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Unit of Action

Definition/Scope: (TP 525-3-0) Accounts for the functions, tasks, and purposes of brigade and below. These units conduct combined arms operations, employing RSTA, fire and maneuver, and tactical assault while maintaining freedom of action in tactical engagements. (2) (TP 525-3-92) Tactical level organizations that accomplish discrete sets of functions in accordance with prescribed mission-essential tasks. UAs are further designed as modular organizations that can be combined and integrated as the basic building blocks of combined arms combat power to form larger formations. Represented today by the echelons of section through brigade, UAs will vary in size and number of organic sub-units, dependent on the battlefield functions performed by the unit and its organic capabilities.



Use:

Heavy Brigade Combat Team


Used For:

BCT

Acronym:

UA

Related Terms:

Infantry Brigade Combat Team


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