tactical control


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tactical control

Command authority over assigned or attached forces or commands, or military capability or forces made available for tasking, that is limited to the detailed direction and control of movements or maneuvers within the operational area necessary to accomplish missions or tasks assigned. Tactical control is inherent in operational control. Tactical control may be delegated to, and exercised at any level at or below the level of combatant command. When forces are transferred between combatant commands, the command relationship the gaining commander will exercise (and the losing commander will relinquish) over these forces must be specified by the Secretary of Defense. Tactical control provides sufficient authority for controlling and directing the application of force or tactical use of combat support assets within the assigned mission or task. Also called TACON. See also combatant command; combatant command (command authority); operational control.
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At any given time, the 21st TSC can provide direct support to multiple exercises across the continent, manage logistics support areas for an aviation brigade deploying into integration sites in the Baltics and Balkans, while exercising tactical control of an armored brigade combat team moving from its training area to the Port of Bremerhaven, Germany.
In this study, the tactical control level is implemented by the algorithm described in [12].
Instead the DND email noted the following: "With regards to the AN/TPS-70 systems employed by the Tactical Control Radar (TCR) Squadrons at 3 Wing/CFB Bagotville and 4 Wing/CFB Cold Lake, they have been at the forefront of our national and international Fighter Force's training for over two decades."
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For example, a subordinate commander who is delegated tactical control would exercise it over his or her forces only--not on the forces above.
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The commander of the ad hoc AETF would retain all previous command authorities, perhaps as a numbered Air Force or wing commander, while also gaining responsibility for the tactical control activities of his newly federated forces.
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those demands by providing a unique toolset to blend speed, tactical control
Grau, an Afghanistan military expert, and Billingsley, an award-winning documentarian, deftly demonstrate that the intended high-tech joint service venture rapidly devolved into a war fought in parallel between the service branches and their alijes for tactical control of severely limited combat resources.
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