from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The field headquarters used by the commander of a military unit.
  • n. A headquarters, as for communications, used by a team or organization: a mobile news command post for election night coverage.

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  • n. military headquarters from which a military commander controls and organizes the forces


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  • The consequences of the counter-bombardment were destructive, but a hindrance rather than a total disaster: here a truck was burning and about to explode; there three gunners laid low as they handed shells into an M109; in a couple of places signallers tracing breaks in cable from the battery command post to the guns.

    First Clash

  • Generaloberst Guderian appeared at the command post of the 6th Panzer Division.

    Panzer Aces

  • Von Ribbentrop had himself driven to the battalion command post so he could keep abreast of the situation.

    Panzer Aces

  • Dr. Bäke experienced an enemy attack at the regimental command post in Frantivka.

    Panzer Aces

  • Shouting on the microphone a warning to all his out-stations, Ferrier retired rapidly to his command post to await the direct assault upon his stronghold that was all too obviously on its way.

    First Clash

  • But being held in reserve had its advantages, the Colonel reflected when he entered the command post to hear reports-of the night's events.

    First Clash

  • Back in his M577 command post alongside a gasthaus, he contemplated the roles 3 RCR battle group might have to perform.

    First Clash

  • He motored away toward the command post and left Tyler standing with Dilara.

    The Ark

  • When Bäke returned to the command post following the successful mission, he found orders awaiting him for a special operation.

    Panzer Aces

  • The forward AA command post was put out of action by the ninth hit, which struck the foremast, the ready-use ammunition locker of a starboard 3. 7-cm. gun, and exploded in the command post.

    Graf Spee


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