Operational Chain Of Command Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
operational chain of command
1.) One of the two branches of the chain of command described in Joint Publication 1, "Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States", through which command is exercised from the President through the Secretary of Defense to the combatant commanders, to whom forces are assigned and allocated via the global force management process.
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Term Classification: miscellaneous
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from DODI 8260.03: The Global Force Management Data Initiative (GFM DI), updated February 2014 View source document
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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