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Military

Glossary

Acronyms, Abbreviations

A

ACC area control center

ADA air defense artillery

AI air interdiction

AO area of operations

B

bde brigade

BDF base defense force

bn battalion

BSA brigade support area

C

C3CM Command, Control, Communications countermeasures

CA civil affairs

CAS close air support

cdr commander

CEOI communications-electronics operation instructions

CEWI combat electronic warfare intelligence

co company

COIN counterinsurgency

COMINT communications intercept

COMSEC communications security

CP command post

CS chemical gas

D

DCA defensive counter air

div division

DS direct support

E

EC electronic combat

ELINT electronic intelligence

EW electronic warfare

F

FA field artillery

FAC forward air controller

FDC fire direction center

FID foreign internal defense

FIST fire support team

FM frequency modulation (radio)

FMS foreign military sales

FPF final protective fire

FSO fire support officer

G

GS general support

H

HAHO high altitude, high opening

HALO high altitude, low opening

HC chemical smoke

HHC headquarters and headquarters company

HQ headquarters

HUMINT human intelligence

I

IDAD internal defense and development

IMINT imagery intelligence

indiv individual

info information

L

ldr leader

LOC lines of communication

log logistics

LP listening post

LRSU long-range surveillance unit

LUP linkup point

M

MAP military assistance program

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

MI military intelligence

N

NBC nuclear, biological, chemical

O

obj objective

OCA offensive counter air

OCOKA Observation and fields of fire, Concealment and cover, Obstacles, Key terrain, Avenues of approach and escape

OP observation post

op operation

OPSEC operations security

ORP objective rally point

OSB operational support base

P

pers personnel

plt platoon

POL petroleum, oils, lubricants

P&RC population and resources control

PSG platoon sergeant

PSYOP psychological operations

PW prisoners of war

R

RCA riot control agent

recon reconnaissance

RON remain overnight

R&S reconnaissance and/or surveillance

RSTA reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition

S

SAO security assistance organization

SEAD suppression of enemy air defense

SIGINT signal intelligence

S1 adjutant

SOP standing operating procedure

SP start point

sqd squad

STANO surveillance, target acquisition, and night observation

T

TACFIRE tactical fire direction system

tm team

TOC tactical operations center

TOE table(s) of organization and equipment

TOW Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided missile

U

US United States

USAF United States Air Force

W

WP white phosphorus

X

XO executive officer



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