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

  • Staging area
    Staging area refers to in an amphibious airborne— A general locality between the mounting area and the objective of an amphibious or airborne expedition...
  • Major force
    Major force is a military organization, comprised of major combat elements and associated combat support, combat service support, and sustainment increments.
  • Foreign internal defense
    Foreign internal defense refers to participation by civilian and military agencies of a government in any of the action programs taken by another government ...
  • Combat unit loading
    Combat unit loading refers to a method of loading by which all or a part of a combat unit, such as an assault battalion landing team, is completely loaded in a single ship ...
  • Full-spectrum superiority
    Full-spectrum superiority refers to the cumulative effect of dominance in the air, land, maritime, and space domains and information environment ...
  • Distressed person
    Distressed person is an individual who requires search and rescue assistance to remove he or she from life-threatening or isolating circumstances in a permissive environment.
  • Operational contract support integration cell
    Operational contract support integration cell is a cell that is established to coordinate, and integrate operational contract support actions across all ...