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- Chemical corps : A branch of military service concerned with detection and decontamination of chemical, biological and radiological agents; smoke generation; and, in the past, offensive chemical warfare and biological warfare
- Biological contamination detection : Add brief definition or description
- Chemical contamination detection : Add brief definition or description
- Radiologic contamination detection : Add brief definition or description
- Decontamination : The efforts to safeguard property and people that have been exposed to chemical, nuclear, or biological agents.
- Smokescreen generation : Add brief definition or description
- Tactical intelligence : Intelligence intended to support combat operations, at the level of tactics or operational art rather than national strategic planning
- Military Intelligence Company (Brigade Combat Team) : As part of the restructuring of the United States Army, a new unit type, within Brigade Combat Team headquarters, which assists the Brigade Intelligence Officer with access to information from higher-level commands and intelligence organizations, analytical tools, etc.; it complements the enhanced field scouts of the Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Squadron
- Military police : A branch of military service, or units of that branch, which both do routine enforcement of military law within armed forces, but also provide classic police services related to the special relations of a military force to other civilian and opposing military groups: apprehension and the handling of surrendered groups, physical security, detention facilities, etc. Other branches are often responsible for intelligence, trials and interpretation of military law, and criminal investigation
- Tactical communications : Add brief definition or description
- Combat arms : In a land military organization, the functions of infantry, units based on armored fighting vehicles, artillery, air, artillery and missile defense, combat engineers, army cooperation aviation and special operations forces. All combat arms units engage in direct contact with enemy personnel or systems.
- Combat engineer : Ground combat troops trained and equipped to improve the mobility of one's own side by breaching enemy obstacles, building bridges, etc.; blocking enemy mobility with barriers, demolition, mine warfare, etc.
- Combat service support : Those military functions that sustain combat units, including but not limited to supply, maintenance, transportation, finance, general construction, health services, etc.
- Command and control : The combination of lawful authority over people and resources, coupled with the methods of directing their execution of missions and tasks directed at goals set by that authority
- Direct support : "A [military] mission requiring a force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly to the supported force’s request for assistance." (U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff)
- Restructuring of the United States Army : A major doctrinal and organization redesign of the United States Army, with its chief feature being moving from the division to the Brigade Combat Team and new supporting brigade structures as the basic Unit of Action