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Military

Glossary

A

AAFES - Army and Air Force Exchange Service

AALPS - automated airload planning system

ABL - ammunition basic load

AC - Active Component

acc - air control center

ACCS - Army Command and Control System

ACofS - Assistant Chief of Staff

ACR - armored cavalry regiment

ADA - air defense artillery

ADC - area damage control

ADP - automatic data processing

admin - administrative

AFCT - aircraft

AG - adjutant general

ALOC - air lines of communication

AM - amplitude modulated

AMDF - Army master data file

ammo - ammunition

AO - area of operations

AR - Army regulation

armt - armament

ARTEP - Army Training and Evaluation Program

arty - artillery

ASL - authorized stockage list

ASP - ammunition supply point

ATCCS - Army Tactical Command and Control System

ATP - ammunition transfer point

ASG - area support group

asy - assembly

aug - augmentation

AVIM - aviation intermediate maintenance

AVUM - aviation unit maintenance

AWOL - absent without leave

B

BCOC - base cluster operations center

BDAR - battle damage assessment and repair

BDC - battlefield deception cell

bde - brigade

BDOC - base defense operations center

bn - battalion

br - branch

BSA - brigade support area

BSB - base support battalion

C

C2 - command and control

CA - civil affairs

cbt - combat

C&C - collection and classification

CBS-X - Continuing Balance System - Expanded

CCL - combat-configured load

cdr - commander

C-E - communications-electronics

CEB - clothing exchange and bath

CEWI - combat electronics warfare and intelligence

chem - chemical

CHEMWARN - chemical warning

CID - Criminal Investigation Division

CLT - cellular logistics team

CMCC - corps movement control center

cmd - command

CMMC - corps materiel management center

co - company

COA - course of action

comm - communication(s)

comp - component

COMMZ - communications zone

COMSEC - communications security

COOP - continuity of operations

CONUS - continental United States

COSCOM - corps support command

CP - command post

CS - combat support

CSA - corps storage area

CSB - corps support battalion

CSG - corps support group

CSR - controlled supply rate

CSS - combat service support

CSSAMO - combat service support automation management office

CSSCS - Combat Service Support Control System

CT - control team

CTA - common table of allowances

CTASC - Corps/Theater ADP Service Center

CTO - corps transportation officer

D

DA - Department of the Army

DAMMS-R - DA Movements Management System-Redesigned

DAO - division ammunition officer

det - detachment

DF - disposition form

DISCOM - division support command

div - division

DIVARTY - division artillery

DMMC - division materiel management center

DNVT - digital nonsecure voice telephone

DODAAC - Department of Defense Activity Address Code

DODAC - Department of Defense Ammunition Code

DODIC - Department of Defense identification code

DOS - days of supply

DS - direct support

DSA - division support area

DSU - direct support unit

DTG - date-time group

DTO - division transportation officer

E

EAC - echelons above corps

ECCM - electronic counter-counter measures

elm - element

EMP - electromagnetic pulse

engr - engineer

EOD - explosive ordnance disposal

EPW - enemy prisoner of war

equip - equipment

evac - evacuation

EW - electronic warfare

F

FARE - forward area refueling equipment

fax - facsimile

FEBA - forward edge of the battle area

FG - finance group

fld - field

FLOT - forward line of own troops

FM - field manual, frequency modulated

frag - fragmentary

FSB - forward support battalion

FSOP - field standing operating procedures

FSU - finance support unit

fwd - forward

G

G1 - Assistant Chief of Staff, G1 (Personnel)

G3 - Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans)

G4 - Assistant Chief of Staff, G4 (Logistics)

G5 - Assistant Chief of Staff, G5 (Civil Affairs)

gen - general

gp - group

gph - gallons per hour

GS - general support

GSU - general support unit

H

HET - heavy-equipment transporter

HHC - headquarters and headquarters company

HHD - headquarters and headquarters detachment

HN - host nation

HNS - host-nation support

HQ - headquarters

HSS - health service support

hvy - heavy

I

ICP - incremental change package

IFSSP - improved fuel system supply point

insp - inspection

Intel - intelligence

INSTUM - intelligence summary point

IPB - intelligence preparation of the battle

ISEC - Information System Engineering Command

J

JAG - judge advocate general

JP-4 - jet propulsion fuel, type 4

JP-8 - jet propulsion fuel, type 8

K

KIA - killed in action

L

lab - laboratory

lb - pound(s)

LIN - line item number

LO - liaison officer

LOC - logistic operations center, lines of communication (logistic routes)

LOGMARS - Logistics Applications of Automated Markings and Reading Symbols

LOGSIT - logistics situation

LOGSTAT - logistics status

LOTS - logistics over the shore operations

LP - listening post

LPB - logistics preparation of the battlefield

lt - light

M

MA - mortuary affairs

mach - machine

maint - maintenance

MARC - manpower requirements criteria

MASH - mobile Army surgical hospital

mat - materiel

MBA - main battle area

MCA - movement control agency

MCP - maintenance collecting point

MCT - movement control team

mech - mechanized

med/mdm - medium

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

mgt - management

MHE - materials-handling equipment

MI - military intelligence

MIJI - meaconing, intrusion, jamming, and interference

MILVAN - military van

MLRS - multiple launch rocket system

MMC - materiel management center

MMT - mobile maintenance team

MOADS - maneuver-oriented ammunition distribution system

mob - mobility

MOGAS - motor gasoline

MOPP - mission-oriented protection posture

MOS - military occupational specialty

MP - military police

MRE - meal ready-to-eat

MRO - materiel release order

MRT - movement regulation team

MSB - main support battalion

MSE - mobile subscriber equipment

msl - missile

MSR - main supply route

MSRT - mobile subscriber radio-telephone terminal

MST - maintenance support team

MTF - medical treatment facility

MTOE - modification table of organization and equipment

MTP - mission training plan

MWO - modification work order

N

NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC - nuclear, biological, chemical

NCO - noncommissioned officer

NCS - net control station

NEO - noncombatant evacuation operations

NICP - national inventory control point

NLT - not later than

nondiv - nondivisional

NMCS - not mission capable supply

NSN - national stock number

O

OCIE - organizational clothing and individual equipment

OP - observation post

OPFAC - operation facility

OPCON - operational control

OPLAN - operation plan

OPORD - operation order

ops - operations

OPSEC - operations security

ord - ordnance

P

PD - priority designator

pers - personnel

petrl - petroleum

pkg - package(d)

PLL - prescribed load list

PLS - palletized load system

PSYOP - psychological operations

pt - point

PUL - preconfigured unit loads

PW - prisoner of war

PX - Army exchange

Q

QASAS - quality assurance/ammunition surveillance

QM - quartermaster

QSTAG - Quadrapartite Standardization Agreement

R

R&R - rest and recuperation

RAOC - rear area operations center

RDD - required delivery date

recv/recvd - received

rep - repair

reqd - required

rgmt - regiment

ROWPU - reverse osmosis water purification unit

RSR - required supply rate

RTD - return to duty

RTF - regeneration task force

RTOC - rear tactical operations center

S

S1 - Adjutant (U.S. Army)

S2 - Intelligence Officer (U.S. Army)

S3 - Operations and Training Officer (U.S. Army)

S4 - Supply Officer (U.S. Army)

SAAS - Standard Army Ammunition System

salv - salvage

SAMS - Standard Army Maintenance System

SB - supply bulletin

S&S - supply and service

SARSS - Standard Army Retail Supply System

SAW - squad automatic weapon

sec - section

sep - separate

SGM - sergeant major

sgt - sergeant

SIDPERS - Standard Installation/Division Personnel System

sig - signal

SIGSEC - signals security

SINCGARS - single-channel ground and airborne radio subsystem

SITREP - situation report

SOI - signal operating instructions

SOP - standing operating procedure

SP - self-propelled

SPBS-R - Standard Property Book System-Redesigned

spec - specialist

spt - support

STAMIS - Standard Army Management Information System

STANAG - Standardization Agreement

STON - short ton

sup - supply

svc - service

T

TA - theater Army

TAACOM - theater army area command

tac - tactical

TACCS - Tactical Army Combat Service Support Computer System

TACSAT - tactical satellite

TAMMC - theater army materiel management center

TAMMIS - Theater Army Medical Management Information System

TAMMIS-D - Theater Army Medical Management Information System-Division

TAMMS - The Army Maintenance Management System

TB - technical bulletin

TC - training circular

TCF - tactical combat force

TCMD - transportation control and movement document

TDA - tables of distribution and allowances

telecomm - telecommunications

term - terminal

TISA - Troop Issue Subsistence Activity

TLOC - tactical logistical operations center

TM - technical manual

TMDE - test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment

TMR - transportation movement release

TMT - transportation motor transport

TOC - tactical operations center

TOE - table(s) of organization and equipment

TOW - tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided

TPFDL - Time-Phased Force Deployment List

TRADOC - United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

trans - transportation

trk - truck

TSA - theater storage area

TWDS - tactical water distribution system

U

ULC - unit-level computer

ULLS - Unit-Level Logistics System

UMT - unit ministry team

US/USA - United States (of America)

USAF - United States Air Force

USACIDC - United States Army Criminal Investigation Command

V

veh - vehicle

VHF - very high frequency

W

WHNS - wartime host-nation support

wpn - weapon

X

XO - executive officer



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