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GLOSSARY

1SG

 

first sergeant

     

AA

 

assembly area; avenue of approach

AAR

 

after-action review

ABF

 

attack by fire

ACA

 

airspace coordination area

ADA

 

air defense artillery

ADACC

 

air defense and aviation coordination cell

ADAM

 

area-denial artillery munition

ADW

 

air defense warning

AFATDS

 

advanced field artillery tactical data system

AGC

 

advance guard company

A/L

 

administrative/logistics

AMD

 

air and missile defense

AO

 

area of operations

AOI

 

area of interest

APC

 

armored personnel carrier

APICM

 

antipersonnel improved conventional munition

ARNG

 

Army national guard

ARTEP

 

Army Training and Evaluation Program

ASLT PSN

 

assault position

AT

 

antitank

ATGM

 

antitank guided missile

ATK PSN

 

attack position

ATP

 

ammunition transfer point

AVLB

 

armored vehicle-launched bridge

AXP

 

ambulance exchange point

     

BAS

 

battalion aid station

BDAR

 

battle damage assessment and repair

BDU

 

battle dress uniform

BFV

 

Bradley fighting vehicle

BHL

 

battle handover line

BMNT

 

beginning morning nautical twilight

BMP

 

Russian vehicle

BOLT

 

brigade operational legal team

BOS

 

battlefield operating system

BP

 

battle position

BSA

 

brigade support area

BSB

 

brigade support battalion

BSMC

 

brigade support medical company

BUA

 

built-up area


CAS

 

close air support

CASEVAC

 

casualty evacuation

CBRNE-CM

 

chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive consequence management

CCIR

 

commander's critical information requirements

CCP

 

casualty collection point

CFZ

 

critical friendly zones

chem

 

chemical

CHS

 

combat health support

CI

 

counterintelligence

CLS

 

combat lifesaver

CLU

 

command launch unit

CMOC

 

civil military operations center

CO

 

company commander

COA

 

course of action

COMSEC

 

communications security

CONOPS

 

contingency operations

CONUS

 

continental United States

COP

 

common operational picture

CP

 

command post; concrete piercing

CPHD

 

Copperhead

CPOG

 

chemical protective overgarments

CRT

 

combat repair team

CS

 

combat support

CSS

 

combat service support

CSSC

 

combat service support company

     

DA

 

Department of the Army

DEUCE

 

deployable universal combat earthmover

DLIC

 

detachment left in contact

DLY

 

delay

DM

 

designated marksman

DPICM

 

dual-purpose improved convention munition

DOD

 

Department of Defense

DS

 

direct support

DSO

 

domestic support operation

DX

 

direct exchange

DZ

 

drop zone

     

EA

 

engagement area

EENT

 

end of evening nautical twilight

EFST

 

essential fire support task

EOD

 

explosive ordnance disposal

EPLRS

 

enhanced position location reporting system

EPW

 

enemy prisoner of war

ESV

 

engineer support vehicle


FA

 

field artillery

FASCAM

 

family of scatterable mines

FBCB2

 

Force XXI battle command brigade and below

FCL

 

final coordination line

FDC

 

fire direction center

FEBA

 

forward edge of battle area

FFIR

 

friendly forces information requirements

FHA

 

foreign humanitarian assistance

FIST

 

fire support team

FLOT

 

forward line of own troops

FM

 

frequency modulated; field manual

FMC

 

forward maintenance company

FO

 

forward observer

FPF

 

final protective fire

FPL

 

final protective line

FRAGO

 

fragmentary order

FS

 

fire support

FSCM

 

fire support coordination measure

FSE

 

first support element

FSEM

 

fire support execution matrix

FSO

 

fire support officer

FSV

 

fire support vehicle

     

G/VLLD

 

ground/vehicle laser locator designator

GPS

 

global positioning system

GS

 

general support

GSR

 

ground surveillance radar

GS-R

 

general support-reinforcing

GT

 

gun target

     

HAZMAT

 

hazardous materials

HC

 

hydrogen chloride

HCA

 

humanitarian and civic assistance

HCP

 

health and comfort pack

HDC

 

headquarters distribution company

HE

 

high explosive

HEAT-T

 

high explosive, antitank, tracer

HEDP

 

high explosive, dual purpose

HEP-T

 

high explosive, plastic, tracer

HHC

 

headquarters and headquarters company

HMEE

 

high-mobility engineer excavator

HMEE-LHS

 

high-mobility engineer excavator, load-handling system

HMMWV

 

high-mobility, multiwheeled vehicle

HPT

 

high-payoff target

HSS

 

health service support

HTU

 

handheld terminal unit

HUMINT

 

human intelligence

I2R

 

imaging infrared

ICV

 

infantry carrier vehicle

IAW

 

in accordance with

IBCT

 

interim brigade combat team

illum

 

illumination

IPB

 

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IR

 

infrared

IREMBASS

 

improved remotely monitored battlefield sensor system

ISB

 

intermediate staging base

IV

 

intervisibility

     

JP

 

joint publication

JP8

 

Army common fuel

JWARN

 

joint warning and reporting network

     

KIA

 

killed in action

K-kill

 

catastrophic kill

     

LCE

 

load-carrying equipment

LD

 

line of departure

LOA

 

limit of advance

LOGPAC

 

logistics package

LOS

 

line of sight

LRP

 

logistics release point

LZ

 

landing zone

     

MANPADS

 

man-portable air defense system

MBA

 

main battle area

MBC

 

mortar ballistics computer

MC

 

mortar carrier

MCOO

 

modified combined obstacle overlay

MDMP

 

military decision-making process

MDS

 

modular decontamination system

MEC

 

medium engineer company

MEDEVAC

 

medical evacuation

MEL

 

maximum engagement line

METT-TC

 

mission, enemy, terrain, troops and time available, civilians

MEV

 

medical evacuation vehicle

MGS

 

mobile gun system

MI

 

military intelligence

MICLIC

 

mine clearing line charge

min

 

minute(s)

mm

 

millimeter(s)

MO

 

multioption

MOE

 

measure of effectiveness

MOGAS

 

motor gasoline

MOPMS

 

modular pack mine system

MOPP

 

mission-oriented protective posture

MP

 

military police

MPAT

 

multipurpose antitank

MR

 

moonrise

MRB

 

motorized rifle battalion

MRE

 

meal, ready to eat

MRP

 

motorized rifle platoon

MS

 

moonset

MSC

 

maneuver support cell

MSL

 

minimum safe line

MSR

 

main supply route

MTC

 

movement to contact

MWR

 

morale, welfare, and recreation

     

NAI

 

named area of interest

NBC

 

nuclear, biological, and chemical

NBCWRS

 

nuclear, biological, and chemical warning and reporting system

NCA

 

National Command Authority

NCO

 

noncommissioned officer

NCS

 

net control station

NEO

 

noncombatant evacuation operations

NFA

 

no-fire area

NGO

 

nongovernmental organization

NLT

 

not later than

NUC

 

nuclear

NVD

 

night vision device

     

OAKOC

 

observation and fieldsof fire, avenues of approach, key terrain, observation, and cover and concealment

OBJ

 

objective

OBSTINTEL

 

obstacle intelligence

OIC

 

officer in charge

OP

 

observation post

OPCON

 

operational control

OPLAN

 

operations plan

OPLAW

 

operational law

OPORD

 

operations order

OPSEC

 

operational security

ORP

 

objective rally point

OTM

 

on-the-move

OTN

 

own the night

     

PAO

 

public affairs officer

PC

 

personnel carrier

PCC

 

precombat check

PCI

 

precombat inspection

PD

 

point-detonating

PEWS

 

platoon early warning system

PIR

 

priority intelligence requirements

PL

 

phase line; platoon leader

PLD

 

probable line of deployment

PMCS

 

preventive maintenance checks and services

POF

 

priority of fire

POL

 

petroleum, oils, and lubricants

POSNAV

 

position navigation

PP

 

passage point

PSG

 

platoon sergeant

PSYOP

 

psychological operations

PVO

 

private volunteer organization

PZ

 

pickup zone

     

R&S

 

reconnaissance and surveillance

RAAM

 

remote antiarmor mine

RATELO

 

radiotelephone operator

RCPA

 

relation combat power analysis

RCU

 

remote control unit

RD

 

round

REDCON

 

readiness condition

RFL

 

restrictive fire line

ROE

 

rules of engagement

ROI

 

rules of interaction

ROM

 

refuel on the move

RP

 

release point; red phosphorous

RPG

 

rocket-propelled grenade

rpm

 

rounds per minute

RPOL

 

rearward passage of lines

RSTA

 

reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition

     

S1

 

adjutant

S2

 

intelligence officer

S3

 

operations and training officer

S4

 

supply officer

S5

 

civil affairs officer

S6

 

communications staff officer

SCATMINE

 

scatterable mine

SCATMINWARN

 

scatterable mine warning

SD

 

self-destruct

SEAD

 

suppression of enemy air defense

SHORAD

 

short-range air defense

SINCGARS

 

single-channel ground airborne radio system

SITREP

 

situation report

SITEMP

 

situational template

smk

 

smoke

SOI

 

signal operating instructions

SOP

 

standing operating procedure

SOSR

 

suppress, obscure, secure, and reduce

SP

 

start point

SPOTREP

 

spot report

SQD

 

squad

SR

 

sunrise

SS

 

sunset

SU

 

situational understanding

     

TAI

 

target areas of interest

TCP

 

traffic control point

TDA

 

table of distribution and allowances

TI

 

tactical internet

TIME

 

adjustable time delay

TLP

 

troop-leading procedures

TO&E

 

table of organization and equipment

TOC

 

tactical operations center

TPME

 

task, purpose, method, and effects

TRP

 

target reference point

TSM

 

target synchronization matrix

TTP

 

tactics, techniques, and procedures

     

UAV

 

unmanned aerial vehicle

UMT

 

unit ministry team

UN

 

United Nations

UO

 

urban operations

US

 

United States

USACE

 

United States Army Corps of Engineers

     

VT

 

variable time

VC

 

vehicle commander

     

WARNO

 

warning order

WCS

 

weapons control status

WIA

 

wounded in action

WMD

 

weapons of mass destruction

WP

 

white phosphorus

WP-T

 

white phosphorus, tracer

WSRO

 

weapons system replacement operations

     

XO

 

executive officer



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