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1LT first lieutenant

1SG first sergeant

2LT second lieutenant


AA avenue of approach

ACE armored combat earthmover

ACR armored cavalry regiment

AD armor division

ADA air-defense artillery

ADAM area-denial artillery munition

ADE assistant division engineer

AHD antihandling device

AI area of interest

ALO air liaison officer

ammo ammunition

AO area of operations

AP antipersonnel

APB antipersonnel blast

APC armored personnel carrier

APDS armor-piercing discarding sabot

APF antipersonnel fragmentation

APL antipersonnel land mine

APOBS Antipersonnel Obstacle Breaching System

AR Army regulation

ASP ammunition supply point

ASTAMIDS Airborne Standoff Minefield Detection System

AT antitank

atk attack

ATP ammunition transfer point

attn attention

AVLB armored vehicle-launched bridge

AVLM armored vehicle-launched MICLIC


BAI battlefield air interdiction

bde brigade

BICC battlefield information control center

BLPS ballistic and laser protective spectacles

bn battalion

BOS Battlefield Operating System

BP battle position

BRDEC US Army Belvoir Research, Development, and Engineering Center


C Celsius

C2 command and control

CA civil affairs

cal caliber

CAS close air support

cdr commander

CEV combat engineer vehicle

CG commanding general

CHS combat health support

CL centerline

cm centimeter(s)

cmd command

CMMC corps material-management center

co company

COA course of action

COB civilian on the battlefield

comp composition

CS combat support

CSR controlled supply rate

CSS combat service support

CTCP combat trains command post

cu cubic

Czech Czechoslovakia


d day

DA Department of the Army

DAO division ammunition officer

DCU dispenser control unit

det detonated

det detonating

dia diameter

div division

DMMC division material-management center

DOD Department of Defense

DODIC Department of Defense identification code

DST decision support template

DTG date-time group

DZ drop zone


EA engagement area

ea each

EBA engineer battlefield assessment

EDD explosive detector dog

EFP explosive-formed penetrating

EID end item code

EM enlisted member

engr engineer

ENS Explosive Neutralization System

EOD explosive ordnance disposal

ESMB explosive standoff minefield breacher


F Fahrenheit

FCP forward command post

FCS fire control system

FD firing device

FECS Field-Expedient Countermine System

FIST fire-support team

FLOT forward line of own troops

FM field manual

FM frequency-modulated

FMFM Fleet Marine Force manual

FPF final protective fires

frag fragmentation

FRAGO fragmentary order

FSB forward support battalion

FSC federal stock classification

FSCL fire-support coordination line

FSCOORD fire-support coordinator

FSE fire-support element

ft foot, feet

ft fort

FWF former warring faction


g gram(s)

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

Ger Germany

GPS global-positioning system


H hour of execution

HE high-explosive

HEI-T high-explosive incendiary tracer

HEMMS hand-emplaced minefield marking set

HEMTT heavy expanded mobility tactical truck

HEXJAM hand-emplaced, expandable jammer

HMMWV high-mobility, multipurpose, wheeled vehicle

HQ headquarters

hr hour(s)

HTF how to fight

hvy heavy


IBASIC Improved Body Armor System, Individual Countermine

ID infantry division

IDA improved dog-bone assembly

IFV infantry fighting vehicle

ILLUM illumination

IMU inertial measurement unit

in inch(es)

inf infantry

IOE irregular outer edge

IP improved plow

IPB intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IR infrared

ITV improved TOW vehicle

IVMMD interim vehicle-mounted mine detector


JAAT joint air-attack team

Jan January

Jul July


K-Kill catastrophic kill

kg kilogram(s)

km kilometer(s)

kph kilometers per hour

KW Kiowa Warrior


lb pound(s)

LBE load-bearing equipment

LE low explosive

LED light-emitting diode

LIN line item number

LM landmark

LOC lines of communication

LOGPAC logistics package

LRA local reproduction authorized

LRP logistics release point

LRSD long-range surveillance device

LZ landing zone


m month

m meter(s)

M-Kill mobility kill

M-S Miznay-Schardin

mag magnetic

Mar March

MBA main battle area

MC mobility corridor

MCAP mine-clearing/armor-protection kit

MCB mine-clearing blade

MCD magnetic coupling device

MCO Marine Corps order

MCOO modified combined obstacle overlay

MCR mine-clearing roller

MCRP Marine Corps reference publication

MDI modernized demolition initiation

MDV mine-detection vehicle

Met+VE meteorological data/velocity error

METL mission-essential task list

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

MHE material handling equipment

MICLIC mine-clearing line charge

MIDAP minefield-detection algorithm and processor

MILSTD military standard

min minute(s)

min minimum

MLRS Multiple-Launched Rocket System

mm millimeter(s)

MOBA military operations in built-up areas

MOD mobile obstacle detachment

MOPMS Modular Pack Mine System

MOPP mission-oriented protective posture

MOOTW military operations other than war

MOUT military operations on urbanized terrain

MP military police

MRB motorized rifle battalion

MRC motorized rifle company

MRR motorized rifle regiment

MSD movement support detachment

MSR main supply route


NA not applicable

NAI named area of interest

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command

NBC nuclear, biological, chemical

NCO noncommissioned officer

NCOIC noncommissioned officer in charge

NE northeast

NGO nongovernment organization

NLT no later than

nm nautical mile

no number

NSN national stock number


OBSTINTEL obstacle intelligence

Oct October

OIC officer in charge

OP observation post

OPCON operational control

OPLAN operation plan

OPORD operation order


P pace(s)

pam pamphlet

PDM pursuit-deterrent munition

PIR priority intelligence requirement

PIRS passive infrared sensor

PL platoon leader

PL phase line

PLS palletized load system

plt platoon

PSG platoon sergeant

psi pounds per square inch

PSYOP psychological operations

pt point

PVO private volunteer organization


QASAS quality assurance ammunition specialist


R&S reconnaissance and surveillance

RAAM remote antiarmor mine

RAC risk-assessment code

RCU remote-control unit

RDX cyclonite

recon reconnaissance

rep representative

RF radio frequency

ROKUS Republic of Korea, United States

RP reference point

RSO range safety officer

RTO radio-telephone operator


S&A safing and arming

S&H safety and handling

S&T supply and transport

S2 Intelligence Officer (US Army)

S3 Operations and Training Officer (US Army)

S4 Supply Officer (US Army)

SAW squad automatic weapon

SCATMINE scatterable mine

SCATMINWARN scatterable minefield warning

sct scout

SD self-destruct

SE southeast

SEAD suppression of enemy air defense

sec second(s)

SEE small emplacement excavator

SFC sergeant first class

SFC sergeant first class

SFF self-forging fragmentation

SIR serious incident report

SITEMP situation template

SLAM selectable lightweight attack munition

SOEO scheme of engineer operations

SOF special-operations forces

SOP standard operating procedure

SOSR suppress, obscure, secure, and reduce

SPECS Special Protective Eyewear Cylindrical System

SPOTREP spot report

SSG staff sergeant

SSN social security number

STANAG International Standardization Agreement

STP soldier training publication


T/MDV towing/mine-detection vehicle

TACC tactical air control center

TAHQ theater army headquarters

TAI target area of interest

TC track commander

TC training circular

TCP traffic-control post

TCP tactical command post

TF task force

tm team

TM technical manual

TMD tactical-munition dispenser

TNT trinitrotoluene

TO theater of operations

TO Air Force technical order

TOC tactical operations center

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

TRADOC United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

TRP target reference point

TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures


UAV unmanned aerial vehicle

UK United Kingdom

UL Underwriters Laboratories, Incorporated

US United States

USAF United States Air Force

USN United States Navy

UTM Universal Transverse Mercator

UXO unexploded ordnance


vs versus


W width

w/ with

WLGH weapon-launched grapnel hook

WO warning order

WP white phosphorus


XO executive officer


y year

Yugo Yugoslavia


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