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   SECTION I. — ABBREVIATIONS

A

AA

assembly area

AAFES

Army and Air Force Exchange Service

AALPS

Automated Air Load Planning System

ABCS

Army Battle Command System

ABL

ammunition basic load

ACR

armored cavalry regiment

ACUS

Area Common User System

ADANS

Air Mobility Command Deployment Analysis System

ADDS

Army Data Distribution System

ADP

automated data processing

AES

airdrop equipment support

AFATDS

Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System

AFFOR

Air Force forces

AIS

automated information systems

AIT

automatic identification technology

AJ

anti-jam

ALOC

air line of communication

AM

amplitude modulation

AMB

aviation maintenance battalion

AMC

US Army Materiel Command

AMS

automated manifest system

AO

area of operation

AOR

area of responsibility

APA

Army pre-positioned afloat

APL

Army pre-positioned land

APOD

aerial port of debarkation

APOE

aerial port of embarkation

APS

Army pre-positioned stocks

AR

Army regulation

ARFOR

Army forces

ASAS

All Source Analysis System

ASB

area support battalion

ASCC

Army service component command

ASG

area support group

ASL

authorized stockage list

ASMB

area support medical battalion

ASMC

area support medical company

ASMD

area support medical detachment

ASP

ammunition supply point

   
   

ASR

alternate supply route

ATAV

Army total asset visibility

ATCCS

Army Tactical Command and Control System

ATM

asynchronous transfer mode, advanced trauma management

AUEL

automated unit equipment list

AUTOCAP

Automation of the Casualty Analysis Process

AUTODIN

automatic digital network

AUTOREP

Automation of the Theater Shelf Requisitioning Process

AVCRAD

aviation classification and repair activity depot

AVIM

aviation intermediate maintenance

AVUM

aviation unit maintenance

AWIS

Army Worldwide Information System

AWRDS

Army War Reserve Deployment System

 

B

BAS

battlefield automated system

BDAR

battle damage assessment and repair

BDCST

broadcast communication system

BFA

Battlefield Functional Area

BFACS

Battlefield Functional Area Control System

bn

battalion

BSA

brigade support area

 

C

C2

command and control

C2IPS

Command and Control Information Processing System

C3A

command, control, communications, and automation

C4

command, control, communications, and computers

C4I

command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence

CA

civil affairs

CAA

command arrangement agreement

CAISI

CSS Automated Information System Interface

CAPS

Consolidated Aerial Port System

CAPS II

Consolidated Aerial Port System II

CASCOM

US Army Combined Arms Support Command

cbt

combat

CCP

consolidation and containerization point

CCSS

Commodity Command Standard System

cdr

commander

CFMS

CONUS Freight Management System

CHS

combat health support

CINC

commander-in-chief

clr sta

clearing station

CMCB

corps movement control battalion

CMMC

corps materiel management center

CMOS

Cargo Management Operations System

CNR

combat net radio

COA

course of action

COCOM

combatant command

COE

common operating environment

comm

communications

   
   

COMMZ

communications zone

COMPASS

Computerized Movement Planning and Status Support

COMSEC

communication security

CONUS

continental United States

COSCOM

corps support command

COTS

commercial off-the-shelf

CP

command post

CPU

central processing unit

CRAF

Civil Reserve Aircraft Fleet

CRC

CONUS replacement center

CS

combat support

CSB

corps support battalion

CSG

corps support group

CSG(F)

corps support group (forward)

CSG(R)

corps support group (rear)

CSH

combat support hospital

CSS

combat service support

CSSAMO

combat service support automation management office

CSSCS

Combat Service Support Control System

ctrl

control

CULT

common-user logistics transport

CZ

combat zone

   

D

DA

Department of the Army

DACG

departure airfield control group

DAMA

demand assigned multiple access

DAMMS-R

Department of the Army Movement Management System-Revised

DAO

division ammunition officer

DASB

division aviation support battalion

DBSS

Defense Blood Supply System

DCG

deputy commanding general

DCIPS

defense casualty information processing support

DCST

DLA contingency support team

DDN

defense data network

DFAS

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

DFBS

Defense Finance Battlefield System

DII

defense information infrastructure

DIMHRS

Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System

DISA

Defense Information Systems Agency

DISCOM

division support command

DISN

defense information switching network

div

division

DLA

Defense Logistics Agency

DMC

distribution management center

DMLSS

Defense Medical Logistics Standard System

DMMC

division materiel management center

DMS

defense messaging system

DNS

domain name server

DNVT

digital non-secure voice terminal

DoD

Department of Defense

   
   

DODAAC

DOD activity address code

DODAAF

DOD activity address file

DoDD

Department of Defense directive

DoDI

Department of Defense instruction

DRMO

Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office

DS

direct support

DSA

division support area

DSCS

Defense Satellite Communications System

DSD

digital simple data

DSMC

division support medical company

DSN

defense switching network

DSS

decision support system, DISN switched services

DSU

direct support unit

DSVT

digital subscriber voice terminal

DT

distribution terminal

DTS

Defense Transportation System

 

E

EAC

echelons above corps

EAD

echelon above division

EEM

early entry module

EHF

extremely high frequency

ELIST

Enhanced Logistics Intertheater Support Tool

EMP

electromagnetic pulse

EMT

emergency medical treatment

ENCOM

engineer command

eng

engineer

EOD

explosive ordnance disposal

EPLRS

Enhanced Position Location Requirement System

EPW

enemy prisoner of war

 

F

FAADC3I

Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence System

FBCB2

Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below

FDR

future digital radio

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FINCOM

finance command

FLOWCAP

Flow Computer Assisted Program

FM

field manual, frequency modulation

FORSCOM

US Army Forces Command

FSB

forward support battalion

FSEN

future small extension node

FSMC

forward support medical company

FST

forward surgical team

fwd

forward

 

G

G1

Assistant Chief of Staff, Personnel

G3

Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Plans

   

G4

Assistant Chief of Staff, Logistics

GAO

General Accounting Office

GBS

Global Broadcast System

GCCS

Global Command and Control System

GCCS-A

Global Command and Control System-Army

GCSS-Army

Global Combat Support System-Army

GMLR

guided missile launch rocket

GPS

Global Positioning System

GS

general support

GSA

General Services Administration

GSU

general support unit

GTN

Global Transportation Network

GUI

Graphical User Interface

 

H

HCLOS

high-capacity line of sight

HET

heavy equipment transporter

HF

high frequency

HN

host nation

HNS

host nation support

HQ

headquarters

HQDA

Headquarters, Department of the Army

hvy

heavy

 

I

IAW

in accordance with

IBS

Integrated Booking System

ICODES

Improved Computerized Deployment System

IERs

information exchange requirements

IEW

intelligence electronic warfare

ILAP

Integrated Logistics Analysis Program

INC

internet controller

intel

intelligence

IP

internet protocol

IPB

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

ISDN

integrated services data network

ISO

International Standards Organization

ISYSCON

Integrated System Control

ITO

installation transportation officer

ITV

in-transit visibility

IWW

inland waterway

 

J

J4

logistics directorate at a joint headquarters

JAG

judge advocate general

JCS

Joint Chiefs of Staff

JFC

joint force commander

JOA

joint operations area

JOPES

Joint Operations Planning and Execution System

JP

joint publication

   
   

JPAV

Joint Personnel Asset Visibility

JTAV

Joint Total Asset Visibility

JTF

joint task force

JTR

joint tactical radio

JTTP

joint tactics, techniques, and procedures

 

L

LAN

local area network

LAO

logistics assistance office

LEN

large extension node

LOC

lines of communications

log

logistics

LOGCAP

Logistics Civil Augmentation Program

LOGSA

Logistics Support Activity

LOS

line of sight

LOTS

logistics-over-the-shore

LPD

low probability of detection

LPI

low probability of intercept

LPT

logistics preparation of the theater

LRC

logistics readiness center

LSE

logistics support element

 

M

MARC

multi-technology automated reader card

MARFOR

Marine forces

MAT

medical analysis tool

MCA

movement control agency

MCL

mission configured load

MCN

military communications network

MCO

movement control officer

MCS

Maneuver Control System

MCT

movement control team

med

medical

MEDCOM

medical command

MEDEVAC

medical evacuation

MEDLOG

medical logistics

MEDSUP

medical supply

METT-TC

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

mgmt

management

MI

military intelligence

MILSAT

military satellite

MILSTAR

military strategic and tactical relay satellite

MIS

management information systems

MLMC

medical logistics management center

MLST

medical logistics support team

MMC

materiel management center

MMT

movement management team

MOA

memorandum of agreement

MOBCON

mobilization control

MOD

modernization and operations directorate

MOS

military occupation specialty

   
   

MOU

memorandum of understanding

MPL

mandatory parts list

MP

military police

MRE

meal, ready-to-eat

MRO

materiel release order

MSB

main support battalion

MSC

Military Sealift Command

MSE

mobile subscriber equipment

MSMC

main support medical company

MSR

main supply route

MSRT

mobile subscriber radiotelephone terminal

MST

maintenance support team

MTF

medical treatment facility

MTMC

Military Traffic Management Command

MTS

Movement Tracking System

MTW

major theater war

mvmt

movement

 

N

NAVFOR

Navy forces

NBC

nuclear, biological and chemical

NC

noncombatant

NCA

National Command Authorities

NDI

non-developmental item

NEO

noncombatant evacuation operation

NES

network encryption system

NGO

nongovernmental organization

NICP

national inventory control point

NIMA

National Imagery and Mapping Agency

NIPRNET

not classified but sensitive internet protocol router network

NRP

non-unit related personnel

NSN

national stock number

 

O

OCONUS

outside the continental United States

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OPCON

operational control

OPLAN

operation plan

opns

operations

OPORD

operation order

OPP

off-load preparation party

ops

operations

OPTEMPO

operational tempo

OSD

Office of the Secretary of Defense

 

P

P

packaged

P2C41

power projection for C41

PARC

principal assistant responsible for contracting

PBO

property book officer

PCS

personnel communications switch

   
   

PERSCOM

personnel command

PLL

prescribed load list

POC

point of contact

POD

port of debarkation

POE

port of embarkation

POL

petroleum, oil, and lubricant

ppp

point-to-point protocol

PPSB

power projection/sustaining base

pre-po

pre-positioned

PSA

port support activity

PSTN

public switched telephone network

PVNTMED

preventive medicine

PW

prisoner of war

 

R

RA

routing area

RAA

redeployment assembly area

RAU

random access unit

RCAPS

Remote Consolidated Aerial Port Subsystem

RCAS

Reserve Component Automated System

RCEM

regional contingency engineering manager

RDSC

regional distribution service center

regt

regiment

RF

radio frequency

RF DC

radio frequency direct communication

RF ID

radio frequency identification

ROAMS

Replacement Operations Automation Management System

RPMA

real property maintenance activity

rqmts

requirements

RSO

reception, staging, onward movement

RSO&I

reception, staging, onward movement, and integration

 

S

S

secret

SAAM

special assignment airlift mission

SAAS

Standard Army Ammunition System

SAAS-MOD

Standard Army Ammunition System-Modernized

SAMS

Standard Army Maintenance System

SARSS

Standard Army Retail Supply System

SARSS-O

Standard Army Retail Supply System-Objective

SATCOM

satellite communications

SBU

sensitive but unclassified

SCL

strategic configured load

SCU

satellite communications unit

SECDEF

secretary of defense

SEN

small extension node

SHF

satellite high frequency

SIDPERS

Standard Installation/Division Personnel System

SIMLM

Single Integrated Medical Logistics Manager

SINCGARS

Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System

SIP

system improvement program

   
   

SIPRNET

secret internet protocol router network

SJA

staff judge advocate

SLOC

sea lines of communications

SLRP

survey, liaison, reconnaissance party

SPBS

Standard Property Book System

SPBS-R

Standard Property Book System-Redesign

SPM

single port manager

SPOD

sea port of debarkation

SPOE

sea port of embarkation

spt

support

sqdn

squadron

SSA

supply support activity

STACCS

Standard Theater Army C2 System

STAMIS

Standard Army Management Information Systems

STEP

standardized tactical entry point

 

T

TAA

tactical assembly area

TAACOM

theater Army area command

TACON

tactical control

TACSAT

tactical satellite

TAMMIS

The Army Medical Management Information System

TAMMS

The Army Maintenance Management System

TAV

total asset visibility

TC-ACCIS

Transportation Coordinator-Automated Command and Control Information

System

TC-AIMS II

Transportation Coordinators' Automated Information for Movement System II

TCMD

transportation control and movement document

TCN

transportation control number

TCP

transmission controller protocol

TDMS

Tactical Defense Messaging System

TFOM

theater force opening module

TFOP

theater force opening package

TI

tactical internet

TIBS

Tactical Information Broadcast Service

TMG

tactical multinet gateway

tml

terminal

TMO

transportation movement officer

TNS

tactical name server

TPFDD

time-phased force and deployment data

TPN

tactical packet network

trans

transportation

TRANSCOM

transportation command

TRICON

triple container

TRI-TAC

Tri-Services Tactical

trmt

treatment

TSB

theater staging base

TSC

theater support command

TTA

tactical terminal adapter

TTP

trailer transfer point

TUCHA

type unit characteristics

   
   

TWDS

tactical water distribution system

 

U

U

unclassified

UAV

unmanned aerial vehicle

UBL

unit basic load

UCL

unit configured load

UCPN

unclassified packet network

UHF

ultra high frequency

ULLS

Unit Level Logistics System

ULLS-A

Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation

ULLS-G

Unit Level Logistics System-Ground

ULN

unit line number

UMO

unit movement officer

UNAAF

Unified Action Armed Forces

US

United States

USACE

US Army Corps of Engineers

USAF

US Air Force

USAMMA

US Army Medical Materiel Agency

USAREUR

US Army, Europe

USARPAC

US Army, Pacific

USC

United States Code

USD

under secretary of defense

USTRANSCOM

US Transportation Command

 

V

VEE

virtual end-to-end

VHF

very high frequency

 

W

WAN

wide area network

WARS

Worldwide Ammunition Reporting System

WIN

Warfighter Information Network

WIN-T

Warfighter Information Network-Terrestrial

WLAN

wireless local area network

WPS

Worldwide Port System

WWMCCS

Worldwide Military Command and Control System

   SECTION II. — TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

automated identification technology. A family of technologies that support source data automation through various media to facilitate the rapid collection, consolidation, storage, and retrieval of data to and from Army management systems. It includes process control hardware, application software, and hybrids that provide industry-standard real-time data acquisition to enhance productivity. It includes bar codes, radio frequency identification, magnetic strips, smart cards, and optical memory cards.

combat service support. The essential capabilities, functions, activities, and tasks necessary to sustain all elements of operating forces in theater at all levels of war. Within the national and theater logistics systems, it includes but is not limited to that support rendered by service forces in ensuring the aspects of supply, maintenance, transportation, health services, and other services required by aviation and ground combat troops to permit those units to accomplish their missions in combat. Combat service support encompasses those activities at all levels of war that produce sustainment to all operating forces on the battlefield. Also called CSS. (JP 1-02)

common servicing. That function performed by one Military Service in support of another Military Service for which reimbursement is not required from the Service receiving support. (JP 1-02)

cross servicing. That function performed by one Military Service in support of another Military Service for which reimbursement is required from the Service receiving support. (JP 1-02)

distribution. From a logistics perspective distribution is: a. That functional phase of military logistics that embraces the act of dispensing materiel, facilities, and services. b. An official delivery of anything, such as orders or supplies. c. The process of assigning military personnel to activities, units, or billets. (JP 1-02)

distribution system. That complex of facilities, installations, methods, and procedures designed to receive, store, maintain, distribute, and control the flow of military materiel between the point of receipt into the military system and the point of issue to using activities and units. (JP 1-02)

dominant user concept. The concept that the Service which is the principal consumer will have the responsibility for performance of a support workload for all using Services. (JP 1-02)

executive agent. A term used in DOD and Service regulations to indicate a delegation of authority by a superior to a subordinate to act on behalf of the superior. An agreement between equals does not create an executive agent. For example, a Service cannot become a DOD executive agent for a particular matter with simply the agreement of the other Services; such authority must be delegated by the Secretary of Defense. Designation as executive agent, in and of itself, confers no authority. The exact nature and scope of the authority delegated must be stated in the document designating the executive agent. An executive agent may be limited to providing only administration and support or coordinating common functions, or it may be delegated authority, direction, and control over specified resources for specified purposes. (JP 1-02)

force module. A grouping of combat, combat support, and combat service support forces, with their accompanying supplies and the required non-unit resupply and personnel necessary to sustain forces for a minimum of 30 days. The elements of force modules are linked together or are uniquely identified so that they may be extracted from or adjusted as an entity in the Joint Operational Planning and Execution System data bases to enhance flexibility and usefulness of the operation plan during a crisis. Also called FM. (JP 1-02)

force tracking. The identification of units and their specific modes of transport during movement to an objective area. (JP 1-02)

frustrated cargo. Any shipment of supplies and/or equipment which while en route to destination is stopped prior to receipt and for which further disposition instructions must be obtained. (JP 1-02)

in-transit visibility. The capability provided to a geographic combatant commander to have visibility of units, personnel, and cargo while in-transit through the Defense Transportation System. (JP 4-01.3)

joint force commander. A general term applied to a combatant commander, subunified commander, or joint force commander authorized to exercise combatant command (command authority) or operational control over a joint force. Also called JFC. (JP 1-02)

joint servicing. That function performed by a jointly staffed and financed activity in support of two or more Military Services. (JP 1-02)

lines of communication. All the routes (land, water, and air) that connect an operating military force with a base of operations and along which supplies and military forces move. Also called LOC. (JP 1-02)

logistics. The science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces. In its most comprehensive sense, those aspects of military operations which deal with: a. design and development, acquisition, storage, movement, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, and disposition of materiel; b. movement evacuation, and hospitalization of personnel; c. acquisition or construction, maintenance, operation, and disposition of facilities; d. acquisition or furnishing of services. (JP 1-02)

logistics pipeline. The channel of support or a specific portion thereof by means of which materiel or personnel flow from sources of procurement to their point of use. (JP 1-02)

movement control. The planning, routing, scheduling, and control of personnel and cargo movements over lines of communications; also an organization responsible for these functions. (JP 1-02)

national sustainment base. The complex of national strategic-level private, government, and military CSS organizations engaged in the production, procurement, management, control, maintenance, and distribution of resources through the CSS pipeline supporting military operations.

resources. Manpower, funds, materiel, space, and time available required to accomplish specific tasks or to realize specific objectives. Materiel includes all objects such as equipment, tools, systems, facilities, and so forth.

time definite delivery. Time definite delivery is a concept that deals with the consistency by which a distribution system delivers given resources within time frames established by peacetime standards and wartime requirements. As such it is a metric of a distribution-based logistics system that measures distribution performance and confidence in the logistics system.

total asset visibility. The capability for both operational and logistics managers to obtain and act on information on the location, quantity, condition, movement, and status of assets throughout DoD's logistics system. Total asset visibility includes all levels and all secondary items, both consumable and reparable. Also called TAV.

 



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