combat assessment


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combat assessment

The determination of the overall effectiveness of force employment during military operations. Combat assessment is composed of three major components: (a) battle damage assessment; (b) munitions effectiveness assessment; and (c) reattack recommendation. Also called CA. See also battle damage assessment; munitions effectiveness assessment; reattack recommendation.
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This chain gets longer as the level of the effect transitions from tactical to operational and beyond, with the causal ISR always requiring additional connections beyond a combat assessment. For example, if ISR identifies a target that is later struck, that is often used as a marker of "effective" ISR.
Since Iraqi Freedom, JBDA has worked closely with the Air Force Combat Assessment Working Group (CAWG), the Joint Chiefs of Staff lead agent for joint combat assessment solutions, to develop a permanent approach to mission reporting standardization.
Hanlon also directed the Corps' combat assessment team to interview wounded Marines to consider, from their perspective, how their injuries could have been avoided or mitigated.
Today, the mission of the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course is to further develop the combat arms related functional skills of officers, NCOs, and enlisted volunteers eligible for assignment to units whose primary mission is to conduct surveillance, reconnaissance operations, target acquisition, and combat assessment.
It also helps targeting teams determine requirements for combat assessment to assess targeting and attack effectiveness.