Supporting Commander Definition -

supporting commander

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

1.) In the context of a support command relationship, the commander who aids, protects, complements, or sustains another commander's force, and who is responsible for providing the assistance required by the supported commander.

2.) A commander who provides augmentation forces or other support to a supported commander or who develops a supporting plan.

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

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

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