area air defense commander meaning

  "area air defense commander" in a sentence
Within a unified command, subordinate unified command, or joint task force, the commander will assign overall responsibility for air defense to a single commander.
Normally, this will be the component commander with the preponderance of air defense capability and the command, control, and communications capability to plan and execute integrated air defense operations.
Representation from the other components involved will be provided, as appropriate, to the area air defense commander’s headquarters.
Also called AADC.
(JP 3-52)


  1. While deployed to the Southwest Asia ( SWA ) theater of operations, the 32d AAMDC commander also performed the functions of Theater Army Air Defense Coordinator ( TAADCOORD ) and Deputy Area Air Defense Commander ( DAADC )  ensuring that Army Air and Missile Defense was integrated with counterair, active defense operations and planning at the theater level.

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