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Definition of Assault phase

Assault phase Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) 1. In an amphibious operation, the period of time between the arrival of the major assault forces of the amphibious task force in the objective area and the accomplishment of their mission. 2. In an airborne operation, a phase beginning with delivery by air of the assault echelon of the force into the objective area and extending through attack of assault objectives and consolidation of the initial airhead. See also assault.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )