national support element


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national support element

Any national organization or activity that supports national forces that are a part of a multinational force. Their mission is nation-specific support to units and common support that is retained by the nation. Also called NSE. See also multinational force; support.
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The task of the national support element and the light maneuver company is to remain stationed in Bulgaria on standby for possible deployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As the national support element, the 364th ESC oversaw the MTA buildup and worked with the various mayor cells to track fluctuating capabilities.
The Lads, UK National Support Element Sarajevo BFPO 543
The host nation-led trucking company, the Afghanistan Transportation Network (ATN), has become the go-to choice across Regional Commands South and Southwest and National Support Element West.
By November he got word he would be deployed the next year to augment the National Support Element.
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