Definition of command post in US English:

command post


  • The place from which a military unit is commanded.

    • ‘On the day of the referendum I was at the command post, while my guerrilla friends voted.’
    • ‘Ross expended his remaining ammunition in repelling this attack and was ordered to fall back on the company command post.’
    • ‘The centre is the command post for British rapid deployment forces, which would play a key role in directing British forces.’
    • ‘The young recruit then led Joe to the forward command post.’
    • ‘Every command post in the military must be mobile, survivable, interconnected, and digital.’
    • ‘General Brooks said the hospital apparently was being used as a military command post…’
    • ‘The immediate attack was from the west, moving in the general direction of our command post.’
    • ‘The Indian government believed that the Temple was being used as a militant command post, a sanctuary for wanted criminals and as a warehouse for weapons, and resolved to take action.’
    • ‘They withdrew westwards to the command post of the 590th Field Artillery where they joined Captain Horn.’
    • ‘Whatever the case, someone in the command post must manage the process.’
    • ‘I qualified for a top-secret clearance to enable me to work as a controller at the command post, the nerve center for all military operations.’
    • ‘The US military said overnight air raids had destroyed a command post, arms caches and rebel positions.’
    • ‘During the crisis I was ever-present at the central command post for Soviet Air Defense Forces.’
    • ‘A command post was established and the ship set sail from Townsville Port.’
    • ‘His orders were to patrol the western ridge and report back to the command post at the base of the mountain.’
    • ‘Just then, Sticks and Josh, with their units, came up to the command post.’
    • ‘His job was to create the command post for the operation, start assembling troops, get people organised, find out who was missing.’
    • ‘As he awaited first aid near the company command post, the enemy attempted an enveloping movement.’
    • ‘It is the army command post situated right inside the port.’
    • ‘Although, it did allow the troops to have a forward command post that prevented them from going back and forth from the fortress.’
    fortress, fort, fortification, stronghold, blockhouse, citadel, camp, encampment, cantonment, base, station
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command post

/kəˈmand pōst/