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A2C2 Army airspace command and control

AA assembly area

AAA antiaircraft artillery

AAFAD all arms for air defense

AAFCE Allied Air Forces Central Europe

AAG army artillery group

AAR after-action review

ABC air battle captain

AC analysis console

ACA airspace coordination area

ACC air component commander

ACE armored combat earthmover

ACP Allied Communication Publication

ACR armored cavalry regiment

ACT air cavalry troop

AD armored division

ADA air defense artillery

ADCOORD air defense coordinator

ADW air defense warning

AF Air Force

AFAC airborne forward air controller

AFCENT Allied Forces Central Europe

AFSO aerial fire support officer

AFV armored fighting vehicle

AG adjutant general

AGOSOP Air-Ground Operations Standard Operating Procedure

AHB attack helicopter battalion

AI air interdiction

A/L administrative/logistics

ALO air liaison officer

AM amplitude modification

anal analysis (in illustration)

AO area of operation

AOE authorized organizational equipment

AP antipersonnel (mine)

APC armored personnel carrier

APERS antipersonnel (ammunition)

APFSDS armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot

APFSDS-T armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot-tracer

API armor-piercing incendiary

apprec appreciation

ARFOR area force

armd armored

ARNG Army National Guard

ARTEP Army Training and Evaluation Program

ASL authorized stockage list

aslt assault (in illustration)

ASOC air support operations center

ASP ammunition supply point

AT antitank

atchd attached

ATGM antitank guided missile

ATHS automatic target handoff system

atk attack

ATP ammunition transfer point

attn attention

AVLB armored vehicle launched bridge

avn aviation

AVUM aviation unit maintenance

AWOL absent without leave

AXP ambulance exchange point


BAI battlefield air interdiction

BAS battalion aid station

B-bag battle bag

BCC battery control central

BDA battle damage assessment

BDAR battle damage assessment and repair

bde brigade

BFV Bradley Fighting Vehicle

BHL battle handover line

BII basic issue items

BMNT beginning morning nautical twilight

BMO battalion maintenance officer

BMT battalion maintenance team

bn battalion

BP battle position

brg bridge (in illustration)

BSA brigade support area

btry battery


C2 command and control

C2 node command and control junction

C3 command, control, and communication

CA counterair

CAA combined arms Army

CAB combat aviation brigade

cal caliber

CAS close air support

CBR chemical, biological, radiological

cbt combat

CBU cluster bomb unit

cdr commander

CE chemical energy; communications-electronics

CEB clothing exchange and bath

CESO communications electronics signal officer

CEV combat engineer vehicle

CFA covering force area

CFL coordinated fire line

CFV cavalry fighting vehicle

CH cargo helicopter

chem chemical

CINC Commander in Chief

cl class (in illustration)

CLAMMS cleared lane mechanical marking system

CLOS closed line-of-sight

cm centimeter(s)

cmd command

cml chemical

CMT company maintenance team

co company

COA change of assignment; course of action

COLT combat observation lasing team

COMMZ communications zone

COMSEC communications security

con conduct

const construction (in illustration)

CONUS continental United States

COP command and observation post

COSCOM corps support command

co tm company team

CP checkpoint; command post

CPX command post exercise

CRP combat reconnaissance patrol

CRT cathode ray tube

CS combat support

CSM command sergeant major

CSR controlled supply rate

CSS combat service support

CTA common table of allowances

cu cubic


DA Department of the Army

DAG divisional artillery group

DAO division ammunition officer

db decibel(s)

DD Department of Defense

D-day deployment day

decon decontamination

DEW directed energy weapon

DISCOM division support command

div division

DIVARTY division artillery

DLIC detachment left in contact

DMD digital message device

DMMC division materiel management center

DNVT digital nonsecure voice terminal

DODAC Department of Defense Ammunition Code

DP decision point

DPICM dual-purpose improved conventional munition

DS direct support

DSA division support area

dsmt dismounted

DST decision support template

DSVT digital subscriber voice terminal

DTG date-time group

DTOC division tactical operations center

DX direct exchange

DZ drop zone


EA engagement area

EAC echelons above corps

EC electronic combat

ECM electronic countermeasures

EEFI essential elements of friendly information

EEI essential elements of information

EM enlisted member(s)

EMP electromagnetic pulse

engr engineer

EPW enemy prisoner(s) of war

eqt equivalent

equip equipment (in illustration)

est establish

ETAC enlisted terminal attack controller

EW electronic warfare

EXTAL extra time allowance


1SG first sergeant

FA field artillery

FAAO field artillery air observer

FAAR forward area alerting radar

FAC forward air controller

FARP forward arming refuel point

FASCAM family of scatterable mines

FAST freight automated system for traffic management

FAX facsimile

FDC fire direction center

FEBA forward edge of battle area

FED forward entry device

FFAR folding fin aircraft rocket

FIST fire support team

FIST-V fire support team vehicle

FKSM Fort Knox Supplemental Material

FLIR forward looking infrared

FLOT forward line of own troops

FM field manual; frequency modulation

fmn formation

FO forward observer

FOOGAS (petroleum-based expedient inflammable material)

FPF final protective fire

FPL final protective lines

FRAG-HE fragmentary high-explosive (ammunition)

FRAGO fragmentary order

FRG Federal Republic of Germany

FS fire support

FSB forward support battalion

FSCL fire support coordination line

FSCOORD fire support coordinator

FSE fire support element

FSO fire support officer

ft feet

fwd forward


G1 assistant chief of staff (personnel)

G2 assistant chief of staff (intelligence)

G3 assistant chief of staff (operations and plans)

G3-Air air operations and planning officer

G4 assistant chief of staff (logistics)

gal gallon

GBU guided bomb unit

GEMSS ground-emplaced mine scattering system

GLD ground laser designator

GMRD guard motorized rifle division

grp group

GS general support

GSR ground surveillance radar

GTD guard tank division

G/VLLD ground/vehicle laser locator designator


HD high drag

HE high-explosive

HE-APERS high-explosive antipersonnel (ammunition)

HEAT high-explosive antitank

HEAT-T high-explosive antitank-tracer

HEI high-explosive incendiary

hel helicopter

HEMTT heavy expanded mobile tactical truck

HEP-T high-explosive plastic tracer

HET heavy equipment transport

HF high frequency

HHC headquarters and headquarters company

HHT headquarters and headquarters troop

HIMAD high-to-medium-altitude air defense

HMMWV high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle

hq headquarters

hr hour(s)

HTO high technology observer

HUMINT human intelligence

hv heavy (in illustration)


I2 image intensification

IDS infrared discrimination system

IEW intelligence and electronic warfare

IEWSE intelligence and electronic warfare support element

IFF identification, friend or foe

IFFN identification, friend, foe, or neutral

IFV infantry fighting vehicle

illum illumination (in illustration)

immed immediately

inf infantry

INT intelligence

INTSUM intelligence summary

IP initial point

IPB intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IR infrared

ITB independent tank battalion

ITV improved TOW vehicle


JAAT joint air attack team

JSOTF joint (special operations) task force

JTF joint task force


KE kinetic energy

KIA killed in action

km kilometer(s)

kmih kilometers in the hour

kmph kilometer(s) per hour (as a unit of measure that indicates motion)

kph kilometer(s) per hour (as a unit of measure only)


LANTIRN low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night

lb pound

LBE load-bearing equipment

LC line of contact

LCC land component commander

LD line of departure; low drag

LD/LC line of departure is line of contact

ldr leader

LGB laser guided bomb

LO liaison officer

LOA light observation aircraft; limit of advance

LOC line(s) of communication

LOG logistics

LOGPAC logistics package

LOGSTAT logistics status

LP listening post

LP/OP listening post/observation post

LRP logistic release point

LSA logistic support area

LST laser spot trackers

LTD laser target designator

LZ landing zone


m meters

maint maintenance (in illustration)

MBA main battle area

MBT main battle tank

m/cm mobility/countermobility (in illustration)

MCO movement control officer

MCP maintenance collection point

MCS mobility, countermobility, and survivability

MCT movement control team

mech mechanized

med medical

medic(s) medical specialist; medical personnel

MEMO mission-essential maintenance only

METT-T mission, enemy, terrain (and weather), troops, and time available

MHE material-handling equipment

MI military intelligence

MICLIC mine clearing line charge

mih miles in the hour

min minutes

MLC main line of communication

MLRS multiple launched rocket system

mm millimeter(s)

MMS multimission ship

MOPP mission-oriented protection posture

mort mortar

MOS military occupational specialty

MOUT military operations on urbanized terrain

MP military police

mph miles per hour

MPP mobile pre-positioning

MPT mobile pay team

MR motorized rifle

MRB motorized rifle battalion

MRC motorized rifle company

MRD motorized rifle division

MRE meals, ready to eat

MRL multiple rocket launcher

MRP motorized rifle platoon

MRR motorized rifle regiment

MRS motorized rifle squad

MSB main support battalion

MSE mobile subscriber equipment

msg message

MSR main supply route

MST maintenance support team

MTF medical treatment facility

MTLR moving target locating radar

MTOE modification table of organization and equipment

MTP mission training plan

mtr mortar (in illustration)

MULE modular universal laser equipment


NAI named areas of interest

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC nuclear, biological, chemical

NBCWRS NBC warning and reporting system

NCO noncommissioned officer

NCOIC noncommissioned officer in charge

NCS net control station

NGLO naval gunfire liaison officer

NLT not later than

NOD night observation device

NVD night-vision device

NZO (standing barrier fire; Soviet terminology)


O officer(s)

obj objective

OCOKA observation and fields of fire, cover and concealment, obstacles, key terrain, avenues of approach (considerations in evaluating terrain as part of METT-T)

OI operations and intelligence

OIC officer in charge

OIR other intelligence requirements

OMG operational maneuver group

OP observation post

OPCON operational control

OPLAN operation plan

Opns operations (in illustration)

OPORD operation order

OPS operations

OPSEC operations security

ORP objective rally point


P&A personnel and administration

PA physicians assistant

PAC Personnel and Administrative Center

PADS position and azimuth determining system

PCI precombat inspection

PDS personnel daily summary

PEMA procurement of equipment and munition appropriations

PERINTREP periodic intelligence report

pers personnel

PEWS platoon early warning system

Ph probability of hit

Pi probability of incapacitation

PIR priority intelligence requirements

Pk probability of kill

PL phase line

PLL prescribed load list

plt platoon

POL petroleum oils, and lubricants

pos position (in illustration)

PMCS preventive maintenance checks and services

POMCUS prepositioning of materiel configured to unit sets

PP passage point

PRF pulse repetition frequency

PRI TGT priority target

PSG platoon sergeant

PSNCO personnel services noncommissioned officer

PSO personnel services officer

PSS personnel service support

PST pass time

PSYOP psychological operations

pty party

PW prisoner of war

PWP plasticized white phosphorus

PWRS pre-positioned war reserve stock

PX post exchange

PZ pickup zone

PZO (rolling barrier fire)


QSS quick supply store

qtr quarter


R&S reconnaissance and surveillance

RAG regimental artillery group

RAOC rear area operations center

RAP rocket-assisted projectile

RATELO radiotelephone operator

RATT radio teletypewriter

recon reconnaissance

REG repair and evacuation group

regt regiment

REMS remotely employed sensor

RETRANS relay station; retransmit

RFL restrictive fire line


RP release point

RPG rocket-propelled grenade

RSR required supply rate

RT right; route

rte route

RTO radiotelephone operator

rwd rearward

RX repairable exchange


2IC second in command

S&S supply and service

S1 adjutant

S2 intelligence officer

S3 operations and training officer

S3-Air assistant battalion S3 (air operations)

S4 supply officer

SACLOS semiautomatic command line-of-sight

SAFAD small arms for air defense

SALT supporting arms liaison team

SALT Air supporting arms liaison team S3 (air operations)

SAM surface-to-air missile

SAW squad automatic weapon

sct scout

SEAD suppression of enemy air defense

sec section

SEE small emplacement excavators

SGM sergeant major

SHORAD short-range air defense

SICPS standard integrated command post system

SIT situation

SITREP situation report

SME subject matter expert

SO signal officer

SOCCE special operations command and control element

SOF special operation forces

SOI signal operation instructions

SOP standing operating procedure

SOSR suppress, obscure, secure, reduce

SP start point; self-propelled (in illustration)

SPG self-propelled grenade

spt support

sqd squad

sqdn squadron

sq km square kilometer(s)

SR special reconnaissance

ST special text

STANAG Standardization Agreement

Stgr Stinger

svc service (in illustration)

svcs services (in illustration)


TAACOM Theater Army Air Defense Command

TAC-A tactical air coordinator-airborne

TACAIR tactical air

TAC CP tactical command post

TACCS Tactical Army Combat Service Support (CSS) Computer System

TACFIRE tactical fire direction system

TACP tactical air control party

TAI target areas of interest

TAMMS The Army Maintenance Management System

TAR tactical air reconnaissance

TC tank commander

TCF tactical combat force

TCP tactical computer processor

TCT tactical computer terminal

TD tank division

TDIS time-distance

TEWT tactical exercise without troops

TF task force

tgt target

TIRS terrain index reference system

tk tank

tm team(s)

tns trains

TOC tactical operations center

TOE table(s) of organization and equipment

TOT time on target

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

TPU tank and pump unit

TR tank regiment

trig trigger (in illustration)

TRP target reference point

TSC training support center

TSOP tactical SOP

TV television


UAV unmanned aerial vehicle

UH utility helicopter

UHF ultra high frequency

UMCP unit maintenance collection point

UMT unit maintenance team: unit ministry team

US United States (of America)

USAF United States Air Force

USAREUR United States Army Europe


VEESS vehicle engine exhaust smoke system

VFMED variable format message entry device

VHF very high frequency

VINSON (type of encryption device)

vis visual

vpkm vehicle per kilometer

VTR vehicle/tank retriever


WCS weapons control status

WESS weapons effect signature simulator

WIA wounded in action

WO warning order; warrant officer

WP white phosphorus

wpns weapons (in illustration)

WP-T white phosphorous tracer

WSM weapon system manager

WSRO weapon systems replacement operations


XO executive officer

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