles.

• Tank Company – Each squadron has a pure tank company (never referred to as a “troop”) to provide an armored reserve for the squadron commander. It consists of an HQ section (two M4A2 tanks) and three tank platoons (four M4A2 tanks each.

• Howitzer Battery – To give the squadron its own organic artillery support, it is assigned a battery of eight M108A4 Self-propelled Howitzers (SPHs), with eight FAASVs in support. The commander of an armored cavalry squadron leads forty-one M4 Guderian tanks, forty-one M3 Stuarts, eight M108 SPHs (with eight FAASVs), and six M331 SPMs.

4th Air Cavalry Squadron

The 4th Air Cavalry Squadron is commanded by an aviation lieutenant colonel and has 36 officers, 110 warrant officers and NCOs, and 355 enlisted troopers, for a total strength of 501.

• Headquarters and Headquarters Troop – The HHT includes three UH-71H Mars, three EH-71 Athena, and OH-14B Hornet. The support element is similar to its ground squadron counterpart.

• Three Air Cavalry Troops – Each of these troops consists of six scout VTOLs (OH-14Bs) and four Attack VTOLs (AH-49D Sparrowhawks). • Two Attack VTOL Troops – Each of these troops consists of four scout VTOLs (OH-14Bs) and seven attack VTOLs (AH-49Ds).

• One Transport VTOL Troop – This troop consists of fifteen of thee newest-model UH-71H Mars VTOL Dropships.

• Maintenance Troop – This ground-based troop that supplies maintenance and support to the rest of the 4th Squadron. In total, the 4th Squadron operates seventy-four VTOLs (twenty-six attacks, twenty-seven scouts, eighteen transports, and three electronic warfare VTOLs)

Support Squadron

The Support Squadron is commanded by a lieutenant colonel and has a total strength of 802 personnel. Though not much larger than a cavalry squadron in numbers, the Support Squadron has the most diverse assets in the regiment. It includes:

• Headquarters and Headquarters Troop – This is the nerve center of the squadron, with a heavy base of data-processing personnel, a few trucks, and LRVs.

• Medical Troop – Equipped with sixteen ambulances (eight M12M3 Lafayette LRVs, eight M90 Walter Reed Armored Ambulances), the medical troop is staffed to set up aid stations to process casualties to divisional/corps-level MASH-type hospitals.

• Maintenance Troop – The automotive maintenance troop is tasked with providing direct- support recovery and maintenance for the regiment. Equipped with a variety of trucks (twenty-two five-ton tractors and twelve five-ton trucks) and recovery vehicles (five M808G4, four five-ton wreckers, and three maintenance trucks), it can service any vehicle in the regiment. It repairs equipment that mechanics at the troop and squadron level do not repair.

• Supply and Transportation Troop – The supply troop is just what it sounds like, a combination of warehouse and trucking company. Equipped with eighty-seven heavy trucks (thirty-three five-ton tractors, twenty-six five-ton trucks, twenty-two 18,868-liter HEMTT tankers, and six HETs), it moves something over 559 short tons/ 508 metric tons of cargo and water a for delivery to the front-line units of the regiment.

43rd Combat Engineer Company

The 43rd Combat Engineer Company is commanded by an engineer captain, and has strength of 220 marines. It has its own maintenance platoon, an assault and barrier (A&B) platoon, and three identical combat engineer platoons. Its TO&E includes:

• Twelve M2A4 Ermey IFVs
• Six M9 Armored Combat Earthmover
• Three armored vehicle-launched bridges (an M4 tank chassis with a folding scissors-bridge for crossing small streams and big ditches)
• Three Assault Vehicle Engineers (an M4 tank chassis with a modular section both front and back and a 150mm Canister Gun
• Six 5-ton dump trucks
• One Scoop loader
• Assorted other specialized excavating and entrenching vehicles The mission of combat engineers is to clear away obstacles that impede friendly movement and to create obstacles to impede enemy movement. Engineers are trained for demolition, construction of field fortifications, and repair of roads and bridges. They are particularly vital for combat in urban areas.

66th Military Intelligence Company

The Military Intelligence (MI) Company is commanded by a Military Intelligence Major and has strength of 152 personnel. It operates a variety of electronic jamming and surveillance systems.

89th Chemical Company The Chemical Company is commanded by a Chemical Corps Captain, and has strength of 78 troops. Although all civilized nations have signed treaties renouncing the use of chemical weapons, the MFMC’s chemical troops have an important protective mission (not all our potential enemies are civilized). The Chemical Corps also has a traditional mission of laying smoke screens. The company’s TO&E includes:

• Six M31A1 Manstein APCs

• Seven M1059 Smoke Generators (based on M2 chassis)

• One M12A1 decontamination apparatus

• Assorted other specialized detection and decontamination equipment

In operations under a chemical threat, the 89th assigns its Mansteins vehicles, usually two per cavalry squadron, so that there is a highly mobile chemical-detection-and-survey capability up front at all times. Should an area of contamination be encountered, the Manstein can quickly find a bypass route, keeping the squadrons moving and uncontaminated. This prevents other units from getting “slimed” by running through a contaminated area. Normally a corps decontamination platoon will be added to the 89th, so it can handle the job of equipment and personnel decontamination.

Air Defense Section

The 7th ACR has an air defense section attached to the Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop. The section consists of six M190A4 Kesserlring SPAA Air Defense Vehicles. These Kesserlrings mounting two pods containing twenty STINGER SAMs and 20mm Autocannon. The section may also be able to deploy shoulder-fired CANINE teams with their own LRVs.

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