Military

GLOSSARY

            A
A2C2        Army airspace command and control
AA          assembly area
AAA         anitaircraft artillery
AACG        arrival airfield control group
AAFAD       all arms for air defense
AALPS       automated air loading planning system
AAR         after-action review
ABC         air battle captain
ABCC        airborne battlefield command and control center
abn         airborne
ACA         airspace coordination area
ACC         air component commander
ACE         armored combat earthmover
ACL         allowable cargo load
ACT         air cavalry troop
ADA         air defense artillery
ADACG       arrival/departure airfield control group
ADCOORD     air defense coordinator
AF          Air Force
AFAC        airborne forward air controller
AFV         armored fighting vehicle
AG          adjutant general
AGL         above ground level
AGM         air-to-ground missile
AGOSOP      air-ground operations standard operating procedures
AH          attack helicopter
AI          air interdiction
A/L         administrative/logistics
ALCE        airlift control element
ALO         air liaison officer
AM          alternating modulation
AMC         air mission commander
AMO         air movement officer
ANGLICO     air and naval gunfire liaison company
AO          area of operations
AOC         air operations center
AOE         authorized organizational equipment
AOT         air tasking order
AP          antipersonnel (mine)
APC         armored personnel carrier
APERS       antipersonnel (ammunition)
APFSDS      armor-piercing stabilized discarding sabot
API         armor-piercing incendiary
ASL         authorized stockage list
aslt        assault
ASOC        air support operations center
ASP         ammunition supply point
AT          antitank
ATGM        antitank guided missile
ATHS        automatic target hand-off system
ATP         ammunition transfer point
AVIM        aviation intermediate maintenance
AVLB        armored vehicle launched bridge
AWACS       airborne warning and control system
AWADS       adverse weather aerial delivery system
AXP         ambulance exchange point
           B
BAI         battlefield air interdiction
BAS         battalion aid station
BDA         battle damage assessment
BDAR        battle damage assessment and repair
BHL         battle handover line
BII         basic issue items
BMO         battalion maintenance officer
BMT         battalion maintenance team
BOS         battlefield operating systems
BP          battle position
BSA         brigade support area
BUA         built-up areas
            C
C2          command and control
C2 node     command and controljunction
C3          command, control, and communications
CA          counterair
CAB         combat aviation brigade
CARP        computed air release point
CAS         close air support
CBU         cluster bomb unit
CCT         combat control team
CDS         container delivery system
CE          communications-electronics
CEB         clothing exchange and bath
CESO        communications electronics signal officer
CEV         combat engineer vehicle
CFA         covering force area
CFL         coordinated fire line
CH          cargo helicopter
CI          counterintelligence
CINC        Commander in Chief
CLACC       central loading area control center
CL V        Class V (in illustration)
CMO         civil-military operations
CMT         company maintenance team
COA         courses of action
COLT        combat observation lasing team
commo       communications
COMSEC      communications security
CONOPS      contingency operations
CONPLAN     contingency plan
CONUS       continental United States
COSCOM      corps support command
CP          command post
CPX         command post exercise
CRC         control and reporting center
CRP         control and reporting post
CS          combat support
CSM         command sergeant major
CSR         controlled supply rate
CSS         combat service support
CTA         common table of allowances
CTCP        combat trains command post
CVC         combat vehicle crewman
           D
D-day       deployment day
DA          Department of the Army
DACG        departure airfield control group
DACO        departure airfield control officer
DAO         division ammunition office
DF          direction finding
DISCOM      division support command
DIVARTY     division artillery
DLIC        detachment left in contact
DMCC        division movement control center
DMMC        division materiel management center
DNVT        digital nonsecure voice terminal
DP          decision point
DPICM       dual-purpose improved conventional munition
DRB         division ready brigade
DRF         division ready force
DS          direct support
DSA         division support area
DST         decision support template
DSVT        digital subscriber voice terminal
DTG         date-time group
DTOC        division tactical operations center
DZ          drop zone
DZST        drop zone support team
            E
EA          engagement area
EBA         engineer battlefield assessment
ECM         electronic countermeasures
EDRE        emergency deployment readiness exercise
EEFI        essential elements of friendly information
EOC         emergency operations center
EPW         enemy prisoner of war
ESIP        equipment supply issue point
ETAC        enlisted terminal attack controller
EW          electronic warfare
          F
FA          field artillery
FAAD        forward area air defense
FAAO        field artillery air observer
FAAR        forward area alerting radar
FAC         forward air controller
FAC-P       forward air control post
FAE         fuel-air explosive
FARP        forward arming refuel point
FASCAM      family of scatterable mines
FAST        forward area support team
FAX         facsimile
FCP         firepower control parties
FCT         firepower control team
FDC         fire direction center
FCP         firepower control parties
FCT         firepower control team
FDC         fire direction center
FEBA        forward edge of battle area
FFAR        folding fin aircraft rocket
1SG         first sergeant
FIST        fire support team
FISTV       fire support team vehicle
FLIR        forward looking infrared
FLOT        forward line of own troops
FM          field manual; frequency modulation
FO          forward observer
FOB         forward operating base
FPF         final protection fires
FRAGO       fragmentary order
FS          fire support
FSB         forward support battalion
FSCL        fire support coordination line
FSCOORD     fire support coordinator
FSE         fire support element
FSO         fire support officer
          G
G1          Assistant Chief of Staff (Personnel)
G2          Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence)
G3          Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations and Plans)
G3-Air      air operations and planning officer
G4          Assistant Chief of Staff (Logistics)
GBU         guided bomb unit
GEMSS       ground-emplaced mine scattering system
GIRS        grid index reference system
GLD         ground laser designator
GLO         ground liaison officer
GPS         global positioning system
GS          general support
GSR         ground surveillance radar
          H
HD          heavy drop
HDRS        heavy drop rigging site
HE          high explosive
HEAT        high-explosive antitank
HEI         high-explosive incendiary
HELLFIRE    heliborne fire-and-forget missile
HEMTT       heavy expanded mobile tactical truck
HEPI        heavy equipment point of impact
HET         heavy equipment transporter
HF          high frequency
HHB         headquarters and headquarters battery
HHC         headquarters and headquarters company
HMMWV       high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle
HQ          headquarters
HUMINT      human intelligence
HVT         high-value target
           I
ICM         improved capabilities missile
ID          identification
IDAD        internal defense and development
IEW         intelligence and electronic warfare
IEWSE       intelligence and electronic warfare support element
IFF         identification, friend or foe
int         intelligence
INTREP      intelligence report
INTSUM      intelligence summary
IP          initial point
IPB         intelligence preparation of the battlefield
IR          infrared
IRC         initial ready company
ISB         intermediate staging base
           J
JAAT        joint air attack team
JCS         Joint Chiefs of Staff
JFC         joint force commander
JSEAD       joint suppression of enemy air defense
JTF         joint task force
           K
KE          kinetic energy
KIA         killed in action
km          kilometers
           L
LAB         light armor battalion
LAC         light armor company
LACC        loading area control center
LADW        local air defense warnings
LANTIRN     low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night
LAP         light armor platoon
LAPES       low altitude parachute extraction system
LAW         light antitank weapon
LBE         load-bearing equipment
LC          line of contact
LD          line of departure
LD/LC       line of departure is line of contact
LEN         large extension nodes
LGB         laser guided bomb
LID         light infantry division
LO          liaison officer
LOA         limit of advance
LOC         lines of communication
log         logistics
LOGPAC      logistics package
LOGSTAT     logistical status
LOS         line-of-sight
LOS-R       line-of-sight rear
LP          listening post
LP/OP       listening post/observation post
LRF         laser range finder
LRP         logistic release point
LRSD        long-range surveillance detachment
LSA         logistic support area
LST         laser spot tracker
LTACFIRE    light tactical fire direction system
LTD         laser target designator
LVAD        low-velocity air drop
LZ          landing zone
           M
MAC         military airlift command
MACG        marshalling area control group
MANPADS     man-portable air defense systems
MBA         main battle area
MCO         movement control officer
MCP         maintenance collection point
MCS         mobility, countermobility, and survivability
MCT         movement control team
MEDEVAC     medical evacuation
MEMO        mission-essential maintenance only
METT-T      mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available
MG          machine gun
MGB         medium girder bridge
MHE         materials handling equipment
MI          military intelligence
MIA         missing in action
MICLIC      mine clearing line charge
mm          millimeter(s)
MMC         materiel management company
MMEE        missing mission essential equipment
MOG         maximum-on-ground
MOPP        mission-oriented protection posture
MOS         military occupational specialty
MOUT        military operations on urbanized terrain
MP          military police
MPP         mobile pre-positioning
MRE         meals, ready to eat
MRS         muzzle reference system
MSB         main support battalion
MSE         mobile subscriber equipment
MSR         main supply route
MSRT        mobile subscriber radio terminal
MST         maintenance support team
MTOE        modification table of organization and equipment
MTP         mission training plan
           N
NAI         named area(s) of interest
NBC         nuclear, biological, chemical
NBCWRS      NBC warning and reporting system
NC          node center
NCA         National Command Authority
NCO         noncommissioned officer
NCS         net control station
NEO         noncombatant evacuation operation
NET         new equipment training
NGF         naval gunfire
NGLO        naval gunfire liaison officer
NGO         naval gunfire officer
N-HOUR      notification hour
NOD         night observation device
NVD         night-vision device
NVG         night-vision goggles
           O
OAS         offensive air support
obj         objective
OCOKA       observation and fields of fire, cover and concealment,
            obstacles, key terrain, avenues of approach
OI          operations and intelligence
OIC         officer in charge
OIR         other intelligence requirements
OP          observation post
OPCON       operational control
OPLAN       operation plan
OPORD       operation order
ops         operations
OPSEC       operations security
ORP         objective rally point
           P
P&A         personnel and administration
PA          physicians assistant
PAC         personnel and administrative center
PADS        position azimuth determining system
PAO         public affairs office
PCO         peacetime contingency operations
PCI         precombat inspection
PEWS        platoon early warning system
PHA         personnel holding area
P-hour      parachute hour
PI          point of impact
Pi          probability of incapacitation
PIR         priority intelligence requirements
PKO         peacekeeping operations
PL          phase line(s)
PLL         prescribed load list
PMCS        preventive maintenance checks and services
POL         petroleum, oils, and lubricants
POM         preparation for oversea movement
POMCUS      pre-positioning of materiel configured to unit sets
POV         privately owned vehicle
POW         prisoner of war
PP          passage point(s)
PPI         personnel point of impact
PRF         pulse radiation frequency
PRI TGT     priority target
PRVEP       prerigged vehicles/equipment package
PSC         personnel service company
PSNCO       personnel services NCO
psn         position (in illustration)
PSO         personnel services officer
PSS         personnel service support (in illustration)
PSYOP       psychological operations
PVL         priority vehicle list
PW          prisoner of war
PX          post exchange
PZ          pickup zone
           Q
QSS         quick supply store
           R
RAOC        rear area operations center
RAP         rocket-assisted projectile
RATELO      radiotelephone operator
RATT        radio teletypewriter
RAU         radio access unit
RC          reserve component
RCU         remote control unit
REDCON      readiness condition
REMBASS     remotely monitored battlefield sensor system
REMS        remotely employed sensor
retrans     retransmit
RFL         restrictive fire line
ROE         rules of engagement
RP          release point
RPG         rocket-propelled grenade
R&S         reconnaissance and surveillance
RSOP        readiness standing operating procedure
RSR         required supply rate
RTO         radiotelephone operator
RX          repairable exchange
           S
2IC         second in command
S&S         supply and service
S&T         supply and transport
S1          adjutant
S2          intelligence officer
S3          operations and training officer
S3-Air      assistant battalion S3 (air operations)
S4          supply officer
SAFAD       small arms for air defense
SALT        supporting arms liaison team
SALT-Air    supporting arms liaison team S3 (air operations)
SAM         surface-to-air missile
SATCOM      satellite communications
SAW         squad automatic weapon
SEAD        suppression of enemy air defense
SEE         small emplacement excavator
SEN         small extension nodes
SHELREP     shelling report
SHORAD      short-range air defense
SINCGARS    single channel ground and airborne subsystem
SITREP      situation report
SKE         station keeping equipment
SO          signal officer
SOC         special operations command
SOF         special operating force
SOI         signal operating instructions
SOP         standing operating procedure
SP          start point
SR          supply rate
S&S         supply and service
S&T         supply and transportation
STANAG      standardizations agreement
SVML        standard vehicle missile launcher
           T
TA          tactical airlift
TAC         Tactical Air Command
TAC-A       tactical air controller
TACAIR      tactical air support
TAC CP      tactical command post
TACFIRE     tactical fire direction system
TACP        tactical air control party
TACSAT      tactical satellite
TAI         target area(s) of interest
TAMMS       The Army maintenance management system
TAR         tactical air reconnaissance
TC          tank commander
TDAR        tactical display alerting radar
TDIS        time distance
TEWT        tactical exercise without troops
TF          task force
TIRS        terrain index reference system
TLP         troop leading procedures
TOC         tactical operations center
TOE         table(s) of organization and equipment
TOT         time on target
TOW         tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided
TPU         tank and pump unit
TRADOC      United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
TRP         target reference point
TSOP        tactical SOP
TTS         tank thermal sight
TV          television
TVA         target-value analysis
           U
UH          utility helicopter
UHF         ultrahigh frequency
UMCP        unit maintenance collection point
US          United States (of America)
USAF        United States Air Force
USMC        United States Marine Corps
USN         United States Navy
UXO         unexploded ordnance
           V
VHF         very high frequency
Vinson      (an encryption device)
vis         visibility
Volcano     (a scatterable mine system)
           W
WAM         wide-area mine
WIA         wounded in action
WO          warning order
WOC         wing operations center
WP          white phosphorous
WSRO        weapons system replacement operations
           X
XO          executive officer



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