Army. the headquarters of the commander of a military unit.
a headquarters of a civilian group or organization dealing with an emergency situation, special event, or the like.
Origin of command post
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for command post
military the position from which a unit commander and his staff exercise command
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