contractors authorized to accompany the force

What is contractors authorized to accompany the force?

contractors authorized to accompany the force meaning in Military terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
Contingency contractor employees and all tiers of subcontractor employees who are authorized to accompany the force in applicable contingency operations and have afforded such status through the issuance of a letter of authorization. Also called CAAF.
Source: JP 4-10

 

reference: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

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