Navy Cargo-handling Battalion Definition -

Navy cargo-handling battalion

Term Source: JP 3-02.1 (Amphibious Embarkation and Debarkation) ?

1.) A mobile logistic support unit capable of worldwide deployment in its entirety or in specialized detachments. It is organized, trained, and equipped to: a. load and off-load Navy and Marine Corps cargo carried in maritime pre-positioning ships and merchant breakbulk or container ships in all environments; b. operate an associated temporary ocean cargo terminal; c. load and off-load Navy and Marine Corps cargo carried in military-controlled aircraft; and d. operate an associated expeditionary air cargo terminal.

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 3-02.1: Amphibious Embarkation and Debarkation, updated November 2014

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

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