Definition Of


Backfill— reserve Component units and individuals recalled to replace deploying active units and/or individuals in the continental United States and outside the continental United States.

Category: Defense Terms
Share it:

More from this Section

  • Counterintelligence collection
    Counterintelligence collection refers to the systematic acquisition of information (through investigations, operations, or liaison) concerning espionage ...
  • Base defense operations center
    Base defense operations center refers to a command and control facility which is established by the base commander to serve as the focal point for base security and defense.
  • Defense sexual assault incident database
    Defense sexual assault incident database is a Department of Defense database that captures and serves as the reporting source for all sexual assault data collected by the Services.
  • Biological agent
    Biological agent refers or a microorganism (or a toxin derived from it) that causes disease in personnel, plants, or animals or causes the deterioration of materiel.
  • Coup de main
    Coup de main refers to an offensive operation that capitalizes on surprise and simultaneous execution of supporting operations to achieve success in one swift stroke.
  • Arms control agreement
    Arms control agreement refers to the written or unwritten embodiment of the acceptance of one or more arms control measures by two or more nations.
  • Airlift capability
    Airlift capability refers to the total capacity that is expressed in terms of number of passengers and/or weight/cubic displacement of cargo that can be carried...