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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Examples of command post in a Sentence

a historic home that for a time served as Washington's command post during the American Revolution
Recent Examples on the Web Wahl said the shooting Monday night occurred where the police command post — a van filled with communications gear that provides meeting space for officers — had been set up for four days. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Sep. 2021 The wind became intense, knocking down trees and power lines all around the command post. Jeffrey E. Stern, The Atlantic, 30 Aug. 2021 On Thursday morning, Cal Fire officials were setting up a new command post in the parking lot of the California side of the Heavenly Ski Resort. Sarah Ravani, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sep. 2021 Police set up a command post near the scene and officers immediately checked every vehicle in the area. Carol Robinson |, al, 20 Aug. 2021 State officials spent a full week inside their command post — built to withstand a nuclear blast — and used a map to chart the attack’s spread. Jake Bleiberg, USA TODAY, 26 July 2021 State officials spent a full week inside their command post — built to withstand a nuclear blast — and used a map to chart the attack’s spread. Jake Bleiberg And Eric Tucker, Chron, 26 July 2021 Joining Hu at the command post back in Wuhan, PRC Official-2 gave orders to stay ready. Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica, 23 July 2021 Pointing to a map in his command post, set up at Lakeview High School on the fire’s southeast edge, Hessel traced the fire’s latest path northeast toward the rural communities of Paisley, Summer Lake and Silver Lake. Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2021

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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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17 Sep 2021

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“Command post.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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