combat development


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combat development

[′käm‚bat də′vel·əp·mənt]
(ordnance)
The research, development, and testing of new doctrine and organization, and their integration with new materiel into the army services to obtain the greatest combat effectiveness.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Personnel and Administration Combat Development Activity, ADMINCEN'S combat development activity, assumed responsibility for integrating the doctrine, organization, and equipment developments of the Adjutant General's, Finance, Chaplain, Judge Advocate General's, Medical Service, and Women's Army Corps.
* The Combat Development Command, which decides what gear to buy, treated the MRAP as an expensive obstacle to long-range plans for equipment that was more mobile and fit into the Marines Corps' vision as a rapid reaction force.
The Coast Alliance, a nonprofit organization formed in 1979 to combat development pressure and pollution, is today working with more than 300 state and local groups.
"The Army in some cases has been its own worst enemy," says one Army Combat Development officer familiar with the Aquila.
Also affected in the redeployment are Brigadier General Olufemi Dada from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) as Director Combat Development, Brigadier General Solomon Udounwa redeployed to Defence Headquarters as Deputy Director Campaign planning, Brigadier General Adekunle Adesope from Department of Army Standard and Evaluation to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Acting Director in the Directorate of Audit and Financial Management, Brigadier General Caleb Dalhatu moves from Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre to Headquarters 81 Division Garrison as Commander, Brigadier General Abdu Hassan redeployed from Headquarters 2 Brigade to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre as Chief of Staff (COS).
* BGen (sel) James Adams, USMC, Director, Capabilities Development Directorate, Combat Development & Integration, HQMC
There is in fact very little explanation in the book of how the army actually functioned as an institution during the Cold War, how headquarters functioned, how the army was commanded or structured, or how the army's combat development processes conceived, designed, built, and managed its various field forces.
Kenneth Glueck, deputy commandant of combat development and integration and the commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command.
Brigadier General Harry Hiestand, the first general officer to command USAICS, commented in the Annual Historical Summary that 1974 marked USAICS' recognition as "the Intelligence Center for the United States Army." As part of that recognition, the commander encouraged a high level of dialogue between USAICS and MI units worldwide, "on as informal a basis as possible" in order to allow USAICS to refine training and combat development documents to keep them in line with the "real world." Military Intelligence magazine was part of that effort.
He is an experienced Qualified Flying Instructor and has served as Directing Staff at Flying Instructors' School, Tambaram as well as at the Tactics and Combat Development Establishment of the IAF.
Mettke (Retired) served as Chief, Program Management Office, Directorate of Combat Development, U.S.

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