Area of Responsibility

1. A defined area of land in which responsibility is specifically assigned to the commander of the area for the development and maintenance of installations, control of movement, and the conduct of tactical operations involving troops under his control along with parallel authority to exercise these functions. (AFPM 3-8-1) 2. A geographical area associated with a combatant command in which a commander has the authority to plan and conduct operations. (PAM 8-03)

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