The number of battalions in a given type division is not fixed. The actual
number of combat maneuver battalions assigned by the Department of the
Army to a given division is dependent upon the anticipated mission of the
division and budgetary constraints.
Figure 2-1. Type divisions.
MISSIONS, CAPABILITIES, AND LIMITATIONS
a. Infantry Division.
(1) Mission. To destroy enemy armed forces and to control land area,
including population and resources.
Capabilities. This unit has the following capabilities:
(a) Conducts sustained combat operations against comparably
equipped ground forces in difficult weather or terrain.
Conducts airmobile operations, when provided necessary Army
Operates as part of a joint task force in amphibious operations
(d) Conducts air-landed operations as part of a joint task force.