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Quick Reaction Force

Definition/Scope: A Quick Reaction Force (QRF) is any force that is poised to respond on very short notice, typically less than fifteen minutes. Cavalry Army units are frequently postured as a quick reaction force, with a main mission of security and reconnaissance. For a large base, the QRF is usually a platoon or squad. The size of the QRF depends on the threat, the greater the threat, the bigger the QRF.

Used For:

Protection WFF
response force



Broader Terms:

fixed-site security
Marine Expeditionary Unit

Narrower Terms:

basic load ammunition holding area
perimeter security

Related Terms:

Marine Expeditionary Unit
Quick Response Force
response force
roving patrol
visit, board, search and seizure

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