unified command


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unified command

A command with a broad continuing mission under a single commander and composed of significant assigned components of two or more Military Departments that is established and so designated by the President, through the Secretary of Defense with the advice and assistance of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Also called unified combatant command. See also combatant command; subordinate unified command.
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In summer 2006, the Secretary of Defense tasked the department to analyze and make recommendations regarding adjustments in the UCP, including the potential creation of a unified command, to better align with national interests and security requirements.
Under the direction of the security committee's chairman, the unified command cooperatively made all major decisions, both during the planning process and the actual management of the event.
The same Pentagon document also freely admits that altering the Unified Command Plan would "cut deeply into what the Services [see] as their traditional prerogatives.
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Accompanied by Army Chief General Bikram Singh, Antony will chair a unified command meeting here this evening.
He presents individual descriptions for each of the uniformed services and offers analysis on what is required to achieve unified command and action for future wars.
The response effort was quickly put under a unified command, which led to a more efficient use of resources among all the agencies.
Unified command budget personnel are limited to accessing the data of the countries in their region.
Eight basic management concepts--modular organization, unified command, manageable span-of-control, common terminology, consolidated action plans, comprehensive resource management, integrated communications, and predesignated incident facilities--contribute to the success of the Incident Command System.
Under this command concept, each organization that has either legal jurisdiction or significant financial responsibility is entitled to participate in a unified command structure.

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