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A Deployment is an outward movement of a body from its initial location to an extended region in an effort to accomplish a special purpose or mission. Purpose is deliberately thought-through goal-directedness. ... Jump to: navigation, search A mission literally means something that is sent, from the Latin word missum, sent. Thus we may refer to space exploration expeditions as space missions, or to a diplomatic outpost in a foreign territory as a diplomatic mission. Christian missions are movements or outposts of Christian...


In a computer, a deployment is the step of placing or installing software on the target systems which includes configuration steps if necessary. In software engineering, this involves the phase just before testing. Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... In communications or computer systems, a configuration is an arrangement of functional units according to their nature, number, and chief characteristics. ...


In the military, as defined by Joint Publication 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, Deployment is: The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ...

  1. In naval usage, the change from a cruising approach or contact disposition to a disposition for battle.
  2. The movement of forces within operational areas.
  3. The outer positioning of forces into a formation for battle.
  4. The relocation of forces and materiel to desired operational areas.

Deployment encompasses all activities from origin or home station through destination, specifically including intra-continental United States, intertheater,and intratheater movement legs, staging, and holding areas.


In most of the world's navies, a deployment designates an extended period of duty at sea. The United States Navy recognizes those who complete deployments with a special decoration known as the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. U.S. Navy supercarrier USS Nimitz on November 3, 2003. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... U.S. Sea Service Ribbons A Sea Service Ribbon is an award of the United States Navy and U.S. Coast Guard which recognizes those service members who have performed military duty while stationed on a ship at sea. ...


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Deployment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (244 words)
A Deployment is an outward movement of a body from its initial location to an extended region in an effort to accomplish a special purpose or mission.
In a computer, a deployment is the step of placing or installing software on the target systems which includes configuration steps if necessary.
Deployment encompasses all activities from origin or home station through destination, specifically including intra-continental United States, intertheater,and intratheater movement legs, staging, and holding areas.
RAND: How Does Deployment Affect Retention of Military Personnel? (2100 words)
In the early 1990s, by contrast, hostile deployments appear to have reduced retention of midgrade officers, perhaps because such officers, having served in a Cold War military with fewer deployments, were discouraged by increased hostile deployments and fewer career opportunities during the drawdown.
Longer deployments mean a longer separation from family and friends as well as prolonged exposure to whatever risks and arduous duty come with the deployment.
It may be, for example, that personnel selected for multiple deployments were selected based on their qualifications, in which case the positive effects seen of deployment on enlistment would actually have more to do with the caliber of the members.
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