Top Definition
Military term;
the act of arriving at a decision and acting upon it without the direction of, or orders from a higher authority. i.e. an independant course of action without the sanction of a superior.

"Corporal, who told you to toss that live round over the side? Don't you realize that this is a waste of government property and you could be charged under a violation of section 118 of the articles of war?"

"Yes sir, I felt I had three options: knowing that a round which falls on the deck is considered to be a hot round and therefore unsafe; I could have left it to roll around the deck and detonate in its own time, or I could retreive it and place it in the hopper to be fired off, thus risking the lives of the three guncrew if it detonated while still in the hopper; or I could elect to throw it overboard."

"I determined that the risk wasn't warranted and so I tossed it."

"It was a command decision sir." (underbreath "stupid asshole")
by Jim (Stoney) Burke February 14, 2006
Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from We'll never spam you.