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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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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.
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The 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) provided sustainment mission command and served as the national support element for U.S.
By November he got word he would be deployed the next year to augment the National Support Element. With training included, he would be away from home for 15 months.
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