American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The field headquarters used by the commander of a military unit.
- n. A headquarters, as for communications, used by a team or organization: a mobile news command post for election night coverage.
- n. military headquarters from which a military commander controls and organizes the forces
“The consequences of the counter-bombardment were destructive, but a hindrance rather than a total disaster: here a truck was burning and about to explode; there three gunners laid low as they handed shells into an M109; in a couple of places signallers tracing breaks in cable from the battery command post to the guns.”
“Generaloberst Guderian appeared at the command post of the 6th Panzer Division.”
“Von Ribbentrop had himself driven to the battalion command post so he could keep abreast of the situation.”
“Dr. Bäke experienced an enemy attack at the regimental command post in Frantivka.”
“Shouting on the microphone a warning to all his out-stations, Ferrier retired rapidly to his command post to await the direct assault upon his stronghold that was all too obviously on its way.”
“But being held in reserve had its advantages, the Colonel reflected when he entered the command post to hear reports-of the night's events.”
“Back in his M577 command post alongside a gasthaus, he contemplated the roles 3 RCR battle group might have to perform.”
“He motored away toward the command post and left Tyler standing with Dilara.”
“When Bäke returned to the command post following the successful mission, he found orders awaiting him for a special operation.”
“The forward AA command post was put out of action by the ninth hit, which struck the foremast, the ready-use ammunition locker of a starboard 3. 7-cm. gun, and exploded in the command post.”
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