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EKV - Kompanii.jpg
Standard Estonian military map symbol for a company.
Active present
Country  Estonia
Branch Estonian Ground Force
Type infantry
Size 250
Equipment small firearms
grenade launchers
tactical transport vehicles
Commander Captain ES-Army-OF14.jpg

Kompanii, (English: company) is a medium military unit led by a junior officer that is subordinate to an infantry battalion. Kompanii is bigger than a rühm (platoon) but smaller than a pataljon (battalion). It is one of the most basic military formation among the Estonian Ground Force infantry units.[1]




It usually consists 180 to 250 soldiers, and is further subdivided into platoons. Kompanii is composed of five platoons of thirty to fifty soldiers each, as well as a company leader (kompaniiülem) who is usually a captain (kapten). His second in command is lieutenant as an assistant of the battalion (kompaniiülema abi).[2]


One single kompanii is meant to operate on a battlefield along with other kompanii's on a landscale not greater than 500 x 500 metres. There is a logistical support element in the structure of a kompanii which is based on a reserv platoon. The formation transport is usually made up by twenty tactical transport vehicles such as Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG 435[3].

Other military uses

It is usually commanded by a captain, although there are certain Combat Service and Combat Service Support companies that are large enough, and specially configured to require the command of a major. The senior non commissioned officer of a company is called a first sergeant, and this job is usually assigned to an NCO who holds the first sergeant rank. At times, however, a master sergeant (E-8) or sergeant first class (E-7) will be appointed to the job in lieu of a qualified first sergeant. In such situations, the NCO holds the duty position title of "First Sergeant," while their military rank remains master sergeant or sergeant first class respectively.

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Estonian Defence Forces formations
  2. ^ Eesti relvajõudude ametikohtade tunnused
  3. ^ Transport vehicles of the Estonian Ground Forces


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