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unified command

Definition/Scope: The unified command structure is flexible, and changes as required to accomodate evolving U.S. national security needs. A classified document called the Unified Command Plan (UCP) establishes the combatant commands, identifies geographic areas of respon sibility, assigns primary tasks, defines authority of the commanders, establishes command relationships, and gives guidance on the exercise of combatant command. It is approved by the President, published by the CJCS, and addressed to the commanders of co mbatant commands. NATO A unified command is a command with broad continuing missions under a single CDR, composed of forces from two or more Military Departments, and established by the President through the SecDef and with the advice and assistance of the CJCS.

Used For:

Mission command WFF

Broader Terms:

Army Chief of Staff
Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
Title 10 U.S.C.
US Southern Command, Combatant Command, AOR/Unified
US Transportation Command, Combatant Command, Unified

Narrower Terms:

unified combat command
US Southern Command, Combatant Command, AOR/Unified

Related Terms:

DoD Commands
Unified Command Plan

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