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Definition of Earliest arrival date

Earliest arrival date Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A day, relative to C-day, that is specified by a planner as the earliest date when a unit, a resupply shipment, or replacement personnel can be accepted at a port of debarkation during a deployment. Used with the latest arrival data, it defines a delivery window for transportation planning. Also called EAD. See also latest arrival date.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )