combatant commander


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combatant commander

A commander of one of the unified or specified combatantcommands established by the President. See also combatant command; specified combatant command; unified combatant command.
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Established in 2002, the program is a key tool for regional combatant commanders to foster regional cooperation and professionalize foreign counterterrorism capabilities to assist in the fulfillment of the command's responsibilities.
We are in the security cooperation toolbox for the secretary of defense and combatant commanders to use.
21) Ultimately, the idea of placing a functional combatant commander as a "global synchronizer" leads to friction and defeats the intent.
Vantage, range, precision, lethality, speed, persistence--those are the things that an Airman brings to the joint table, and brings those combat capabilities and the ability to derive those desired effects to a combatant commander.
This designation is a significant step forward in transformation and will help ensure the best support for combatant commanders and tropps.
By contracting out for support, the battalion is able to operate and maintain a 24x7 DRSN providing multi-level, secure voice, and voice conferencing capabilities to the National Command Authority, the Joint Chief of Staff, the National Military Command Center, Geographical Combatant Commanders and their command centers, warfighters other DOD agencies, government departments and NATO Allies.
So our basic unit is a flag officer from whichever Service held a combatant commander for the bulk of every year (commanders by Service by year).
JEONS are Combatant Commander identified capability gaps in anticipated or pending contingency operations that must be acted upon before operations commence to prevent loss of life and/or critical mission failure.
Despite my own understanding of the differences between a CRT and an HRP, the HRP and its leaders were interested in portraying themselves to combatant commanders as a CRT--minus the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) capability.
Hence, much of the Army is and remains aligned by virtue of assignment or allocation to a combatant commander.
In addition, the act expanded the CJCS's and combatant commander's powers and gave combatant commanders greater interaction with Congress and greater participation in the DOD budget process.
Past assignments have taken him and his family across the globe during both peace and war, from platoon leader to combatant commander.