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support

Definition/Scope: (DOD) 1. The action of a force that aids, protects, complements, or sustains another force in accordance with a directive requiring such action. 2. A unit that helps another unit in battle. 3. An element of a command that assists, protects, or supplies other forces in combat. See also close support; direct support; general support; interdepartmental or agency support; international logistic support; inter-Service support; mutual support. (joint) The action of a force that aids, protects, complements, or sustains another force in accordance with a directive requiring such action. (JP 1) (Army) *In the context of stability mechanisms, to establish, reinforce, or set the conditions necessary for the other instruments of national power to function effectively. FM 3-0



Acronym:

spt

Broader Terms:

stability mechanism

Narrower Terms:

Active Duty Operational Support
aerial delivery support
AID
ASSIST
base operations support
C2 support
close support
combat service support
combat support
common levels of support
Contingency ADOS
Continuation On Active Duty
Continuation On Active Reserve
direct support
engineer support
finance support
forward support
general support
general support reinforcing
help
intelligence support
interagency support
mutual support
MWR support
personnel support
protects
reinforcing
training support system

Related Terms:

compel
international logistics support
interservice support
joint intelligence liaison elements
joint intelligence support element


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