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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Glossary

This glossary provides readers a fast explanation of shortened word forms and terms used in this field manual.

A
AAR--after-action review.
ACR--armored cavalry regiment.
AGCF--air ground correlation factor.
ASG-1--radiac meter found on the M93 Fox.
ASG--area support group.
ADA--Air Defense Artillery.
ATGM--antitank guided missile.
AWS--Air Weather Service.

B
battle focus--
the process of deriving peacetime training requirements from wartime missions.
BDU--battledress uniform.
BSA--brigade support area.
BSK--bacteriological sampling kit.

C
C--Celsius.
CAB--combat aviation brigade.
CAM--chemical agent monitor.
CB--chemical/biological.
CBDA--Chemical Biological Defense Agency.
CBATEB--chemical/biological agent technical evaluation board.
CBS--chemical/biological sampling
CBSCE--chemical/biological sampling control element.
CBSCC--chemical/biological sampling control center.
CBSU--chemical/biological sampling unit.
CBW--chemical/biological warfare.
CHEMWARN--friendly chemical strike warning.
combat readiness--
the ability of a unit to perform in combat, it considers the status of personnel, equipment, and training.

COMMZ--communications zone.
COMSEC--communications security.
CONUS--continental United States.
COS--Chemical Operation Specialist.
COSCOM--corps support command.
CP--command post.
CS--combat support.
CSS--combat service support.
CW--chemical warfare.

D
decon--decontamination.
DF--direction finding.
DISCOM--division support command.
DS--direct support.
DSA--division support area.
DTG--date time group.

E
ECCM--electronic counter-countermeasures.
EDM--effective downwind message.
EEI--essential elements of information.
EOD--Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
EPW--enemy prisoners of war.
EW--electronic warfare.

F
F--Fahrenheit.
FEBA--forward edge of the battle area.
FLOT--forward line of own troops.
FM--frequency modulated.
FMIB--Foreign Material Intelligence Battalion.
Fox--M93 NBC Reconnaissance System.
FRAGO--fragmentary order.
FPF--final protective fires.
FPL--final protective line.
FSCOORD--Fire Support Coordinator.
FSE--Fire Support Element.

G
G1--Assistant Chief of Staff, G1 (Personnel).
G2--Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence).
G3--Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans).
G4--Assistant Chief of Staff, G4 (Logistics).
GN--grid north.
GPS--global positioning system.
GS--general support.
GZ--ground zero.

H
HE--high explosive.
HMMWV--high-mobility, multipurpose, wheeled vehicle.
HNS--host nation support.

I
IAW--in accordance with.
ICD--imitative communications deception.
IED--imitative electronic deception.
IPB--intelligence preparation of the battlefield.
IR--information requirement.

J
job--
the duties and tasks performed by a single worker.

L
LACR--light armored cavalry regiment.
LD--line of departure.
LOA--limit of advance.
loran--long-range aid to navigation

M
MACOM--major Army command.
MBA--main battle area.
MCC--movement control center.
METT-T--mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time.
MIJI--meaconing, intrusion, jamming, and interference.
MM1--mobile mass spectrometer-found on the M93 Fox.
MOPP--mission-oriented protective posture.
MORTREP--mortar report.
MRL--multiple-rocket launcher.
MSR--main supply route.

N
NAI--named area of interest.
NATO--North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
NBC--nuclear, biological, and chemical.
NBCC--nuclear, biological, and chemical center.
NBCE--nuclear, biological, and chemical element.
NBCRS--nuclear, biological, and chemical reconnaissance system.
NBCWRS--nuclear, biological, and chemical warning and reporting system.
NCS--net control station.
NSA--National Security Agency.

O
O&I--operations and intelligence.
OEG--operational exposure guidance.
OP--observation post.
OPCON--operational control.
OPFOR--opposing forces.
OPORD--operation order.
opposing forces--
organized forces created from US Army units to portray he doctrine, tactics, and configuration of a potential adversary armed force during US armed forces training.

OPSEC--operations security.

P
PIR--priority intelligence requirement.
PL--phase line.
PLL--prescribed load list.
PMCS--preventive maintenance checks and services.
POL--petroleum, oils, and lubricants.
PSG--platoon sergeant.

R
REC--radio-electronic combat.
recon--reconnaissance.
RES--radiation exposure status.
RP--release point.
RTOC--rear tactical operations center.
R&S--reconnaissance and surveillance.

S
SFG--special forces group.
SHELREP--shell report.
SITREP--situation report.
SM--soldier's manual.
SOF--special operations forces.
SOI--signal operation instructions (replaces the term "CEOI").
SOP--standing operating procedures.
SP--start point.
SPETSNAZ--Soviet special forces.
SSM--surface-to-surface missile,
STANAG NATO--Military Standardization Agreement.
STRIKWARN--friendly nuclear strike warning.

T
TA--theater army.
TAACOM--Theater Army Area Command.
TAC CP--tactical command post.
TAML--Theater Army Medical Laboratory.
TC--track commander.
TEU--Technical Escort Unit.
TIRS--terrain index referencing system.
TL--team leader.
TOC--tactical operations center.
TOE--Table of Organization and Equipment.
TM--technical manual.

U
UW--unconventional warfare.
US--United States.
USAMRIID--US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Disease.

V
VEESS--vehicle engine exhaust smoke system.

W
WIA--wounded in action.



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