The following items will test your grasp of the material covered in this lesson. There is only one correct
answer for each item. When you complete the exercise, check your answers with the answer key that
follows. If you answer any item incorrectly, study again that part of the lesson which contains the
Who has the authority to direct both the execution of military action and the movement of
The Joint Chiefs of Staff
The national command authorities
Which statement describes a unified command?
It has broad, continuing missions and is organized on a functional basis
It always has a geographical area of responsibility
It is composed of forces from two or more services
It is not bound by any single area of operation
Which of the following is a specified command?