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1SG

 

first sergeant

     

AA

 

avenue of approach

AAR

 

after-action review

ADAAC

 

air defense and aviation coordination cell

ADW

 

air defense warning

AFATDS

 

advanced field artillery tactical data system

A/FSO

 

assistant fire support officer

A/L

 

administrative/logistics

AMD

 

air and missile defense

AO

 

area of operations

AP

 

antipersonnel

ARTEP

 

Army training and evaluation program

ASAS

 

all-source analysis system

ASL

 

assistant section leader

AT

 

antitank

     

BAS

 

battalion aid station

BDA

 

battle damage assessment

BDO

 

battle dress overgarment

BDU

 

battle dress uniform

BFV

 

Bradley fighting vehicle

BHL

 

battle handover line

BMNT

 

beginning morning nautical twilight

BP

 

battle position

BRDM

 

Russian wheeled reconnaissance vehicle

BSA

 

brigade support area

     

C2

 

command and control

C3

 

command, control, and communications

C3I

 

command, control, communications, and intelligence

CAS

 

close air aupport

CBU

 

cluster bomb unit

CCIR

 

commander's critical information requirements

CCP

 

casualty collection point

CDS

 

container delivery system

chem-lights

 

chemiluminescent lightsticks

CLU

 

command launch unit

co

 

company

COA

 

course of action

COLT

 

combat observation and lasing team

COP

 

common operating picture

CP

 

command post

CS

 

combat support

CSS

 

combat service support

CSSCS

 

combat service support control system

CTD

 

commander's tactical display

     

DA

 

Department of the Army

DAT

 

danger close, distribution, ammunition, and trajectory

decon

 

decontamination

DED

 

detailed equipment decontamination

DEUCE

 

deployable universal combat earth mover

DPICM

 

dual-purpose improved conventional munitions

DS

 

direct support

DTD

 

detailed troop decontamination

     

EA

 

engagement area

E&E

 

evasion and escape

ECM

 

electronic countermeasures

EENT

 

end of evening nautical twilight

EFST

 

essential fire support task

EPLRS

 

enhanced position location and reporting system

EPW

 

enemy prisoner of war

ESV

 

engineer squad vehicle

     

FA

 

field artillery

FAAD

 

forward area air defense

FAC

 

forward air controller

FBCB2

 

Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below

FDC

 

fire direction center

FFE

 

fire for effect

FIST

 

fire support team

FLIR

 

forward looking infrared radar

FM

 

frequency modulated; field manual

FO

 

forward observer

FPF

 

final protective fire

FPL

 

final protective line

FRAGO

 

fragmentary order

FSE

 

fire support element

FSNCO

 

fire support noncommissioned officer

FSO

 

fire support officer

     

GCP-1

 

ground commander's pointer

GPS

 

global positioning system

GS

 

general support

GSR

 

ground surveillance radar

GS-R

 

general support-reinforcing

HC

 

hexachloroethane

HE

 

high explosive

HEAT

 

high explosive antitank

HHC

 

headquarters and headquarters company

HMEE

 

high mobility engineer excavator

HPT

 

high profile target

HQ

 

headquarters

HTU

 

hand-held terminal unit

HUMINT

 

human intelligence

     

I2R

 

imaging infrared

IAV

 

interim armored vehicle

IAW

 

in accordance with

ICM

 

improved conventional munitions

ICV

 

infantry carrier vehicle

ID

 

identification

ILLUM

 

illumination

IMINT

 

imagery intelligence

INU

 

inertial navigation unit

IPB

 

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IR

 

infrared

IRP

 

initial rally point

ISR

 

intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

IV

 

inter-visibility

     

JP8

 

Army common fuel

     

KIA

 

killed in action

km

 

kilometer(s)

kph

 

kilometers per hour

     

lb

 

pound(s)

LCE

 

load-carrying equipment

LD

 

line of departure

LNO

 

liaison officer

LOA

 

limit of advance

LOC

 

line of communication

LOGPAC

 

logistics package

LOS

 

line of sight

LRP

 

logistics release point

LW

 

land warrior

LZ

 

landing zone

     

m

 

meter(s)

MANPADS

 

man-portable air defense system

MBA

 

main battle area

MDMP

 

military decision-making process

MDS

 

modular decontamination system

MEC

 

medium engineer company

MEDEVAC

 

medical evacuation

METL

 

mission-essential task list

METT-TC

 

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

MCS

 

maneuver control system

MGS

 

mobile gun system

MICLIC

 

mine clearing line charge

min

 

minute(s)

MLRS

 

multiple launch rocket system

MOF

 

multioption fuze

MOGAS

 

motor gasoline

MOPP

 

mission-oriented protective posture

MPAT

 

multipurpose antitank

mph

 

miles per hour

MR

 

moonrise

MRE

 

meal, ready to eat

MS

 

moonset

MTW

 

major theater war

     

NAI

 

named areas of interest

NATO

 

North Atlanta Treaty Organization

NBC

 

nuclear, biological, chemical

NBCWRS

 

nuclear, biological, chemical warning and reporting system

NCO

 

noncommissioned officer

NCOIC

 

noncommissioned officer in charge

NCS

 

net control station

NFA

 

no fire area

NGF

 

naval gun fire

NLT

 

not later than

NVD

 

night-vision device

NVG

 

night-vision goggles

     

OAKOC

 

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

obj

 

objective

OBSTINTEL

 

obstacle intelligence

OAKOC

 

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

OIC

 

officer in charge

OP

 

observation post

OPCON

 

operational control

OPLAN

 

operation plan

OPORD

 

operation order

ORP

 

objective rally point

OT

 

observer-target

OTN

 

own the night

     

PAC

 

personnel and administration center

PCC

 

precombat check

PCI

 

precombat inspection

PD

 

point detonating

PDF

 

principal direction of fire

PEWS

 

platoon early warning system

PGM

 

precision guided munition

PIR

 

priority intelligence requirements

PL

 

platoon leader; phase line (graphics)

PLGR

 

precision lightweight GPS receiver

PLT

 

platoon

PMCS

 

preventive maintenance checks and services

PNS

 

precision navigation system

POL

 

petroleum, oil, lubricant

POSNAV

 

position navigation

PSG

 

platoon sergeant

PSS

 

personnel service support

PVC

 

polyvinyl chloride

PZ

 

pickup zone

     

R

 

rifleman

R&S

 

reconnaissance and surveillance

RATELO

 

radiotelephone operator

RDF

 

radio direction finding

recon

 

reconnaissance

REDCON

 

readiness condition

REMS

 

remotely employed sensors

retrans

 

retransmission

RHL

 

reconnaissance handover line

RLY

 

rally point (graphics only)

ROE

 

rules of engagement

ROI

 

rules of interaction

RP

 

release point

RRP

 

reentry rally point

RSTA

 

reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition

RV

 

reconnaissance vehicle

     

S1

 

adjutant

S2

 

intelligence officer

S3

 

operations and training officer

S4

 

supply officer

S5

 

civil affairs officer

S6

 

communications staff officer

SALT

 

size, activity, location, and time

SALUTE

 

size, activity, location, unit identification, time, and equipment

SAW

 

squad automatic weapon

SBCT

 

Stryker brigade combat team

sec

 

second(s)

SHORAD

 

short-range air defense

SIGINT

 

signal intelligence

SINCGARS

 

single-channel ground and air radio system

SITREP

 

situation report

SITEMP

 

situational template

SL

 

squad leader

SMCT

 

soldier's manual of common tasks

smk

 

smoke

SNAP

 

size, nature, activity, and protection

SOF

 

special operations force

SOI

 

signal operation instructions

SOP

 

standing operating procedure

SOSRA

 

suppress, obscure, secure, reduce, and assault

SP

 

start point

SR

 

sunrise

SS

 

sunset

SSC

 

small-scale contingency

STP

 

soldier's training publication

SU

 

situational understanding

SVML

 

standard vehicle-mounted launchers

     

TAC CP

 

tactical command post

TACP

 

tactical air control party

TAI

 

target area of interest

TI

 

tactical internet

TIRS

 

terrain index reference system

TLP

 

troop-leading procedures

TM

 

technical manual

TOC

 

tactical operations center

TOW

 

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

TP-T

 

target practice-tracer

TRP

 

target reference point

TTP

 

tactics, techniques, and procedures

TUAV

 

tactical unmanned aerial vehicle

     

UAV

 

unmanned aerial vehicle

UN

 

United Nations

UO

 

urban operations

US

 

United States

USAF

 

United States Air Force

     

VC

 

vehicle commander

VMS

 

virtual memory system

     

w

 

watt

WARNO

 

warning order

WCS

 

weapons control status

WIA

 

wounded in action

WP

 

white phosphorus

     

XO

 

executive officer



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