The French Army (Armée de Terre) officially created the 3rd Division (3e Div) of Scorpion force in Marseille on 20 June. The military unit was implemented as part of the service’s Au Contact model.
The Au Contact model was officially presented on 28 May 2015. The 3rd Division is under the command of General of Division Thierry Corbet.
The Scorpion force was designed to eventually intervene in France and abroad. It is composed of two divisions, and six combined arms brigades (two armored brigades, two medium brigades and two light brigades).