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 Field teams from the CDC quickly converged with state, county and local health leaders, forming a makeshift command post of sorts in the basement of the hospital. Angie Leventis Lourgos,, "The first COVID-19 patients in Illinois faced stigma, bigotry. But experts say their contributions to science taught the US much about the virus.," 11 Sep. 2020 Trump toured a high school that had been transformed into a law enforcement command post. Arkansas Online, "Trump wades into racial tensions with visit to Kenosha," 1 Sep. 2020 Trump toured a high school that had been transformed into a law enforcement command post. Jonathan Lemire, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump fuels racial tensions with visit to Wisconsin city riven by protests over police shooting of Black man," 1 Sep. 2020 The office also includes a command post and backup dispatch center. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Cy-Fair Fire Department’s Hurricane Laura preparations serve as practice for future threats," 29 Aug. 2020 By Thursday afternoon, the command post in Scotts Valley remained eerily quiet. Joaquin Palomino,, "Northern California ‘drastically short’ of firefighters while an onslaught of blazes rages," 22 Aug. 2020 The nearby Castaic Lake Recreation Area, which is being used as a command post for authorities, is closed to the public until further notice. Jessica Flores, USA TODAY, "Southern California's Lake Fire feeds on 'decadent' fuels, grows to nearly 18,000 acres in Angeles National Forest," 16 Aug. 2020 At stake is the command post of one of the nation’s largest law enforcement agencies with a budget of nearly $1 billion. Skyler Swisher,, "Brutally fought Democratic race for Broward Sheriff reaches final round on Tuesday," 15 Aug. 2020 Supply chiefs at a command post in California tracked the status of more than 1 million parts using a wall-size, touch-screen display. Washington Post, "We are deeply grateful to our subscribers who make our work possible.," 30 July 2020

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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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16 Sep 2020

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“Command post.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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