noncombatant evacuees
1. US citizens who may be ordered to evacuate by competent authority include: a. civilian employees of all agencies of the US Government and their dependents, except as noted in 2a below; b. military personnel of the US Armed Forces specifically designated for evacuation as noncombatants; and c. dependents of members of the US Armed Forces. 2. US (and non-US) citizens who may be authorized or assisted (but not necessarily ordered to evacuate) by competent authority include: a. civilian employees of US Government agencies and their dependents, who are residents in the country concerned on their own volition, but express the willingness to be evacuated; b. private US citizens and their dependents; c. military personnel and dependents of members of the US Armed Forces outlined in 1c above, short of an ordered evacuation; and d. designated aliens, including dependents of persons listed in 1a through 1c above, as prescribed by the Department of State. See also noncombatant evacuation operations.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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