The Buena Vista army is organized into brigades of two tank battalions, one wheeled mechanized infantry battalion, one tracked mechanized infantry battalion, two self-propelled 155 artillery battalions, an air defense company, and a combat engineer battalion.
Tank battalions have four companies of three platoons, two recon elements, a 120mm mortar battery, a forward artillery observer, a headquarters section, and a tactical operations section that functions as a second headquarters unit. Mechanized battalions have four companies of three infantry platoons, two recon elements, a 120mm mortar battery, an ATGM company of three platoons, a forward observer, a headquarters section, and a tactical operations section. Artillery battalions have three firing batteries. The engineer company has two combat engineer platoons and a vehicle launched bridge platoon. The anti-aircraft company has one missile platoon and one gun platoon.
The country's president for life, Elvis Narcisso, likes to indulge in purchasing tanks and vehicles from different countries. Currently there are four brigades in the Buena Vista army. One brigade has American equipment, one has British equipment, one has French equipment, and one has German equipment. Attempts are being made to purchase equipment from Israel to equip a fifth brigade.
The Buena Vista army is an all regular force and is well trained and equipped. Low level initiative is encouraged. The overall size of the army is smaller than that of La Cucaracha. Older equipment has been moth-balled. Troops who retire from the army are part of an inactive reserve that could be called into service to use the older equipment should the regular army be decimated.
Buena Vista and La Cucaracha have had a long lasting dispute over a region on their border that has large reserves of oil. Both countries have used their income from oil sales to equip their armies.