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TABLE OF ORGANIZATION WAR DEPARTMENT No. 2-31 washington, April 1, 1940 CAVALRY REGIMENT, MECHANIZED Designation: †........ Cavalry Unit Specialists’ ratings (class) Regimental headquarters and band a Headquarters troop (T/O 2-32) Service troop (T/O 2-33) Machine-gun troop (T/O 2-38) Reconnaissance troop (T/O 2-27) 3 combat car squadrons (T/O 2-35) Total regiment Attached medical b Attached chaplain b Aggregate Remarks Colonel 1 1 1 † Insert number of regiment a Warrant officer and enlisted men in this column constitute the band. e regimental band is organized only when specifically authorized; when not present the total and agggrgate strength of the regiment are reduced accordingly. e band is commanded by the adjutant and is attached to headquarters troop for administration, mess and supply. b Vehicles and individual equipment for the medical detachment and attached chaplain will be provided bye the regiment. In the field personnel will be messed and sheltered by the headquarters and service troop. d Dental Lieutenant colonel 1 1 1 Major 1 1 4 1 5 Captain 4 2 1 1 1 9 18 ( d 1)4 1 23 First lieutenant 3 4 6 6 15 28 1 29 Second lieutenant 3 3 18 24 24 Total, commissioned 7 5 5 7 7 45 76 6 1 83 Warrant officer 1 1 1 Master sergeant 2 2 4 4 Technical sergeant 1 1 1 3 1 4 First sergeant 1 1 1 1 6 10 10 Staff sergeant 1 3 3 1 1 12 21 3 24 Sergeant 4 14 7 18 14 81 138 1 139 Corporal 2 15 11 23 16 72 139 1 140 Private first class 20 35 31 51 42 132 311 11 322 Private 68 62 102 82 255 569 23 592 Specialist 2d (1) (2) (1) (1) (6) (11) (11) Specialist 3d (2) (16) (7) (5) (8) (114) (152) (152) Specialist 4th (5) (26) (19) (29) (29) (114) (222) (6) (228) Specialist 5th (8) (30) (25) (50) (36) (96) (245) (7) (252)

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  • table of organization war department no. 2-31 washington, April 1, 1940

    cavalry regiment, mechanized designation: †........ Cavalry

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    Colonel 1 1 1 † insert number of regimenta warrant officer and enlisted men in this column constitute the band. The regimental band is organized only when specifically authorized; when not present the total and agggrgate strength of the regiment are reduced accordingly. The band is commanded by the adjutant and is attached to headquarters troop for administration, mess and supply.b Vehicles and individual equipment for the medical detachment and attached chaplain will be provided bye the regiment. in the field personnel will be messed and sheltered by the headquarters and service troop.d dental

    lieutenant colonel 1 1 1major 1 1 4 1 5Captain 4 2 1 1 1 9 18 (d1)4 1 23first lieutenant 3 4 6 6 15 28 1 29Second lieutenant 3 3 18 24 24

    total, commissioned 7 5 5 7 7 45 76 6 1 83warrant officer 1 1 1master sergeant 2 2 4 4technical sergeant 1 1 1 3 1 4first sergeant 1 1 1 1 6 10 10Staff sergeant 1 3 3 1 1 12 21 3 24Sergeant 4 14 7 18 14 81 138 1 139Corporal 2 15 11 23 16 72 139 1 140private first class 20 35 31 51 42 132 311 11 322private 68 62 102 82 255 569 23 592

    Specialist 2d (1) (2) (1) (1) (6) (11) (11)Specialist 3d (2) (16) (7) (5) (8) (114) (152) (152)Specialist 4th (5) (26) (19) (29) (29) (114) (222) (6) (228)Specialist 5th (8) (30) (25) (50) (36) (96) (245) (7) (252)

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    Specialist 6th (5) (9) (30) (36) (3) (21) (104) (9) (113)basic (21) (10) (32) (47) (38) (146) (12) (158)

    total enlisted 28 139 118 196 156 558 1,195 40 1,235aggregate 36 144 123 203 163 603 1,272 46 1 1,319

    ambulance, motor 3 3Car, light, 5-passenger, sedan 6 6 6Car, combat 4 81 85 85Car, scout 7 2 23 20 21 73 73Carriage, mortar, motor 6 6 6motorcycle, solo 11 4 8 14 53 100 100motorcycle, with sidecar 5 3 3 2 12 25 1 26truck, ½-ton, 4 x 4 command -reconnaissance 2 4 1 1 6 14 4 18truck, ½-ton, pick-up 3 3truck, 1½-ton 4 x 4, cargo, including 1 1 1 2

    radio repair (1) (1) (1)medical (1) (1)

    truck, 2½-ton, 6 x 6, cargo, including 7 40 4 3 18 72 72band (2) (2) (2)Combat (2) (34) (2) (1) (6) (45) (45)Kitchen (1) (1) (1) (1) (6) (11) (11)motor maintenance (1) (5) (1) (1) (6) (14) (14)

    truck, 5-ton, 6 x 6, heavy wrecking, m1 1 1 1gun, machine , light, cal. .30 19 30 3 3 261 316 316gun, machine, heavy, cal. .30 20 4 46 40 42 152 152gun, machine (Hb), cal. .30 18 12 24 20 102 176 176

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    gun, submachine, cal. .45 33 9 34 36 177 289 289mortar, chemical, 4.2 6 6 6pistol 36 144 123 203 163 603 1,272 1,272rifle 18 14 51 46 42 171 171Set, radio 11 3 5 20 36 75 75

  • table of organization war department no. 2-31 washington, April 1, 1940

    medical detachment, cavalry regiment,mechanized

    designation: medical detachment, †........ Cavalry

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    ratings(class)

    Headquar-ters

    section

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    major 1 1 † insert number of regimentd dental

    Summary of specialists’ ratings

    Class4th 65th 76th 9

    total 22

    Captain (d1)1 1 (d1)4first lieutenant 1 1

    total, commissioned 3 1 6technical sergeant 1 1Staff sergeant 1 3Sergeant 1 1Corporal 1 1private first class }private } including

    37 8

    1123

    Chauffeur 6th (4) (1) (5)Chauffeur (1) (1)Clerk, record 6th (1) (1)technician, dental 5th (1) (1)technician, medical 4th (2) (2)technician, medical 5th (1) (3)technician sanitary 6th (1) (1)technician, surgical 4th (1) (1) (4)technician, surgical 5th (1) (3)basic (3) (9)

    total enlisted 13 9 40aggregate 16 10 46

    ambulance, 4 x 4, cross country 3 3motorcycle with sidecar 1 1truck, ½-ton, 4 x 4, command 1 1 4truck, ½-ton, 4 x 4, pick-up 1 3truck, 1½-ton, 4 x 4, cargo 1 1

  • table of organization war department no. 2-32 washington, April 1, 1940

    cavalry headquarters and headquarters troop,regiment, mechanized

    designation:Headquarters and Headquarters troop, †........ Cavalry

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    ratings(class)

    regi-mentalhead-quar-ters

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    platoon

    mortarplatoon

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    totaltroop

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    Colonel 1 1lieutenant colonel 1 1major a1 1Captain b4 1 1 2 6first lieutenant 1 1 1 1 3 3

    total commissioned 7 1 1 2 1 1 5 12master sergeant including 1 1 2 2

    Communications (1) (1)Sergeant major (1) (1)

    technical sergeant including 1 1 1operations (1) (1)

    first sergeant 1 1 1Staff sergeant including 1 2 2 3 3

    Chief mechanic (2) (2) (2)mortar (1) (1)

    Sergeant including 2 1 5 3 2 2 2 3 14 14Chief net control station (c4) (4)intelligence (1) (1)mess (d t1) (1)platoon (1) (1) (1)reconnaissance (1) (1)Section leader (2) (e1) (1) (2) (4)

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    Supply (f t1) (1) (2)Corporal including 1 6 2 4 1 1 8 15 15

    Car commander (4) (4) (4)dispatcher (g1) (1) (1)message center and panel chief (1) (1)Squad leader (6) (6)Supply, motor (1) (1) (1)

    private first class }private }

    including 16 4 16 27 7 14 10 9 40 35683568

    armorer 4th (d t1) (1)armorer 5th (f t1) (1)bugler (1) (1)Clerk 3d (r1) (1) (2)Clerk 4th (r2) (1) (3)Clerk 5th (r1) (1)Chauffeur 5th (3) (3) (3)Chauffeur 6th (5) (5) (5)Cook 4th (d2) (2)Cook 5th (d2) (2)driver, combat car 3d (4) (4) (4)driver, scout car 4th (7) (4) (1) (5) (12)electrician, radio 3d (i2) (2)gunner 5th (6) (6) (6) (12)gunner, assistant (6) (6)mechanic, radio 3d (j1) (1)mechanic 2d (j1) (1) (1)mechanic 3d (l1) (1) (1)

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    mechanic 4th (t2) (2) (2)mechanic 5th (3) (3) (3)messenger, motorcycle 6th (2) (j2) (2) (2)operator,radio 3d (n6) (6)operator, radio 4th (n6) (6)Scout, motorcycle, intelligence 5th (8) (8) (8)rifleman (r8) (r6) (14)

    total enlisted 19 7 23 37 12 19 12 10 53 139 139aggregate 7 20 7 24 39 13 19 12 10 54 144 151

    Car, combat 4 4 4 4Car, scout 1 1 4 1 6 7 7Carriage, mortar, motor 6 6 6motorcycle, solo 1 10 10 11 11motorcycle with side car 1 1 1 2 3 5 5truck, ½-ton, command-reconnaissance 2 2 2 2truck, 1½-ton, radio repair 1 1 1truck, 2½-ton, cargo, including 1 6 7 7 7

    band (2) (2) (2)Combat (2) (2) (2)Kitchen (2) (2) (2)motor maintenance (1) (1) (1)

    gun, machine, light, cal. .30 1 1 12 5 18 19 19gun, machine, heavy, cal. .30 8 2 8 2 12 20 20gun, machine, Hb, cal. .50 7 1 8 2 11 18 18gun, submachine, cal. .45 1 9 2 8 12 1 23 33 33mortar, chemical, 4.2-inch 6 6 6

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    pistol 7 20 7 24 39 13 19 12 10 54 144 151rifle 9 3 6 18 18Set, radio 1 1 8 1 10 11 11

    remarKS† insert number of regimenta operations officerbadjutan, intelligence officer, supply officer and motor officerc 3 command scout or combat carsd rides on kitchen trucke Commands combat carf rides on combat truckg also commands scout carh rides in the command-reconnaissance car

    i 1 drives radio repair truck, 1 mans train defense machine gun and acts as alternate chauffeur thereforj drives motorcycle with sidecark drives maintenance truckl acts as gunner in scout carm 1 drives scout car; 1 acts as gunner in scout car and alternate driver thereofn act as alternate chauffeurs and gunners for vehicles in which they rider armed with the rifles mans train defense machine gun and acts as alternate chauffeur for the vehicle on which he rides

    Summary of speicalists’ ratingsClass

    2d 13d 164th 265th 306th 9

    total 82Armament

    each combat car3 light machine guns (1 a-a)1 cal. .50 machine gun1 submachine gun

    each scout car2 heavy machine guns1 cal. .50 machine gun1 submachine gun

    eeach mortar carriage1 mortar1 heavy machine gun1 cal. .50 machine gun

    each motorcycle1 submachine gun

    radio repair truck1 light machine gun

    2½-ton trucks—4 trucks are armed with light machine guns the additional truck is armed with a cal. .50 machine gun

  • table of organization war department no. 2-33 washinton, April 1, 1940

    cavalry troop, service, mechanized designation:, Service troop, †..... Cavalry

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    troopheadqua-

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    Captain 1 1first lieutenant 1 1 2 1 1 2 4

    total commissioned 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 5master sergeant, including 1 1 1 2

    Chief mechanic (1) (1) (1)Supply (1) (1)

    technical sergeant, including 1 1 1mechanic (1) (1) (1)

    first sergeant 1 1Staff sergeant, including 2 1 3 3

    Chief mechanic (2) (2)truckmaster (1) (1)

    Sergeant, including 5 1 2 2 1 1 7Communication (b1) (1)mess (c t1) (1)Section (d t1) (1) (1) (1) (2)Supply (e t1) (1)Supply, motor (e t1) (1)truckmaster, assistant (f1) (1) (1)

    Corporal, including 1 5 6 1 4 5 11dispatcher (f1) (1) (1)maintenance (3) (3) (3)Squad leader (g4) (4) (4)Supply, motor (1) (1) (1)

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    private, first classprivate } including 11 2 8 52 60 2 18 20 3162

    armorer 4th (e r1) (1)bugler (1) (1)Clerk 3d (e r1) (r1) (2)Clerk 4th (r1) (1) (1) (r1) (1) (2) (4)Chauffeur 5th (17) (17) (17)Chauffeur 6th (26) (26) (1) (1) (27)Cook 4th (c2) (2)Cook 5th (c r1) (1)mechanic 2d (f1) (1) (1)mechanic 2d (f1) (1) (1)mechanic 3d (2) (2) (i2) (2) (4)mechanic 4th (3) (3) (1) (t4) (5) (8)mechanic 4th (j3) (3) (3)mechanic 5th (i2) (2) (k2) (2) (4)mechanic 6th (l r2) (2) (2)messenger, motorcycle 6th (1) (1) (1)operator, radio 3d (1) (1)operator, radio 4th (1) (1)Scout, motorcycle, intelligence 5th (3) (3) (3)rifleman (r3) (r4) (4) (r2) (2) (9)

    total enlisted 15 4 11 60 71 4 24 28 118aggregate 16 4 12 61 73 5 25 30 123

    Car, light, 5-passenger, sedan 6 6 6Car, scout 1 1 1 1 2motorcycle, solo 4 4 4motorcycle with sidecar 1 1 2 1 1 3truck, ½-ton, 4 x 4, command-reconnaissance 1 2 3 1 1 4

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    truck, 2½-ton, cargo, including 1 35 36 4 4 40Combat (n34) (34) (34)Kitchen (1) (1) (1)motor maintenance (1) (1) (1)

    truck, 5-ton, heavy wrecker, m1 1 1 1gun, machine, light, cal. .30 1 26 27 3 3 30gun, machine, heavy, cal. .30 2 2 2 2 4gun, machine, (Hb) cal. .50 1 9 10 2 2 12gun, submachine, cal. .45 2 5 7 2 2 9pistol 16 4 12 61 73 5 25 30 123rifle 6 2 2 4 6 14Set, radio 2 1 1 3

    remarKS† insert number of regimenta Supervises inspection section in peaceb Commands scout carc rides in kitchen truckd in charge of gas and oil section of traine rides in combat truckf drives motorcycle with sidecarg 1 rides motorcycle and is in charge of intelligence scout. 1 is in charge of ammunition section. 1 is in charge of ration section, and 1 acts as squad leader in gas and oil section of trainh drives maintenance trucki 1 mans train defense machine gun and acts as alternate chauffeur for maintenance truck; 1 acts as gunner in scout carj drives motor maintenance trucks for spare parts, battery charging and shopk 1 drives maintenance truck; 1 drives scout carl 1 drives wrecking truck; 1 mans train defense machine gun and acts as alternate chauffeur for wrecking truckm The transportation section is divided into 4 sections as follows

    passenger car sectionration section

    ammunition sectiongas and oil section (gas and oil carried in drums)

    n Combat truck cargoes are normally as followsgassoline and oil 18ammunition 12ration 2Combat, regimental 1Combat, troop 1

    total 34r armed with riflet mans train defence machine gun and acts as alternate chauffeur for vehicle on which he rides

  • Summary of specialists’ ratingsClass

    2nd 23d 74th 195th 256th 30

    total 83

    Armamenteach scout car—

    2 heavy machine guns, cal. .301 cal. .50 machine gun1 submachine gun

    each motorcycle1 submachine gun

    each truck carries a machine gun in the proportion of 1 truck mounting a cal. .50 machine gun to 3 trucks mounting light machine gun

    table of organization war department no. 2-38 washington, April 1, 1940

    cavalry troop, machine gun, mechanized designation: machine - gun troop, †..... Cavalry

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    Captain 1 1 1 † insert number of regimenta Commands car in peaceb Commands car of troop commander and is in charge of troop radios and message centerc rides in kitchen truckd acts as section leader of motorcycle scouts and riflemen; rides motorcyclee rides in combat truckf 1 rides motorcycle,; 1 commands carg Car commander, in charge of platoon vehicles in dismounted actionh rides in command-reconnaissance trucki drives motorcycle with sidecarj 1 drives personnel carrier in peace, 1 acts as gunner in personnel carrierk 1 acts as gunner in personnel carrier

    first lieutenant 1 1 2 1 1 1 1Second lieutenant 3 3

    total commissioned 2 1 3 1 1 4 7first sergeant a1 1 1Staff sergeant, including 1 1 1

    Chief mechanic (1) (1) (1)Sergeant, including 4 2 6 1 1 3 12 18

    Communication (b1) (1) (1)mess (c t1) (1) (1)platoon (1) (1) (4) (4)reconnaissance (d1) (1) (1)Section (2) (2) (s1) (2) (8) (10)

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    Summaary of specialists’ ratingsClass

    2d 13d 54th 295th 506th 36

    total 121

    Armamenteach personnel carrier—

    2 cal. .30 heavy machine guns1 cal. .50 machine gun1 submachine gun

    each motorcycle1 submachine gun

    trucks for train defense3 trucks carry a light machine gun each; the fourth truck carries a cal. .50 machine gun

    Corporal, including 2 1 3 1 1 2 5 20 23Squad leader (f2) (2) (g1) (r1) (2) (5) (20) (22)Supply, motor (1) (1) (1)

    private, first classprivate } including 31 6 37 3 7 13 29 116 51102

    armorer 4th (e t1) (1) (1)armorer 5th (e1) (1) (1)bugler (r1) (1) (1)Clerk 3d (h r1) (1) (1)Chauffeur 5th (1) (1) (1)Chauffeur 6th (3) (3) (3)Cook 4th (c2) (2) (2)Cook 5th (h r2) (2) (2)driver, personnel carrier 4th (2) (2) (1) (1) (2) (5) (20) (22)gunner 5th (1) (1) (1) (2) (4) (9) (36) (37)gunner, assistant 6th (2) (4) (8) (32) (32)mechanic 2d (i1) (1) (1)mechanic 3d (t1) (1) (1)mechanic 4th (k2) (2) (2)mechanic 5th ((i1)2) (2) (2)messenger, motocycle 6th (1) (1) (1)operator, radiooperator, radio

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    (m1) (1) }(m1) (1) (2)(2) (3)(2)Scout, motorcycle, intelligence 5th (7) (7) (7)rifleman (r7) (7) (r1) (r3) (6) (24) (31)

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    total enlisted 38 10 48 5 8 16 37 148 196aggregate 40 11 51 6 8 16 387 152 203

    Car, scout (personnel carrier) 2 1 3 1 1 2 5 20 23motorcycle, solo 8 8 8motorcycle with sidecar 1 2 3 3truck, ½-ton, 4 x 4, command-reconnaissance 1 1 1truck, 2½-ton, 6 x 6, cargo, including 3 1 4 4

    Combat (2) (2) (2)Kitchen (1) (1) (1)maintenance (1) (1) (1)

    gun, machine, heavy, cal. .30 4 2 6 2 2 4 10 40 46gun, machine, light, cal. .30 2 1 3 3gun, machine, (Hb), cal. .50 3 1 4 1 1 2 5 20 24gun, submachine, cal. .45 11 3 14 1 1 2 5 20 34pistol 40 11 51 6 8 16 38 152 203rifle 11 11 3 5 10 40 51Set, radio 1 1 1 1 4 5

  • table of organization war department no. 2-27 washington, April 1, 1940

    cavalry troop, reconnaissance, mechanized designation: reconnaissance troop †..... Cavalry

    Unit

    Spe-cial-ists’

    ratings(class

    troop headquarters

    reon-naissanceplatoon

    total 4platoons

    total troop remarks

    Head-quarterssection

    motor main-tenancesection

    totaltroophead-

    quarters

    Captain 1 1 1 † insert number of regimenta in charge of communication net; also acts as maintenance officer in peaceb Supervises maintenance of radio installations in the troop; acts as car commander in troop commander’s car, and operates troop message centerc rides in kitchen truckd also acts as section leadere rides motorcycle; in charge of troop motorcycel sectionf rides in combat truckg rides motorcycle; squad leader for motorcycle scoutsh also acts as assistant driver and assistant gunner for vehicle in which he ridesi aslo acts as alternat driverj drives motorcycle with sidecark 1 drives scout car, 1 acts as gunner and alternate driver thereforl 1 acts as gunner and alternate driver for scout car; 1 mans train defense machine gun mounted on maintenance truck and acts as alternate chauffeur therform 1 drives maintenance truck,1 mans train defense machine gun and acts as alternate chauffeur for maintenance truckn act as alternate drivers and machine gunners for vehicles in which they rider armed with the riflet mans train defense machine gun and acts as alternate chauffeur for vehicles in which he rides

    first lieutenant a1 1 2 1 1 3Second lieutenant 1 3 3

    total, commissioned 2 1 3 1 4 7first sergeant 1 1 1Staff sergeant, including 1 1 1

    Chief mechanic (1) (1) (1)Sergeant, including 4 2 6 2 8 14

    Communication (b1) (1) (1)mess (c t1) (1) (1)platoon (d1) (4) (4)Section (e1) (2) (3) (1) (4) (7)Supply (f t1) (1)

    Corporal, including 3 1 4 3 12 16Car commander (2) (2) (3) (12) (14)Squad leader (g1) (1) (1)Supplym motor (1) (1) (1)

    private, first classprivate } including 28 8 36 22 88 4282armorer 4th (h1) (1) (1)armorer 5th (h1) (1) (1)bugler (h1) (1) (1)Clerk 3d (1) (1) (1)Chauffeur 5th (1) (1) (1)Chauffeur 6th (2) (2) (2)

  • Unit

    Spe-cial-ists’

    ratings(class

    troop headquartersreon-

    naissanceplatoon

    total 4platoons

    total troop remarks

    Head-quarterssection

    motor main-tenancesection

    totaltroophead-

    quartersCook 4th (1) (1) (1) Summary of specialists’ ratings

    Class2d 13d 84th 295th 366th 3

    total 77

    Armamenteach scout car—

    2 cal. .30 machine guns, heavy1 cal. .50 machine gun1 submachine gun

    each motorcyc—1 submachine gun

    each truck—1 cal. .30 machine gun, light

    Cook 5th (2) (2) (2)driver, scout car 4th (3) (3) (4) (16) (19)gunner, machine 5th (i2) (2) (i4) (16) (18)mechanic 2d (j1) (1) (1)mechanic 3d (2) (2) (2)mechanic 4th (l2) (2) (2)mechanic 5th (2) (2) (2)messenger, motorcyele 6th (1) (1) (1)operator, radio 3d (n1) (1) (n1) (4) (5)operator, radio 4th (n1) (n1) (2) (n1) (4) (6)Scout, motorcycle, intelligence 5th (4) (4) (2) (8) (12)rifleman (r6) (6) (r10) (40) (46)

    total enlisted 36 12 48 27 108 156aggregate 38 13 51 28 112 163

    Car, scout 3 1 4 4 16 20motorcycle, solo 6 6 2 8 14motorcycle with sidecar 1 1 2 2tricl, ½-ton, 4 x 4, command-reconnaissance 1 1 1truck, 2½-ton, 6 x 6, cargo 2 1 3 3gun, machine, light. cal. .30 2 1 3 3gun, machine, heavy, cal. .30 6 2 8 8 32 40gun, machine, (Hb), cal. .50 3 1 4 4 16 20gun, submachine, cal. .45 10 2 12 6 24 36pistol 38 13 51 28 112 163rifle 6 6 10 40 46Set, radio 3 1 4 4 16 20

  • table of organization war department no. 2-35 washington, April 1, 1940

    cavalry squadron, combat car, regimentmechanized

    designation: †..... Squadron, ‡..... Cavalry

    Unit

    Spe-cial-ists’

    ratings(class)

    Squad-ron

    head-quar-ters

    2 combatcar troops

    ( t/o2-37)

    totalsquadron remarks

    major 1 1 † insert number of squadron‡ insert number of regimenta Squadron intelligence and operations officerb Squadron adjutantc 1 intelligence and operations; 1 sergeant majord Car commandere 1 combat car driver; 1 radio operator, also acts as spare driver and gunnerf 1 scout car driver; 1 radio operator, also acts as spare driver and gunner; 2 intelligence motorcycle scoutsg motorcycle messengerh enlisted personnel of squadron headquarters detachment attached to troop of squadron for administrative, mess and supply

    Captain a1 2 3first lieutenant b1 4 5Second lieutenant 6 6

    total commissioned 3 12 15first sergeant 2 2Staff sergeant c2 2 4Sergeant d1 26 27Corporal 24 24private, first classprivate } including 25 4280 4485

    Specialist 2d (2) (2)Specialist 3d (e2) (36) (38)Specialist 4th (f4) (34) (38)Specialist 5th (32) (32)Specialist 6th (g1) (6) (7)basic (12) (12)

    total enlisted h10 176 186aggregate 13 188 201

    Car, combat 1 26 27Car, scout 1 6 7motorcycle, solo 3 18 21motorcycle with sidecar 4 4truck, ½-ton 4 x 4, command-reconnaissance 2 2truck, 2½-ton 6 x 6, cargo 6 6gun, machine, light, cal. .30 3 84 87gun, machine, heavy, cal. .30 2 12 14gun, machine, (Hb), cal. .50 2 32 34gun, submachine, cal. .45 5 54 59pistol 13 188 201rifle 14 14Set, radio 2 10 12

  • table of organization war department no. 2-37 washington, April 1, 1940

    cavalry troop, combat car, mechanized designation: troop †..... ‡..... Cavalry

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    Spe-cial-ists’

    ratings(class)

    troop headquarters Combat car platoon

    totaltroop remarks

    Head-quarterssection

    motormaint-enancesection

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    quarters

    pla-toonhead-quar-ters

    pla-toon

    totalpla-toon

    total 4platoons

    Captain 1 1 1 † insert letter of troop‡ insert number of regimenta maintenance officerb Commands car not occupied by platoon commander nor platoon sergeantc Commands car of troop commander and is in charge of troop radio and troop message centerd rides in kitchen trucke in charge of motorcycles and motorcyle scoutsf rides in gas and oil truckg acts as car commander when platoon officer or sergeant is engaged in other dutiesh 1 rides motorcycle and is squad leader of scouts. 2 command scout carsi drivers motorcyle with sidecar in maintenance sectionj 1 drives maintenance truck, 1 mans train defense machine gun mounted thereonk 1 mans train defense machine gun in maintenance truck; 1 acts as gunner in scout carl 1 drives scout car, 1 acts as gunner therefor

    first lieutenant a1 1 1 1 1 2Second lieutenant 3 3

    total commissioned 1 1 2 1 1 4 6first sergeant 1 1 1Staff sergeant, including 1 1 1

    Chief mechanic (1) (1) (1)Sergeant, including 4 1 5 1 1 2 8 13

    Car commander (b1) (1) (4) (4)Communication (c1) (1) (1)mess (t d1) (1) (1)platoon (1) (1) (4) (4)Section (e1) (1) (2) (2)Supply (f t1) (1) (1)

    Corporal, including 3 1 4 1 1 2 8 12Car commander, assistant (g1) (g1) (2) (8) (8)Squad leader (h3) (3) (3)Supply, motor (1) (1) (1)

    private, first classprivate } including 30 7 37 1 5 6 24 1938

    armorer 4th (r1) (1) (1)armorer 5th (r1) (1) (1)

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    troop headquarters Combat car platoon

    totaltroop remarks

    Head-quarterssection

    motormaint-enancesection

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    quarters

    pla-toonhead-quar-ters

    pla-toon

    totalpla-toon

    total 4platoons

    Clerk 3d (1) (1) (1) m also act as spare drivers and machine gunnersr armed with the riflet mans train defense machine gun; acts as alternate chauffuer for the vehicle on which he rides

    Summary of specialists’ ratingsClass

    2d 13d 184th 175th 166th 3

    total 55

    Armamenteach combat car—

    3 cal. .30 machine guns (1 a-a)1 cal. .50 machine gun1 submachine gun

    each scout car2 cal. .30 heavy machine guns1 cal. .50 machine gun1 submachine gun

    each motorcycle1 submachine gun

    each truck for train defense1 cal. .30 light machine gun

    Chauffeur 5th (1) (1) (1)Chauffeur 6th (2) (2) (2)Cook 4th (d1) (1) (1)Cook 5th (d1) (1) (1)driver, combat car 3d (1) (1) (1) (2) (3) (12) (13)driver, combat car, assistant 4th (2) (2) (8) (8)driver, scout car 4th (2) (2) (2)gunner, machine 5th (1) (1) (4) (4)mechanic 2d (i1) (1) (1)mechanic 3d (j2) (2) (2)mechanic 4th (k2) (2) (2)mechanic 5th (l2) (2) (2)messenger, motorcycle 6th (1) (1) (1)operator, radio 3d (m2) (2) (2)operator, radio 4th (m3) (3) (3)Scout, motorcycle, intelligence 5th (7) (7) (7)rifleman (r5) (5) (5)

    total enlisted 38 10 48 3 7 10 40 85aggregate 39 11 50 4 7 11 44 94

    Car, combat 1 1 1 2 3 12 13Car, scout 2 1 3 3motorcycle, solo 9 9 9motorcycle with sidecar 1 1 2 2truck, ½-ton, 4 x 4, command-reconnaissance 1 1 1truck, 2½-ton, cargo, including 2 1 3 3

    Combat (1) (1) (1)maintenance (1) (1) (1)Kitchen (1) (1) (1)

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    ratings(class)

    troop headquarters Combat car platoon

    totaltroop remarks

    Head-quarterssection

    motormaint-enancesection

    totaltroop head-

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    pla-toonhead-quar-ters

    pla-toon

    totalpla-toon

    total 4platoons

    gun, machine, light, cal. .30 5 1 6 3 6 9 36 42gun, machine, heavy, cal, .30 4 2 6 6gun, machine, (Hb) cal. .50 3 1 4 1 2 3 12 16gun, submachine, cal. .45 13 2 15 1 2 3 12 27pistol 39 11 50 4 7 11 44 94rifle 7 7 7Set, radio 1 1 1 1 4 5