Command Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

command

1.) The authority that a commander in the armed forces lawfully exercises over subordinates by virtue of rank or assignment.

2.) An order given by a commander; that is, the will of the commander expressed for the purpose of bringing about a particular action.

3.) A unit or units, an organization, or an area under the command of one individual.

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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