full command

full command

The military authority and responsibility of a superior officer to issue orders to subordinates. It covers every aspect of military operations and administration and exists only within national services. The term command, as used internationally, implies a lesser degree of authority than when it is used in a purely national sense. It follows that no NATO commander has full command over the forces that are assigned to him. This is because nations, in assigning forces to NATO, assign only operational command or operational control. See also command.
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Miss Churchill, however, being of age, and with the full command of her fortunethough her fortune bore no proportion to the familyestatewas not to be dissuaded from the marriage, and it took place, to the infinite mortification of Mr.
That it would have been beset by worries and apprehension had she been in full command of her mental faculties Clayton well knew; so that while he suffered terribly to see her so, there were times when he was almost glad, for her sake, that she could not understand.
As Oliver accompanied his master in most of his adult expeditions too, in order that he might acquire that equanimity of demeanour and full command of nerve which was essential to a finished undertaker, he had many opportunities of observing the beautiful resignation and fortitude with which some strong-minded people bear their trials and losses.
Jungle folk do not awaken slowly--instantly, full consciousness and full command of their every faculty returns to them from the depth of profound slumber.
But he has full command of his rhythm according to the subject, and can range from the most delicate suggestion of airy beauty to the roar of the tempest or the strident energy of battle.
I had the full command of my senses; and my eyes became used to the darkness, which was lit, here and there, by fitful gleams.
Gen Adeniyi, who is yet to take full command of the theatre, assured the relatives of the fallen soldiers at the ceremony that the army would not fail in its responsibilities.
After staring at a 26-27 deficit in the first frame, the Philippine unleashed a 39-9 second quarter salvo to take full command at 65-36.
A savage but enthralling series against South Africa ended in a 2-1 defeat, but upon taking full command four years later he plotted the downfall of the Wallabies in what became the first successful tour since 1997.
Yousaf has full command over his strong service which somehow created a panic like situation for Saqib Umar but he played well and hit some beautiful smashes.
A 31-point lead was thrown away in a 38-38 draw with Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday, while - earlier in the Championship - England were in full command against Wales in Cardiff only to surrender a 10-3 interval advantage as panic set in.
Nancy PeIosi has full command of the Senate and can reign with impunity.