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Civil support operation

Definition/Scope: (FM 3-0) Civil support includes operations that address the consequences of natural or man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks, and incidents in the United States and its territories. Army forces conduct civil support operations when the size and scope of events exceed the capabilities or capacities of domestic civilian agencies. Usually the Army National Guard is the first military force to respond on behalf of state authorities. In this capacity, it functions under authority of Title 32, U.S. Code, or while serving on state active duty.



Used For:

Protection WFF
support operation
Sustainment WFF

Broader Terms:

Full spectrum operations
interagency coordination

Narrower Terms:

CBRN operations
Humanitarian Assistance
humanitarian assistance coordination center
information engagement
nonlethal action
Observer/Controller/Trainers

Related Terms:

air component coordination element
Defensive operation
Offensive operation
Stability operation
Urban Operation


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