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A2C2 Army airspace command and control
AA assembly area
AB aviation brigade
ABCS Army battle command system
ABF attack by fire
ACA airspace coordination area
ACE armored combat earthmover
acft aircraft
ACO airspace control order
ACR armored cavalry regiment
ACR(L) armored cavalry regiment (light)
ACRV armored command and reconnaissance vehicle
ACSarmored cavalry squadron
ACS(L) armored cavalry squadron (light)
ACT air cavalry troop
ACU area common user
AD air defense
ADA air defense artillery
ADAM aerial denial artillery munition
ADC area damage control
ADC(S) assistant division commander for support
ADO air defense officer
ADP automatic data processing
AFATDS advanced field artillery tactical data system
AG Adjutant General
AH attack helicopter
AI area of interest
A/L administrative/logistics
ALC administrative/logistics center
ALN administrative/logistics net
ALO air liaison officer
AM amplitude modification
AMB aviation maintenance battalion
AMC aviation maintenance company
AMPS aviation mission planning station
ANGLICO air and naval gunfire liaison company
AO area of operation
AP antipersonnel
AR armor
arty artillery
ASAS all source analysis system
ASB aviation support battalion
ASIC all-source intelligence center
ASL authorized stockage list
ASP ammunition supply point
AT antitank
ATCCS Army tactical command and control system
atchs attachments
ATGM antitank guided missile
atk attack
ATO air tasking order
ATPammunition transfer point
AUTODIN automated digital network
AVIM aviation intermediate maintenance
AVLB armored vehicle launched bridge
avn aviation
AVUM aviation unit maintenance


BAS battlefield automated systems
BDAbattle damage assessment
BDAR battle damage assessment and repair
bde brigade
BDU battle dress uniform
BHL battle handover line
BICC battlefield intelligence coordination center
bn battalion
BNW battlefield nuclear warfare
BOS battlefield operating system
BP battle position
BSA brigade support area
BUA built-up area


C cover
C2 command and control
C3I command, control, communications, and intelligence
C&J collection and jamming
CA coordinating altitude
CAS close air support
cav cavalry
cbt combat
cdr commander
CEWI combat electronic warfare and intelligence
CFL coordinated fire line
CFV cavalry fighting vehicle
CHS combat health support
CI counterintelligence; civilian internee
CITV commander's independent thermal viewer
cmd command
CMO civil-military operations
co company
COcommanding officer
COA course of action
COLT combat observation lasing team
comm communications
COMMZ communications zone
COMSEC communications security
CONUS continental United States
COSCOM corps support command
CP command post
CPU chemical protective undergarment
CS combat support
CSA corps storage area
CSG corps support group
CSM command sergeant major
CSR controlled supply rate
CSSCS combat service support control system
CSS combat service support
CTCP combat trains command post


DA Department of the Army
DAO division ammunition officer
DCG deputy commanding general
decon decontamination
DF direction finding
DISCOMdivision support command
div division
DIVARTY division artillery
DLIC detachment left in contact
DMD digital message device
DMMC division materiel management center
DNVT digital nonsecure voice terminal
DPdecision point
DS direct support
DSA division support area
DSSCS defense special security communications system
DSSU dismounted soldier system unit
DSU direct support unit
DSVT digital secure voice terminal
DTOC division tactical operations center
DZ drop zone


EAengagement area
ech echelon
ECM electronic countermeasures
eff effective
engr engineer
EPW enemy prisoner of war
EW electronic warfare
EXTAL extra time allowance


FA field artillery
FAA forward assembly area
FAAD forward area air defense
FAADC3I forward area air defense command, control, communications, and intelligence
FAC forward air controller
FARP forward area rearm/refuel point
FASCAM family of scatterable mines
FAST Freight Automated System for Traffic Management
FBCB2 Force XXI battle command brigade and below
FCT firepower control team
FDCfire direction center
FEBA forward edge of the battle area
FID Foreign Internal Defense
1SGfirst sergeant
FIST fire support team
FISTV fire support team vehicle
fld field
FLE forward logistics element
FLIR forward looking infrared radar
FLOT forward line of own troops
FM field manual; frequency modulation
FO forward observer
FofF fields of fire
FPF final protective fires
FRAGO fragmentary order
FS fire support
FSB forward support battalion
FSCL fire support coordination line
FSCOORD fire support coordinator
FSE fire support element
FSO fire support officer
FSS fire support section
FST finance support team


G guard
G1Assistant Chief of Staff, G1 (Personnel)
G2 Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence)
G3 Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans)
G4 Assistant Chief of Staff, G4 (Logistics)
GDP general defense plan
GP general purpose
GPS global positioning system
grp group
GSgeneral support
GSR ground surveillance radar
GT gun-target
G/VLLD ground/vehicle laser locator designator


HAholding area
HC hydrogen chloride
HE high explosive
HET heavy-equipment transporter
HF high frequency
HHT headquarters and headquarters troop
HIDACZ high-density airspace control zone
HIMAD high-to-medium-altitude air defense
HMMWV high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle
how howitzer
HQ headquarters
HUMINT human intelligence
HVT high-value target
hvy heavy
HWB howitzer battery


IAW in accordance with
IDM improved data modem
IDSMintermediate direct support maintenance
IEW intelligence and electronic warfare
IFF identification, friend or foe (radar)
IFSAS initial fire support automated system
IFV infantry fighting vehicle
IGSM intermediate general support maintenance
INTREP intelligence report
IPB intelligence preparation of the battlefield


JAAT joint air attack team
JACC Joint Airspace Control Center
J-SEAD joint suppression of enemy air defenses
JSTARS joint surveillance target attack radar system
JTF joint task force


KIA killed in action
km kilometers
kmph kilometers per hour
KY Kentucky


LC line of contact
LCU lightweight computer unit
LD line of departure
ldr leader
LO liaison officer
LOA limit of advance
LOC lines of communication
LOGPAC logistics package
LOS line of sight
LP listening post
LRF laser range finder
LRP logistics release point
lt light
LZ landing zone


MA mortuary affairs
maint maintenance
MBA main battle area
MCC movement control center
MCO movement control officer
MCS/P maneuver control system/Phoenix
MCT movement control team
mech mechanized
MEDEVAC medical evacuation
MEDLOG medical logistics
METL mission essential task list
METT-T mission, enemy, terrain, troops and time available
MI military intelligence
MIA missing in action
min minute
MLRS multiple launch rocket system
MMC Materiel Management Center
MOD mobile obstacle detachment
MOPMS modular pack mine system
MOPP mission-oriented protective posture
mort mortar
MP military police
MPG movement planning guide
MQS military qualification standards
MRE meals ready-to-eat
MRR minimum risk route
MSB main support battalion
MSE mobile subscriber equipment
msg message
msn mission
MSR main supply route
MSRT mobile subscriber radio terminals
MST maintenance support team
MTOE modification table of organization and equipment
MTP mission training plan
MWR morale, welfare, and recreation


NA not applicable
NAI named areas of interest
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBC nuclear, biological, chemical
NCO noncommissioned officer
NCOIC noncommissioned officer in charge
NCS net control station
NEO noncombat evacuation operations
NGF naval gunfire
NGO non-governmental organization
NOD night observation device
NOE nap-of-the-earth


obj objective
OCOKA observation and fields of fire, cover and concealment, obstacles, key terrain, avenues of approach
OEG operational exposure guide
OI operations and intelligence
OIC officer in charge
OMG operational maneuver group
OO on order
op(s) operation(s)
OP observation post
OPCON operational control
OPFOR opposing forces
OPLAN operation plan
OPORD operation order
ops operations
OPSEC operations security
OSB operational support base


PA physician's assistant
PAC Personnel and Administrative Center
PAO public affairs officer
PASR personnel accounting and strength reporting
PCO peacetime contingency operations
PIR priority intelligence requirements
PL phase line
PLL prescribed load list
plt platoon
PMCS preventive maintenance checks and services
POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants
POSNAV position navigation
PP passage point
PRC populace and resources control
PSC Personnel Service Company
PSG platoon sergeant
PSNCO personnel staff noncommissioned officer
PSS personnel support system
PST pass time
PSYOP psychological operations


QSS quick supply store
QSTAG Quadripartite Standardization Agreement


RAAMS remote antiarmor mine system
RAO regimental ammunition officer
RAOC rear area operations center
RAS regimental aviation squadron
R&S reconnaissance and surveillance
RATT radio teletypewriter
RAU radio access unit
RCO regimental commander
recon reconnaissance
REDCON readiness condition
regt regiment
rep representative
RES radiation exposure status
RFA restrictive fire area
RFL restrictive fire line
RHHT regimental headquarters and headquarters troop
RMMC regiment materiel management center
ROA restricted operations area
ROE rules of engagement
ROZ restricted operations zone
RP release point
RRP replacement receiving point
RS1 regimental S1
RS2 regimental S2
RS3 regimental S3
RS4 regimental S4
RSA regimental support area
RSO regimental signal officer
RSR required supply rate
RSS regimental support squadron
rt route
RTO radiotelephone operator
RTOCSE regimental tactical operation center support element
RX repairable exchange
RXO regimental executive officer


S screen
S1 Adjutant
S2 Intelligence Officer
S3Operations and Training Officer
S4 Supply Officer
S5 Civil Affairs Officer
S&S supply and service
S&T supply and transport
SAAFR standard use Army aircraft flight route
SALT supporting arms liaison team
SBF support by fire
SCO squadron commander
sct scout
SEAD suppression of enemy air defenses
SFCP shore fire control party
SHORAD short-range air defense
SIDPERS Standard Installation/Division Personnel System
SIGSEC signals security
SINCGARS single channel ground and airborne radio subsystem
SITMAP situation map
SITREP situation report
SJA Staff Judge Advocate
SLAR side-looking airborne radar
SLCR shower, laundry, clothing repair
SM soldier's manual
SMO squadron maintenance officer
SO signal officer
SOF special operation forces
SOI signal operation instructions
SOP standing operating procedures
SOSR suppress, obscure, secure, and reduce
spt support
SP start point
SPO support operations section
sqdn squadron
SSA squadron support area
SSO squadron signal officer
SST single subscriber terminals
sta station
STANAG Standardization Agreement
STRIKWARN strike warning
supt support
SV sound and visual
SWT scout weapons team
SXO squadron executive officer


TAACOM Theater Army Area Command
TAC CP tactical command post
TACFIRE tactical fire direction system
TACP tactical air control party
TACSAT tactical satellite
tact tactical
TAI target area(s) of interest
TC training circular
TCAE technical control and analysis element
TCF tactical combat force
TCP traffic control post
TEWT training exercise without troops
TF task force
TIRS terrain index reference system
tk tank
tm team
TM technical manual
TMT transportation motor transport
TOC tactical operations center
TOCSE tactical operations center support element
TOE table of organization and equipment
TOW tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (missile)
TPCO transportation plans and control officer
TRADOC United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
trp troop
TRP target reference point
TSA theater storage area
TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures


UAV unmanned aerial vehicle
UHF ultra high frequency
UMCP unit maintenance collecting point
UMT unit ministry team
UN United Nations
US United States
USAARMC United States Army Armor Center
USAF United States Air Force
USMC United States Marine Corps
USN United States Navy


VEESS vehicle engine exhaust smoke system
VFMED variable format message entry devices
VHF very high frequency
VIP very important person
VIXL video image crosslink


WIA wounded in action
WO warning order
WP white phosphorous
WSM weapon system manager
WSRO weapon system replacement operations


XO executive officer

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