Supporting Commander Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
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.
- see also supported commander
- see also support
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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