Special Troops Battalion
A Special Troops Battalion (STB) is an organic unit of a modular brigade
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, Division
Division (military)
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 (or equivalent), corps
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 or higher echelon United States Army
United States Army
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 organization. It may comprise companies from different branches of the Army, but typically has a Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) and Signal Network Company at a minimum.

Division Headquarters Battalion

The Division Headquarters Battalion is composed of:
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company
  • Operations Company
  • Intelligence & Sustainment Company
  • Signal Company
  • Division Band

The Division Headquarters Battalion is capable of functioning as a tactical headquarters while deployed.

Brigade Combat Teams

In some Divisions these battalions are referred to as either Brigade Troops Battalions (BTB) or Brigade Special Troops Battalions (BSTB).
  • Headquarters Company is composed of:
    • Battalion Staff
    • Military Police Platoon
    • CBRNE Recon Platoon
    • Medical Platoon
    • Maintenance Platoon
    • Infantry Security Section; this is scheduled to be deleted in 2012
  • Military Intelligence Company
  • Signal Network Support Company
  • Engineer Company.

The battalion is capable of functioning as a tactical headquarters while deployed.
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 Brigade Combat Teams (SBCTs) do not have an STB and the components are treated as stand-alone units.

Sustainment Brigades

In the Sustainment Brigade
Sustainment Brigade
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, the battalion is composed of an HHC and a Signal Network Support Company. When deployed, the battalion will usually have a Financial Management (FM) Detachment, Postal, and a Human Resources (HR) Detachment attached to it for command and control (C2), administrative and logistics support.
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