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GLOSSARY

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

     AA .........  assembly area
     AC .........  Airspace coordination area
     ACL ........  allowable cargo load
     ADA ........  air defense artillery
     admin ......  administrative; administration
     ALO ........  aviation liaison officer
     ALT ........  alternate (3-2)
     AP .........  armor-piercing
     APDS .......  armor-piercing discarding sabot
     AR .........  armor
     ARTEP ......  Army Training and Evaluation Program
     arty .......  artillery
     ASL ........  assistant squad leader
     aslt .......  assault
     AT .........  antitank
     atk ........  attack
     ATL ........  assistant team leader

bde ........ brigade BDU ........ battle dress uniform BMNT ....... beginning morning nautical twilight BMP ........ a Threat fighting vehicle bn ......... battalion BRDM ....... (a Threat scout car) BSA ........ brigade support area

CAM ........ chemical-agent monitor CAS ........ close air support CB ......... chemical biological Cdr ........ commander CDS ........ container deliver system CFL ........ coordinated fire line cGys ....... centigrays CHEMVVARN .. chemical warning CL ......... chalk leader CO ......... commanding officer Co ......... company COL ........ colonel COA ........ course of action COMMEX ..... communications exercise CP ......... command post CPL ........ corporal CS ......... combat support CSS ........ combat service support CW ......... chemical warfare

DA ......... Department of the Army DEW ........ directed-energy weapon DOA ........ direction of attack DP ......... decision point(s) DS ......... direct support DTD ........ dated DTG ........ date-time group DZ ......... drop zone

EA ......... engagement area ECM ........ electronic countermeasures EEI ........ essential elements of information EENT ....... end of evening nautical twilight EMP ........ electromagnetic pulse EPW ........ enemy prisoner of war EW ......... electronic warfare

FA ......... field artillery FAC ........ forward air controller FASCAM ..... family of scatterable mines FDC ........ fire direction center FEBA ....... forward edge of battle area FE ......... fire for effect FFE ........ fire for effect FFL ........ friendly forward line FIST ....... fire support team FM ......... field manual; frequency modulation FO ......... forward observer FOV ........ field of view FPF ........ final protective fires FRAGO ...... fragmentary order FREQ ....... frequency FS ......... fire support FSE ........ fire support element FSO ........ fire support officer ft ......... feet

GHz ........ gigahertz GRN ........ grenadier GS ......... general support GSR ........ ground surveillance radar GTA ........ graphic training aid

HC ......... herachloroethane-zinc (a smoke grenade) HE ......... high explosive HEAT ....... high-explosive antitank HHC ........ headquarters and headquarters company HMMWV ...... high-mobility, multipurpose wheeled vehicle HPM ........ high-power microwave HQ ......... headquarters

IAW ........ in accordance with ICD ........ imitative communication deception ICM ........ improved conventional munitions illum ...... illumination immed ...... immediately INTEL ...... intelligence INTSUM ..... intelligence summary IPB ........ intelligence preparation of the battlefield IPR ........ in-process review IR ......... information requirement IRP ........ initial rally point

JM ......... jump master

KIA ........ killed in action km ......... kilometers kmph ....... kilometers per hour

LBE ........ load-bearing equipment LC ......... line of contact LCE ........ load-carrying equipment LCMS ....... laser countermeasure system LD ......... line of departure ldr ........ leader LOA ........ line of advance log ........ logistics LOGPAC ..... logistics package LOGSTAT .... logistics status LOS ........ line of sight LT ......... lieutenant LZ ......... landing zone

m .......... meter MBA ........ main battle area mech ....... mechanized MED ........ medical/medium MEDEVAC .... medical evacuation METT-T ..... mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available MG ......... machine gun MHz ........ megahertz mi ......... mile MIJI ....... meaconing, intrusion, jamming, and interference min ........ minute MLRS ....... multiple-launch rocket system mm ......... millimeter MOPP ....... mission-oriented protection posture MOS ........ military occupational specialty MOUT ....... military operations on urbanized terrain MP ......... military police MRE ........ meal, ready-to-eat MTF ........ medical treatment facility MTOE ....... modified table of organization and equipment MTP ........ mission training plan

NA ......... not applicable NAI ........ named areas of interest NBC ........ nuclear, biological, chemical NCO ........ noncommissioned officer NCOIC ...... noncommissioned officer in charge NCS ........ net control station NET ........ not earlier than NGF ........ naval gunfire NLT ........ not later than NO ......... number NOD ........ night observation device NSN ........ national stock number NUCWARN..... nuclear warning NV ......... night vision NVD ........ night vision device NVG ........ night vision goggles

O&I ........ operations and intelligence OBJ ........ objective OAKOC ...... observation and fields of fire, avenues of approach, key terrain, obstacles and movement, and cover and concealment. OEG ........ operational exposure guidance OIC ........ officer in charge OP ......... observation post OPCODE ..... operations code OPCON ...... operational control OPNS ....... operations OPORD ...... operational order OPSEC ...... operations security OPSKED ..... operational schedule ORP ........ objective rally point OT ......... observer target OTAR ........ over-the-air rekeying

PAC ......... personnel and administration center PDY ......... present-for-duty PERS ........ personnel PERSTATREP .. personnel status report PEWS ........ platoon early warning system PFC ......... private first class PIR ......... priority intelligence requirement PL .......... platoon leader; phase line PLL ......... prescribed load list plt ......... platoon PMCS ........ Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services POL ......... petroleum, oils and lubricants PP .......... passage point PRC ......... manpack radio PSG ......... platoon sergeant psn ......... position PW .......... prisoner of war pwr ......... power PZ .......... pickup zone

R ........... radiotelephone operator R/A ......... readily available RATELO ...... radiotelephone operator R&S ......... reconnaissance and surveillance RATELO ...... radiotelephone operator RDF ......... radio direction finder(ing) recon ....... reconnaissance REMS ........ remote sensor RP .......... release point RRP ......... reentry rally point RSTA ........ reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition RV .......... receive variable

S2 .......... intelligence officer S3 .......... operations and training officer S4 .......... Supply Officer (US Army) 1SG ......... first sergeant SALUTE ...... size, activity, location, unit, time, and equipment SAT ......... security assistance team sct ......... scout SEO ......... sniper employment officer SFC ......... sergeant first class SGT ......... sergeant SINGARS ..... single-channel ground and airborne radio subsystem SITREP ...... situation report SJA ......... Staff Judge Advocate SL .......... squad leader SMCT ........ soldier's manual of common tasks SNAP ........ size, nature, activity, protection SOI ......... signal operation instructions SOP ......... standing operating procedure SOSR ........ suppress, obscure, secure, reduce SP .......... start point SPC ......... specialist SPOTREP ..... spot report SSG ......... staff sergeant STABO ....... a system for extracting personnel by helicopter STP ......... soldier's training publication sqd ......... squad

tac ......... tactical TACSAT ...... tactical communications satellite TAI ......... target areas of interest TB .......... technical bulletin TDA ......... tables of distribution and allowances TEK ......... talk encryption key TF .......... task force TI .......... technical inspection TIRS ........ terrain indication recognition system TLP ......... troop-leading procedures TM .......... technical manual tm .......... team TOE ......... tables of organization and equipment TOT ......... time on target TOW ......... tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided TRP ......... target reference point TSOP ........ tactical standing operating procedure

UCMJ ........ Uniform Code of Military Justice US .......... United States USAF ........ United States Air Force USAIS ....... United States Army Infantry School USMC ........ United States Marine Corps USN ......... United States Navy

veh ......... vehicle vic ......... vicinity VRC ......... vehicular radio communications

WP .......... white phosphorus

XO .......... executive officer



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