as part of the Defence Forces consists of approximately 8,500 men
and women. The country is divided into three different areas for administrative
and operational reasons. Each area has its own Infantry Brigade.
1 Southern Brigade 2
Eastern Brigade 4 Western Brigade
part of the Defence Forces the role of the Army is:
- to defend the State
against armed aggression.
- to aid the Civil Power
- to participate in multinational peace support, crisis management
and humanitarian relief operations in support of the United Nations
and under UN mandate , including regional security missions authorised
by the UN
- to carry out such other duties as may be assigned to them from time