chain of command


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chain of command

Fig. the series or sequence of holders of responsibility in a hierarchy. The only way to get things done in the military is to follow the chain of command. Never try to go straight to the top.
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The company's insistence on chain of command "is in reality a post-hoc justification for hostility to miners contacting MSHA," Lewis said.
In these cases, the operational branch of the chain of command does not exist.
For these reasons, determination of whether or not Stuart was on a suicide watch and/or whether the CF chain of command assumed fiduciary responsibility over Stuart was paramount.
Work with your chain of command to ensure that all enclosures reach the Naval Safety Center before the due date.
Leaders in Soldiers' chains of command also need to be aware that this call center exists and that it has not been created to circumvent the chain of command.
The chain of command policy is a Children's policy that describes how an employee or professional staff member is expected to escalate an issue of concern depending upon the patient's acuity.
You just have to negotiate the organizational chain of command to get access to the expertise they offer.
In a previous interview with The Register-Guard, Swift said three sergeants in her direct chain of command began propositioning her for sex almost from the moment she arrived overseas, and that one of them coerced her into a sexual relationship.
ADCON is the control vested (primarily) in the engineer brigade chain of command and the exercise of authority over subordinate engineer units in respect to administration and support.
The ideas are largely common sense--developing the ability to adjust to what is called for in a given situation, following the accepted chain of command, learning to compromise, expressing oneself positively and learning active-listening, to name a few.
A bizarre incident triggers some simmering craziness in the post's chain of command and Miles is in official disgrace.
Retention Recommendation Form: The first O-6 or GS-15 in the officer's chain of command will write a nine-line narrative and make a recommendation.
In the past the expectation was that the chain of command had a distinct accountable role in the advancement of their Sailors.
As a consequence, Chain of Command has drawn heavy criticism from those who are either administration loyalists or ideologically supportive of the Global War on Terror despite its unconventional and violent nature.
It will streamline the chain of command to make it more efficient, and give us helicopters with more warfighting and rescue capability available in more places.