augmentee

noun aug·ment·ee \ ˌȯg-ˌmen-ˈtē \

Definition of augmentee

plural augmentees
: a member of the U.S. military (such as a military reservist or a member of the Navy or Air Force) who is assigned to special duty in a military unit (such as an Army battalion) in order to fill a shortage or to provide particular skills
  • Shortly after the September 11th attacks, hundreds of these augmentees were mobilized for up to a year and rapidly assimilated into their designated active units.
  • —Sean HerronTwice the Citizen2004
  • Michelle and Tony reached a similar breaking point after the sailor returned from the desert after a tour as an individual augmentee, the Navy's term for sailors sent to serve with ground troops.
  • —Timothy J. Gibbons, Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville)10 Oct. 2011

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