What is task force?

  • (noun): A semipermanent unit created to carry out a continuing task.
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Task Force

A task force (TF) is a unit or formation established to work on a single defined task or activity. Originally introduced by the Royal Navy, the term has now caught on for general usage and is a standard part of NATO terminology. Many non-military organizations now create "task forces" or task groups for temporary activities that might have once been performed by ad hoc committees.

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Leroy J. Manor - Raid On Son Tay
... to November 21, 1970, Manor served as Commander of a joint Army-Air Force task force whose mission was to rescue United States military personnel held as prisoners of war at Son Tay ... The Joint Contingency Task Group was formed in June 1970 after American intelligence had identified Son Tay Prison, near Hanoi, as a prisoner of war detention camp ... After five months of planning and rehearsals, the task force deployed to Thailand on November 18 ...
Landing At Saidor - Preparation
... Martin was appointed commander of Task Force, which was built around the 126th Infantry Regimental Combat Team ... Units assigned to the task force were at Goodenough Island, Milne Bay, Oro Bay, Lae, Finschafen, Port Moresby, Kiriwina, Arawe, Cape Cretin, and Australia ... The mission of Task Force was to (1) seize the Saidor area (2) establish facilities for a fighter group (3) assist in the establishment of air forces in the area (4) assist in ...
S. R. Butler High School - Task Force
... money, the Huntsville City School Board commissioned a Joint Facility Utilization Task Force ... The recommendation of the task force was that the Huntsville City School system find a way to relocate ancillary school system activities to Butler ... The task force made its recommendation for Butler and various other schools in the system and the Huntsville City Board of Education voted to adopt and approve ...
Task Forces in Popular Culture
... some of the main characters are from an elite, multinational task force called Task Force 141 which is British ... In the direct sequel, Modern Warfare 3, the Task Force is disavowed after the events of the previous game however, they still remain active in an attempt to end the now-ensuing World War III ... TV series Hawaii Five-O, Steven "Steve" McGarrett created the so-called "Five-O Task Force" which was group of state police based in Hawaii, hence Hawaii Five-O Berkeley, California rapper Lil B created an online 'task ...
Social And Enterprise Development Innovations - Key Initiatives - Financial Literacy Task Force
... The included the creation of a financial literacy task force, a measure recommended by SEDI to the government ... The independent, multi-sectoral task force will make recommendations to the minister of finance on a national strategy for financial literacy ...

More definitions of "task force":

  • (noun): A temporary military unit formed to accomplish a particular objective.

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