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US V Corps

V Corps (Fifth Corps) is a major formation of the U.S. Army. It is headquartered at Campbell Barracks, Heidelberg, Germany. Its nickname is the Victory Corps.

Table of contents
1 Command and Staff
2 Strength
3 Subunits
4 Equipment
5 Unit History
6 Insignia

Command and Staff

The commanding general of V Corps is Lieutenant General Ricardo S. Sanchez, who took command in June 2003, replacing Lieutenant General William S. Wallace.

The Chief of Staff is Brigadier General Daniel J. Keefe, who replaced Brigadier General Daniel A. Hahn in August 2003.


V Corps has 41,000 personnel.


5th Panzer Division: German Army unit under V Corps operational control
1st Infantry Division
1st Armored Division
130th Engineer Brigade
41st Field Artillery Brigade
5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery (ADA)
4th Battalion, 3rd ADA
5th Signal Command. Commanded by Brigadier General Marilyn A. Quagliotti
2nd Signal Brigade, at Mannheim. Commanded by Colonel Hubert W. Newman
22nd Signal Brigade
22nd Brigade Headquarters Company
440th Signal Battalion
32nd Signal Battalion, located at Darmstadt
17th Signal Battalion, located at Kitzingen
11th Aviation Regiment


Unit History

V Corps took part in the Persian Gulf War of 1991, along with VII Corps.

In September 2000, V Corps participated in Operation Victory Strike I, one of the first times American units had ever deployed in Poland. In September 2002, Victory Strike II repeated the exercise. 4000 U.S., Polish, and Italian soldiers took part. The exercise tested a modular plug-in command post system which is expected to be used by U.S. forces in the future.

In March 2002, General Wallace traveled to U.S. Central Command headquarters in Tampa, Florida, to discuss contingency plans for deployment to the Middle East.