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Aairborne
AARafter-action report
ABCSArmy Battle Command System
ABWair base wing
ACEammunition/casualties/equipment
ACMREQairspace control means support request
ACOair control order
ACofSAssistant Chief of Staff
AD3Eassess, decide, develop and detect, deliver, and evaluate
ADCOORDair defense coordinator
adminadministration
ADPautomated data processing
ADSOassistant division signal officer
ADSWactive duty for special work
ADVONadvanced echelon
AFATDSAdvanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
AFFORAir Force Forces
AFSOFAir Force special operations forces
AGadjutant general
agriagriculture
AIAmnesty International
AIRSUPREQair support request
ALCONall concerned
ALOair liaison officer
AMCAir Mobility Command
ammoammunition
ANDactivity network diagram
ANDVTadvanced narrowband digital voice terminal
ANGAir National Guard
ANGLICOAir Navy Gunfire Liaison Company
AOarea of operations
AORarea of responsibility
ARArmy regulation
ARCAmerican (National) Red Cross
ARFORArmy forces
ARNGArmy National Guard
ARSOAArmy special operations aviation
ARSOFArmy special operations forces
ASAPas soon as possible
ASAS-RWSAll-Source Analysis System-Remote Work Station
ASDAssistant Secretary of Defense
ASD(ISA)Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs)
ASD(SO/LIC)Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict)
ASGarea support group
ASRalternate supply route
asstassistant
ASTadministrative support team
ATantiterrorism; antitank
ATCCSArmy Tactical Command and Control System
ATFAnti-Taliban Forces
AVCOORDaviation coordinator
BCOCbase cluster operations center
BCTPbattle command training program
BDAbattle damage assessment
BDEbrigade
BDUbattle dress uniform
BNbattalion
BOSbattlefield operating system
BPbattle position
BUBbattle update briefing
CConfidential; confiscation
C2command and control
C2OTMcommand and control on the move
C2Wcommand and control warfare
C3command, control, and communications
C4Icommand, control, communications, computers, and intelligence
C4ISRcommand, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
CACivil Affairs-Designated Active and Reserve component forces and units organized, trained, and equipped specifically to conduct civil affairs activities and to support civil-military operations. (JP 1-02)
CACOMCivil Affairs Command
CADSTCivil Affairs direct support team
CALLCenter for Army Lessons Learned
CAP3TCivil Affairs plans, programs, and policy team
CAPT-ACivil Affairs planning team A
CAPT-BCivil Affairs planning team B
CASCOPEcivil areas, structures, capabilities, organizations, people, and events
CAT-ACivil Affairs team A
CAT-BCivil Affairs team B
CAT-CCivil Affairs team C
CATHSTCivil Affairs headquarters support team
CBSCamp Bondsteel
CBTcombat
CCIRcommander's critical information requirements
CCPcasualty collection point
C-dayunnamed day on which a deployment operation begins
CDRcommander
CEcommunications-electronics
CEMcomprehensive emergency management
CFLCCCoalition Forces Land Component Command
CHLCCoalition Humanitarian Liaison Center
CIcounterintelligence
CIACentral Intelligence Agency
CIMICcivil-military cooperation
CINcargo increment number
CIVcivilian; dislocated civilian collection point (on operational graphics)
CJCSChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
CJCMOTFCombined Joint Civil-Military Operations Task Force
CJTFcombined joint task force
CLcontrol lines
CMDTcommandant
CMOcivil-military operations
CMOCcivil-military operations center
CMRcrude mortality rate
CMTCcombat maneuver training center
CNRcombat net radio
cocompany
COAcourse of action
COBclose of business
COEcommon operating environment
CofSChief of Staff
COMJSOTFCommander, Joint Special Operations Task Force
commcommunications
COMSECcommunications security
CONEXcontainer express
CONOPSconcept of operations
CONPLANconcept plan; operation plan in concept format
CONUScontinental United States
COPcommon operational picture
CORcommon operational response
COSCOMcorps support command
CPcommand post
CPGContingency Planning Guidance
CPOcivilian personnel officer
CPTcaptain
CRcontrol
CROPcommon relevant operational picture
C&Scommand and staff
CSMcommand sergeant major
CSScombat service support
CSSCSCombat Service Support Control System
CTPcommon tactical picture
Ddestruction
DADepartment of the Army
DAGDPRE Action Group
DARTdisaster assistance response team
DASD(H&RA)Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Humanitarian and Refugee Affairs
DCdislocated civilian
DCRSdislocated civilian road space
DCSOPSDeputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans
D-dayunnamed day on which operations commence or are scheduled to commence
detdetainee
develdevelopment
DFACdining facility
DHHSDepartment of Health and Human Services
DIADefense Intelligence Agency
DIMEDiplomatic Information Military and Economic
DIRLAUTHdirect liaison authorized-That authority granted by a commander (any level) to a subordinate to directly consult or coordinate an action with a command or agency within or outside of the granting command. Direct liaison authorized is more applicable to planning than operations and always carries with it the requirement of keeping the commander granting direct liaison authorized informed. Direct liaison authorized is a coordination relationship, not an authority through which command may be exercised. (JP 1-02)
DISADefense Information Systems Agency
DISCOMDivision Support Command
DISNDefense Information Systems Network
divdivision
DLADefense Logistics Agency
DNVTdigital nonsecure voice terminal
DODDepartment of Defense
DODDDepartment of Defense Directive
DOJDepartment of Justice
DOSDepartment of State
DPREDisplaced Persons, Refugees, and Evacuees
DSdirect support-A mission requiring a force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly to the supported force's request for assistance. (JP 1-02)
DSOdomestic support operations
DTGdate-time group
DTLOMSdoctrine, training, leader development, organizational design, material, and soldier systems
DTOdivision transportation office
DVT/DAdigital voice terminal with data adapter
DZdrop zone
EACechelons above corps
EADearliest arrival date
EAGEconomic Action Group
EALTearliest anticipated launch time
EEFIessential elements of friendly information
E-mailelectronic mail
EMPRSEn Route Mission Planning and Rehearsal System
ENengineer
ENCOORDengineer coordinator
envirenvironmental
EOAequal opportunity advisor
EOCemergency operations center
EODexplosive ordnance disposal
EPLRSEnhanced Position Location Reporting System
EPWenemy prisoner of war
EWOelectronic warfare officer
EXORDexecute order
EXTALextra time allowance
FAADC3Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control, and Communications
FANSfriendly or allied nation support
FAXfacsimile
FBCB2Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below
FBIFederal Bureau of Investigation
FEBAforward edge of battle area
FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency
FFIRfriendly force information requirements
FIRESCOPEFirefighting Resources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies
FMfield manual; frequency modulation
FNSforeign nation support
FOBforward operational base
FORSCOMUnited States Army Forces Command
FOUOFor Official Use Only
FPforce protection-Security program designed to protect Service members, civilian employees, family members, facilities, and equipment, in all locations and situations, accomplished through planned and integrated application of combatting terrorism, physical security, operations security, and personal protective services, and supported by intelligence, counterintelligence, and other security programs. (JP 1-02)
FPCONforce protection condition
FRAGfragmentary
FSCOORDfire support coordinator
FSNfederal stock number
G-1Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel
G-2Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence
G-3Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans
G-4Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics
G-5Assistant Chief of Staff, Civil Affairs
G-6Chief Information Officer/Director, Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers
galgallon(s)
GCCS-AGlobal Command and Control System - Army
GCSSGlobal Combat Support System
GIGglobal information grid
GISgeographic information system
GPgeneral purpose
GPSglobal positioning satellite
GSgeneral support-That support which is given to the supported force as a whole and not to any particular subdivision thereof. (JP 1-02)
GSRgeneral support reinforcing
GTNGlobal Transportation Network
hhour
HAhumanitarian assistance
HACCHumanitarian Assistance Coordination Center
HARBHumanitarian Assistance Review Board
HAZMAThazardous materials
HCAhumanitarian and civic assistance-Assistance to the local populace provided by predominantly US forces in conjunction with military operations and exercises. This assistance is specifically authorized by title 10, United State Code, section 401, and funded under separate authorities. Assistance provided under these provisions is limited to (1) medical, dental, and veterinary care provided in rural areas of a country; (2) construction of rudimentary surface transportation systems; (3) well drilling and construction of basic sanitation facilities; and (4) rudimentary construction and repair of public facilities. Assistance must fulfill unit training requirements that incidentally create humanitarian benefit to the local populace. (JP 1-02)
HFhigh frequency
HHCheadquarters and headquarters company
HMAhumanitarian mine action
HMMWVhigh mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle
HNhost nation
HNShost-nation support
HOCHumanitarian Operations Center
HQheadquarters
IAinformation assurance
IADimmediate action drill
IAWin accordance with
ICinternational community
ICGInternational Crisis Group
ICRCInternational Committee of the Red Cross
ICSincident command system
IDPinternally displaced person
IFORImplementation Force
IFRCInternational Federation of the Red Cross
IGinspector general
IMOinformation management officer
INFOSECinformation security
INSImmigration and Naturalization Service
INTERFETInternational Forces for East Timor
IOinformation operations
IOWGInformation Operations Working Group
IPBintelligence preparation of the battlespace
IRCInternational Rescue Committee
IROinternational relief organization
ISAFInternational Security Assistance Force
ISBintermediate staging base
ISSinformation systems security
J-1Manpower and Personnel Directorate
J-2Intelligence Directorate
J-3Operations Directorate
J-4Logistics Directorate
J-5Plans Directorate of a joint staff
J-6Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems Directorate
J-7Operational Plans and Joint Force Development Directorate, Joint Staff
JA/ATTJoint Airborne/Air Transportability Training
JAGJudge Advocate General
JCMEBjoint civil-military engineering board
JCMOTFjoint civil-military operations task force
JCSJoint Chiefs of Staff
JEMBjoint environmental management board
JEMPjoint exercise management package
JEMPRSJoint En Route Mission Planning and Rehearsal System
JFCjoint force commander
JFLCCjoint force land component commander
JFSCJoint Forces Staff College
JFSOCCjoint force special operations component commander
JFUBJoint Facilities Utilization Board
JIOCJoint Information Operations Center
JOAjoint operations area
JOCjoint operations center
JOPESJoint Operation Planning and Execution System
JPjoint publication
JPECjoint planning and execution community
JPGjoint planning group
JRTCjoint readiness training center
JSCJoint Security Council
JSCPJoint Strategic Capabilities Plan
JSOAjoint special operations area
JSOTFjoint special operations task force
JTCBjoint targeting coordination board
JTFjoint task force-A joint force that is constituted and so designated by the Secretary of Defense, a combatant commander, a subunified commander, or an existing joint task force commander. (JP 1-02)
JULLSJoint Universal Lessons Learned System
JVAJoint Voluntary Agency
JWACJoint Warfare Analysis Center
KATUSAKorean Augmentation to the United States Army
Kcalkilocalories
KDGKosovo Development Group
KFORKosovo Force
KLAKosovo Liberation Army
kmkilometer(s)
KPFKosovo Protection Force
K-SerbKosovo Serbian
LADlatest arrival date
LANlocal area network
LBEload-bearing equipment
LCline of contact
LCEliaison/coordination element
LDKLidhja Demokraticke e Kosoves (Democratic League of Kosovo)
LDline of departure
LFAlead federal agency
LNOliaison officer
LOClogistics operations center
LOGlogistics
LOIletter of instruction
LRPlogistics release point
LSCRlaundry, shower, and clothing repair
LTClieutenant colonel
LZlanding zone
MAMunicipal Assembly
MAJmajor
MARFORMarine Corps forces
MARKSModern Army Recordkeeping System
MASCALmass casualty
MBmain body
MBITRMulti-Band Inter/Intra Team Radio
MCAmilitary civic action
MCLLSMarine Corps Lessons Learned System
MCPmaintenance collection point
MCRPMarine Corps reference publication
MCSManeuver Control System
MDAMSE data adapter
MDMPmilitary decision-making process
MEDmedical
MEDEVACmedical evacuation
MEDRETEmedical readiness training exercise
METLmission-essential task list
METT-TCmission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available-time available, and civil considerations
mgtmanagement
MICONmission concept
milmilitary
MNBMultinational Brigade
MNB(E)Multinational Brigade (East)
MNCmultinational corporation
MOAmemorandum of agreement
MOEmeasure of effectiveness
MOOTWmilitary operations other than war
MOUmemorandum of understanding
MPmilitary police
MPAmission planning agent
MPFmission planning folder
mphmiles per hour
MREmeal, ready to eat
MSCmajor subordinate command
MSEmobile subscriber equipment
MSGmaster sergeant
MSRmission support request
MTMCMilitary Traffic Management Command
MTONmeasurement ton
MTSMovement Tracking System
MTWmajor theater war
MWRmorale, welfare, and recreation
NAnot applicable
NACLCnational agency checks with local agency and credit checks
NAInamed area of interest
natlnational
NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVFORNavy forces
NBCnuclear, biological, and chemical
NCNorth Carolina
NCOnoncommissioned officer
NCOERnoncommissioned officer evaluation report
NCOICnoncommissioned officer in charge
NEOnoncombatant evacuation operation
NGNational Guard
NGOnongovernmental organization-Transnational organizations of private citizens that maintain a consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Nongovernmental organizations may be professional associations, foundations, multinational businesses, or simply groups with a common interest in humanitarian assistance activities (development and relief). "Nongovernmental organizations" is a term normally used by non-United States organizations. (JP 1-02)
NIIMSNational Interagency Incident Management System
NIMANational Imagery and Mapping Agency
NLTnot later than
NMSnational military strategy
NORDPOLNordic Polish Battle Group
NSANational Security Agency
NSCNational Security Council
NSC/DCNational Security Council Deputies Committee
NSC/PCNational Security Council Principals Committee
NSC/PCCNational Security Council Policy Coordination Committee
NSCSNational Security Council System
NSNNational Stock Number
NSPDNational Security Presidential Directive
NSSnational security strategy
NSWnaval special warfare
NVGnight vision goggle
N/Yno/yes
OAKOCobservation and fields of fire, avenues of approach, key terrain, obstacles, and cover and concealment
OColeoresin capsicum
OCHAOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OCONUSoutside the continental United States
OERofficer evaluation report
OFDAOffice of Foreign Disaster Assistance
OFFofficer
OHROffice of the High Representative
OICOfficer in Charge
OPCENoperations center
OPCONoperational control-Transferable command authority that may be exercised by commanders at any echelon at or below the level of combatant command. Operational control is inherent in combatant command (command authority). Operational control may be delegated and is the authority to perform those functions of command over subordinate forces involving organizing and employing commands and forces, assigning tasks, designating objectives, and giving authoritative direction necessary to accomplish the mission. Operational control includes authoritative direction over all aspects of military operations and joint training necessary to accomplish missions assigned to the command. Operational control should be exercised through the commanders of subordinate organizations. Normally this authority is exercised through subordinate joint force commanders and Service and/or functional component commands. Operational control normally provides full authority to organize commands and forces and to employ those forces as the commander in operational control considers necessary to accomplish assigned missions. Operational control does not, in and of itself, include authoritative direction for logistics or matters of administration, discipline, internal organization, or unit training. (JP 1-02)
OPFUNDoperational fund
OPLANoperation plan
OPORDoperation order
OPSoperations
OPSECoperations security-A process of identifying critical information and subsequently analyzing friendly actions attendant to military operations and other activities to: a. identify those actions that can be observed by adversary intelligence systems; b. determine indicators that hostile intelligence systems might obtain that could be interpreted or pieced together to derive critical information in time to be useful to adversaries; and c. select and execute measures that eliminate or reduce to an acceptable level the vulnerabilities of friendly actions to adversary exploitation. (JP 1-02)
OPSUMoperation summary
OPTEMPOoperating tempo
ORToral rehydration therapy
OSCEOrganization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
OSDOffice of the Secretary of Defense
OSIOffice of Strategic Information
OSISopen-source information system
OSOCCOn-Site Operations Coordination Center
PACEprimary, alternate, contingency, and emergency
PAGProject Action Group
PAOPublic Affairs Office; public affairs officer
PAXpersonnel
PCpersonal computer
PCIprecombat inspection
PDpolice department
PDMpursuit deterrent mine
PDSSpredeployment site survey
PERSECpersonnel security
PFCprivate first class
PHphase
PHYSECphysical security
PINpersonnel increment number
PIRpriority intelligence requirements-Those intelligence requirements for which a commander has an anticipated and stated priority in the task of planning and decisionmaking. (JP 1-02)
PKFPeacekeeping Force
PLplatoon leader
PMProvost Marshal
PMEpeacetime military engagement
POCpoint of contact
POEpriority of effort
POLpetroleum, oils, and lubricants
pol-milpolitical-military
PRCpopulace and resources control
PRIperiodic reinvestigation
PSRCPresidential Selected Reserve Call-Up
PSYOPPsychological Operations-Planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of psychological operations is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the originator's objectives. (JP 1-02)
PTLprotected target list
PWprisoner of war
QRFquick reaction force
Rreinforcing; requisition
RCReserve Component
RCAriot control agent
REQCONFrequest confirmation
RF/AITradio frequency automated information tags
RFIrequest for information-Any specific time-sensitive ad hoc requirement for intelligence information or products to support an ongoing crisis or operation not necessarily related to standing requirements or scheduled intelligence production. (JP 1-02)
RFOrequest for orders
RJroad junction
RMResource Management
RMATSRefugee Management Tracking System
ROErules of engagement
RONremain overnight
R&Sreconnaissance and surveillance
RSroad space
RTNreturn
SSecret; seizure
S-1personnel officer
S-2intelligence officer
S-3operations and training officer
S-4logistics officer
S-5civil-military operations officer
S-6signal officer
SAEDAsubversion and espionage directed against the Army
SAOsecurity assistance officer
SATCOMsatellite communications
SBCTStryker brigade combat team
secsecretary
SecDefSecretary of Defense
SFCsergeant first class
SFGSpecial Forces group
SFOBSpecial Forces operational base
SFODSpecial Forces operational detachment
SFODASpecial Forces operational detachment A
SFODBSpecial Forces operational detachment B
SFODCSpecial Forces operational detachment C
SGTsergeant
SIGCENsignal center
SINCGARSsingle-channel ground and airborne radio system
SITREPsituation report
SITTEMPsituational template
SJAStaff Judge Advocate
SOspecial operations
SOCspecial operations command
SOCCENTSpecial Operations Component, United States Central Command
SOCEURSpecial Operations Component, United States European Command
SOCOORDspecial operations coordinator
SODARSspecial operations debrief and retrieval system
SOFspecial operations forces
SOFAstatus-of-forces agreement
SOIsignal of interest
SOMPFspecial operations mission planning folder
SOPstanding operating procedure
SORstatement of requirement
SORTSStatus of Resources and Training System
SPstart point
SPCspecialist
SPTCENsupport center
SPTCONFsupport confirmation
SPTREQsupport request
SQFTsquare feet
sq msquare meter(s)
SRPsoldier readiness processing
SSBIsingle-scope background investigation
SSNsocial security number
SSSCself-service supply center
STANAGstandardization agreement
STONshort ton
STU-IIIsecure telephone unit III
svcsServices
SWOstaff weather officer
SYSCONsystems control
tactactical
TACCtactical air command center
TACLANtactical local area network
TACONtactical control-Command authority over assigned or attached forces or commands, or military capability or forces made available for tasking, that is limited to the detailed, and usually, local direction and control of movements or maneuvers necessary to accomplish missions or tasks assigned. Tactical control is inherent in operational control. Tactical control may be delegated to, and exercised at any level at or below the level of combatant command. (JP 1-02)
TACSATtactical satellite
TAItargeted area of interest
TALOtheater airlift liaison officer
TASKORDtasking order
TBtuberculosis
TC AIMS IITransportation Coordinator's Automated Information for Movement System II
TCNtransportation control number
TDATable of Distribution and Allowance
TDIStime distance
TDYtemporary duty
TEPtheater engagement plan
TFtask force
TFFTask Force Falcon
TLtime length
TLPtroop leading procedures
TMteam
TNGtraining
TOAtransfer of authority
TOCtactical operations center
TOEtable of organization and equipment
TPFDDtime-phased force and deployment data
TPFDLtime-phased force and deployment list
TPTtactical psychological operations team
TRI-TACTri-Service Tactical Communications Program
TSTop Secret
TSCtheater support command
TSMtargeting synchronization matrix
TSTtactical support team
TTADtemporary tour of active duty
TTPtactics, techniques, and procedures
TVtelevision
UUnclassified
U5MRmortality rate among children under 5 years old
UAEUnited Arab Emirates
UAVunmanned aerial vehicle
UCKUshtria Clirimtare E Kosoves (Kosovo Liberation Army)
UCPUnified Command Plan
UICunit identification code
ULNunit line number
UNUnited Nations
UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund
UNITAFUnified Task Force
UNMIKUnited Nations Mission in Kosovo
UNMIK-PUnited Nations Mission in Kosovo Police
UNOSOMUnited Nations Operation Somalia
UNREOUnited Nations Rwanda Emergency Office
UNTAETUnited Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor
UNWFPUnited Nations World Food Program
U.S.United States
USAUnited States Army
USACAPOCUnited States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command
USAFUnited States Air Force
USAIDUnited States Agency for International Development
USAJFKSWCSUnited States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School
USARUnited States Army Reserve
USARPACUnited States Army, Pacific Command
USASOCUnited States Army Special Operations Command
USCUnited States Code
USCENTCOMUnited States Central Command
USCGUnited States Coast Guard
USEUCOMUnited States European Command
USGUnited States Government
USGETUnited States Support Group East Timor
USISUnited States Information Service
USJFCOMUnited States Joint Forces Command
USLOUnited States Liaison Office
USMCUnited States Marine Corps
USMTFUnited States message text format
USNUnited States Navy
USNORTHCOMUnited States Northern Command
USPACOMUnited States Pacific Command
USSOCOMUnited States Special Operations Command
USSOUTHCOMUnited States Southern Command
USTRANSCOMUnited States Transportation Command
utilutilities
UTMuniversal transverse mercator
UWunconventional warfare
VDDvisualize, describe, direct
vicvicinity
VIPvery important person
VOCOverbal orders of commanding officer
WANwide-area network
WHNSwartime host-nation support
WINWarfighter Information Network
WIN-TWarfighter Information Network-Tactical
WMDweapons of mass destruction
WWWWorld Wide Web
XOexecutive officer



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