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AA&E

arms, ammunition, and explosives

ABCS

Army Battle Command System

AC

alternating current

admin

administration

ADP

automated data processing

AF

Air Force

AFB

Air Force base

AFM

Air Force manual

AFMAN

Air Force manual

AFOSI

Air Force Office of Special Investigations

AFR

Air Force regulation

AIQC

Antiterrorism Instructor Qualification Course

AIS

automated information system

AL

Alabama

AM

amplitude-modulated

AMC

Army Materiel Command

AMS

Army management structure

AO

area of operations

AP

armor piercing

Apr

April

AR

Army regulation

AR-PERSCOM

Army Reserve Personnel Command

ASP

ammunition supply point

AT

antitank

AT/FP

antiterrorism/force protection

attn

attention

Aug

August

AWG

American wire gauge

bldg

building

BMS

balanced magnetic switch

BTO

barbed-tape obstacle

BUPERS

Bureau of Naval Personnel

C 2

command and control

C 3

command, control, and communications

cav

cavalry

CB

citizen's band

CCB

Community Counterterrorism Board

CCIR

commander's critical information requirements

CCTV

closed-circuit television

CD-ROM

compact-disk, read-only memory

cdr

commander

CG

command guidance

chap

chapter

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

CID

Criminal Investigation Division

CINC

commander in chief

CISO

counterintelligence support officer

CMU

concrete-masonry unit

CONEX

container express

CONPLAN

contingency plan

CONUS

continental United States

CP

command post

CPWG

crime-prevention working group

CQ

charge of quarters

CRIMP

Crime Reduction Involving Many People

CTA

common table of allowance

DA

Department of the Army

DARE

Drug Abuse Resistance and Education

DC

direct current

DC

District of Columbia

Dec

December

DIA

Defense Intelligence Agency

DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DOJ

Department of Justice

DOS

Department of State

DOT

Department of Transportation

DS

direct support

DTM

data-transmission media

DTOC

division tactical operations center

EDM

emergency-destruct measures

EECS

electronic entry-control system

EOD

explosive-ordnance disposal

EOR

element of resource

EPW

enemy prisoner of war

equip

equipment

ESS

electronic security system

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

Feb

February

FIS

foreign-intelligence services

FM

field manual

FM

frequency-modulated

ft

foot, feet

FY

fiscal year

G2

Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence)

GHz

gigahertz

GTA

graphic training aid

HN

host nation

HQ

headquarters

HUD

Housing and Urban Development Administration

HUMINT

human intelligence

Hz

hertz

IAW

in accordance with

ICP

initial control point

ID

identification

IDS

intrusion-detection system

IED

improvised explosive device

IG

inspector general

IID

improvised incendiary device

in

inch(es)

INSCOM

US Army Intelligence and Security Command

INTAC

Individual Terrorism Awareness Course

IPB

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IR

infrared

ISS

information systems security

J2

Intelligence Directorate (Joint Command)

Jan

January

JS

Joint Service

JSAT

Joint Security Assistance Training

JSCP

Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan

JSIIDS

Joint-Service Interior Intrusion-Detection System

Jul

July

Jun

June

K

one thousand

kHz

kilohertz

LED

light-emitting diode

liq

liquid

LOS

line of sight

LOTS

logistics over the shore

LP

listening post

LRA

local reproduction authorized

MACOM

major Army command

maint

maintenance

Mar

March

MCO

Marine Corps order

MDEP

management decision package

MDMP

military decision-making process

METT-TC

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

MEVA

mission-essential or vulnerable area

MI

military intelligence

MILCON

military construction

MILPO

military personnel office

MILVAN

military van

min

minimum

mm

millimeter(s)

MO

modus operandi

MOU

memorandum of understanding

MP

military police

MPACS

Military Police Automated Control System

MPMIS

Military Police Management Information System

MPR

military-police report

MS-DOS

Microsoft®-disk operating system

MWD

military working dog

N/A

not applicable

naut

nautical

NAVATAC

Navy Antiterrorism Analysis Center

NBC

nuclear, biological, and chemical

NCIC

National Crime Information Center

NCO

noncommissioned officer

NISCOM

Naval Investigative Service Command

No.

number

Nov

November

NSA

National Security Agency

NTAV

nontactical armored vehicle

NVD

night-vision device

O

official

OASD

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense

OCOKA

observation and fields of fire, cover and concealment, obstacles, key terrain, and avenues of approach

OCONUS

outside the continental United States

Oct

October

OMA

operations and maintenance, Army

OPA

operations and procurement, Army

OPLAN

operation plan

OPORD

operations order

OPSEC

operations security

Pam

pamphlet

PAO

public affairs office(r)

PD

probability of detection

PERSCOM

Personnel Command

PHOTINT

photographic intelligence

PI

police intelligence

PIR

passive infrared

PM

provost marshal

PMO

provost marshal office

POL

petroleum, oil, and lubricants

POM

Program Objective Memorandum

POV

privately owned vehicle

PS

physical security

PSD

protective security detail

PSI

physical-security inspector

PTO

Parent-Teacher Organization

PX

post exchange

R&D

research and development

RD&E

research, development, and engineering

ref

reference(s)

RF

radio frequency

RII

relevant information and intelligence

ROI

report of investigation

RORO

roll on/roll off

RPG

rocket-propelled grenade

/s/

signed

S2

Intelligence Officer (US Army)

SAW

squad automatic weapon

SDNCO

staff duty noncommissioned officer

SDO

staff duty officer

Sep

September

SIGINT

signal intelligence

SJA

staff judge advocate

SO/LIC

Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict

SOFA

status of forces agreement

SOP

standing operating procedure

St.

Saint

STANO

surveillance, target acquisition, and night observation

stat

statute

STC

sound-transmission coefficient

STD

standard

STU

secure telephone unit

TAACOM

Theater Army Area Command

TB

technical bulletin

TDY

temporary duty

TECOM

US Army Test and Evaluation Command

TEMPEST

Terminal Electromagnetic-Pulse Emanation Standard

THREATCON

threat conditions

TM

technical manual

TMDE

test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment

TNT

trinitrotoluene

TRADOC

US Army Training and Doctrine Command

TSC

triple-standard concertina

UCMJ

Uniform Code of Military Justice

UFR

unfinanced requirement

US

United States

USACE

US Army Corps of Engineers

USACIDC

US Army Criminal Investigation Command

USAMPS

US Army Military Police School

USCG

US Coast Guard

VA

vulnerability assessment

VIP

very important person

vol

volume

WMD

weapons of mass destruction



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