Contractor-combatant meaning

(military, US) A civilian in a war zone who performs the tasks of an armed soldier under Geneva Convention.
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Origin of contractor-combatant

  • Author and United States Department of Defense (DoD) contractor Carter Andress coined the term “contractor combatant” in his book about the Iraq War titled Contractor Combatants: Tales of an Imbedded Capitalist.
    From Wiktionary