Military of Bolivia

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Military branches of Bolivia:



The Bolivian Army has around 55,500 men. There are six military regions (regiones militares—RMs) in the army. The Army is organized into ten divisions. The Army maintains a small fleet of utility aircraft, primarily to support headquarters.

Combat units directly under the Army general command

  • RI 1 Colorados(Presidential guard),BTQ-261 Calamus(armour),GRM-221 Tarapaca (mech.),GCM-224 Ingavi (armour cavalry),RAA-236 G.B.B. Rioja (AA regiment),BATCOM-251,Gen.maintenance cen.no1,transport batt. no1.

Special forces command

RI 12 Manchengo (ranger) Montero, RI 16 Jordan (special forces)Riberalta, RI 24 M.Arcos (ranger)Challapata

Army aviation command

Army aviation company 291 (La Paz), army aviation company 292 (Santa Cruz)


The Bolivian Army has six military regions (regiones militares—RMs) covering the various Departments of Bolivia:

  • RM 1, La Paz, most of La Paz Department,1.Division army,BPM-271 C.L.Savedra (batt.MP),BE-296 CNL R.C.Zabalegui(ecological batt.),BE-297 (ecolog. batt.),BATLOG-1 (long. batt),army aviation company 291 C.L.Cordoba,mili. hospital no1,mili.police school,riding school,enginners school,army military academy CNL G.Villaroel,intelligence school MCAL Sucre,school communications.
  • RM 2, Potosi ,covering the departments of Oruro and Potosi:2.Division army,10.Division army,RI 24 M.Arcos (ranger batt.),ADA-202 (a.a. group), climbing military school.
  • RM 3, Tarija, consisted of Tarija Department and eastern Chuquisaca and sauthern Santa Cruz:3.Division army,4.division army.
  • RM 4, Sucre, covering the departments of Cochabamba and northern Chuquisaca: 7.Division army,BMP-272 (batt.MP),BATLOG-2 (long.Batt), no2,central arsenal,school of command and staff MCAL.A.Santa Cruz,sergeants, for special troops,artillery school.
  • RM 5, Cobija, encompassed Pando Department and parts of La Paz and Beni departments: 6.Division army,RI 16 Jordan (special forces),train.centar in forest operation (CIOS I) and (CIOS II).
  • RM 6, Santa Cruz, covering most of Santa Cruz Department: 5.Division army,8.Division army,BMP-273 R.Amezaga (batt.MP),BE-298 (ecological batt.),RI 12 Manchego (ranger),BATLOG-3 (longist. batt.),292 army aviation company,Condors sschool Bolivianos (special force).

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