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GLOSSARY

Section I. Acronyms and Abbreviations

ABCCC
airborne battlefield command and control center
ACC
air component commander
acft
aircraft
ACL
aircraft combat load
ACP
aerial checkpoint
AD
air defense
add
additional
admin
administrative
ADA
air defense artillery
AF
Air Force
AFSOC
Air Force special operations command
AFSOD
Air Force special operations detachment
AFSOF
Air Force special operations forces
AH
attack helicopter
AHRS
altitude and heading reference system
AL
Alabama
ALOC
air lines of communications
ALSE
aviation life support equipment
AMB
air mission briefing
AMC
air mission commander
ANGLICO
air and naval gunfire liaison company
AO
aeroscout observer
AOB
advanced operational base
AOR
area of responsibility
APU
auxiliary power unit
ARNG
Army national guard
ARSOA
Army special operations aviation
ARSOATF
Army special operations aviation task force
ARSOC
Army Special Operations Command
ARSOF
Army special operations force
ARSOTF
Army special operations task force
ASE
aircraft survivability equipment
ASG
area support group
ASI
additional skill identifier
ASOC
air support operations center
ASP
ammunition supply point
ATACMS
Army tactical missile system
ATC
air traffic control
ATO
air tasking order
Attn
attention
aux
auxiliary
AVIM
aviation intermediate maintenance
avn
aviation
AVUM
aviation unit maintenance
AWACS
airborne warning and control system

BCe
battlefield coordination element
BDA
battle damage assessment
BE
basic encyclopedia
BLS
basic landing site
bn
battalion

C
command and control
C
command, control, and communications
C4I
command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence
C
Centigray
CA
civil affairs
CAFMS
computer assisted force management system
CAP
combat air patrol
CAS
close air support
CCT
combat control team
CH
cargo helicopter
CI
counterintelligence
CINC
Commander in Chief
CJCS
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
CLS
contracted logistical support
cmd
command
co
company
COA
course of action
COB
command operating budget
COCOM
combatant command (command authority)
commo
communications
CONPLAN
concept plan
CONUS
continental United States
CP
command post
CS
combat support
CSAR
combat search and rescue
CSM
Command Sergeant Major
CSS
combat service support
CT
counterterrorism
CTC
combined training center

DA
direct action; Department of the Army
DAP
direct-action penetrator
DTG
date-time group
det
detachment
DCS
defense communication system
DOD
Department of Defense
D/N
day/night
DS
direct support
DZ
drop zone

E&E
evasion and escape
EAC
echelons above corps
ECM
electronic counter measures
EEFI
electronic elements of friendly information
EEI
essential elements of information
elect
electronic
ELT
emergency locator transmitter
engr
engineer
ESM
electronic warfare support measures
EW
electronic warfare
exfil
exfiltration

FA
feasibility assessment
FARE
forward area refuel equipment
FARP
forward arming and refueling point
FEBA
forward edge of the battle area
FFAR
folding fin aerial rocket
FID
foreign internal defense
FLIR
forward looking infrared
FLOT
forward line of own troops
FLQ
flight lead qualified
flt
flight
FM
frequency modulated; field manual
FMQ
fully mission qualified
FOB
forward operational base
FORSCOM
US Army Forces Command
FRIES
fast rope insertion and extraction system
FSB
forward staging base
FSC
forward support company
FSCL
fire support coordination line
FSE
fire support elemen
ft
feet
FW
fixed wing

G3
Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans)
gal
gallon
GEOREF
World Geographic Reference
GPS
global position system
GS
general support

HA
humanitarian assistance
HE
high explosive
HF
high frequency
HHC
headquarters and headquarters company
HLZ
helicopter landing zone
HMS
headquarters main support
HN
host nation
HNS
host-nation support company

hr
hour
HQ
headquarters

IA
initial assessment
ID
identification
IEW
intelligence and electronic warfare
IFF
identification, friend or foe
IMC
instrument meteorological conditions
infil
infiltration
intel
intelligence
IR
intelligence requirement/infrared
ISB
intermediate staging base
ISOPREP
isolation preparation

J2
joint staff (intelligence)
J3
joint staff (operations)
J-SEAD
joint suppression of enemy air defenses
JAAT
joint air attack team
JCSE
joint communications support element
JFC
joint force commander
JFSOCC
joint force special operations component commander
JSOA
joint special operations area
JSOACC
joint force special operations air component commander
JSOC
joint special operations command
JSOTF
joint special operations task force
JTCB
joint targeting coordination board
JTF
joint task force
JTTP
joint tactics, techniques, and procedures

kHz
kilohertz
KIA
killed in action
KIAS
knots indicated airspeed

LCC
land component commander
LO
liaison officer
log
logistics
LZ
landing zone

maint
maintenance
mat
materiel
MC
multichannel
med
medical
MEDEVAC
medical evacuation
METT-T
mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available
mgt
management
MH
mission helicopter
mHz
megahertz
MICON
mission concept

MIJI
meaconing, intrusion jamming, and interference
mm
millimeter
MMC
materiel management center
MOB
main operating base
MOPP
mission oriented protective posture
mov
movement
MPA
mission planning agent
msn
mission
MTL
mission tasking letter
MTP
mission tasking package

NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVSOF
Naval special operations forces
NBC
nuclear, biological, chemical, warfare
NCA
National Command Authorities
NICP
national inventory control point
NOE
nap-of-the-earth
NMCS
nonmission capable supply
NSWTG
naval special warfare task group
NVG
night vision goggles

obj
objective
OCONUS
outside continental United States
ODA
operational detachment alpha
OPCON
operational control
OPLAN
operation plan
OPORD
operation order
ops
operations
OPSEC
operations security

PAO
public affairs officer
PC
pilot in command
pers
personnel
PI
pilot
PIR
priority intelligence report
PLL
prescribed load list
PLS
personnel locator system
plt
platoon
POE
plan of execution
POL
petroleum, oils, lubricants
POM
program objective memorandum
PSYOP
psychological operations
pub
publication
PW
prisoner of war
PWRMS
pre-positioned war reserve materiel stocks
PZ
pickup zone

QRF
quick reaction force

rd
round
recov
recovery
REMAB
remote marshalling base
ROE
rules of engagement
RP
release point
RW
rotary wing
RZ
recovery zones

S&T
selection and training
S1
Adjutant (US Army)
S2
Intelligence and Training Officer (US Army)
S3
Operations and Training Officer (US Army)
S4
Supply Officer (US Army)
SA
security assistance
SAFE
selected areas for evasion
SAM
surface-to-air missile
SAR
search and rescue
SAT
surface antenna terminal
SATCOM
satellite communications
SCI
sensitive compartmented information
SCIF
sensitive (special) compartmented information facility
SEAD
suppression of enemy air defenses
SEAL
sea-air-land
sec
section
sel
selected
sep
separate
SERE
survival, evasion, resistance, and escape
SERER
survival, evasion, resistance, escape, recovery
SF
special forces
SFG
special forces group
SFOB
special forces operation (or operational) base
SFOD
special forces operational detachments
SHF
super high frequency
SIMO
systems integration and maintenance office
SLOC
sea line of communication
SLP
seaward launch point
SO
special operations
SOA
special operations aviation
SOAR
special operation aviation regiment
SOATC
special operations aviation training company
SOC
special operations command
SOCRATES
Special Operations Command Research, Analysis, and Threat Evaluation System
SOF
special operations forces
SOI
signal operation instructions
SOMPF
special operations mission planning folder
SOP
standard operating procedures
SOSB
special operations support battalion
SOWT
special operations weather team
spt
support

SR
special reconnaissance
SRP
seaward recovery point
STABO
stability operation
strat
strategic
STT
special tactics team
STX
situational training exercise
sup
supply
svc
services

TA
theater army
TAACOM
theater army area command
TACAIR
tactical air support
TACC
tactical air control center
TACS
tactical air control system
TAF
tactical air forces
TAG
target assessment group
TAMCA
theater Army movement control agency
TAMMC
theater Army material management center
TASOC
theater Army special operations commander
TASOSC
theater Army special operations support command
TDH
time, distance, and heading
temp
temporary
TF
task force
TIP
target intelligence packet
TNF
theater naval force
TOT
time on target
TRADOC
(United States Army) Training and Doctrine Command
trans
transportation
TV
television

UH
utility helicopter
UHF
ultra high frequency
UNAAF
Unified Action Armed Forces
US
United States
USAF
United States Air Force
USASOC
US Army Special Operations Command
USSOCOM
US Special Operations Command
UTM
universal transverse mercator
UW
unconventional warfare

VHF
very high frequency
VLF
very low frequency

WIA
wounded in action

Section II. Terms

adaptive targeting and mission planning
- Targeting and mission planning methods required when circumstances prevent any command echelon from executing the deliberate targeting and mission planning cycle. (Joint Pub 3-05)

Air Force Special operations Command
- The Air Force Special Operations Component of a unified or subordinate unified command or joint special operations task force (also called AFSOC). (Joint Pub 3-05)

Air Force Special Operations Forces
- Those Active and Reserve component Air Force forces designated by the Secretary of Defense that are specifically organized, trained, and equipped to conduct and support special operations. (Joint Pub 3-05)

Army Special Operations Command
- The Army special operations component of a unified or subordinate unified command or joint special operations task force (also called ARSOC). (Joint Pub 3-05)

Army Special Operations Forces
- Those Active and Reserve component Army forces designated by the Secretary of Defense that are specifically organized, trained, and equipped to conduct and support special operations. Also, those Active and Reserve component Army forces designated by the Secretary of the Army that can support and sustain SOF (also called ARSOF). (Joint Pub 3-05)

clandestine operation
- Activities sponsored or conducted by governmental departments and agencies in a way that assures secrecy and concealment. In special operations, an activity may be both covert and clandestine. It may focus on operational considerations and intelligence-related activities. (Joint Pub 3-05.3)

combatant command (command authority)
- Nontransferable command authority established by Title 10, United States Code, Section 164, exercised only by commanders of unified or specified combatant commands. Combatant command (command authority) is the authority of a combatant commander to perform those functions of command over assigned forces. These functions involve organizing and employing commands and forces, assigning tasks, designating objectives, and giving authoritative direction over all aspects of military operations, joint training, and logistics necessary to accomplish the missions assigned to the command. Combatant command (command authority) should be exercised through the commanders of subordinate organizations. This authority is normally exercised through the Service component commander. Combatant command (command authority) provides full authority to organize and employ commands and forces as the CINC considers necessary to accomplish assigned missions (also called COCOM). (Joint Pub 1-02)

combatant commander
- A commander in chief of one of the unified or specified combatant commands established by the President of the United States. (Joint Pub 1-02)

combat search and rescue
- A specific task performed by rescue forces to effect the recovery of distressed personnel during wartime or contingency operations (also called CSAR). (Joint Pub 1-02)

counterterrorism
- Offensive measures taken to prevent, deter, and respond to terrorism (also called CT). (Joint Pub 1-02)

covert operations
- Operations that are planned and executed to conceal the identity of or permit plausible denial by the sponsor. In special operations, an activity may be both covert and clandestine. (Joint Pub 3-05.3)

deception
- Measures designed to mislead the enemy by manipulation, distortion, or falsification of evidence which induces it to react in a manner prejudicial to its interests. (Joint Pub 1-02)

deliberate targeting and mission planning
- Targeting and mission planning methods used when circumstances permit execution of the deliberate targeting and mission planning cycle (normal routine for targeting and mission planning). (Joint Pub 3-05)

direct action mission
- In special operations, a specified act involving operations of an overt, covert, clandestine, or low visibility nature conducted primarily by a sponsoring power's special operations forces in hostile or denied areas (also called DA). (Joint Pub 1-02)

doppler
- A navigation system that works by sending four radar beams of constant wave energy (8800 mHz) from the aircraft to the ground and measuring the changes in the frequency of the energy returned to the aircraft. The system is completely contained within the aircraft and requires no external signal. It provides aircraft position information with respect to a particular reference point and the selected course.

drop zone
- A specific area upon which airborne troops, equipment, or supplies are airdropped (also called DZ). (Joint Pub 1-02)

essential elements of information
- Critical items of information about the enemy and the environment that the commander needs by a particular time to relate with other available information and intelligence to help him reach a logical decision (also called EEI). (Joint Pub 1-02)

evasion and escape
- The procedures and operations whereby military personnel and other selected individuals can emerge from an enemy-held or hostile area to areas under friendly control. (Joint Pub 1-02)

exfiltration
- The removal of personnel or units from areas under enemy control. (Joint Pub 1-02)

fast rope
- Commercially developed polyester rope (2.5 inches in diameter) used with the FRIES.

fast rope bars
- The stationary fixture in the FRIES to which the fast rope is attached. When all personnel are safely on the ground, the fast rope can be released from the fast rope bar.

fast rope insertion and extraction system
- An insertion and extraction system that is suspended below helicopters for inserting and extracting SO forces. The system consists of the fast rope and fast rope bar. Using the fast rope technique, the individual slides freely down the rope. During rapelling operations, the rate of descent is controlled with a harness.

feasibility assessment
- A basic target analysis that provides an initial determination of the viability of a proposed target for SOF employment (also called FA). (Joint Pub 3-05)

foreign internal defense
- Participation by civilian and military agencies of a government in any of the other government action programs designed to free and protect its society from subversion, lawlessness, and insurgency (also called FID). (Joint Pub 1-02)

forward arming and refueling point
- A temporary facility that is organized, equipped, and deployed by an aviation commander to provide fuel and ammunition for the employment of aviation units in combat. It is normally located in the main battle area closer to the area of operations than the aviation unit's combat service area. The FARP provides for rapid, simultaneously rearming and refueling. (Joint Pub 1-02)

forward operational base
- A command, control, and support base established and operated by an SF battalion from organic and attached resources. The FOB commander and his staff train, prepare, deploy, control, and support SF teams in specified operational areas. The organization and functions of the FOB vary with its mission, duration and scope of operations, and support requirements. (FM 100-25)

functional component command
- A command normally, but not necessarily, composed of forces of two or more Services that may be established in peacetime or war to perform particular operational missions that may be of short duration or may extend over a period of time. (Joint Pub 1-02)

GEOREF
- A worldwide position reference system that may be applied to any map or chart graduated in latitude and longitude regardless of projection. GEOREF is a method of expressing latitude and longitude in a form suitable for rapid reporting and plotting.

immature theater
- A theater that cannot sustain the initial phase of anticipated combat operations because of limited or no forward-deployed US forces, limited transportation infrastructure, and limited host-nation support. It is further characterized by unsophisticated or poorly integrated enemy ground, air, and air defense threats. Many areas in Latin America and Africa are examples of immature theaters. Southwest Asia and the NATO flanks have many of the transportation characteristics of an immature theater yet have sophisticated enemy defense characteristics. (Joint Pub 3-05)

infiltration
- Movement through or into an area or territory occupied by either friendly or enemy troops or organizations. Movement is made by small groups or individuals at extended or irregular intervals. When used in connection with the enemy, it implies that contact is avoided. (Joint Pub 1-02)

initial assessment
- An assessment that provides a basic determination of the viability of the infiltration and exfiltration portion of a proposed SOF mission. If the mission is to support an overall Army or Navy SOF mission, the initial assessment will be incorporated into the feasibility assessment as needed to help establish the overall viability of that mission (also called IA). (Joint Pub 3-05)

joint force air component commander
- The joint force air component commander's authority comes from the joint force commander. The joint force commander has the authority to exercise operational control, assign missions, direct coordination among his subordinate commanders, and redirect and organize his forces to ensure unity of effort in the accomplishment of his overall mission. The joint force commander will normally designate a joint force air component commander. The joint force commander assigns the joint force air component commander's responsibilities. These include, but are not limited to, planning,

coordination, allocation, and tasking based on the joint force commander's apportionment decision. Using the joint force commander's guidance and authority and in coordination with other Service component commanders and other assigned or supporting commanders, the joint force air component commander recommends to the joint force commander apportionment of air sorties to various missions or geographic areas. (Joint Pub 1-02)

joint force commander
- A general term applied to a commander authorized to exercise combatant command (command authority) or operational control over a joint force (also called JFC). (Joint Pub 3-05)

joint force special operations component commander
- The commander within a unified command, subordinate unified command, or joint task force responsible to the establishing commander for making recommendations on the proper employment of SOF and assets, planning and coordinating special operations, or accomplishing such operational missions as may be assigned. The joint force special operations component commander is given the authority necessary to accomplish missions and tasks assigned by the establishing commander. The joint force special operations component commander will normally be the commander with the majority of the SOF and the requisite command and control capabilities (also called the JFSOCC). (Joint Pub 3-05)

joint special operations air component commander
- The JSOACC's authority comes from the joint force special operations component commander. The JFSOCC has the authority to exercise operational control, assign missions, direct coordination among subordinate commanders, and redirect and organize special operations component forces to ensure unity of effort in the accomplishment of assigned special operations missions. The JFSOCC normally designates a JSOACC. The JSOACC's responsibilities are assigned by the JFSOCC. These responsibilities normally include, but are not limited to, planning, coordination, allocation, and tasking). Using the JFSOCC's guidance and authority, the JSOACC deconflicts special air operations with other joint force operations. (Joint Pub 3-05)

joint special operations task force
- A joint task force is composed of special operations units from more than one Service. It is formed to carry out a specific special operation or conduct special operations in support of a theater campaign or other operations. The JSOTF may have conventional nonspecial operations units assigned or attached to support the conduct of specific missions. (Joint Pub 3-05)

joint tactics, techniques, and procedures
- Actions and methods that implement joint doctrine and describe how forces will be employed in joint operations. They will be put into action by the JCofS (also called JTTP). (Joint Pub 1-02)

joint targeting coordination board
- A group formed by the combatant commander or joint task force commander and tasked with targeting responsibilities and functions. Its functions include, but are not limited to, coordinating targeting information and providing targeting guidance and priorities as directed. The JTCB also monitors the effectiveness of targeting efforts, deconflicts targets, and nominates targets for the commander's approval using the joint target list(s). (Joint Pub 3-05)

joint task force
- A force composed of assigned or attached elements of the Army, the Navy or Marine Corps, the Air Force, or two or more of these Services. The JTF is constituted and so designated by the Secretary of Defense or by the commander of a unified command, a specified command, or an existing joint task force. (Joint Pub 1-02)

K4 ASI
- The K4 additional skill identifier identifies Army aviators who have qualified as special operations aviators. To be awarded this ASI, the aviator must have undergone extensive special operations aviator qualification training and/or served in a qualifying assignment.

landing zone
- Any specified zone used for the landing of aircraft (also called LZ). (Joint Pub 1-02)

low visibility operations
- Sensitive operations wherein the political and/or military restrictions inherent in covert and clandestine operations are either not necessary or not feasible; actions are taken as required to limit exposure of those involved and/or their activities. Execution of these operations is undertaken with the knowledge that the action and/or sponsorship of the operation may preclude plausible denial by the initiating power. (Joint Pub 1-02)

main operations base
- A designated base established by a unified or subordinate command's special operations command, a JSOTF, or a component force in a friendly or neutral territory. The MOB provides sustained command and control, administration, and logistics to support operations in designated areas, including forward operations bases and forward operating locations. (Joint Pub 3-05)

mission planning agent
- Any special operations forces organization that validates, plans and, when directed, executes special operations missions (also called the MPA). (Joint Pub 3-05)

mission tasking letter
- The means by which the theater commander tasks the theater special operations command to validate and plan assigned targets (also called MPA). (Joint Pub 3-05)

mission tasking package
- The documentation and guidance that the special operations command provides to the mission planning agent which gives basic guidance for target planning. It contains the tasking and administrative framework within which a given SOF target is planned (also called an MTP). (Joint Pub 3-05)

national command authorities
- The President and the Secretary of Defense or their duly deputized alternates or successors (more commonly referred to as NCA). (Joint Pub 1-02)

OMEGA
- Navigation system that operates using a worldwide VLF communication network consisting of eight ground stations, two of which are located in CONUS. Each station transmits continuously on an individually assigned frequency between 14 and 24 kHz. The aircraft computer requires signals from at least two stations to determine if an aircraft has changed position during the flight.

operational control
- Transferrable command authority that may be exercised by commanders at any echelon at or below the level of combatant command. OPCON is inherent in combatant command (command authority) and is the authority to perform those functions of command over subordinate forces involving organizing and employing commands and forces, assigning tasks, designating objectives, and giving authoritative direction necessary to accomplish the mission. OPCON includes authoritative direction over all aspects of military operations and joint training necessary to accomplish missions assigned to the command. It should be exercised through the commanders of subordinate organizations. This authority is usually exercised through the Service component commanders. OPCON normally provides full authority to organize commands and forces and to employ those forces as thecommander in operational control considers necessary to accomplish assigned missions. OPCON does not, in itself, include authoritative direction for logistics or matters of administration, discipline, internal organization, or unit training. (Joint Pub 1-02)

operations security
- A process of analyzing friendly actions attendant to military operations and other activities to--

  • Identify those actions that can be observed by adversarial intelligence systems.
  • Determine which indicators hostile intelligence systems might obtain that could be interpreted or pieced together to derive critical information in time to be useful to adversaries.
  • Select and execute measures that eliminate or reduce to an acceptable level vulnerabilities of friendly actions to adversary exploitation (also called OPSEC). (Joint Pub 1-02)

packages (war)
- Part support packages designed to support ARSOA operations up to thirty days. Consists of both standard and nonstandard components for repair of aircraft at AVUM, AVIM, and limited depot.

plan of execution
- A detailed plan of precisely how the assigned special operations forces will carry out the validated mission assigned to them. This plan, along with mission rehearsals, is the end result of the targeting and mission planning process. The term also describes the supporting infiltration and exfiltration plan developed by the supporting organization (also called POE). (Joint Pub 3-05)

psychological operations
- Planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of PSYOP is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the originator's objectives (also called PSYOP). (Joint Pub 1-02)

sea/air/land team
- A group of officers and individuals specially trained and equipped to conduct unconventional and paramilitary operations. These teams also train personnel of allied nations in operations that include surveillance and reconnaissance in and from restricted waters, rivers, and coastal areas. More commonly referred to as SEAL team. (Joint Pub 1-02)

special forces
- US Army forces organized, trained, and equipped specifically to conduct special operations. The five primary missions of SF are unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, direct action, special reconnaissance, and counterterrorism. Counterterrorism is a special mission for specially organized, trained, and equipped special forces units designated in theater contingency plans. (Joint Pub 3-05)

special forces group
- A combat arms organization that plans, conducts, and supports special operations activities in all operational environments during peace, conflict, and war. It

consists of a group headquarters and headquarters company, a support company, and special forces battalions. The SFG can operate as a single unit, but normally the battalions plan and conduct operations from widely separated locations. The group provides general operational direction and synchronizes the activities of subordinate battalions. Although principally structured for unconventional warfare, SFG units can task organize to meet specific requirements. (Joint Pub 3-05)

special forces operational base
- A command, control, and support base established and operated by an SF group from organic and attached resources. The SFOB commander and his staff coordinate and synchronize subordinate FOB and AOB activities. They also command, control, and support designated SF teams performing sensitive missions under direct SFOB control. (FM 100-25)

special operations
- Operations conducted by specially trained, equipped, and organized DOD forces against strategic or tactical targets in pursuit of national military, political, economic, or psychological objectives. These operations are conducted during periods of peace or hostilities. They may support conventional operations, or they may be conducted independently when the use of conventional forces is either inappropriate or infeasible (also called SO). (Joint Pub 1-02)

special operations command
- A subordinate unified or other joint command composed of designated SOF. The SOC is established by a unified or other JFC to prepare for, plan, and execute, as directed, joint or single-Service SO within the JFC's assigned area of operations or as directed by the NCA (also called SOC). (Joint Pub 3-05)

special operations forces
- Military units of the Army, Navy, and Air Force that are designated for special operations, as that term is defined, and are organized, trained, and equipped specifically to conduct special operations (also called SOF). (Joint Pub 3-05)

special reconnaissance operations
- Reconnaissance and surveillance actions conducted by SOF to obtain or verify, by visual observation or other collection methods, information concerning the capabilities, intentions, and activities of an actual or potential enemy. These operations also may be conducted to secure data concerning the meteorological, hydrographic, geographic, or demographic characteristics of a particular area. These operations include target acquisition, area assessment, and poststrike reconnaissance (also called SR). (Joint Pub 3-05)

special operations mission planning folder
- The package that contains the materials required to execute a given special

operations mission. It will include the mission tasking letter, mission tasking package, the original feasibility assessment (as desired), the initial assessment (as desired), the target intelligence package, the plan of execution, the infiltration and exfiltration plan of execution, and other documentation as required or desired (also called SOMPF). (Joint Pub 3-05.5)

sustained operations
- The capability to conduct effective and uninterrupted combat operations when the necessary resources are provided.

target intelligence package
- A product tasked and compiled to provide the intelligence support to those personnel who plan and execute a given SOF mission (also called TIP). (Joint Pub 3-05.5)

target list
- A list of targets maintained and promulgated by the senior echelon of command. The target list contains those targets that are to be engaged by supporting arms. The target list is different from a list of targets that may be maintained by any echelon as confirmed, suspect, or possible targets for information and planning purposes. (Joint Pub 1-02)

unconventional warfare
- A broad spectrum of military and paramilitary operations conducted in enemy-held, enemy-controlled, or politically sensitive territory. Unconventional warfare includes, but is not limited to, the interrelated fields of guerrilla warfare, evasion and escape, subversion, sabotage, and other operations of a low visibility, covert, or clandestine nature. These interrelated aspects of unconventional warfare may be conducted singly or collectively by predominantly indigenous personnel, usually supported in varying degrees by (an) external source(s) during all conditions of war and peace. (Joint Pub 1-02)



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