Definition/Scope: 1) A temporary grouping of units under one commander formed to carry out a specific operation or mission. A semi-permanent organization of units under one commander to carry out a specific task. 2) A battalion-sized unit of the combat arms consisting of a battalion control headquarters, with at least one of its major organic subordinate elements (a company), and the attachment of at least one company-sized element of another combat or combat support arm.
Broader Terms:military forces
Narrower Terms:air assault task forces
Related Terms:Aviation Combat Element