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  • adj. Involving relationships between branches of the armed services.


inter- +‎ service (Wiktionary)


  • The Burke documents date from internal Navy and interservice memoranda arguing the merits of each leg of the triad.

    How the End Begins

  • Because of interservice rivalry, the Army sent FDR reports from Magic on odd-numbered months, the Navy sent them on the even-numbered ones.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Outcomes of the British efforts to dictate overall strategic pressure were the self-protective attempts at interservice cooperation that resulted in the creation of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and the principal continuing mechanism for British-American wartime coordination, the Combined Chiefs of Staff CCS organization.

    Between War and Peace

  • Popular and institutional memories also ignored the real operational lessons of Plattsburgh: the strategic resilience of a professional army when supported by an expansible militia; the necessity of close interservice cooperation; and the necessity for expeditionary-capable logistical support when operating in lightly populated wilderness.

    Between War and Peace

  • Also in 1947, building on the wartime Joint Chiefs of Staff as a mechanism for interservice cooperation, a single Department of Defense, responsible for overseeing all activities of the armed forces and reporting directly to the White House, was established.

    Between War and Peace

  • A lack of translators, unfamiliarity with interservice protocol and different approaches to decision making are among the problems that have slowed down the pace, they say.

    U.S. Marines Build Aid Slowly

  • But such was military secrecy and interservice rivalry that even late in the war few Japanese knew the origin of the device that appeared on downed Allied aircraft.


  • If interservice rivalry constituted a “second front” in Washington, D.C., it was a full contact sport in Tokyo.


  • Yet an enduring question is why Tokyo squandered more than two years after the Doolittle Raid, and why so little interservice coordination was attempted once B-29s appeared in homeland skies.


  • The next priority was an officers club, which was constructed with the same interservice negotiations that attended procurement of the ice machine.


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  • Military
    involving or taking place between different branches of the military

    July 1, 2009