specified combatant command

Related to specified combatant command: Unified Combatant Command

specified combatant command

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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While many associate Goldwater-Nichols with the mandate to end parochialism within the individual Services through new emphasis on "jointness," the legislation also provided greater command authority for the unified and specified combatant commands. Geographic combatant commanders now report directly to the Secretary of Defense instead of falling under the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Goldwater-Nichols Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 sought "to place clear responsibility on the commanders of the unified and specified combatant commands for the accomplishment of missions." The approach established combatant commands to ensure unity of effort in using forces from the several services.
* to ensure that the authority of the commanders of the unified and specified combatant commands is fully commensurate with the responsibility of those commanders for the accomplishment of missions assigned to their commands

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