operations. In order to do all of these things most effectively it is necessary to provide a
suitable organization for each operation.
2-11. ORGANIZATION OF FIELD ARTILLERY
a. At this time we will briefly discuss the organization of the field artillery in the
divisions. The field artillery of the infantry, mechanized, and armored divisions is almost
identical in organization, but there are differences in equipment. Division artillery
(DIVARTY) is organized with a division artillery headquarters battery, a target
acquisition battery (aviation battery in the air assault (AASLT) (DIVARTY), three DS
battalions (one for each brigade), and a GS battalion (Figure 2-5).
Figure 2-5. Division Artillery.
(1) Direct support battalions in the infantry, airborne, and air assault
divisions are armed with the 105-mm howitzer, towed. In the armored and mechanized
divisions, they are armed with the 155-mm howitzer (medium), self-propelled (SP).
(2) The GS battalion in the infantry division composite battalion consisting of
three medium batteries (155-mm. towed) and 1 heavy battery (203-mm, SP). In the
armored and mechanized divisions, the GS battalion consists of three heavy batteries
(203-mm, SP). The airborne and air assault divisions have no GS battalions.