Immediate Response Authority Definition -

immediate response authority

Term Source: DODD 3025.18

1.) A Federal military commanderÂ’s, Department of Defense component headÂ’s, and/or responsible Department of Defense civilian officialÂ’s authority temporarily to employ resources under their control, subject to any supplemental direction provided by higher headquarters, and provide those resources to save lives, prevent human suffering, or mitigate great property damage in response to a request for assistance from a civil authority, under imminently serious conditions when time does not permit approval from a higher authority within the United States. Immediate response authority does not permit actions that would subject civilians to the use of military power that is regulatory, prescriptive, proscriptive, or compulsory.

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.


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

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