Combatant Command (command Authority) Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

combatant command (command authority)

1.) Nontransferable command authority, which cannot be delegated, of a combatant commander to perform those functions of command over assigned forces involving organizing and employing commands and forces; assigning tasks; designating objectives; and giving authoritative direction over all aspects of military operations, joint training, and logistics necessary to accomplish the missions assigned to the command.

In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: personnel

Source:

Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 1: Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States, updated March 2013 View source document

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