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AAFES

 

Army/Air Force Exchange Service

ABCS

 

Army Battle Command Systems

ACO

 

Administrative Contracting Officer

AIT

 

automated information technology

AMC

 

Air Mobility Command

AO

 

area of operation

AOR

 

area of responsibility

APOD

 

aerial port of debarkation

APOE

 

aerial port of embarkation

AR

 

Army Regulation

ARB

 

Acquisition Review Board

ARINC

 

Aeronautical Radio Inc.

ARFOR

 

Army Forces

ASA(ALT)

 

Assistant Secretary of the Army, (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)

ASCC

 

Army Service Component Commander

AT

 

antiterrorist

BCF

 

Basic Core Formulary

C2

 

command and control

CDE

 

chemical defense equipment

CLPSB

 

combatant commanders logistics procurement support board

CLS

 

contracted logistic support

COMSEC

 

communications security

CONUS

 

Continental United States

COA

 

Courses of Action

COR

 

contracting officer's representative

COSCOM

 

corps support command

CRAF

 

Civil Reserve Air Fleet

CREST

 

Corps Real Estate Support Team

CRC

 

CONUS Replacement Center

CS

 

combat support

CSAR

 

Combat search and rescue

CSS

 

combat service support

DAC

 

Department of the Army civilian

DACG

 

departure airfield control group

DCMA

 

Defense Contract Management Agency

DCSLOG

 

Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics

DFARS

 

Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement

DHP

 

Defense Health Program

DISCOM

 

division support command

DLA

 

Defense Logistics Agency

DOB

 

date of birth

DOD

 

Department of Defense

DODI

 

Department of Defense Instruction

EAC

 

echelons above Corps

EAD

 

echelons above division

Emergency Care

 

Medical treatment of patients with severe life-threatening or potentially disabling conditions resulting from accident or illness of sudden onset. These conditions necessitate immediate care to prevent undue suffering or loss of life or limb. Dental treatment for relief of painful or acute condition.

FM

 

Field Manual

FP

 

force protection

FORSCOM

Forces Command

FTX

 

field training exercise

GFE

 

government furnished equipment

GPMRC

 

Global Patient Movement Requirements Center

HCA

 

Head of Contracting Activity: A general officer, usually the senior commander in the theater, who provides overall contracting guidance; serves as the approving authority for contracting; and appoints the PARC. All contracting authority in a theater flows from the HCA to the PARC.

HQDA

 

Headquarters, Department of the Army

Host Nation

 

A nation which receives the forces and/or supplies of allied nations and/or organizations to be located on, to operate in, or to transit through its territory.

HNS

 

host nation support: civil and/or military assistance rendered by a nation to foreign forces within its territory during peacetime, times of crisis, emergency, or war, based upon agreements mutually concluded between nations.

ICS

 

interim contracted logistic support

IDS

 

individual deployment site

IPB

 

Intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IPE

 

individual protective equipment

ITV

 

in-transit visibility

JAG

 

Judge Advocate General

JARB

 

Joint Acquisition Review Board

JCS

 

Joint-Chiefs-of-Staff

JCSP

 

joint contracting support plan

JFC

 

joint forces command

Joint Operations

 

Operations carried on by two or more of the Armed Forced of the United States (Army, Navy, Air Force).

JOPES

 

Joint Operation Planning and Execution System

JP

 

Joint Publication

JTF

 

Joint Task Force

LAO

 

logistics assistance officer

LOC

 

lines of communication

LOGCAP

 

Logistics Civil Augmentation Program

LPB

 

Logistics preparation of the battlefield

LSE

 

logistics support element

MACOM

 

major army command

MCX

 

Marine Corps Exchange

MDMP

 

Military decision-making process

METT-TC

 

mission, enemy, terrain, troops, time available, and civil considerations

MMR

 

measles, mumps, rubella

MOG

 

maximum on ground

MPS

 

Military Postal Service

MSE

 

mobile subscriber equipment

MTF

 

medical treatment facility

MTMC

 

Military Traffic Management Command

MTP

 

Mission Training Plan

MTW

 

Major theater war

MWR

 

morale, welfare and recreation

Nation Assistance

 

Civil and/or military assistance rendered to a nation by foreign forces within that nation's territory during peacetime, crises or emergencies, or war, based on agreements mutually concluded between nations.

NBC

 

nuclear, biological, and chemical

NCA

 

National Command Authorities

NEX

 

Navy Exchange

NRP

 

non-unit related personnel

OCIE

 

organizational clothing and individual equipment

OPCON

 

operational control

OPLAN

 

operations plan

OPORD

 

operation order

OPSEC

 

operations security

PARC

 

Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting: a special staff officer, is the ASCC or mission commander's senior Army acquisition advisor responsible for planning and managing all Army contracting functions within the theater.

PCO

 

Procuring Contracting Officer

PEO

 

Program Executive Officer

PM

 

Program Manager

POC

 

point-of-contact

POD

 

port of debarkation

POE

 

port of embarkation

Routine care

 

Routine medical care is nonemergency care that is required and medically indicated. Routine dental is all care necessary to maintain dental health and function other than care of an emergency or elective nature.

RSO&I

 

reception, staging, onward movement, and integration

SERE

 

Survival, escape, resistance and evasion

SITA

 

Societe International de Telecommunications Aeronautiques

SJA

 

Staff Judge Advocate

SOO

 

statement of objectives

SOW

 

statement of work

SPOD

 

seaport of debarkation

STX

 

situational training exercise

TACC

 

Tanker Airlift Command Center

TALCE

 

Tanker Airlift Control Element

TCO

 

Terminating Contracting Officer

TPFDD

 

time-phased force and deployment data

TPMRC

 

Theater Patient Movement Requirements Center

TPS

 

tactical personnel system

TSC

 

theater support command

TSP

 

training support package

UCMJ

 

Uniform Code of Military Justice

UIC

 

unit identification code

ULN

 

unit line number

UMT

 

Unit Ministry Team

US

 

United States

UTC

 

unit type code

USACE

 

US Army Corps of Engineers

USAMC

 

US Army Materiel Command

USAREUR

 

US Army Europe

USARPAC

 

US Army Pacific

USO

 

United Services Organization

USTRANSCOM

 

US Transportation Command



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