combatant command


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combatant command

A unified or specified command with a broad continuing mission under a single commander established and so designated by the President, through the Secretary of Defense and with the advice and assistance of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Combatant commands typically have geographic or functional responsibilities. See also specified command; unified command.
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But this clarity existed only in theory because, in practice, the Service chains continued to exercise significant influence over the Service component commands overseen by each combatant command.
Every two years, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is required to review the missions, responsibilities, and geographical boundaries of each combatant command and recommend to the President, through the Secretary of Defense, any changes that may be necessary.
The agenda for this engagement was focused on understanding USSTRATCOM's command priorities and gaining deeper understanding of the business mission of personnel, logistics, finance and program management at the enterprise level of a combatant command.
In addition to the original case information community, a second community, the Security Assistance Officer (SAO) Toolbox Community, was specifically developed for daily SAO and combatant command (COCOM) use.
In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003, Congress authorized the Secretary of Defense to provide administrative services and support to foreign coalition liaison officers temporarily assigned to the headquarters of a combatant command or any of its subordinate commands.
The US CENTCOM is a theater-level unified combatant command of the US Department of Defense.
Which nations are in a position to support combatant command contributions to global campaign plans that affect the AOR?
Today, every Combatant Command in aircraft, ships, submarines, ground vehicles, as well as by troops in the field and special operations, rely upon secure, beyond-line-of-sight UHF satellite communications provided by the Navy," said Mark Woempner, Lockheed Martin's director for Narrowband Communications.
A second proposal would "require the Secretary of Defense to conduct a pilot program on an alternative organizational structure at one combatant command .
Cyber Command to a full-fledged, unified combatant command, as threats in the digital domain continue to grow.
WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he has directed that United States Cyber Command be elevated to the status of a Unified Combatant Command focused on cyberspace operations.
August 18 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump amped up country's Cyber Command by directing to elevate it to the status of a Unified Combatant Command, which will strengthen country's cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve nation's defense.