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A2C2 army airspace command and control
AAA antiaircraft artillery
AADC area air defense commander
AAMDC army air and missile defense command
AAR after action review
ABCS army battle command system
ABMOC air battle management operations center
ABT air breathing threat
ACA airspace control authority
ACC air component commander
ACO airspace control order
ACR armored cavalry regiment
ACV antenna cable vehicle
AD air defense
ADA air defense artillery
ADCN air defense coordination net
ADCS air defense coordination section
ADI air defense interface
ADIZ air defense identification zone
ADLNO air defense liaison officer
ADOA air defense operations area
ADSI air defense systems integrator
ADW air defense warning
AEU antenna equipment unit
AGCCS army global command and control system
AGL above ground level
AGTS advanced gunnery training system
AI air interdiction
Air Defense
Artillery
ground-based surface-to-air weapons, for engaging air and missile targets
air defense
operations area
(ADOA)
an area and the airspace above it within which procedures are established to minimize mutual interference between air defense and other operations
air interdiction air operations conducted to destroy, neutralize, or delay the enemy's military potential before it can be brought to bear effectively against friendly forces
airspace management the coordination, integration, and regulation of the use of airspace of defined dimensions
air superiority that degree of dominance in the air battle of one force over another that permits the conduct of operations by the former and its related land, sea, and air forces at a given time and place without prohibitive interference by the opposing force
air supremacy that degree of air superiority wherein the opposing air force is incapable of effective interference
ALERT attack and launch early reporting to theater
ALOC air lines of communications
AMC army materiel command
AMD air and missile defense
AMDCOORD air and missile defense coordinator
AMDPCS air and missile defense planning and control system
AMDWS air and missile defense workstation
AMG antenna mast group
AMT avenger maintenance trainer
ANBACIS army nuclear, biological and chemical information system
AO area of operations
AOC air operations center
AOI area of interest
AOR area of responsibility
APC armored personnel carrier
APDS-T armor piercing discarding sabot-tracer
APOD aerial port of debarkation
APU auxiliary power unit
AR armor
area air defense
Commander
within an over seas unified command, subordinate unified command, or joint task force, the commander will assign overall responsibility for air defense to a single commander
ARM antiradiation missile
ARNG army national guard
ARSPACE army space command
ASAS all source analysis system
ASAT anti-satellite system
ASCC army service component commander
ASCM anti ship cruise missile
ASG area support group
ASP ammunition supply point
ASPO army space program office
ATACMS army tactical missile system
ATCCS army tactical command and control system
ATDL army tactical data link
ATG antenna/transceiver group
ATGM anti-tank guided missile
ATO air tasking order
ATP allied tactical publication
AV aviation
AVT automatic video tracker
AWACS airborne warning and control system
A2C2 army airspace command and control
BAS battalion aid station
BATS ballistic aerial target system
battlefield air
interdiction
air interdiction attacks against targets which are in a position to have a near term effect on friendly land forces
battlefield
coordination
detachment
the army liaison element collocated with the JAOC which processes land forces' requests for tactical air support, monitors and interprets the land battle situation for the JAOC, and provides the necessary interface for the exchange of current intelligence and operational data
BCD battlefield coordination detachment
BCE bradley control electronics
BCIS battlefield combat identification system
BCU battery coolant unit
Bde brigade
BFV bradley fighting vehicle
BIT built-in test
BITE built-in test equipment
BM battle management
BMMO battalion motor maintenance officer
BM/C3I battle management and command, control, communications and intelligence
BM/C4I battle management and command, control, communications, computers and intelligence
BME battalion maintenance equipment
BMG battery maintenance group
BN battalion
BRU battery replaceable unit
BSA brigade support area
BSFV bradley stinger fighting vehicle
BSG beam steering generator
C2 command and control
C2W command and control warfare
C3I command, control, communications and intelligence
C4I command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence
CADCI common air defense communications interface
CAFAD combined arms for air defense
CAP combat air patrol; crises action procedures
CAS close air support
CAU crew access unit
CCIR commander's critical information requirements
CDI classification, discrimination and identification
CDOPS coherent doppler scorer
Cdr commander
CDRUSELM-
NORAD
Commander, United States Element-North American Aerospace Defense Command
CDT control display terminal
CEP circular error probable
CEU cooling equipment unit
CFT captive flight trainer
CHS common hardware software
CINC commander in chief
CINCNORAD Commander In Chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command
CIU control interface unit/communications interface unit
CJCS chairman, joint chiefs of staff
CLET cooling liquid electronic tube
close air support
(CAS)
air action against hostile tar gets which are in close proximity to friendly forces
CM cruise missile
CMMC corps materiel management center
CNR combat net radio
COA course of action
COCOM combatant command
COFA correlation of forces-air
COFT conduct of fire trainer
COMARSPACE Commander, United States Army Space Command
Command The authority that a commander in the military service lawfully exercises over subordinates by virtue of rank or assignment. Command includes the authority and responsibility for effectively using available resources and for planning the employment of, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling military forces for the accomplishment of assigned missions. it also includes responsibility for health, welfare, morale, and discipline of assigned personnel.
Command and
Control
The exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over assigned forces in the accomplishment of the mission. Command and control functions are performed through an arrangement of personnel, equipment, communications, facilities, and procedures employed by a commander in planning, directing, coordinating, and controlling forces and operations in the accomplishment of the mission.
COMM communications van
COMMZ communications zone
COMSEC communications security
Control authority less than full command exercised by a commander over part of the activities of subordinate or other organizations
CONUS continental united states
COSCOM corps support command
counterair
operations
air operations conducted to attain and maintain a desired degree of air superiority by the destruction or neutralization of enemy air
CP command post
CPU control processing unit
CRC control and reporting center
CRG communications relay group
CRP control and reporting post
CSA corps storage area
CSG corps support group
CSR control supply rate
CSS combat service support
CSSCS combat service support control system
CST crew station trainer
CTC combined training center
Cueing providing timely position data and with tentative identification of aircraft within a designated range of a fire unit
CZ combat zone
DA department of the army
DACS divert attitude control system
DAM display aided maintenance
DAO division ammunition officer
DCA defensive counter air
DCSOPS deputy chief of staff for operations and plans
DEFCON defense readiness condition
Defensive
counterair
the protection of assets from air attack through both direct defense and destruction of the enemy's air attack capacity in the air
DEM/VAL demonstration and validation
DIS distributive interactive simulation
DISCOM division support command
DISE deployable intelligence support element
DLA defense logistics agency
DLT data link terminal
DLU data link unit
DMSP defense meteorological satellite program
DOD department of defense
DP decision point
DS direct support
DSA division support area
DSCS defense satellite communications system
DSCSOC defense satellite communications system operation center
DSMC direct support maintenance company
DNVT digital non-secure voice terminal
DSP defense support program/direct support platoon
DSS-1 digital small switch
DSVT digital secure voice terminal
E east
E3A Navy AWACS aircraft
EA electronic attack
EAC echelons above corps
ECCM electronic counter countermeasures
ECM electronic countermeasures
ECS engagement control station
ECU equipment coolant unit
EDR embedded data recorder
EEFI essential elements of friendly information
EEU electronic equipment unit
EHF extremely high frequency
EIU external interface unit
electronic attack that division of electronic warfare involving actions taken to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum
electronic warfare military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine, exploit, reduce, or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum and action which retains friendly use of the electromagnetic spectrum
EMCON emissions control
EMI electromagnetic interference
EMP electromagnetic pulse
EN corps of engineers
engage a command order used to direct surface-to-air units to engage specific targets with intent to destroy
EO engagement operations
EOD explosive ordnance disposal
EOSAT earth observation satellite
EP electronic protection
EPLRS enhanced position location reporting system
EPP electric power plant
EPU electric power unit
ERINT extended range interceptor
EROS earth resources observation system
ERT empty round trainer
ES electronic warfare support
ET embedded trainer
ETPT embedded troop proficiency trainer
EW electronic warfare
EWCC expanded weapons control computer
EWOPS electronic warfare operations
FA field artillery
FAAD forward area air defense
FARP forward area rearm/refuel point
FAX facsimile
FCC flight control center
FDC fire direction center
FEBA forward edge of the battle area
FEZ fighter engagement zone
FFIR friendly forces information requirements
FHT field handling trainer
FID foreign internal defense
fire support
coordinator
(FSCOORD)
the individual responsible for the planning and execution of fires so that targets are adequately covered by a suitable weapon or group of weapons
fire support
element (FSE)
A functional element of a force command post that provides centralized targeting, coordination, and integration of fires delivered on surface targets by fire support means under the control of or in support of the force. This element is staffed from the field artillery headquarters or field artillery staff section of the force and representatives of other fire support means.
FLIR forward-looking infrared receiver
FLOT forward line of own troops
FLTSAT fleet satellite
FLTSATCOM fleet satellite communication system
FM field manual
FO force operations
FOC flight operations center
FOFT force-on-force trainer
FOPS future operations van
FOS fiber optic system
FOV field of view
FRAGO fragmentary order
FROG free rocket over ground
FS fire support
FSB forward support battalion
FSCOORD fire support coordinator
FSE fire support element
FST finance support team
FU fire unit
FW fixed wing
G1 assistant chief-of-staff, personnel
G2 assistant chief-of-staff, intelligence
G3 assistant chief-of-staff, operations and plans
G4 assistant chief-of-staff, logistics
GCI ground control interception
GEM guidance enhanced missile
GFE government furnished equipment
GMFSC ground mobile forces satellite communications
GMT guided missile transporter / Greenwich mean time
GPFU gas particulate filter unit
GPS global positioning system
GS general support
GS-R general support-reinforcing
GSA general services administration
HE high explosive
HEI-T high explosive incendiary-tracer
HEMTT heavy expanded mobility tactical truck
HF high frequency
HHB headquarters and headquarters battery
HIDACZ high-density airspace control zone
HIMAD high- to medium-altitude air defense
HMMWV high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle
HQDA Headquarters, Department of the Army
HRV high resolution visible
HSS health service support
Hz hertz
IAP integrated avionics package
IBS intelligence broadcast system
ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
ICC information and coordination central
ICOFT institutional conduct of fire trainer
ICOMS integrated communications security
ICS intercommunication system
ID identification
IEA interface electronic assembly
IEW intelligence and electronic warfare
IFF identification, friend or foe
IFV infantry fighting vehicle
ILS integrated logistics support
IMETS integrated meteorological system
IMT institutional maintenance trainer
IMTS improved moving target simulator
IN infantry
INTEL intelligence
intelligence
preparation of the
battlefield
a continuous, integrated, and comprehensive analysis of the effects of terrain, weather, and enemy capabilities on operations
INTERCOM intercommunications
IOS instructor operator station
IOT&E initial operational test and evaluation
IPB intelligence preparation of the battlefield
IR infrared radiation/intelligence requirement
IRBM intermediate-range ballistic missile
IR/NUV infrared/negative ultraviolet
ISU integrated sight unit
J3 operations directorate
JAOC joint air operations center
JCS joint chiefs of staff
JDN joint data net
JEZ joint engagement zone
JFACC joint force air component commander
JFC joint force commander
JFLCC joint force land component commander
JFMCC joint force maritime component commander
JFSOCC joint force special operations component commander
JICO joint interface control officer
JOA joint operations area
Joint Force Air
Component
Commander
(JFACC)
The joint force air component commander's responsibilities will be assigned by the joint force commander (normally these would include, but not be limited to, planning, coordination, allocation, and tasking based on the joint force commander's appointment decision).
Joint Force Land
Component
Commander
(JFLCC)
The designated senior land commander in a joint force who exercises command and control of all assigned land forces. based upon the joint force commander's guidance, the JFLCC develops his concept of operations, assigns missions and allocated resources. He supports subordinate units by conducting joint planning and coordination to implement their schemes of maneuver.
JOPES joint operations planning and execution system
JOTS joint operations tactical system
JRA joint rear area
JSN joint surveillance net
JSOA joint special operations area
JSTARS joint surveillance and target attack radar system
JTADS joint TADIL-A distribution system
JTAGS joint tactical ground station
JTAMD joint theater air and missile defense
JTAR joint tactical air request
J-TENS joint-tactical exploitation of national capabilities
JTF joint task force
JTIDS joint tactical information distribution system
JTMD joint theater missile defense
JTOC jump tactical operations center
JTT joint tactical terminal
JZ joint zone
kg kilogram
kw kilowatt
km kilometer
KV kill vehicle
L liter
LACM land attack cruise missile
LADW local air defense warning
LAN local area network
LANDSAT land satellite
LAR logistics assistance representative
LAT live air trainer
LAW light antitank weapon
LB pound
LCC land component commander
LCD liquid crystal display
LCR large caliber rocket
LCS launch control station
LCU lightweight computer unit
LEA launcher electronic assembly
LED light emitting diode
LID light infantry division
LNO liaison officer
LOC lines of communications (logistic routes)
LOS line of sight
LRC logistics readiness center
LRF laser range finder
LRPT large repair parts transporter
LRU line replaceable unit
LS launching station
LSA logistics support analysis
LSDIS light and special division interim sensor
LSMU launcher and sensor mockup
LZ landing zone
MAGTF marine air ground task force
MANPADS manportable air defense system
MAP mission application program
MARFORCC marine force component commander
MC maintenance center
MCD missile countermeasure device
MCO movement control officer
MCS
MCT movement control team
MEF marine expeditionary force
MEI major end items
METT-TC mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available, time available, and civil considerations
MEZ missile engagement zone
MHz megahertz
MICC master information and coordination central
MILES multiple integrated laser engagement simulator
MILSATCOM military satellite communications
MLRS multiple-launch rocket system
MMC materiel management center
MOET march order and emplacement trainer
MOPP mission oriented protective posture
MOS military occupational specialty
MPC message processing center
MPH miles per hour
MRBM medium range ballistic missile
MRE meals ready to eat
MRL multiple rocket launcher
MRP missile round pallet
MRPT missile round pallet trainer
MRR minimum risk route
MRT missile round trainer
MSB main support battalion
MSE mobile subscriber equipment
MSI multispectral imagery
MSR main supply route/missile simulation round
MTOE modified table of organization and equipment
MTW major theater war
MWR morale, welfare, and recreation
N north
NAI named area of interest
NASA national aeronautics and space administration
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVCC navy component commander
NBC nuclear, biological, and chemical
NCA national command authority
NEO noncombatant evacuation operations
NGO non-government organization
NICP national inventory control point
NMD national missile defense
NORAD north American aerospace defense command
NTC national training center
NTDS naval tactical data system
OAC officers advanced course
OB order of battle
OCA offensive counterair
OCOKA observation, cover and concealment, obstacles, key terrain, and avenues of approach
offensive
counterair
an operation mounted to destroy, disrupt, or limit enemy air power close to its source as possible
OCU operator control unit
ODD optical disk drive
OIC officer in charge
OLS operational linescan system
OOTW operations other than war
OP observation post
OPCON operational control
operational
command
those functions of command involving the composition of subordinate forces, the assignment of tasks, the designation of objectives, and the authoritative direction necessary to accomplish the mission
operational
control
synonymous with operational command
operational level
of war
the level of war at which campaigns and major operations are planned, conducted, and sustained to accomplish strategic objectives within theaters or areas of operations
operations
security (OPSEC)
the process of denying adversaries information about friendly capabilities and intentions by identifying, controlling, and protecting indicators associated with planning and conducting military operations and other activities
OPLAN operation plan
OPORD operation order
OPSEC operations security
ORF operational readiness float
OSI operator system interface
PAC patriot advanced capabilities
PADIL patriot digital information link
PADS position and azimuth determining system
PAO public affairs officer
passive air
defense
All measures, other than active defense, taken to minimize the effects of hostile air action. These include the use of tactical warning of air or missile attack, cover, concealment, camouflage, deception, dispersion, and protective construction.
PASR personnel accounting and strength reporting
PCOFT patriot conduct of fire trainer
PDU power distribution unit
PGS precision gunnery system
PIMIT patriot intermediate maintenance instructional trainer
PIR priority intelligence requirement
PJHI PLGR/JTIDS hybrid interface
PLGR precision lightweight global positioning system receiver
PLL prescribed load list
PLS palletized load system
PMCS preventive maintenance checks and services
POD port of debarkation
POI program of instruction
POL petroleum, oils and lubricants
POMT patriot organizational maintenance trainer
positive control a method of airspace control that relies on positive identification, tracking, and direction of aircraft within an airspace, conducted with electronic means by an agency having this authority and responsibility therein
PPI planned position indicator
PPS precision positioning system
PPU primary power unit
PRM personnel readiness management
procedural control a method of airspace control that relies on a combination of previously agreed and promulgated orders and procedures
PSS personnel system support
PTL primary target line
Pub publication
PZ pick-up zone
R reinforcing
R&S reconnaissance and surveillance
RADC region air defense commander
RC reserve component
RCMAT radio controlled miniature aerial target
RCS radar cross section
RCT remote control terminal
RCU remote control unit
RF radio frequency
RFI radio frequency interference
remotely-piloted
vehicle (RPV)
An unmanned aerial vehicle capable of being controlled by a person from a distant location through a communications link. It is normally designed to be recoverable.
RLRIU routing logic radio interface unit
RMP reprogrammable microprocessor
ROE rules of engagement
ROTC reserve officer training corps
ROW rest of world
RPM revolutions per minute
RPV remotely piloted vehicle
RPVTS remotely piloted vehicle trainer station
RRT radio relay terminal
R&S reconnaissance and surveillance
RS radar set
RSI radio subsystem interface
RSOP reconnaissance, selection, and occupation of position
RSTA reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition
RSOI reception, staging, onward-movement and integration
RSR required supply rate
RT return to duty/radio terminal
RTO radiotelephone operator
rules of
engagement (ROE)
Directives that delineate the circumstances under which weapons may fire at an aerial threat.
RW rotary wing
RWCIU radar weapons control interface unit
RWR radar warning receiver
RWS rigid wall shelter
S secret/south
S1 adjutant
S2 intelligence officer
S3 operations and training officer
S4 logistics officer
SAM surface to air missile
SATCOM satellite communications
SCB stinger control box
SDC strategic defense command
SDI strategic defense initiative
SDP signal data processor
SDU stinger distribution unit
SEAD suppression of enemy air defenses
SEN small extension node
SEP spherical error probable
SHF super high frequency
SHORAD short-range air defense
SHORADEZ short-range air defense engagement zone
SHTU simplified hand held terminal unit
SIAP single integrated air picture
SICC subordinate information and coordination central
SICPS standardized integrated command post system
SIF selective identification feature
SIGO signal officer
SIMT sentinel institutional maintenance trainer
SINCGARS single channel ground and airborne radio system
SJA staff judge advocate
SLBM sea-launched ballistic missile
SLC side lobe canceller
SMU switch multiplexer unit
SOC sector operations center
SOE state of emissions
SOF special operation forces
SOJ stand off jammer
SOJC stand off jammer countermeasures
SOP standing operating procedure
SOR state of readiness
SPACECOM space command
SPOD sea port of debarkation
SPOT systeme probatoire d'observation de la terre
SPINS special instructions
SRBM short range ballistic missile
SRPT small repair parts transporter
SSC small scale contingencies
SSDC space and strategic defense command
SSI sensor system interface
STL secondary target line
STPT stinger troop proficiency trainer
strategic level of
war
the level of war at which a nation or group of nations determines national or alliance security objectives and develops and uses national resources to accomplish those objectives
STS sentinel training system
STU secure telephone unit
suppression of
enemy air
defenses (SEAD)
that activity which neutralizes, destroys, or temporarily degrades enemy air defenses in a specific area by physical attack and or electronic warfare
SVM stinger vision module
SVML standard vehicle missile launcher
TAA tactical assembly area
TAAMDCOORD theater army air and missile defense coordinator
TACC tactical air control center
TACDAR tactical detection and reporting
tactical air control
center (TACC)
the principal air operations installation (land- or ship-based) from which all aircraft and air warning functions of tactical air operations are controlled
tactical level of
war
the level of war at which battles and engagements are planned and executed to accomplish military objectives assigned to tactical units or task forces
TADIL tactical digital information link
TADSS training aids, devices, simulators and simulations
TAI target area of interest
TASM tactical air-to-surface missile
TBM tactical/theater ballistic missile
TCA tactical control assistant
TCO tactical control officer
TCS tactical command system
TD tactical director
TDA tactical director assistant
TDDS tactical-related applications data distribution system
TEL transporter erector launcher
TENCAP tactical exploitation of national capabilities
TERCOM terrain contour matching
TERS tactical event reporting system
TES tactical event system
TF task force
THAAD theater high altitude area defense
THT tracking head trainer
TIBS tactical information broadcast service
TM technical manual/theater missile
TMD theater missile defense
TMDE test, measuring and diagnostic equipment
TNMC tactical network mission center
TNT troop netted trainer
TOC tactical operations center
TOW tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire guided (missile)
TP tactical planner
TPT troop proficiency trainer
TRANSCOM transportation command
TRAP tactical related applications
TSA theater storage area
TSG tactical station group
TST troop subordinate trainer
TSVC through sight video camera
TTT table top trainer
TTY teletype
TVC thrust vector control
TVM track via missile
UAV unmanned aerial vehicle
UCOFT unit conduct of fire trainer
UHF ultrahigh frequency
UPS uninterruptible power supply
US United States
USA United States Army
USAADASCH United States Army Air Defense Artillery School
USAF United States Air Force
USEUCOM United States European Command
USCINCSPACE United States Commander In Chief, Space Command
USMC United States Marine Corps
USMTF United states marine task force
USN United States Navy
USPACOM US Pacific Command
USSPACECOM United States Space Command
USTRANSCOM united states transportation command
UV ultraviolet
VHF very high frequency
VSTT variable speed training target
W west
WAD weapons alert designator
WAN wide area network
WCS weapon control status
WEZ weapon engagement zone
WMD weapons of mass destruction
XO executive officer



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