Military Hierarchy of Turkey

The Turkish army or the Turkish land forces is the main branch of the land based military operations in Turkey and of the Turkish armed forces.  This force handles all the operations associated with land and is headed by the commander of the Turkish land forces.

Like the military force of any other nation, in Turkey too, there is a certain hierarchical structure that is followed according to which the officer placed at the top of the pyramid was the senior most officers with the most responsibility and power and subsequently, the responsibility and seniority decreases. To understand the military hierarchy of Turkey, you can read the following given information.

The Turkish army has two main facets which are given as follows:

Military hierarchy of TurkeyOperative Wing

The operational chain or wing consists of the field fighting formations

The Administrative Wing

The administrative wing consisted of the arms and service branches including armor, infantry and artillery. The administrative branch was further subdivided into three main legs which are given as follows:

  • Combatant
  • General staff
  • Infantry
  • Armory
  • Cavalry
  • Army aviation
  • Battle supporting
  • Artillery
  • Air defense
  • Correspondence
  • Bulwark
  • Intelligence
  • Battle supporting and service
  • Communications
  • Supplies
  • Ordnance
  • Personnel
  • Finance
  • Instructor
  • Cartography
  • Military band
  • Judge
  • Veterinary corps
  • Medical, dental and pharmaceutical corps
  • Engineer, chemist and technician corps

Structure of Force

The Turkish Army is organized into the following commands:

  • Land Forces Command
    • 1st Army(Istanbul)
      • 2nd Corps
        • 4th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
        • 8th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
        • 18th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
        • 95th Armored Brigade
        • 102nd Artillery Regiment
        • Corps Engineer Combat Regiment
      • 3rd Corps
        • 52nd Tactical Armored Division
        • 2nd Armored Brigade
        • 66th Mechanized Infantry Brigade (Istanbul)
        • 23rd Tactical Motorized Infantry Division
          • 6th Motorized Infantry Regiment
          • 23rd Motorized Infantry Regiment
          • 47th Motorized Infantry Regiment
        • 5th Corps
          • 1st Armored Brigade
          • 3rd Armored Brigade
          • 54th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
          • 55th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
          • 65th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
          • Corps Armored Cavalry Battalion
          • 105th Artillery Regiment
          • Corps Engineer Combat Regiment
        • 15th Infantry Division
      • 2nd Army
        • 4th Corps
          • 28th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
          • 58th Artillery Regiment
          • 1st Commando Brigade
          • 2nd Commando Brigade
        • 6th Corps
          • 5th Armored Brigade
          • 39th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
          • 106th Artillery Regiment
        • 7th Corps
          • 3rd Tactical Infantry Division
          • 34th Border Brigade
          • 16th Mechanized Brigade
          • 20th Mechanized Brigade
          • 70th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
          • 172nd Armored Brigade
          • 2nd Motorized Infantry Brigade
          • 6th Motorized Infantry Brigade
          • 3rd Commando Brigade
          • 107th Artillery Regiment
          • Hakkari Mountain Warfare and Commando Brigade
        • 3rd Army
          • 8th Corps
            • 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade
            • 12th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
            • 10th Motorized Infantry Brigade
            • 34th Motorized Infantry Brigade
            • 49th Motorized Infantry Brigade
            • 51st Motorized Infantry Brigade
            • 4th Commando Brigade
            • 108th Artillery Regiment
            • 17th Motorized Infantry Brigade
          • 9th Corps
            • 4th Armored Brigade
            • 14th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
            • 25th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
            • 9th Motorized Infantry Brigade
            • 48th Motorized Infantry Brigade
            • 109th Artillery Regiment
          • Aegean Army
            • Cyprus Turkish Peace Force
              • 28th Infantry Division – headquartered at Asha (Paşaköy) to the northeast of Nicosia, and the
              • 39th Infantry Division – headquartered at Camlibel within the district of Girne.
              • 14th Armoured Brigade – also in Asha (Paşaköy) with M48 Patton[51]
              • A Special Force Regiment
              • An Artillery Regiment
              • Naval units
            • Logistics Division
            • 57th Artillery Training Brigade
            • 19th Infantry Brigade
            • 11th Motorised Infantry Brigade
            • 5th Army Aviation School Command
            • 2nd Infantry Regiment
            • Commando Training School Command
            • 3rd Infantry Training Brigade
            • 1st Infantry Training Brigade
          • Training and Doctrine Command
          • Logistics Command
          • Turkish Military Academy
          • Army Aviation Command
            • General Staff controlled units
              • Special Aviation Group Command
              • General Staff Electronic Systems (GES) Aviation Group Command
              • Mapping General Command
              • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Center Command
            • Army Aviation Command
              • Army Aviation School Command
              • 5th Main Maintenance Center Command
              • 1st Army Aviation Regiment
              • 2nd Army Aviation Regiment
              • 3rd Army Aviation Regiment
              • 4th Army Aviation Regiment
              • 7th Army Aviation Group Command
              • Northern Cyprus Turkish Army Aviation Unit Command