Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Military Deployment

  • Racine BrownEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9223


Strategic positioning; Troop movement


A deployment is a movement of military personnel from a permanent duty station to another location or area for a strategic purpose. The size of a military unit being deployed may consist of anywhere from a small detachment of a few service members to large units of up to several thousand service members. Deployed units may be located at a static base, aboard ships, or move frequently based on strategic or tactical needs. Deployments may last for short intervals to more than a year and may entail a range of purposes from strategic positioning in peacetime to open warfare.

See Also


  1. Cambridge Dictionary. (2017). Deployment. Retrieved from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/deployment.
  2. Military.com. (2017). Deployment, an overview. Retrieved from http://www.military.com/deployment/deployment-overview.html.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation ResearchJames A. Haley Veterans’ HospitalTampaUSA