specified command

Related to specified command: Unified Command Plan

specified command

A command that has a broad, continuing mission, normally functional, and is established and so designated by the President through the Secretary of Defense with the advice and assistance of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It normally is composed of forces from a single Military Department. Also called specified combatant command.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
References in periodicals archive ?
FM 3-0 (in conjunction with Change 1) positively correlates with the joint C2 philosophy regarding the specified command elements of design and understanding.
specified command. The last specified command, US Forces Command
Telios then goes directly to the specified command file.
Strategic Air Command was an example of a specified command.
On the JLLP front, several of the unified and specified commands also established staff-level lessons learned capabilities.
The DOD Reorganization Act of 1958 authorized the President, acting through the Secretary of Defense with the advice of the JCS, to establish unified or specified commands, assign missions, and determine their force structure.
Air Force, and (of particular significance for the history of USEUCOM) the unified and specified commands.
The act appropriately held that in order to provide the existing combatant commands with health-services support across the operational spectrum, a new, separately resourced, and functional medical or health-services command should be created, on a level with the current unified and specified commands. On another level, however, it remains to be seen whether the services themselves will finally take into account medical support requirements that are realistically necessary to meet operational demands of the twenty-first century, and the means by which these can be implemented in an effective and harmonious fashion.
The mission of the ITSB is to provide the capability to engineer, install, operate and maintain up to three major and 12 extension multifunctional C4 technology nodes in support of the combatant commanders of unified or specified commands, as well as Army Service Component Command, Joint Task Force or Joint Force Land Component Command commanders.
American power since 1945 was projected globally, her military deployment organized around specified commands and designated to police American interests in every region of the world.
The nation's warfighting direction from the national command authority, comprised of the President and the secretary of defense, is executed through the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff by the 10 unified and specified commands, each of which is headed by a commander-in-chief (CINC).

Full browser ?