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A mission requiring a force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly to the supported force's request for assistance. Also called DS. See also close support; general support; mission; mutual support; support.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||direct support - a mission requiring one force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly the supported force's request for assistance|
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