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1SG

first sergeant

   

A2C2

Army airspace command and control

AA

assembly area; avenue of approach

AAR

after-action review

AATF

air assault task force

AATFC

air assault task force commander

ABCS

Army Battle Command System

ABF

attack by fire

ABMOC

air battle management operations center

ACA

airspace coordination area

ACL

allowable cargo load

ACM

airspace control measure

ACP

air control point

ACT

air combat team (graphics only)

ACUS

Army common user system

AD

air defense

ADA

air defense artillery

ADAM

area denial artillery munition

ADC

area damage control

ADDS

Army data distribution system

ADO

air defense officer

ADW

air defense warning

A/EGM

attack/effects guidance matrix

AFATDS

advanced field artillery tactical data system

AGCCS

Army global command and control system

AGT

air ground team (graphics only)

AHD

antihandling device

AI

area of interest

A/L

administrative/logistical

ALE

automatic link establishment

ALO

air liaison officer

AMC

air mission commander

AMD

air and missile defense

AMDWS

air and missile defense workstation

AMPS

aviation mission planning system

AO

area of operations

AOR

area of responsibility

AP

antipersonnel

APC

armored personnel carrier

APOD

air port of debarkation

ARFOR

Army forces

ARSOF

Army special operations force

ASAS

all-source analysis system

ASAS-RWS

all-source analysis system-remote workstation

ASOC

air support operations center

AT

antitank

ATGM

antitank guided missile

ATM

advanced trauma management

ATO

air tasking order

ATP

ammunition transfer point

ATS

air traffic services

AVIM

aviation intermediate maintenance

AWACS

airborne warning and control system

AXP

ambulance exchange point

   

BAS

battalion aid station

BCT

brigade combat team (graphics)

BDA

battle damage assessment

BDAR

battle damage assessment and repair

BDE

brigade (graphics)

BDO

battledress overgarment

BFV

Bradley fighting vehicle

BHL

battle handover line

BN

battalion (graphics)

BOLT

brigade operational law team

BOS

battlefield operating systems

BP

battle position

BRASSCRAF

background, range to target, altitude, sun, shadows, cover and concealment, rotor wash, adequate maneuver area, fields of fire

BRIL

baseline resource items list

BSA

brigade support area

BSB

brigade support battalion

BSFV

Bradley Stinger fighting vehicle

BSMC

brigade support medical company

BSN

brigade subscriber node

BUA

built-up area

   

C2

command and control

C2OTM

command and control on the move

C2W

command and control warfare

C3I

command, control, computers, and intelligence

C4

command, control, communications, and computers

CA

civil affairs

CAAT

civil affairs assessment team

CAS

close air support

CASEVAC

casualty evacuation

CAT

civil affairs team

CATK

counterattack

CBRNE-CM

chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive consequence management

CBU

cluster bomb unit

CCIR

commander's critical information requirements

CCO

contingency contracting officer

CCP

casualty collection point

CD

counterdrug

CDR

commander (graphics)

CFF

call for fire (graphics)

CFFZ

call for fire zone

CFL

coordinated fire line

CFS

call for support

CFZ

critical friendly zone

CGS

common ground station

cGy

centigray

CI

counterintelligence

CID

criminal investigation division

CIP

combat identification panel

CLS

combat lifesaver

CLU

command launch unit

CNRI

combat net radio interface

CO

company (graphics)

COA

course of action

COLT

combat observation lazing team

COMSEC

communications security

CONUS

continental United States

COP

common operational picture

CP

command post

CPOG

chemical protective overgarment

CRP

communications relay package

CRT

combat repair team

CS

combat support

CSC

combat stress control

CSM

command sergeant major

CSR

controlled supply rate

CSS

combat service support

CSSC

combat service support company

CSSCS

combat service support control system

CTCP

combat trains command post

CTIL

commander's tracked item list

CV

command vehicle

   

DA

Department of the Army

DAMA

demand-assigned multiple access

DED

detailed equipment decontamination

DEUCE

deployable engineer universal combat earthmover

DLIC

detachment left in contact

DMS

defense message system

DNBI

disease and nonbattle injury

DOD

Department of Defense

DP

decision point

DPICM

dual-purpose improved conventional munitions

DS

direct support

DSO

domestic support operation

DSSU

dismounted soldier system unit

DST

decision support template

DSVT

digital secure voice telephone

DTD

detailed troop decontamination

DTG

date-time-group (graphics)

DTO

data terminal operator

DTSS

digital terrain support system

DVNT

digital voice nonsecure telephone

DZ

drop zone

   

E3

electronmagnetic environmental effects

EA

engagement area

EBA

engineer battlefield assessment

EBC

embedded battle command

ECB

echelons corps and below

ECC

effects coordination cell

ECOORD

effects coordinator

EEFI

essential elements of friendly information

EFET

essential fires and effects task

EFP

explosive-formed penetration

EFST

essential fire support task

EGRU

EPLRS grid reference unit

EMST

essential mobility/survivability task

EMT

emergency medical treatment

EO

electro-optical

EOD

explosive ordnance disposal

EPB

electronic preparation of the battlefield

EPLRS

enhanced position location reporting system

EPW

enemy prisoner of war

ESV

engineer squad vehicle

ETAC

enlisted tactical air controller

EW

electronic warfare

   

FA

field artillery

FAADC3I

forward area air defense command, control, computers, and intelligence

FAC

forward air controller

FARP

forward arming and refueling point

FASCAM

family of scatterable mines

FBCB2

Force XXI battle command brigade and below

FCR

fire control radar

FD

firing device

FDC

fire direction center

FEBA

forward edge of the battle area

FECC

fires and effects coordination center

FFAR

folding fin aerial rocket

FFIR

friendly forces information requirements

FHA

foreign humanitarian assistance

FID

foreign internal defense

FIST

fire support team

FLIR

forward-looking infrared

FLO

fighter liaison officer

FLOT

forward line of own troops

FM

field manual; frequency modulated

FMC

forward maintenance company

FO

forward observer

FPF

final protective fires

FRAGO

fragmentary order

FS

fire support

FSB

forward support battalion

FSCM

fire support coordination measure

FSCOORD

fire support coordinator

FSE

fire support element

FSMC

forward support medical company

FSMT

forward support medical team

FSNCO

fire support noncommissioned officer

FSO

fire support officer

FST

forward surgical team

FSV

fire support vehicle

FTCP

field trains command post

FU

firing unit

   

G2

assistant chief of staff (intelligence)

G3

assistant chief of staff (operations and plans)

GBS

ground-based sensor

GPC

government purchase card

GPS

global positioning system

GS

general support

GSR

ground surveillance radar

GCT

ground combat team (graphics)

G/VLLD

ground/vehicle laser locator designator

   

HCA

humanitarian and civil assistance

HCP

health and comfort pack

HDC

headquarters and distribution company

HE

high-explosive

HEMTT

heavy expanded mobility tactical truck

HEMTT-LHS

heavy expanded mobility tactical truck load handling system

HET

heavy equipment transport

HF

high frequency

HHC

headquarters and headquarters company

HIMAD

high- to medium-altitude air defense

HMEE

high-mobility engineer excavator

HMMWV

high-mobility, multi-purpose, wheeled vehicle

HPT

high-payoff target

HQ

headquarters

HSS

health service support

HUMINT

human intelligence

HVA

high-value asset

HVT

high-value target

   

IAW

in accordance with

ICM

improved conventional munitions

ICV

infantry carrier vehicle

ICW

in coordination with

ID

identification

IDAD

internal defense and development

IEW

intelligence and electronic warfare

IFF

identification, friend or foe

IHFR

improved high frequency radio

IHMEE

improved high-mobility engineer excavator

IM

information management

IMETS

integrated meteorological system

IMINT

imagery intelligence

INC

internet network controller

INFOSYS

information systems

INS

inertial navigation system

IO

information operations

IP

initial point

IPB

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IR

information requirements; infrared (graphics only)

IREMBASS

improved remotely monitored battlefield sensor system

ISB

intermediate staging base

ISMS

improved SIGINT manpack system

ISR

intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

   

J2

joint staff (intelligence)

JAAT

joint air attack team

JAG

judge advocate general

JCS

Joint Chiefs of Staff

JSOA

joint special operations area

JSOF

joint special operations forces

JSOFT

joint special operations task force

JTIDS

joint tactical information distribution system

J-SEAD

joint suppression of enemy air defense

JSTARS

joint surveillance target attack radar system

JTF

joint task force

JTRS

joint tactical radio system

   

KIA

killed in action

km

killometer

   

LADW

local air defense warning

LAN

local area network

LC

line of contact

LD

line of departure

LLDR

lightweight laser designator/range finder

LMTV

light medium tactical vehicle

LNO

liaison officer

LOA

limit of advance

LOC

line of communication

LOGCAP

logistics civil augmentation program

LOGPAC

logistics package

LOGSITREP

logistics situation report

LOR

limits of reconnaissance

LOS

line of sight

LRF

laser range finder

LRF/D

laser range finder/designator

LRP

logistics release point

LRS

long-range surveillance

LRU

line replacement unit

LSDIS

light and special divisions interim sensor

LTIOV

last time information is of value

LTO

logistics task order

LW

Land Warrior

LZ

landing zone

   

MC4

medical communication for combat casualty care

MANPAD

man-portable air defense

MANPADS

man-portable air defense system

MANSPT

maneuver support

MASINT

measurement and signature intelligence

MBA

main battle area

MC

mortar carrier

MCL

mission-configured load

MCOO

modified combined obstacle overlay

MCS

maneuver control system

MCS-P

maneuver control system, Phoenix

MDA

medical digital assistant

MDMP

military decision-making process

ME

main effort (graphics)

MEC

medium engineer company

MEDEVAC

medical evacuation

MET

meteorological

METL

mission-essential task list

METSAT

meteorological satellite

METT-TC

mission, enemy, terrain, troops and support available, time available, and civil considerations

MEV

medical evacuation vehicle

MFCS

mortar fire control system

MGB

medium-girder bridge

MGRS

military grid reference system

MGS

mobile gun system

MI

military intelligence

MICLIC

mine clearing line charge

MICO

military intelligence company

MLRS

multiple launched rocket system

mm

millimeter

MMS

mast-mounted sight

MOGAS

motor gasoline

MOPMS

modular pack mine system

MOPP

mission-oriented protective posture

MOS

military occupational specialty

MP

military police

MPI

military police investigation

MRE

meal, ready to eat

M/S

mobility/survivability

MSE

mobile subscriber equipment

MSR

main supply route

MSRT

mobile subscriber radio telephone

MTA

message transfer agent

MTC

movement to contact

MTF

medical treatment facility

MTV

medium tactical vehicle

MTW

major theater war

MWR

morale, welfare, and recreation

   

NAI

named area of interest

NBC

nuclear, biological, chemical

NBCRV

nuclear, biological, chemical reconnaissance vehicle

NBCWRS

nuclear, biological, chemical warning and reporting system

NC

node center

NCO

noncommissioned officer

NCOIC

noncommissioned officer in charge

NCS

net control station

NCS-E

net control station, electronic

NEO

noncombatant evacuation operation

NFA

no-fire area

NGF

naval gunfire

NGO

nongovernmental organization

NIMA

National Imagery Mapping Agency

NLT

no later than

NOE

nap-of-the-earth

NORMA

nature of the target, obstacle clearance, range to target, multiple firing positions, adequate area for proper dispersion between aircraft

NSFS

naval surface fire support

NTDR

near-term digital radio

NVG

night-vision goggles

   

OAKOC

observation and fields of fire, avenues of approach, key terrain, obstacles, and cover and concealment

OB

order of battle

OBJ

objective

OBSTINTEL

obstacle intelligence

OCOKA

observation, concealment, obstacles, key terrain, and avenues of approach

OCONUS

outside continental US

OEG

operational exposure guidance

OI

operations and intelligence

OIC

officer in charge

OP

observation post

OPCON

operational control

OPLAN

operation plan

OPLAW

operational law

OPORD

operations order

OPSEC

operational security

OPTEMPO

operational tempo

ORL

ordnance release line

OTN

own the night

   

PA

physician assistant

PACE

primary, alternate, contingency, and emergency

PAO

public affairs officer

PARC

principal assistant responsible for contracting

PEO

peace enforcement operation

PIC

personal information carrier

PIO

police intelligence operation

PIR

priority intelligence requirements

PKO

peacekeeping operation

PL

phase line

PLGR

precision lightweight GPS receiver

PLL

prescribed load list

PLS

palletized load system

PMCS

preventive maintenance checks and services

PME

peacetime military engagement

PO

peace operation

POC

point of contact

POL

petroleum, oil, lubricants

POSNAV

position navigation

PP

passage point (graphics)

PSG

platoon sergeant

PSYOP

psychological operations

PZ

pickup zone

PZCO

pickup zone control officer

   

QM

quartermaster

   

RAAM

remote antiarmor mine

RAU

radio access unit

RCU

remote-control unit

REBS

rapidly emplaced bridge systems

REMBASS

remotely monitored battlefield sensor system

Retrans

retransmission

RF

radio frequency

RFI

request for information

RFL

restricted fire line

RI

relevant information

ROE

rules of engagement

ROI

rules of interaction

ROM

refuel on the move

ROS

reduced operational status (graphics)

ROWPU

reverse-osmosis water purification unit

RP

release point

RPG

rocket-propelled grenade

RPV

remotely piloted vehicle

RSTA

reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition

RT

receiver-transmitter

RTF

ready to fight

RV

reconnaissance vehicle

RWS

remote workstation

   

S1

adjutant

S2

intelligence officer

S3

operations and training officer

S3 Air

assistant S3, air operations

S4

logistics officer

S5

civil affairs officer

S6

communications staff officer

SAO

Security Assistance Office

SAMS

standard Army maintenance system

SARSS

standard Army retail supply system

SBCT

Stryker brigade combat team

SBF

support by fire

SCATMINE

scatterable mine

SCATMINWARN

scatterable mine warning

SCL

strategic configured load

SD

self-destruct

SE

supporting effort (graphics)

SEAD

suppression of enemy air defense

SEN

small extension node

SF

special forces

SFF

self-forging fragmentation

SFLE

special forces liaison element

SGM

sergeant major

SGT

sergeant

SHORAD

short-range air defense

SHTU

simplified handheld terminal unit

SIDPERS

standard installation/division personnel system

SIGINT

signal intelligence

SINCGARS

single-channel ground and air radio system

SIP

system improvement plan

SIR

specific information requests

SITREP

situation report

SITTEMP

situation template

SIV

systems integration vehicle

SJA

staff judge advocate

SOCCE

special operations command and control element

SOCOM

special operations command

SOEO

scheme of engineer operations

SOF

special operations force

SOI

signal operating instructions

SOP

standing operating procedure

SOR

specific orders and requests

SOSRA

suppress, obscure, secure, reduce, and assault

SP

start point

SPBS-R

standard property book system-redesign

SPO

support operations officer

SPOTREP

spot report

SRP

soldier readiness processing

SSC

smaller-scale contingency

STAMIS

standard Army management information system

SU

situational understanding

SVML

standard vehicle-mounted launcher

SWT

scout weapons team (graphics only)

   

TAC

tactical

TACAIR

tactical air

TACCS

tactical air command and control specialist

TACON

tactical control

TACP

tactical air control party

TACSAT

tactical satellite

TAI

target area of interest

TALO

theater airlift liaison officer

TCAIMS

transportation coordinator's automated information for movement system

TCF

tactical combat force

TEP

theater engagement plan

TGP

terminal guidance operation

TI

tactical internet

TIM

toxic industrial materials

TIS

thermal imaging sensor

TIRS

terrain index reference system

TM

team (graphics)

TMD

theater missile defense

TMIP

theater medical information program

TMS

tactical messaging system

TOC

tactical operations center

TOW

tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided

TPDT

tactical PSYOP development team

TPN

tactical packet network

TPS

tactical personnel system

TPT

tactical PSYOP team

T-REX

tactical range extension

TRP

target reference point

TSC

theater support command

TSOP

tactical standing operating procedure

TSS

target selection standards

TTP

tactics, techniques, and procedures

TVS

television sensor

   

UAV

unmanned aerial vehicle

UBL

unit basic load

UGR-A

unitized group ration-A

UGR-H&S

unitized group ration-heat and serve

UHF

ultra high frequency

UMCP

unit maintenance collection point

UMT

unit ministry team

UN

United Nations

UO

urban operations

US

United States

USAF

United States Air Force

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

USAOC

US Army special forces operations command

UTO

unit task organization

UW

unconventional warfare

UXO

unexploded ordnance

   

VE

velocity

VHF

very high frequency

VHSIC

very high speed integrated circuits

VIP

very important person

VMF

variable message format

VT

variable time

   

WAN

wide area network

WARNO

warning order

WCS

weapons control status

WIA

wounded in action

WMD

weapon of mass destruction

WP

white phosphorus

WSRO

weapons system replacement operations

   

XO

executive officer

 



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