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Republic of China Marine Corps

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The Republic of China Marine Corps (Chinese: 中華民國海軍陸戰隊; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Hǎijūn Lùzhàndùi) is the amphibious arm of the Republic of China Navy responsible for amphibious combat, counter-landing and reinforcement of the main island of Taiwan, remote islands, defense of ROCN facilities, and also functions as a rapid reaction force and a strategic reserve.

Organization[edit]

  • Marine Corps Command: Marine Corps Command is subordinate to Navy GHQ, the General Staff, the Minister of Defense, and the ROC President.
    • Brigades (formerly divisions)
      • 66th Marine Brigade 'Pioneer' (陸戰六六旅「先鋒部隊」), Taipei area, receiving M60A3TTS to replace M41 tanks
      • 77th Marine Brigade 'Iron Guardian' (陸戰七七旅「鐵衛部隊」), Garrison brigade, CCK and other area all over Taiwan
      • 99th Marine Brigade 'Iron Force' (陸戰九九旅「鐵軍部隊」), Kaohsiung
    • Groups
      • Amphibious Armor Group (登陸戰車大隊)
        • 4 Amphibious Transport Squadrons (運輸中隊), 24+ tracks per squadron. 1st(AAV-7), 2nd(AAV-7), 3rd(LVT-5), 4th(LVT-5).
        • 2 Amphibious Artillery Squadrons (砲兵中隊), mortars, 1st(LVT-5) and 2nd(LVT-5).
      • Amphibious Reconnaissance Group (兩棲偵搜大隊), over half of the 600 troops of this unit are aboriginal Taiwanese
      • Combat Support Group (戰鬥支援大隊), combined formerly the Beach Logistics Group and the Communications, Information, and Electronic Warfare Group
    • Wuchiu Garrison Command (烏坵守備大隊)
    • Tri-Service Joint Combat Training Base (三軍聯合作戰訓練基地)
    • Corps HQ Battalion (隊部營)

Amphibious Reconnaissance Group: nicknamed "Frogmen" and regarded as the ROC Military's counterpart to US Navy SEALs.

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