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Definition of Combat service support

Combat service support Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The essential capabilities, functions, activities, and tasks necessary to sustain all elements of operating forces in theater at all levels of war. Within the national and theater logistic systems, it includes but is not limited to that support rendered by service forces in ensuring the aspects of supply, maintenance, transportation, health services, and other services required by aviation and ground combat troops to permit those units to accomplish their missions in combat. Combat service support encompasses those activities at all levels of war that produce sustainment to all operating forces on the battlefield. Also called CSS. See also combat support. (JP 4-0)
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Combat service support Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Combat service support is a subset of military logistics. Combat service support is more limited in depth than logistics, as it primarily addresses those factors directly influencing combat operations.

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