Combat Zone Law and Legal Definition

Combat zone is a geographical area nominated by the president of the U.S. as a combat zone during a particular period. Members of the armed forces can avail tax-free form of compensation while working in a designated combat zone or hazardous duty area. Combat pay includes active duty pay, dislocation allowances, reenlistment bonuses, achievement awards, pay for accrued leave and other miscellaneous types of compensation that are paid as a result of military service.