Section II. COMMAND AND CONTROL HEADQUARTERS
DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY
The headquarters and headquarters company of the division is the principal
agency of the division commander for controlling and coordinating the activities of the
division. The division headquarters consists of the command section (which is primarily
the division commander and his assistants), the chief of staff section, and the various
general and special staff sections. Elements of headquarters and headquarters
company can provide the personnel necessary to operate a main division CP and a
division tactical CP simultaneously. The division commander has been provided with
two assistants in the grade of brigadier general, neither of who commands. They assist
the division commander in his command functions as directed by the commander.
The next command units of the division base are the three brigade headquarters.
A colonel of one of the combat arms commands the brigade. The brigade headquarters
consists only of a headquarters and headquarters company. The brigade commander
has a full staff consisting of an adjutant (S1), intelligence officer (S2), operations and
training officer (S3), and supply officer (S4). The brigade headquarters is a tactical
headquarters only. It is capable of controlling up to five combat maneuver battalions for
an extended period of time. A rifle platoon may be attached to the brigade
headquarters of the infantry brigades, and a mechanized infantry platoon to the
mechanized and armored division brigades, to provide for security of the headquarters.
The headquarters of division artillery and the DISCOM are also command and
control headquarters. The division commander exercises command and control of field
artillery support through the division artillery commander and of CSS operations through
the DISCOM commander.
a. Headquarters and headquarters battery, division artillery, contains a
headquarters section comparable to a brigade staff; the fire support element of the
division operations center; a survey section; and a meteorological section.
b. Headquarters and headquarters company, DISCOM, consists of a command
headquarters organized in a manner similar to that of a brigade staff, plus special staff
sections functionally organized to supervise logistical operations: ammunition,
(automatic data processing (ADP) management, systems maintenance, files
maintenance and documents control, and ADP operations.