Figure 1-5.--The basic NMCB organization.
facilities in support of the armed forces. Figure 1-5
replenishment of consumable items only. They can
defend themselves for a limited time; communicate
shows the basic NMCB organization. The function of
internally; provide messing and billeting facilities; and
an NMCB also includes projects of repair and operation
perform the necessary administrative, personnel,
medical, dental supply, and chaplain functions. The
emergencies or under conditions that demand
NMCBs also participate in disaster recovery operations
immediate action. When fully outfitted, NMCBs are
during both natural and man-made disasters.
self-sufficient units for 90 days and require
Each battalion subdivision has a construction and
military support assignment, and every officer and
enlisted man fills a construction and military billet.
Command channels are the same for both construction
and military support, permitting rapid transition from
one to the other.
The battalion is organized into one headquarters and
four construction/rifle companies: A, B, C, and D, as
shown in figure 1-6.
The construction/rifle companies each have a
weapons platoon containing M60 machine guns and
lightweight antitank weapons.
The headquarters company has a weapons platoon
containing the 60-mm mortars. (See fig. 1-7.) All
platoons are organized into work squads that correspond
to the weapons/rifle squad organization. Work crews
and work squads of construction platoons are also
trained as disaster control teams. Each battalion may
Figure 1-6.--The NMCB military organization.
organize the squads of each platoon to meet its particular