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General Support Artillery

Definition/Scope: Artillery which executes the fire directed by the commander of the unit to which it organically belongs or is attached. It fires in support of the operation as a whole rather than in support of a specific subordinate unit. A battalion assigned the mission of general support supports the force as a whole and stays under the immediate control of the force artillery headquarters. This mission makes artillery immediately responsive to the needs of the force commander. It is the most centralized of the standard tactical missions. JP 1-02

Used For:

Fires WFF



Broader Terms:

Field Artillery
Fires WFF
observed fire

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Related Terms:

direct support artillery
Field Artillery

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