Definition Of

Administrative chain of command

Administrative chain of command is one of the two branches of the chain of command described in Joint Publication 1, Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States, through which command is exercised from the President through the Secretary of Defense to the Secretaries of the Military Departments, and from which forces are assigned to combatant commands to compose the operational command structure baseline.

Category: Defense Terms
Share it:

More from this Section

  • Damage assessment
    Damage assessment refers to 1. The determination of the effect of attacks on targets. 2. A determination of the effect of a compromise of classified information on national security.
  • Close support area
    Close support area— those parts of the ocean operating areas nearest to, but not necessarily in, the objective area.
  • Biological hazard
    Biological hazard is an organism, or substance that is derived from an organism, that poses a threat to human or animal health.
  • Counterdrug operational support
    Counterdrug operational support— support to host nations and drug law enforcement agencies involving military personnel and their associated equipment, provided by the...
  • Civil authority information support
    Civil authority information support is the use of military information support operations capabilities to conduct public information dissemination activities to support national ...
  • Counterair
    Counterair refers to a mission that integrates offensive and defensive operations to attain and maintain a desired degree of air superiority and protection ...
  • Contingency plan
    Contingency plan refers to a plan for major contingencies that can reasonably be anticipated in the principal geographic subareas of the command.