peacetime establishment


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peacetime establishment

A table setting out the authorized peacetime manpower requirement for a unit, formation or headquarters. Also called peacetime complement.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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By the time war erupted in Europe in 1939 the Air Corps consisted of three under-strength squadrons at cadre strength and had only half of the pilots that it required to meet its peacetime establishment. The reliance on inadequate numbers of inappropriate aircraft and the hopelessly poor training regime presided over by Mulcahy placed a burden on all personnel and led to a number of accidents.
Patton, Chesty Puller was ill suited to the peacetime establishment. He was never politically astute; his blunt remarks about rugged training and a "soft" American public created a hailstorm of criticism from a country long tired of war.
The Indian Army in which they served until independence comprised 18 infantry regiments, each with a peacetime establishment of about four or five battalions.