executing commander

executing commander

In nuclear warfare, a commander to whom nuclear weapons are released for delivery against specific targets or in accordance with approved plans. See also commander(s); releasing commander.
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The executing commander establishes certain themes that each participant addresses throughout the rehearsal.
It would take them one or two minutes to format and transmit that directly down the chain of command to the executing commanders of the underground launch centres, the submarines and the bombers.