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alternate command post

Definition/Scope: (FM 1-02) Any location designated by a commander to assume command post functions in the event the command post becomes inoperative. It may be partially or fully equipped and manned or it may be the command post of a subordinate unit. In combat, a unit's or subunit's headquarters is often divided into echelons; the echelon in which the unit or subunit commander is located or from which such commander operates is called a command post.

Broader Terms:

command post

Narrower Terms:

Fire Direction Center
main command post
rear command post
tactical command post

Related Terms:

assault command post
base defense operations center
Emergency Operations Center
tactical operations center

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