Control Point Definition -

control point

Term Source: JP 3-09.3 (Close Air Support) ?

1.) A position along a route of march at which men are stationed to give information and instructions for the regulation of supply or traffic.

2.) A position marked by coordinates (lattitude, longitude), a buoy, boat, aircraft, electronic device, conspicuous terrain feature, or other identifiable object which is given a name or number and used as an aid to navigation or control of ships, boats, or aircraft.

3.) In marking mosaics, a point located by ground survey with which a corresponding point on a photograph is matched as a check.

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: operations


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-09.3: Close Air Support, updated July 2009

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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