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1SG first sergeant

2IC second in command

A&L administrative and logistical

A&O assault and obstacle

AA avenue of approach

ABF attack by fire

ACE armored combat earthmover, M9

ADA air-defense artillery

ADAM area denial artillery munition

admin administration

ADO air-defense artillery officer

AHD antihandling device

AIDSV agility, initiative, depth, synchronization, and versatility

AMB air-mission brief

ammo ammunition

AO area of operation

AP antipersonnel

APC armored personnel carrier

AR armor

ARNG Army National Guard

ASAP as soon as possible

AT antitank

atk attack

attn attention

AVLB armored vehicle-launched bridge

AVLM armored vehicle-launched MICLIC

AXP ambulance exchange point

B/P be prepared

BDAR battle damage assessment and repair

bde brigade

BICC Battlefield Information Control Center

BMO battalion maintenance officer

BMP an amphibious infantry combat vehicle

bn battalion

BOS battlefield operating system

BP battle position

BSA brigade support area

BSO battalion signal officer

C2 command and control

C4I command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence

can. canister

cas casualty

CATK counterattack

cbt combat

CCIR commander's critical information requirements

CCP casualty collection point

cdr commander

CEV combat-engineer vehicle

cgy center of gravity

CL class

cmd command

CO commanding officer

co company

COA course of action

commo communications

comp composition

COMSEC communications security

cont continue, continued, contain

coord coordinating

CP command post

CS call sign

CS combat support

CSE combat support equipment

CSOP combat security observation post

CSR control supply rate

CSS combat service support

CTCP combat trains command post

DA Department of the Army

Dec December

decon decontamination

def defense

dir direction

DIS defense in sector

DP decision point

DS direct support

ea each

EA engagement area

EBA engineer battlefield assessment

ech echelon

EMT emergency medical treatment

engr engineer

EOD explosive ordnance disposal

EPW enemy prisoner of war

equip equipment

est establish

evac evacuation

FA field artillery

FAC forward air controller

FAS forward aid station

FASCAM family of scatterable mines

FIST-V fire-support team vehicle

FLA front-line ambulance

fld field

FM field manual

FM frequency-modulated

FO forward observer

FPOL forward passage of lines

FRAGO fragmentary order

freq frequency

FSB forward support battalion

FSE fire-support element

FSO fire-support officer

ft foot, feet

GEMSS ground-emplaced mine scattering system

GP group

GS general support

GSR ground surveillance radar

HEMTT heavy expanded mobility tactical truck

HHC headquarters and headquarters company

HMMWV high-mobility, multipurpose wheeled vehicle

HN host nation

HQ headquarters

hr hour(s)

HVT high-value target

IAW in accordance with

intel intelligence

INTSUM intelligence summary

IPB intelligence preparation of the battlefield

JTF joint task force

KIA killed in action

km kilometer(s)

L/U linkup

LD line of departure

ldr leader

LO liaison officer

LOC lines of communication

loc location

LOGPAC logistics package

LRP logistics release point

m meter(s)

M/S mobility/survivability

maint maintenance

MAS main aid station

MBA main battle area

MC mobility corridor

MCOO modified combined obstacle overlay

mech mechanized

med medical

MEDEVAC medical evacuation

METL mission-essential task list

METT-T mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available

MF minefield

MI military intelligence

MICLIC mine-clearing line charge

MKT mobile-kitchen trailer

mm millimeter(s)

MOPMS modular pack mine system

MOPP mission-oriented protective posture

MOUT military operations on urbanized terrain

MP military police

MRB motorized rifle battalion

MRC motorized rifle company

MRE meals, ready-to-eat

MRP motorized rifle platoon

MRR motorized rifle regiment

MRT mortar

MSR main supply route

MST maintenance support team

MTC movement to contact

N/A not applicable

NAI named area of interest

NBC nuclear, biological, chemical

NCO noncommissioned officer

NCOIC noncommissioned officer in charge

NEO noncombatant evacuation operation

NLT not later than

no. number

O/O on order

Obj objective

obst obstacle

OBSTINTEL obstacle intelligence

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

OEG operation exposure guidance

OP observation post

OPCON operational control

OPLAN operations plan

OPORD operation order

OPSEC operations security

OPTEMPO operating tempo

org organize, organization

para paragraph

PCI precombat inspection

pers personnel

ph phase

PIR priority intelligence requirements

PL phase line

PLL prescribed load list

plt platoon

POC point of contact

POL petroleum, oil, and lubricants

PP passage point

prep prepare, preparation

pri priority

PSG platoon sergeant

PSYOP psychological operations

pt point

qty quantity

R&S reconnaissance and surveillance

RAAMS remote antiarmor mine system

recon reconnaissance

req required

ROE rules of engagement

RP release point

rqr required

rte route

/s/ signed

S1 Adjutant (US Army)

S2 Intelligence Officer (US Army)

S3 Operations and Training Officer (US Army)

S4 Supply Officer (US Army)

SAM surface-to-air missile

SEAD suppression of enemy air defenses

SCATMINE scatterable mine

sec section

SEE small emplacement excavator

SITEMP situation template

SITREP situation report

SME subject-matter expert

SOEO scheme of engineer operations

SOF special operations forces

SOI signal operating instructions

SOP standing operating procedure

SOSR suppress, obscure, secure, and reduce

SP start point

spec special

spt support

STANAG Standardization Agreement

sub subordinate

sup supply

surv survivability

TACP tactical air-control party

TAI targeted area of interest

TDP turret-down position

TF task force

TLP troop-leading procedure

tm team

TM technical manual

TOC tactical operations center

TOE table(s) of organization and equipment

trans transportation

trns trains

TRP target reference point

TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures

UAV unmanned airborne vehicle

ULLS Unite-Level Logistics System

UMCP unit maintenance collection point

UN United Nations

US United States of America

USAES United States Army Engineer School

USAF United States Air Force

USAR United States Army Reserve

UXO unexploded ordnance

vic vicinity

w/ with

WO warning order

XO executive officer





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