full command

full command

The military authority and responsibility of a superior officer to issue orders to subordinates. It covers every aspect of military operations and administration and exists only within national services. The term command, as used internationally, implies a lesser degree of authority than when it is used in a purely national sense. It follows that no NATO commander has full command over the forces that are assigned to him. This is because nations, in assigning forces to NATO, assign only operational command or operational control. See also command.
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Miss Churchill, however, being of age, and with the full command of her fortunethough her fortune bore no proportion to the familyestatewas not to be dissuaded from the marriage, and it took place, to the infinite mortification of Mr.
That it would have been beset by worries and apprehension had she been in full command of her mental faculties Clayton well knew; so that while he suffered terribly to see her so, there were times when he was almost glad, for her sake, that she could not understand.
As Oliver accompanied his master in most of his adult expeditions too, in order that he might acquire that equanimity of demeanour and full command of nerve which was essential to a finished undertaker, he had many opportunities of observing the beautiful resignation and fortitude with which some strong-minded people bear their trials and losses.
Jungle folk do not awaken slowly--instantly, full consciousness and full command of their every faculty returns to them from the depth of profound slumber.
But he has full command of his rhythm according to the subject, and can range from the most delicate suggestion of airy beauty to the roar of the tempest or the strident energy of battle.
I had the full command of my senses; and my eyes became used to the darkness, which was lit, here and there, by fitful gleams.
Within NATO doctrine, no coalition commander has full command over assigned forces in a mission.
The IRGC Navy enjoys full command over all maritime borders and today we are at the highest level of readiness and might," Tangsiri said on Monday.
The ergonomic instrument layout, illuminated in stylish red to contrast the sharp silver accents, places every control exactly where intuition says it should be, putting the driver in full command.
He further said that in order to establish an Islamic banking and finance system on strong foundations, graduates with complete knowledge of Islamic banking and finance having full command on Shari'ah, Fiqh and Islamic financial products are needed.
I assume that King has a full command of the English language and is therefore aware that he has accused Downing of being cowardly.
But United were soon back in full command and Rooney made it 4-0 two minutes from time with a thumping 30-yarder.