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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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 command post was a gully, the intelligence section at one end, the general’s staff in the other. Washington Post, "AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, reporter lands on Attu Island," 29 May 2018 In this May 24, 2018 photo, command post facilities of North Korea's nuclear-test site are blown up in Punggye-ri. WSJ, "Nuclear Test Ban Group Skeptical of North Korea’s Denuclearization Efforts," 13 Aug. 2018 Then, firefighters were evacuated by helicopters and concerns about the shooter prompted a lockdown at the ski lodge that served as the fire’s incident command post, according to the report. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "2 hunters cited after firing rifles toward wildland firefighters near White Pass," 11 Sep. 2018 His church and community center became the Salvation Army’s first incident command post in Houston. Lawrence Elizabeth Knox, Houston Chronicle, "Salvation Army captain goes on search-and-rescue mission after the storm," 6 June 2018 But that hasn't changed the calculus much inside the NORAD command post. Scott Mclean, CNN, "Inside the mountain base still on alert to North Korea's missile threat," 11 May 2018 The photos were taken at Nevatim Air Base, an Israeli Air Force installation reportedly home to the service’s underground strategic command post. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Israeli Troops Caught Posting Pictures of Classified Hardware," 1 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of command post

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of command post was circa 1918

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