Supported Commander Definition -

supported commander

Term Source: JP 3-0 (Joint Operations) ?

1.) The commander having primary responsibility for all aspects of a task assigned by the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan or other joint operation planning authority.

2.) In the context of a support command relationship, the commander who receives assistance from another commanderÂ’s force or capabilities, and who is responsible for ensuring that the supporting commander understands the assistance required.

3.) In the context of joint operation planning, the commander who prepares operation plans or operation orders in response to requirements of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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 3-0: Joint Operations, updated August 2011 View source document

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

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