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Definition of Combat support agency

Combat support agency Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A Department of Defense agency so designated by Congress or the Secretary of Defense that supports military combat operations. Also called CSA. (JP 5-0)
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Combat support agency Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Combat support agency (CSA) is a designation by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) of those defense agencies that provide department-level and tactical support to the U.S. military during combat operations. The designation was first outlined by the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986, with subsequent additions based on the department's needs. The designation includes several intelligence agencies under DoD, which have a national mandate in addition to their departmental combat support role.

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