combat service support elements

combat service support elements

Those elements whose primary missions are to provide service support to combat forces and which are a part, or prepared to become a part, of a theater, command, or task force formed for combat operations. See also operating forces; service troops; troops.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Additionally, CBRN companies will be aligned with maneuver and combat service support elements for brigade combat teams.
The responsibility for this planning and setting of conditions falls as much on the infantry company commander as it does with combat support or combat service support elements typically associated with those activities because of the decentralized nature of the counterinsurgency light and the increased responsibility at the lowest levels of maneuver command.
Without an accurate and knowledgeable assessment in areas such as these, battalions, brigades, and divisions can not correctly allocate combat support and combat service support elements to ensure the right assets are where they need to be when it matters the most.
Within the GSB, a group service support company (GSSC) and a battalion headquarters have been established with augmentation from other Army Special Operations combat service support elements.
Various types of combat brigade are being envisaged, plus combat support and combat service support elements, as well as maritime and air elements.The emphasis is on assuring deployability, sustainability, interoperability, flexibility, mobility, survivability, and command and control.
The Wish List contained in the draft report also proposed a fundamental re-orientation of the Militia away from a focus on combat arms to combat service support elements. Therefore, many Reservists wishing to remain in the Militia would have to join a combat service support unit where they could become bath attendants, decontaminators or become responsible for delivering mail.
Each had its own mix of combat, combat support, and combat service support elements that enabled it to fight and sustain itself.

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