Regiments, which are normally commanded by Colonels, control two or more battalions. Their capabilities for self-support and independent action vary considerably with the type of regiment. Maneuver brigades are the major combat units of all types of divisions. Armored cavalry regiments, which have a fixed organization, combine the efforts of their battalions and companies to fight engagements and to perform major tactical tasks in division battles. Their chief tactical responsibility is synchronizing the plans and actions of their subordinate units to accomplish a single task for the division or corps.
Aviation and armored cavalry regiments can be used to reinforce corps or divisions and can be shifted from unit to unit to tailor forces for combat. Regiments are usually employed as integral units when attached to corps or divisions.
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