combat service support elements

combat service support elements

Those elements whose primary missions are to provide service support to combat forces and which are a part, or prepared to become a part, of a theater, command, or task force formed for combat operations. See also operating forces; service troops; troops.
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Additionally, CBRN companies will be aligned with maneuver and combat service support elements for brigade combat teams.
Without an accurate and knowledgeable assessment in areas such as these, battalions, brigades, and divisions can not correctly allocate combat support and combat service support elements to ensure the right assets are where they need to be when it matters the most.
The responsibility for this planning and setting of conditions falls as much on the infantry company commander as it does with combat support or combat service support elements typically associated with those activities because of the decentralized nature of the counterinsurgency light and the increased responsibility at the lowest levels of maneuver command.
The Wish List contained in the draft report also proposed a fundamental re-orientation of the Militia away from a focus on combat arms to combat service support elements.
Within the GSB, a group service support company (GSSC) and a battalion headquarters have been established with augmentation from other Army Special Operations combat service support elements.
Each had its own mix of combat, combat support, and combat service support elements that enabled it to fight and sustain itself.

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