Deployment Law and Legal Definition

Deployment refers to the campaign of a military unit to an overseas location to attain a task or mission. The mission can be training or a war. Generally, deployments have three phases. They are pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment. Pre-deployment phase begins with the notice that the family member will be deployed to another location. After the activities and ceremonies that take place on deployment day, community support for families with deployed members often fades and many families experience feelings of loss and are left alone to manage their grief. This is deployment phase. In post-deployment phase, the military parent or spouse returns. During this time, the family works to re-incorporate the returned family member.