Definition/Scope: (1) In the Army, a temporary grouping of forces designed to accomplish a particular mission. It is the process of allocating available assets to subordinate commanders and (establishing) determining their command and support relationships. (2) In the Navy, an organization which assigns to responsible commanders the means with which to accomplish their assigned tasks in any planned action. (3) An organization table pertaining to a specific naval directive.
Used For:task organizations (US Army)
Broader Terms:force structure
Narrower Terms:Task Force
Related Terms:landing forces