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AA

 

assembly area

AAR

 

after-action review

ABF

 

attack by fire

ACE

 

armored combat earthmover

ADA

 

air defense artillery

ADAM

 

area-denial artillery munitions

ADO

 

air defense officer

ADW

 

air defense warnings

AFATD

 

advanced field artillery tactical data system

AGC

 

advance guard company (graphics only)

AI

 

area of interest

A/L

 

administration and logistics

ALO

 

Air Force liaison officer

AMD

 

air and missile defense

ANCD

 

automated net control device

AO

 

area of operation

AP

 

antipersonnel

ARFOR

 

Army forces

ARNG

 

army national guard

AT

 

antitank

ATGM

 

antitank guided missile

ATGM-CM

 

antitank guided missile countermeasures

ATK POSN

 

attack position

ATP

 

ammunition transfer point

ASLT POSN

 

assault position

AVLB

 

armored vehicle-launched bridge

AXP

 

ambulance exchange point

     

BAS

 

battalion aid station

BDA

 

battle damage assessment

BDAR

 

battle damage assessment and repair

BRDM

 

Boyevaya Razvedyuatel'naya Dozornaya Meshina (Russian combat reconnaissance patrol vehicle)

BDU

 

battle dress uniform

BFV

 

Bradley fighting vehicle

BHL

 

battle handover line

BMNT

 

beginning morning nautical twilight

BMP

 

Russian abbreviation for tracked infantry fighting vehicle (Boyevaya Mashina Pehoti)

BN

 

battalion

BOS

 

battlefield operation systems

BP

 

battle position

BSA

 

brigade support area

BSB

 

brigade support battalion

BSC

 

brigade support company

BSFV

 

Bradley Stinger fighting vehicle

     

C2

 

command and control

CA

 

civil affairs

CAS

 

close air support

CASEVAC

 

casualty evacuation

CBRNE-CM

 

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

CBU

 

cluster bomb units

CCIR

 

commander's critical information requirements

CCP

 

casualty collection point

CFZ

 

critical fire zones

CFFZ

 

critical friendly fire zones

CGP-1

 

commander's ground pointer (laser pointer)

CMOC

 

civil military operations center

COA

 

course of action

COLT

 

combat observation lasing team

COP

 

common operational picture

CP

 

command post; checkpoint

CRT

 

combat repair team

CS

 

combat support

CSOP

 

combat security outpost

CSS

 

combat service support

CTCP

 

combat trains command post

     

DA

 

Department of the Army

DOD

 

Department of Defense

DOS

 

days of supplies

DPICM

 

dual-purpose improved conventional munitions

DS

 

direct support

DSO

 

domestic support operations

DX

 

direct exchange

DZ

 

drop zone

     

EA

 

engagement area

EAD

 

echelon above division

ECM

 

electronic countermeasures

ECOORD

 

effects coordinator

EEFI

 

essential elements of friendly information

EENT

 

end of evening nautical twilight

EFST

 

essential fire support task

EPW

 

enemy prisoner of war

ESV

 

engineer squad vehicle

     
     

1SG

 

first sergeant

FA

 

field artillery

FAC

 

forward air controller

FASCAM

 

families of scatterable mines

FBCB2

 

force XXI battle command brigade and below

FDC

 

fire direction center

FEBA

 

forward edge of battle area

FFIR

 

friendly forces information requirements

FHA

 

foreign humanitarian assistance

FID

 

foreign internal defense

FIST

 

fire support team

FLIR

 

forward-looking infrared radar

FLOT

 

forward line of own troops

FM

 

frequency modulated; field manual

FO

 

forward observer

FPF

 

final protective fire

FPL

 

final protective line

FRAGO

 

fragmentary order

FS

 

fire support

FSB

 

forward support battalion

FSCOORD

 

fire support coordinator

FSCM

 

fire support coordination measures

FSE

 

fire support element

FSO

 

fire support officer

FSV

 

fighting support vehicle

     

GPS

 

global positioning system

GS

 

general support

GSR

 

ground surveillance radar

G/VLLD

 

ground/vehicle laser locator designator

     

HC

 

hexachloroethane

HCA

 

humanitarian and civic assistance

HE

 

high explosive

HEAT

 

high explosive, antitank

HEDP

 

high explosive, dual purpose

HE-FRAG

 

high explosive, fragmentation

HEMTT

 

heavy expanded mobility tactical truck

HEMTT-LHS

 

heavy expanded mobility tactical truck-load handling system

HEP

 

high-explosive, plastic

HHC

 

headquarters and headquarters company

HIMARS

 

high mobility artillery rocket system

HIMS

 

HMMWV interchangeable mount systems

HMMWV

 

high-mobility, multi-purpose wheeled vehicle

HTU

 

handheld terminal unit

IAW

 

in accordance with

ICM

 

improved conventional munitions

ICV

 

infantry carrier vehicle

INFOSYS

 

information systems

IPB

 

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IR

 

infrared

IREMBASS

 

improved remotely monitored battlefield sensor system

ISR

 

intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

ITOW

 

improved TOW

IV

 

inter-visibility

JP8

 

army common fuel

     

KIA

 

killed in action

     

LD

 

line of departure

LOGPAC

 

logistics package

LOS

 

line of sight

     

LRP

 

logistic release point

LVOSS

 

light vehicle obscuration smoke system

LZ

 

landing zone

     

MANPAD

 

man-portable air defense

MANPADS

 

man-portable air defense system

MBA

 

main battle area

MCOO

 

modified combined obstacle overlay

MDMP

 

military decision-making process

MEL

 

maximum engagement line

MEDEVAC

 

medical evacuation

METT-TC

 

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

MG

 

machine gun

MGS

 

mobile gun system

MIA

 

missing in action

MICLIC

 

mine clearing line charge

MICO

 

military intelligence company

MOE

 

measures of effectiveness

MOGAS

 

motor gasoline

MOPMS

 

modular pack mine system

MOPP

 

mission-oriented protective posture

MPCOA

 

most probable course of action

MR

 

moonrise

MRB

 

motorized rifle battalion

MRC

 

motorized rifle company

MRE

 

meal, ready to eat

MRP

 

motorized rifle platoon

MS

 

moon set

MSL

 

minimum safe line

MSR

 

main supply route

MTOE

 

modified table of equipment

     

NAI

 

named area of interest

NBC

 

nuclear, biological, and chemical

NCA

 

national command authority

NCO

 

noncommissioned officer

NCS

 

net control station

NEO

 

noncombatant evacuation operation

NFA

 

no fire area

NGO

 

non-governmental organization

NLT

 

not later than

NVD

 

night vision device

     

OBJ

 

objective

OAKOC

 

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

OP

 

observation post

OPCON

 

operational control

OPORD

 

operations order

OPSEC

 

operational security

ORP

 

objective rally point

OTM

 

on the move

OTN

 

own the night

     

PAO

 

public affairs officer

PCC

 

precombat check

PCI

 

precombat inspection

PIR

 

priority intelligence requirements

PL

 

platoon leader; phase line (graphics only)

PLD

 

probable line of deployment

PLL

 

prescribed load list

PLS

 

palletized load system

PLT

 

platoon

PMCS

 

preventive maintenance, checks, and services

POL

 

petroleum, oils, and lubricants

POSNAV

 

position navigation

PSG

 

platoon sergeant

PSS

 

personnel service support

PSYOP

 

psychological operations

PVO

 

private volunteer organization

PZ

 

pickup zone

     

RAAM

 

remote antiarmor mine

RATELO

 

radiotelephone operator

RCPA

 

relative combat power analysis

REDCON

 

readiness condition

RCU

 

remote control unit

RFL

 

restrictive fire line

ROE

 

rules of engagement

ROI

 

rules of interaction

ROM

 

refuel on the move

RP

 

release point

RPOL

 

rearward passage of lines

RROM

 

refuel/resupply on the move

RSTA

 

reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition

     

SA

 

situation awareness

SAW

 

squad automatic weapon

SBCT

 

Stryker brigade combat team

SCATMINE

 

scatterable mine

SCATMINWARN

 

scatterable minefield warning

SD

 

self-destruct

SEAD

 

suppression of enemy air defenses

SHORAD

 

short-range air defense

SITREP

 

situation report

SITEMP

 

situational template

SOF

 

special operations forces

SOI

 

signal operating instructions

SOP

 

standing operating procedures

SPO

 

support operations officer

SPOTREP

 

spot report

SR

 

sunrise

SS

 

sunset

SU

 

situational understanding

     

TACP

 

tactical air control party

TLP

 

troop-leading procedures

TOC

 

tactical operations center

TOE

 

table of organization and equipment

TOW

 

tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (missile)

TRP

 

target reference point

TSOP

 

tactical standing operating procedure (graphics only)

     

UAV

 

unmanned aerial vehicle

UCMJ

 

Uniform Code of Military Justice

UMCP

 

unit maintenance collection point

UN

 

United Nations

UO

 

urban operations (replacing term MOUT)

USACE

 

U S Army Corps of Engineers

     

VC

 

vehicle commander

VEESS

 

vehicle engine exhaust smoke system

     

WARNO

 

warning order

WCS

 

weapons control status

WIA

 

wounded in action

WP

 

white phosphorous

WSRO

 

weapons system replacement operations

     

XO

 

executive officer



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