Quantcast
SPECIFIED  COMMAND

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Custom Search
 
  
 
of  subordinate  unified  commands.  (A  unified commander  may  set  up  subordinate  unified commands.) In exercising operational command, a  unified  commander  takes  notice  of  the knowledge and responsibilities of assigned service component  commanders. The responsibilities of the commander of a unified command include the following: Maintaining the security of the command and protecting the United States, its possessions, and its bases against attack or a hostile outbreak Carrying out assigned missions, tasks, and responsibilities Assigning tasks to, and directing coordina- tion  among,  subordinate  commands  to ensure unity of effort in the accomplish- ment of assigned mission(s) Component Command A component command consists of the com- ponent commander and those people, units, detachments,  organizations,  or  installations assigned  to  the  operational  command  of  the unified  commander. A component commander advises the unified commander about the proper assignment of the component  to  achieve  the  unified  operational mission.  A  component  commander  may  have assignments to missions or tasks not within the scope or authority of the unified commander. However, these missions and tasks should not conflict with, but should contribute to, the overall mission of the unified command. SPECIFIED COMMAND A specified command is a command with a broad continuing mission. It is normally made up of forces from only one service but may include units and staff representation from other services. The authority that sets up a specified com- mand appoints the specified commander and the force structure. This authority also assigns the missions and defines the commander’s general geographic  area  of  responsibility.  Figure  1-1 shows the position of the commander in the chain of command. Units of other services assigned to a specified command  normally  know  the  purpose  and duration of the assignment. Such assignment, in itself, does not change the specified command to a unified command. If, however, the assignment is major and of long duration, a unified command is normally setup instead of a specified command. The commander of a specified command has the same responsibilities as the commander of a unified command; however, the specified com- mander cannot set up subordinate unified commands. The specified commands are the Strategic Air Command (SAC) and the U.S. Forces Command (USFORCOM). SUMMARY Organization is not a new concept. Initially, you learned that, in its simplest form, organiza- tion is the orderly arrangement of assets. As a master or senior chief petty officer, you should understand the organization of our Navy. The DOD is the largest United States govern- ment agency. It consists of the Office of the SECDEF; the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force; the JCS; the unified and specified commands; and other agencies set up by the SECDEF. The heads of the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force are each responsible for preparing their forces for war. The members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are the principal military advisors to the President, the National Security Council, and the SECDEF. They are subject to the authority and direction of the President and the SECDEF. The United States Military Establishment must bean efficient team of land, naval, and air forces to defend and protect our nation. To this end, the President sets up unified commands to bring about unity of effort among the services. REFERENCES Functions of the Department of Defense and Its Major Components, Department of Defense Directive  5100.1,  Department  of  Defense, Washington,  D.C.,  1987. United States Government Manual, Office of the Federal  Register,    National  Archives  and Records  Administration,  Washington,  D.C., 1986. 1-9



Military News
First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets
Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military,...
militarytimes.com
Navy vet, 92, finally gets medals
WARWICK, R.I. A 92-year-old military veteran has gotten long-overdue medals...
militarytimes.com
Md. university offers federal workers discount
University of Maryland University College is aiming to boost enrollment...
militarytimes.com
University to offer technology entrepreneurship program
Want to create the next Google? The University of Maryland...
militarytimes.com
2 years in jail for misusing money for homeless vets
A Nashville, Tenn., woman who stole more than $364,000 earmarked...
militarytimes.com
Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request
A judge will on Wednesday consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's...
militarytimes.com
Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands
President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty...
militarytimes.com
Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China
President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners...
militarytimes.com
State Dept. says Egypt cleared for US military aid
The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt...
militarytimes.com
Recruits trending older in U.S. military
New recruits in the U.S. military are getting slightly older,...
militarytimes.com
Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia
Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew...
militarytimes.com
Nonprofit group hopes to help U.S. students study abroad
An international education institute is working to double the number...
militarytimes.com
South Carolina's top military man begins re-election campaign
The state's top military officer says he's worked four years...
militarytimes.com
Activity at North Korea site hints at nuke test preps
Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear...
militarytimes.com
Judge: Prosecutors must turn over info on secret CIA prisons
Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a...
militarytimes.com
4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe
The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry...
militarytimes.com
Foreign troops now eligible for Defense Meritorious Service Medal
President Obama has signed an executive order that allows foreign...
militarytimes.com
Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck
A Massachusetts-based company says one of its unmanned submarines has...
militarytimes.com
Spy vs. Spy: Former SecDef Gates talks Putin
Before he became secretary of defense, Robert Gates spent a...
militarytimes.com
McChrystal tells of his recovery after getting hit with 'career curve ball'
Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrsytal says he got hit in...
militarytimes.com
   


Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

comments powered by Disqus

Integrated Publishing, Inc.
9438 US Hwy 19N #311 Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone For Parts Inquiries: (727) 755-3260
Google +