chain of command


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chain of command

n. pl. chains of command
A hierarchy of authority in which each rank is accountable to the one directly superior.

chain of command

The succession of commanding officers from a superior to a subordinate through which command is exercised. Also called command channel.
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Aquino was ordered charged for usurping authority in conspiracy with Purisima and sacked SAF commander Getulio Napenas, who were earlier charged before the Sandiganbayan with graft and usurpation of powers for allegedly bypassing the chain of command.
But if we will be given authority under one chain of command, we can now easily issue orders, HPG Chief Supt.
But the fact is there is such a chain of command in the PNP and in all other organizations.
To ensure that Soldiers have a clear and defined set of parameters in which to operate, the warning order, primary point of contact, civilian chain of command alert roster, and phone roster for the entire operation should be provided to the officer in charge or NCO in charge before the unit departs from the armory.
The third point for potential confusion comes in the description of the chain of command as well as the commander's authorities and responsibilities within that chain.
One thing is certain: as Stuart's hospital records demonstrate, his compulsory return to base was ordered by the LdSH's chain of command.
Much as this may not be your employer's policy, I say just do it and let your chain of command catch up with you later, after you have saved lives.
He said: "A culture of complacency and a disregard for every soldier's safety had reached right up the chain of command.
It was not just those responsible for planting the IED that caused his death, but a culture of complacency and a disregard for every soldier's safety that reached right up the chain of command.
Certified inspectors must send their inspection forms, DA 2404s or other maintenance sheets for all containers (DOD or contracted) to the proper authorities in their chain of command.
Changes: Places the authority to initiate an inquiry into homosexual conduct with a commander in the Soldier's chain of command in the grade of O-7 or higher.
I also doubt that they approached any of the support cells, such as the padre, SAFFA, and welfare staff, who are all outside of the chain of command.