command post


Definition of command post 

: a post at which the commander of a unit in the field receives orders and exercises command

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Synonyms for command post


base, command, headquarters

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Examples of command post in a Sentence

a historic home that for a time served as Washington's command post during the American Revolution

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The mayor's crisis response team had been at the command post overnight and thanked the Hernandez family for its support, patience and optimism. Cheri Mossburg And Joe Sterling, CNN, "Boy who fell in Los Angeles drainage pipe found alive," 2 Apr. 2018 Two soldiers and one civilian were killed on Friday in the car bomb attack on the G5 Sahel force command post in the central town of Sevare. Washington Post, "Car bomb kills 4 in Mali, 3rd extremist attack in 3 days," 1 July 2018 The soldier, a first lieutenant with the Virginia National Guard, stole the armored command post before taking it on the interstate. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Soldier Steals Armored Vehicle, Takes Joyride Through City," 6 June 2018 Two Malian soldiers and a civilian were killed in a car-bomb attack on a command post of the G5 Sahel, a multinational counter-terrorism force, in Sevare. The Economist, "Politics this week," 5 July 2018 Troops disperse into smaller groups to simulate avoiding sophisticated surveillance drones that could direct rocket or missile attacks against personnel or command posts. Eric Schmitt, New York Times, "In Eastern Europe, U.S. Military Girds Against Russian Might and Manipulation," 27 June 2018 The attack focused on the provincial command posts of the national intelligence service and the police, as well as the governor’s compound and the prison, where Taliban fighters are jailed, local officials said. Ehsanullah Amiri, WSJ, "Taliban Attack Tests Afghan Forces Near Iran Border," 15 May 2018 Just before 8pm on Tuesday, June 5, Joshua Phillip Yabut, a 29-year-old 1st Lieutenant in the Virginia National Guard, drove off the Guard's Fort Pickett training center in Blackstone, Virginia in an M577 command post vehicle. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Police follow as guardsman takes personnel carrier on unscheduled deployment [Updated]," 6 June 2018 Yesterday, June 6th 2018, First Lieutenant Joshua Phillip Yabut drove the M1068 armored command post vehicle off the grounds of Fort Pickett, an Army National Guard base in Blackstone, Virginia. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Soldier Steals Armored Vehicle, Takes Joyride Through City," 6 June 2018

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circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

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