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Standard NATO code for a friendly infantry company
Company B, 113th Regiment, in American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1919

A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 80–250 soldiers and usually commanded by a major. Most companies are formed of three to six platoons, although the exact number may vary by country, unit type, and structure. Several companies are grouped to form a battalion or regiment, the latter of which is sometimes formed by several battalions.

Certain sub-units were raised as independent companies that reported to no higher unit headquarters.


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