On-scene Commander Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

on-scene commander

Term Source: JP 3-50 (Personnel Recovery) ?

1.) The federal officer designated to direct federal crisis and consequence management efforts at the scene of a terrorist or weapons of mass destruction incident.

2.) An individual in the immediate vicinity of an isolating event who temporarily assumes command of the incident.

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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 3-50: Personnel Recovery, updated December 2011 View source document

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

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