military formation

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Noun1.military formation - a formation of troopsmilitary formation - a formation of troops    
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
open order - a military formation leaving enough space between ranks to allow an inspecting officer to pass
close order - a military formation for drill or marching
extended order - a military formation for skirmishing; as widely separated as the tactical situation permits
sick call, sick parade - the daily military formation at which individuals report to the medical officer as sick
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A military organization may be quite correctly compared to a cone, of which the base with the largest diameter consists of the rank and file; the next higher and smaller section of the cone consists of the next higher grades of the army, and so on to the apex, the point of which will represent the commander in chief.
It was further understood that we were to act as a military organization under military rules and discipline--I as commander, with Bradley as my first lieutenant and Olson as my second, in command of the Englishmen; while von Schoenvorts was to act as an additional second lieutenant and have charge of his own men.
A military organization seems to me to be the real type on which all good civil society should be modeled; the Sword is the guardian of a nation.
In this procession were prominent coloured citizens in carriages, as well as several Negro military organizations.
Having to compete for quality personnel in an external environment, the military organization needs to define and implement a coherent and comprehensive strategy to achieve its goals.
The company s LX Series out-of-band network management solution for secure remote service port access and remote power control of devices in a military organization s networks and infrastructures will also be showcased at the two-week tour.
the complete military organization of a nation for land warfare
9 million in orders for military batteries from an undisclosed military organization.
The Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq and its military organization, the Badr Corps, which is financed by Iran.
In today's world, when the meaning of security is broadened beyond traditional definition, from war and military conflict to terrorism and trans-national crimes to absolutely poverty and deadly communicable diseases to degradation of environment, the roles and task of military organization also varies.
The National Guard Family Program Office in each state joint force headquarters (JFHQ) is designed to assist family members of all service members, regardless of military organization or status, with information and/or referrals.
The essays in this collection reinforce this view, focusing on a perceived shift in the social and cultural aspects of warfare and military organization, and demonstrating that while some sorts of shifts did indeed take place in different regions of Europe, they did not take place as simply, neatly, or quickly as earlier authors have often assumed.

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