acquisition and cross-servicing agreement


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acquisition and cross-servicing agreement

Agreements negotiated on a bilateral basis with US allies or coalition partners that allow US forces to exchange most common types of support, including food, fuel, transportation, ammunition, and equipment. Authority to negotiate these agreements is usually delegated to the combatant commander by the Secretary of Defense. Authority to execute these agreements lies with the Secretary of Defense, and may or may not be delegated. Governed by legal guidelines, these agreements are used for contingencies, peacekeeping operations, unforeseen emergencies, or exercises to correct logistic deficiencies that cannot be adequately corrected by national means. The support received or given is reimbursed under the conditions of the acquisition and cross-servicing agreement. Also called ACSA. See also cross-servicing; servicing.
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Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement legislation provides two types of authority; acquisition-only authority (AoA) and cross-servicing agreement authority.
96-842, at 2 (1980) (concluding that the acquisition and cross-servicing agreement (ACSA) legislation will be an "important contribution to the smooth functioning of the NATO alliance and eliminate a needless source of friction between the [United States] and its allies"); H.R.
Africa Command, Manual 4000.01, Standard Operating Procedures for the Implementation of the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) encl.
Defense Minister Kim Kwan Jin and his Japanese counterpart Toshimi Kitazawa discussed an Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement that would allow the South Korean and Japanese militaries to share supplies and services such as food, fuel and transportation during international operations such as peacekeeping or disaster relief, Yonhap said.
units are currently prohibited from providing logistics support to troop-contributing nations without an acquisition and cross-servicing agreement.
Revise Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreements (ACSA): This initiative would seek authority to expand current legislation to provide a greater degree of flexibility in establishing ACSAs with nations and international organizations.
Acquisition and cross-servicing agreements (ACSAs) provide a partial solution: rather than bringing your food and fuel with you, pick it up wherever you are.
* DoD Directive 2010.9 "Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreements," updated in April 2003, provides official DoD policy on ACSA.
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