Combat Service Support
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Combat Service Support

The essential logistic functions, activities, and tasks necessary to sustain all elements of an operating force in an area of operations. Combat service support includes administrative services, chaplain services, civil affairs, finance, legal services, laundry, etc.

Combat Service Support

The essential capabilities, functions, activities, and tasks necessary to sustain all elements of all operating forces in theater at all levels of war. Also called CSS.

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Combat Service Support has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Ballistic Missile Defense, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.

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