During much of the Air Force's existence, it considered such actions major contingency operations against an adversary possessing significant conventional and/or nuclear military capability, an assumption that dictated the development of doctrine heavily favoring the wartime application of airpower.
What does MCO stand for?
MCO stands for Major Contingency Operation (US Army)
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- Machinery Checkout
- Maintenance Changeout
- Maintenance Criticality Oriented
- Major Combat Operations
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Our military's current deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan represent the first major contingency operations to reflect the full impact of our nation's reliance on contractor personnel for a significant part of critical support functions.
Engineer Command Although originally designed as a C2 headquarters in support of a full-scale major contingency operation (MCO), ENCOMs, over the years, have developed unique and essential capabilities that have ensured theater-level success to ongoing operations.
Facility Engineer Detachments Three FEDs are war-traced to each major contingency operation ENCOM and aligned one per area support group.