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
Broader Terms:Full spectrum operations
Narrower Terms:CBRN operations
Related Terms:air component coordination element