communications zone


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communications zone

Rear part of a theater of war or theater of operations (behind but contiguous to the combat zone) which contains the lines of communications, establishments for supply and evacuation, and other agencies required for the immediate support and maintenance of the field forces. Also called COMMZ. See also combat zone; line of communications; rear area; theater of operations; theater of war.
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Over 90 percent of patients evacuated to MTFs in the communications zone were further evacuated to CONUS on the next available evacuation flight, with no apparent direction from the combatant commander to return any of the wounded to combat duty.
Supported units in the communications zone, joint task force, or base camp, with assistance from DCMA, are responsible for these postaward tasks
An analysis of the Army force structure showed that for every infantry or armored division, there were 1,668 combat-engineer troops and 2,276 support-engineer troops at corps, army, or the communications zone.
As early as May 1942 Lee was assigned to the European Theater of Operations, where he distinguished himself as the Deputy Commander for Administration in charge of mounting the invasion in Normandy and as Commander of the Communications Zone providing logistical support to Eisenhower's forces as they fought for the liberation of Europe.
In a contingency operation, the communications zone (COMMZ) is a complex joint mission area.
The mission of chemical units in any communications zone is planned around a need for reconnaissance in those areas and not on the range of their communication.

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