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Military

Glossary

Acronyms and Abbreviations

AADCP Army air defense command post

AB aviation brigade

ABCCC airborne battlefield command and control center

abn airborne

abrt abort

AC alternating current

A/C aircraft

ACAB air cavalry attack brigade

ACCCS Army Command and Control Computer System

ACP Allied Communication Publication

ACSO assistant corps signal officer

ACU area common-user

ACUS Area Common-User System

A/D audio/data

ADA air defense artillery

ADDS Army Data Distribution System

ADM atomic demolition munitions

admin administrative

ADSO assistant division signal officer

A/F audio/fill

AFATDS Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System

AFSAT Air Force satellite

AG Adjutant General

ALICE all-purpose lightweight individual carrying equipment

alt alternate

AM amplitude modulated

amb ambulance

AM-DSB amplitude modulated-double sideband

AM-SSB amplitude modulated-single sideband

AMUT advanced manpack UHF terminal

ANDVT advanced narrowband digital voice terminal

AR Army regulation

ARFOR Army Force

arty artillery

ASAC all-source analysis center

ASAS All source analysis system

asst assistant

atch attach

attn attention

aud audio

AUTOVON automatic voice network

avn aviation

bat battle

BCS burst communications system

bde brigade

BECS Battlefield Electronic CEOI System

BGU basic generation unit

BGUI basic generation unit interface

BIT built-in test

bn battalion

bps bits per second

BPSK biphase shift keying

BSA brigade support area

BSM battlefield spectrum manager

BSNCO brigade/battalion signal NCO

BSO brigade/battalion signal officer

C2 command and control

C6 communications and signals staff

cav cavalry

cdr commander

CCI controlled cryptographic items

cen center

CEOI communications-electronics operation instruction (see SOI)

CEWI combat electronic warfare intelligence

CH chaplain

chan channel

chg change

CINC Commander in Chief

clr clear/clearing

cmd command

CNR combat net radio

co company

comm communication(s)

COMSEC communications security

con control

CONUS continental United States

COSCOM corps support command

CP command post

CS combat support

CSS combat service support

CSSCS Combat Service Support Control System

CT ciphertext

DA Department of the Army

DAMA demand assigned multiple access

DC direct current

DCS Defense Communications System

def defense

del delete

det detachment

dim dimness

DISCOM division support command

div division

DIVARTY division artillery

DMD digital message device

DMDG digital message device group

DMOC division medical operations center

dn down

DOD Department of Defense

DRA data rate adapter

DS direct support

DSA division support area

DSB double sideband

DSVT digital subscriber voice terminal

DTD data transfer device

DTE data terminal equipment

DTMF dual tone multifrequency

DTOC division tactical operations center

EAC echelons above corps

ECCM electronic counter-countermeasures

ECM electronic countermeasures

E/E end-to-end

EN electronic notebook

engr engineer

EOC emergency operations center

EPLRS Enhanced Position Location Reporting System

ERF ECCM remote fill

evac evacuation

exec execute

ext extension

EW electronic warfare

EWO electronic warfare officer

FA field artillery

FAADC2I forward area air defense command, control, and intelligence

FH frequency hopping

FH/M frequency hopping/master

FLOT forward line of own troops

FLTSAT fleet satellite

FM frequency modulated/field manual when used with a number

freq frequency

FSB forward support battalion

FSK frequency shift keying

fwd forward

G2 Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence)

G3 Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans)

G6 corps communications staff section

GMT Greenwich Mean Time

gnd ground

gp group

GPU general-purpose user

HDX half duplex

HF high frequency

HF-AM high frequency-amplitude modulated

HF-SSB high frequency-single sideband

HHC headquarters and headquarters company

hom home

hosp hospital

HQ headquarters

Hz hertz

ICOM integrated COMSEC

IHFR improved high frequency radio

illum illumination

ind indicator

init initiate

ins insert

intel intelligence

I/O input/output

IOT&E initial operational test and evaluation

ITU International Telecommunications Union

IVRCU intravehicular remote control unit

J1 Personnel Directorate

J2 Intelligence Directorate

J3 Operations Directorate

J6 Communications-Electronics Directorate

JANAP Joint Army-Navy-Air Force publication

JCEWS Joint Commanders Electronic Warfare Staff

JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff

JD julian day

JRFL Joint Restricted Frequency List

JTF joint task force

JTIDS Joint Tactical Information Distribution System

kbps kilobits per second

KEK key encryption key

kHz kilohertz

km kilometers

L lockout

LD load

LD-V load variable

ldr leader

L.E. late entry

LENS large extension node switch

LIB light infantry brigade

ln liaison

LNE late net entry

LO liaison officer

log logistics

LOS line of sight

LRS long-range surveillance

LRSU long-range surveillance unit

man manual

MCS maneuver control system

mech mechanized

med medical

MEDEVAC medical evacuation

MHz megahertz

MI military intelligence

MIJI meaconing, intrusion, jamming, and interference

MMT man portable MILSTAR terminal

MP military police

MSB main support battalion

MSE mobile subscriber equipment

msg message

MSRT mobile subscriber radiotelephone terminal

mvr maneuver

NAVFOR Navy Force

NC node center

NCO noncommissioned officer

NCS net control station

NEO noncombatant evacuation order

norm normal

NRI net radio interface

NSA National Security Agency

NST net sync time

NSW nonsecure warning

NTS net timing station

ofst offset

op operator/operation(s)

OPCON operational control

OPSEC operations security

PA power amplifier

plt platoon

PT plaintext

PTT push to talk

pwr power

RAOC rear area operation center

RATELO radiotelephone operator

RATT radio teletypewriter

RAU radio access unit

RCU remote control unit

rcv receive

RDF radio direction finding

recon reconnaissance

rem remote

retrans retransmission

RF radio frequency

RKV remote keying variable

rqr required

RT receiver/transmitter

rxmt retransmit

S1 Adjutant (US Army)

S2 Intelligence Officer (US Army)

S3 Operations and Training Officer (US Army)

S4 Supply Officer (US Army)

SAFK stand-alone field kit

SATCOM satellite communications

SCC system control center

SCOTT single channel objective tactical terminal

sec section

SENS small extension node switch

sep separate

SF Figure 5-9 only--single frequency; Special Forces

shft shift

sig signal

SINCGARS Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System

SOF special operations forces

SOI signal operation instructions

SOP standing operating procedure

spt support

sq squelch

sqdn squadron

SRCU SINCGARS remote control unit

SSB single sideband

stby standby

STO/ENT store/enter

STU secure telephone unit

stw stow

subord subordinate

supp supplement

tac tactical

TACFIRE Tactical Fire Direction System

TACSAT tactical satellite

TB technical bulletin

TC training circular

TD time delay

TEK traffic encryption key

TF task force

tm team

TM technical manual

TOC tactical operations center

TOD time of day

TRADOC United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

TRI-TAC Tri-Service Tactical Communications

trp troop

TSK transmission security key

tst test

UHF ultra high frequency

US United States (of America)

V volt

var variable

VDC volts DC

VHF very high frequency

vol volume

whsp whisper

xmit transmit

Z zero

Z-A zero all



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