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  1. operational control

    Command authority that may be exercised by commanders at any echelon at or below the level of combatant command. Operational control is inherent in combatant command (command authority) and may be delegated within the command. Operational control is the authority to perform those functions of command over subordinate forces involving organizing and employing commands and forces, assigning tasks, designating objectives, and giving authoritative direction necessary to accomplish the mission. Operational control includes authoritative direction over all aspects of military operations and joint training necessary to accomplish missions assigned to the command. Operational control should be exercised through the commanders of subordinate organizations. Normally this authority is exercised through subordinate joint force commanders and Service and/or functional component commanders. Operational control normally provides full authority to organize commands and forces and to employ those forces as the commander in operational control considers necessary to accomplish assigned missions; it does not, in and of itself, include authoritative direction for logistics or matters of administration, discipline, internal organization, or unit training. Also called OPCON. See also combatant command; combatant command (command authority); tactical control.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of operational control in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of operational control in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  2. Nigel Fairbrass:

    South African prisoners actively followed up with the South African government and have been presented with no evidence to substantiate the allegations, the prison was also returned to South African prisoners operational control last year.

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