|To bring a constituted or disbanded unit or
formation up to peace time strength by filling it up with personnel and
equipment. (In some cases, a small cadre – possibly as little as one
officer and one enlisted man – is assigned for formalities sake). It can
happen at the same time as mobilization, then including Reserves and
|To place a unit or formation in a military organization, making it an element of that organization.
|To place a unit of formation for administrative,
operational control, logistic support, or other purposes, without making
it an integral part of the organization.
|To designate a unit or formation and place it on the order of battle, thus making it available for activation.
|To place a unit or formation to standby status. It
continues to exist as a designation in the order of battle without
personnel. (In some cases, a small cadre – possibly as little as one
officer and one enlisted man – is maintained for formalities sake.)
|To withdraw all personnel from a constituted unit
or formation and terminate its designation and existence in the order of
battle. It ceases to exist.
|To reduce in personnel and support services and return an activated unit to its peace time status.
|To bring an activated unit or formation up to full
war time strength, including the call-up of all Reserve personnel and
support services. In some cases, even an inactivated or disbanded unit
or formation is immediately mobilized when necessity dictates, bypassing
the activation status.
|To return a disbanded unit to the order of battle and thus make it available for activation.
|To change the name and/or number of a unit or formation.