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AA assembly areas

A2C2 Army airspace command and control

AADC area air defense commander

AASLT air assault

AAV Army aviation

AB2 Army brigade and below

ABCS Army battle command system

ABGD air base ground defense

abn airborne

AC active component

ACA airspace control authority

ACC air component commander

ACE analysis control element; airspace control element

ACO airspace control order

ACR armored cavalry regiment

acty activity

ACU area common user

ACUS Army common user system

AD air defense

ADA air defense artillery

A/DACG arrival/departure airfield control group

ADC area damage control

ADCOORD air defense coordinator

ADDS automatic data distribution system

ADE air defense element

AE aerial exploitation

adj adjustment

admin administration

AF US Air Force

AFATDS advanced field artillery tactical data system

AG adjutant general

AGCCS Army Global Command and Control System

AH attack helicopter

AI air interdiction

AID Agency for International Development

ALCC airlift control center

ALO air liaison officer

ALOC air line of communications

AMC U.S. Army Materiel Command

AMO aviation medical officer

AMOPES Army Mobilization and Operations Planning and Execution System

anal analysis

ANGLICO air and naval gunfire liaison company

AO area of operations

AOC air operations center

APC armored personnel carriers

APERS antipersonnel

APICM armor-piercing improved conventional munition

AQF advanced Quick Fix

ARCOM Army command

ARFOR Army force

ARLO air reconnaissance liaison officer

ARM antiradiation missile

armt armament

ARNG Army National Guard

ASAS all-source analysis system

ASCC Army service component command

ASL authorized stockage list

aslt assault

ASOC air support operations center

A/SPOD aerial/sea ports of debarkation

ASPS all-source production system

AT antitank

ATACMS Army tactical missile systems

ATCCS Army tactical command and control system

atk attack

ATMCT air terminal movement control team

ATO air tasking order

ATP allied tactical publication; ammunition transfer point

attn attention

AUEL automated unit equipment list

Aug August

auth authorization

autmv automotive

auto automation

AV avenger

AVIM aviation intermediate maintenance

AVLB armored vehicle launched bridge

avn aviation

AWACS airborne warning and control system

AWIS Army WWMCCS Information System

BCC battlefield circulation control

BCE battlefield coordination element

BCV Bradley command vehicle

BDA battle damage assessment

bdcst broadcast

bde brigade

BFV Bradley fighting vehicle

BHL battle handover line

biol biological

BLT battalion landing team

bn battalion

BOS battlefield operating systems

br; BR branch; British

BSA brigade support area

CA civil affairs; combined arms

CAB combat aviation brigade

cal caliber

CAOC combined air operations center

CAP combat air patrol; crisis-action planning

CAS close air support

cat catalog

cav cavalry

cbt combat

C2 command and control

C2I command, control, and intelligence

C2V command and control vehicle

C2W command and control warfare

C3 command, control, and communications

C3I command, control, communications, and intelligence

CD cavalry division

cdr commander

CDS container delivery system

CE command element

CENTAF Central Command Air Force

CENTCOM central command

CEOI communications-electronics operating instructions

CEWI combat electronic warfare intelligence

CFA covering force area

CG command group; commanding general

CGSC U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

CH; chap cargo helicopter chaplain

CHS combat health support

CI counterintelligence

CIA Central Intelligence Agency

CID combat intelligence division

CINC commander-in-chief

CIR critical information requirement

CJCS Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

CJTF commander, joint task force

CMC civil-military cell

CMCC corps movement control center

cmd command

CMISE corps military intelligence support element

cml chemical

CMMC corps materiel management center

CMO civil-military operations

CMOC civil-military operations center

CNR combat net radio

CO commanding officer

COA course of action

COB carrier onboard

COCOM combatant command

CofS chief of staff


comdt commandant

COMINT communications intelligence

COMMZ communications zone

compt comptroller

COMSAT communications satellite

COMSEC communications security

con control

CONPLAN concept plan

CONUS Continental United States

CONUSA Continental United States Army

CORDS Civil Operations Revolutionary Development Support

COSCOM corps support command

CP command post; computer program

CPSE corps PSYOP support element

CPX command post exercise

CRC control and reporting center

CS combat support

CSAR combat search and rescue

CSB corps support battalion

CSC combat stress control

CSE combat support equipment

CSG corps support group

CSH combat support hospital

CSM command sergeant major

CSS combat service support

CSSCS combat service support control system

CSSE combat service support element

CTAPS Contingency Theater Automated Planning System

CTOC corps tactical operations center

CV commander's vehicle

CWRP chemical warfare request procedures

(D) draft

DA Department Agriculture; Department of the Army

DASC direct air support center

DCA defensive counter air

DE directed energy

Dec December

decon decontamination

def defense

den dental

dep deputy

det detachment

DF direction finding

DFSCOORD deputy fire support coordinator

dir director

DISCOM division support command

DISE deployable intelligence support element

disp disposal

div division

DLA Defense Logistics Agency

DOCC deep operations coordination cell

DOD Department of Defense

DOS days of supply; Department of State

DPDA Defense Property Disposal Agency

DPICM dual-purpose improved conventional munition

DS direct support

DSA division support area

DZ drop zone

EA electronic attack; engagement area; each

EAC Eastern Area Command; echelons above corps

ECB engineer combat battalion

ECM electronic countermeasures

EEFI essential elements of friendly information

elct electronics

EMP electromagnetic pulse

engr engineer

ENSCD enemy situation correlation division

EOD explosive ordnance disposal

EP electronic protection

EPDS electronic processing and dissemination system

EPW enemy prisoner of war

equip equipment

ES electronic warfare support

EUCOM U.S. Army European Command

evac evacuation

EW electronic warfare

FA field artillery

FAA forward assembly area

FAAD forward area air defense

FAB field artillery brigade

FAC forward air controller

FAIO field artillery intelligence officer

FARP forward arming and refueling point

FASCAM family of scatterable mines

FB finance battalion

Feb February

FEBA forward edge of the battle area

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FG finance group

FID foreign internal defense

fin finance

FLB forward logistics base

FLIR forward-looking infrared

FLO fighter liaison officer

FLOT forward line of own troops

FM field manual

FMF fleet marine forces

FMSP Foreign Military Sales Program

FOB forward operating base

FORMDEPS FORSCOM Mobilization and Deployment Planning System

FORSCOM U.S. Army Forces Command

FRAGO fragmentary order

FSCL fire support coordination line

FSCOORD fire support coordinator

FSE fire support element

FSSG force service support group

fwd forward

G1 Army component manpower or personnel staff officer (Army division or higher staff)

G2 Army component intelligence staff officer (Army division or higher staff)

G3 Army component operations staff officer (Army division or higher staff)

G4 Army component logistics staff officer (Army division or higher staff)

G5 Assistant Chief of Staff, Civil Affairs

GBCS ground-based common sensor

GCCS Global Command and Control System

GCE ground combat element

gen general

GLO ground liaison officer

GOCOM General Officer Command

gp group

GPS global positioning system

GRCS Guardrail Common Sensor

GS general support

GSM ground station module

GS-R general support-reinforcing

HE high explosive

hel helicopter

HEP-T high-explosive tracer

HHC headquarters and headquarters company

HHD headquarters and headquarters detachment

HIDACZ high-density airspace control zone

HIMAD high-to medium-altitude air defense

hist historian

HMMWV high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle

HN host nation

HPT high-payoff target

HQ headquarters

hr hour

HT highway traffic

HUMINT human intelligence

HVT high-value target

hvy heavy

ID infantry division

ID (L) infantry division (light)

IDAD internal defense and development

ID(M) infantry division (mechanized)

IEW intelligence electronic warfare

IFF identification, friend or foe

IG inspector general

IMA individual mobilization augmentees

IMETP International Military Education and Training Program

in inch

indiv individual

inf infantry

info information

intel intelligence

invt inventory

IPB intelligence preparation of the battlefield

ISA International Standardization Agreements

ISB intermediate staging base

J1 Manpower and Personnel Directorate of a joint staff

J2 Intelligence Directorate of a joint staff

J3 Operations Directorate of a joint staff

J4 Logistics Directorate of a joint staff

J5 Plans Directorate of a joint staff

J6 Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems Directorate of a joint staff

JAAT joint air attack team

JCCC joint communications control center

JCMEB joint civil-military engineering board

JCMOTF joint civil-military operations task force

JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff

JCSE joint communications support element

JDEC joint documents exploitation center

JFACC joint force air component commander

JFC joint force commander

JFLCC joint force land component commander

JFUB joint facilities utilization board

JIC joint intelligence center

JIF joint interrogation facility

JIPC joint imagery production complex

JMAO joint mortuary affairs office

JMBPO joint military blood program office

JMC joint movement center

JMCIS joint maritime command information system

JMEC joint materiel exploitation center

JMFU joint meteorological forecasting unit

JMRO joint medical regulating office

JOA joint operations area

JOC joint operations center

JOPES Joint Operations Planning and Execution System

JP joint publication

JPO joint petroleum office

JPOTF joint psychological operations task force

JRCC joint rescue coordination center

JSCP Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan

J-SEAD joint suppression of enemy air defenses

JSOTF joint special operations task force

J-STARS joint surveillance target attack radar system

JTCB joint targeting coordination board

JTF joint task force

JTTP joint tactics, techniques, and procedures

km kilometer

kph kilometers per hour

KS Kansas

LAPES Slow-altitude parachute extraction system

LAV light armored vehicle

lbs pounds

LC line of contact

LCC land component commander

LCR light cavalry regiment

LD line of departure

LLTR low-level transit route

LO liaision officer

LOA limit of advance

LOC line of communications

log logistics

LOGCAP logistics civil augmentation program

LOS line of sight

LOTS logistics-over-the-shore

LP listening post

LRC lesser regional contingency

LRS long-range surveillance

LRSU long-range surveillance units

lt light

LZ landing zone

m meter

(m) (mechanized)

MACV Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

MAG Marine aircraft group

MAGTF Marine air-ground task force

maint maintenance

MARDIV Marine division

mat materiel

MAW Marine aircraft wings

MBA main battle area

MCC movement control center

MCOO modified combined obstacle overlay

MCS maneuver control system

MCT movement control team

MEB Marine expeditionary brigade

mech mechanized

med medical

mdm medium

MEF Marine expeditionary force

METL mission essential task list

METT-T mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available

MEU Marine expeditionary unit

MFO multinational force of observers

MGB medium girder bridge

mgmt management

MI military intelligence

MIES modernized imagery exploitation system

min minute

MITT mobile integrated tactical terminal

MLRS multiple-launch rocket system

mm millimeter

MMC materiel management center

MOUT military operations on urban terrain

mov movement

MP military police

MRC major regional contingency

MRR minimum-risk route

MRT movement regulating team

MSC Military Sealift Command; major subordinate command

MSE mobile subscriber equipment

msl missile

MSR main supply route

MT mechanical time

MTF medical treatment facility

MTI moving-target indicator

MTMC U.S. Army Military Traffic Management Command

MTSQ mechanical time, superquick

MTT mobile training teams

mun munition

NAF numbered air force

NAI named area of interest

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC nuclear, biological, and chemical

NCA National Command Authorities

NCO noncommissioned officer

NEO noncombatant evacuation operation

NG National Guard

NGB National Guard Bureau

NGLO naval gunfire liaison officer

NGO nongovernment organization

NLO naval liaison officer

NOE nap of the earth

Nov November

NRT near-real time

NSS node switching sites

O&I operations and intelligence

OAS Organization of American States

obj objective

OCA offensive counter air

OCONUS outside the continental United States

Oct October

ofc office

off officer

OH observation helicopter

OOTW operations other than war

OP observation post

OPCOM operational command

OPCON operational control

OPLAN operation plan

OPORD operation order

ops operations

OPSEC operations security

OV orbiting vehicle

PA public affairs

PACOM US Army Pacific Command

pam pamphlet

PAO public affairs officer

PD point detonating

peo peace enforcement operations

pers personnel

petrl petroleum

PG personnel group

PIR priority information requirements

PKO peace-keeping operations

PL phase line

PLL prescribed load list

PM provost marshal

PMC personnel management center

POD port of debarkation

POE port of embarkation

POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants

POSNAV position navigation

POTF psychological operations task force

PP&O plans, programs, and operations

PR personnel readiness

prgm program

PRMD personnel readiness management division

pro procedures

proc processing

prop property

PS personnel support

PSA port support activity

PSB personnel service battalion

PSYOP psychological operations

pts parts

PZ pick-up zone

QSTAG Quadripartite Standardization Agreement

R reinforcing

RAOC rear area operations center

RAP rocket-assisted projectile

RC reserve component

RCEM regional contingency engineering manager

rd(s) round(s)

RDD required delivery date

recon reconnaissance

regt regiment

rep representative

replmt replacement

RFL restricted fire line

rgr ranger

RHU replacement holding unit

RISTA reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition

RLO reconnaissance liaison officer

RLT regimental landing team

ROA restricted operations area

ROE rules of engagement

ROM refuel on the move

ROZ restricted operations zone

RPV remotely piloted vehicle

RSOP readiness standing operating procedures

RVT remote video terminal

S2 battalion or brigade intelligence officer

S3 battalion or brigade operations and staff officer

SAM surface-to-air missile

SAPO subarea petroleum office

SAR synthetic aperture radar

SATP Security Assistance Training Program

SEAD suppression of enemy air defenses

sec section

SECDEF Secretary of Defense

SEMA special electronics mission aircraft

Sep September

serv service

SF special forces

SFOA special forces operational area

SFOB special forces operational base

SFOD special forces operational detachment

SGS secretary of the general staff

SIB separate infantry brigade

SIDPERS standard installation division personnel system

sig signal

SIGINT signal intelligence

SINCGARS single channel ground and airborne radio system

SJA staff judge advocate

so special operations

Soc special operations command

SOCCE special operations command and control element

SOCCH special operations command and control headquarters

SOCOORD special operations coordinator

SOF special operations forces

SOFA status of forces agreement

SOI signal operations instructions

SOP standing operating procedures

SP self-propelled

SPCE survey planning and coordination element

spt support

sqdn squadron

SR short range

SRP soldier readiness processing

SSM surface-to-surface missile

STACCS Standard Theater Army Command and Control System

STANAG standardization agreement

STARC State Area Command

STRIKWARN strike warning

subs subsistence

sup supply

surg surgeon

svc service

SWO staff weather officer

sys systems

(T) towed

TA Theater Army

TAA tactical assembly area

TAC tactical

TACC tactical air control center

TACFIRE tactical fire

TACOM tactical command

TACON tactical control

TACP tactical air control party

TACSAT tactical satellite

TAI target areas of interest

TALO tactical airlift liaison officer

TAR tactical air reconnaissance

TARABS tactical air reconnaissance and aerial battlefield surveillance

TASOSC Theater Army Special Operations Support Command

TCACCIS Transportation Coordinator Automated Command and Control Information System

TCF tactical combat force

TCP traffic control plan

TE tactical exploitation

TENCAP tactical exploitation of national capabilities

TF task force

tfc traffic

TLAM tactical land attack missile

TMD tactical munitions dispenser

TOA transfer of authority

TOC tactical operations center

TOE table of organization and equipment

topo topographical

TOR terms of reference

TOW tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile

TPFDD time-phased force deployment data

TPFDL time-phased force deployment list

TPU troop program unit

TRADOC U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

trans transportation

TRANSCOM U.S. Army Transportation Command

trn terrain

trp troop

TSS topographic support systems

TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures

UAV unmanned aerial vehicle

UAV-SR unmanned aerial vehicle-short range

UCP Unified Command Plan

UH utility helicopter

UK United Kingdom

UN United Nations

UNAAF Unified Action Armed Forces

US United States

USA U.S. Army

USAF U.S. Air Force

USAR U.S. Army Reserve

USARC U.S. Army Reserve Command

USAREUR U.S. Army Europe

USARPAC U.S. Army Pacific

USC U.S. Code

USCINCPAC U.S. Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command

USMC U.S. Marine Corps

USN U.S. Navy

USPHS U.S. Public Health Service

UW unconventional warfare

veh vehicle

vet veterinarian

VSTOL vertical short takeoff/landing

VT variable time

whl wheeled

WWI World War I

WWII World War II

WWMCCS Worldwide Military Command and Control System

WIN WWMCCS intercomputer network

WOC wing operation center

WP white phosphorous

WSRO weapon system replacement operation

Z Zulu

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