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Definition of Department of defense components

Department of defense components Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the combatant commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Department of Defense agencies, field activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense. (JP 1)
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )