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 Sheriff’s Office was setting up a command post a the Butler Street boat ramp as a base for extra 24-hour patrols of the area and vehicles from the agriculture and marine unit. Lauren Ritchie,, "Hurricane Dorian: St. Johns reaches 'moderate’ flood stage at Astor, resources deployed to low-lying area," 4 Sep. 2019 Finally, Kurdish troops took us in the back of a pickup truck to their command post, then to Christian militia commanders near the front lines. Molly Hennessy-fiske,, "Behind the story: A Marine suicide, and then a reckoning," 20 June 2019 At his command post on the cruiser USS Augusta, Gen. Omar Bradley considered aborting the Omaha landings. Ron Grossman, Houston Chronicle, "IN THEIR OWN WORDS," 9 June 2019 According to Maiuri, writing in the American Journal of Archaeology in 1944, the command post was real, but the encamped German division was just a rumor. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Unexploded World War II bombs may still be buried at Pompeii," 8 July 2019 Tommy Ferrell, who was traveling down Montana Creek Road on Thursday morning near the Division of Forestry’s command post, said he was headed to his cabin on an unnamed road near the fire. Jeff Parrott, Anchorage Daily News, "Montana Creek fire shifts direction; residents urged to be evacuation-ready as firefighting resources stretch thin," 4 July 2019 As law enforcement began to set up a perimeter around the crime scene, Fox and other witnesses were shepherded to the FBI command post a block from El Centro College. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Photographer Tom Fox on encounter with Dallas gunman: 'He's going to look at me around that corner' and shoot," 17 June 2019 Diamond and his wife Katie McNeil visited the Rocky Mountain Team Black’s incident command post near Basalt, FOX 31 in Denver reported. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, "VIDEO: Neil Diamond performs 'Sweet Caroline' for Colorado firefighters," 29 July 2018 Unable to forget Neal and others worked from FDNY Station 10, which was across the street from the World Trade Center and served as a command post for first responders. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Jon Stewart's 9/11 testimony hits home for Hoosiers who responded to New York attacks," 12 June 2019

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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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