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forward operating site Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term forward operating site .

forward operating site Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term forward operating site .

forward operating site



A scaleable location outside the United States and US territories intended for rotational use by operating forces. Such expandable“warm facilities” may be maintained with a limited US military support presence and possibly pre-positioned equipment. Forward operating sites support rotational rather than permanently stationed forces and are a focus for bilateral and regional training. Also called FOS. See also cooperative security location; main operating base. (CJCS CM-0007-05) (US DoD)
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