|58th Mechanised Infantry Brigade|
|Part of||20th Group Army|
The 58th Mechanized Infantry Brigade (lang-zh:机械化步兵第58旅) is a brigade of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force. It is one of the three maneuver elements of the 20th Group Army in the Jinan Military Region. The 58th was previously a division, being converted to a brigade sized formation in 1999.
The brigade conversion in 1999 was part of the PLA's effort to experiment with a Corp-Brigade-Battalion force structure instead of the traditional Corp-Division-Regiment structure. The 58th is one of the units of the Jinan MR tasked to serve as one of the mobile response elements capable of reinforcing Groups Armies in other Military Regions in case of emergency or war.
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- Mossman, Billy C. (1990). "Chapter 3 : The Enemy". Ebb and Flow November 1950-July 1951. The United States Army in the Korean War. United States Army Center of Military History. p. 55. http://www.history.army.mil/books/korea/ebb/ch3.htm.
- Stewart, Richard W.. The Korean War: The Chinese Intervention. p. 17. CMH Pub 19-8. http://www.history.army.mil/brochures/kw-chinter/chinter.htm.
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