DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms: Shortened Word Forms

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Source: https://www.jcs.mil/Portals/36/Documents/Doctrine/pubs/dictionary.pdf (retrieved 2021-02-22)
Full title: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms: Shortened Word Forms (Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initialisms) 

Abbreviation Meaning
18 AF Eighteenth Air Force
1MC general announcing system
1NCD 1st Naval Construction Division
2-D two-dimensional
2E Role 2 enhanced
2LM Role 2 light maneuver
2X counterintelligence and human intelligence staff element
3-D three-dimensional
618 AOC (TACC) 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center)
A/C aircraft
A/DACG arrival/departure airfield control group
A1 director of manpower, personnel, and services (USAF)
A2 antiaccess
A-2 intelligence staff officer (USAF)
A-3 operations directorate (COMAFFOR staff); operations staff officer (USAF)
A4 director of logistics, engineering, and force protection (USAF)
A-5 plans directorate (COMAFFOR staff)
A-6 communications staff officer (USAF)
AA assessment agent; avenue of approach
AA&E arms, ammunition, and explosives
AAA antiaircraft artillery
AAC activity address code
AACG arrival airfield control group
AADC area air defense commander
AADP area air defense plan
AAFES Army and Air Force Exchange Service
AAFS amphibious assault fuel system
AAG aeronautical assignment group
AAGS Army air-ground system
AAM air-to-air missile
AAMDC Army air and missile defense command
AAP Allied administrative publication
AAR after action report; after action review; air-to-air refueling area
AATCC amphibious air traffic control center
AAV amphibious assault vehicle
AB air base
ABCANZ American, British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand
ABCT armored brigade combat team
ABFC advanced base functional component
ABFDS aerial bulk fuel delivery system
ABI activity-based intelligence
ABLTS amphibious bulk liquid transfer system
ABP air battle plan
AC Active Component
ACA airspace control authority; airspace coordination area
ACAMS Army Container Asset Management System
ACC air component commander; area coordination center
ACCE air component coordination element
ACD automated cargo documentation
ACE aviation combat element (USMC)
ACEOI automated communications-electronics operating instructions
ACL allowable cabin load
ACM airspace coordinating measure
ACO administrative contracting officer; airspace control order
ACOS assistant chief of staff
ACP airspace control plan; Allied communications publication
ACS airspace control system
ACSA acquisition and cross-servicing agreement
ACT advance civilian team
ACU assault craft unit
AD air defense; area denial
ADA air defense artillery; Antideficiency Act
ADAFCO air defense artillery fire control officer
ADAM air defense airspace management
ADAM/BAE air defense airspace management/brigade aviation element
ADC area damage control
ADCON administrative control
ADCS air defense coordination section
ADM air defense measure
ADOS active duty for operational support
ADP Army doctrine publication; automated data processing
ADR airfield damage repair
ADRP Army doctrine reference publication
ADS air defense sector; authoritative data source
ADUSD(TP) Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Transportation Policy
ADVON advanced echelon
ADWC air defense warning condition
ADZ amphibious defense zone
AE aeromedical evacuation; assault echelon
AECA Arms Export Control Act
AECT aeromedical evacuation control team
AEF air expeditionary force
AELT aeromedical evacuation liaison team
AEODP allied explosive ordnance disposal publication
AEODPS Automated Explosive Ordnance Disposal Publication System
AEOT aeromedical evacuation operations team
AESC aeromedical evacuation support cell
AETF air expeditionary task force
AF Air Force; Air Force (form); amphibious force
AF/A2 Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
AFATDS Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
AFB Air Force base
AFCAP Air Force Contract Augmentation Program
AFCEC Air Force Civil Engineer Center
AFDA Air Force doctrine annex
AFDD Air Force doctrine document
AFE Armed Forces Entertainment
AFFOR Air Force forces
AFH Air Force handbook
AFHSB Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (DHA)
AFI Air Force instruction
AFIC Five Eyes Air Force Interoperability Council
AFJI Air Force joint instruction
AFLE Air Force liaison element
AFMAN Air Force manual
AFME Armed Forces Medical Examiner
AFMES Armed Forces Medical Examiner System
AFMS Air Force Medical Service
AFNORTH Air Force North
AFNWC Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
AFOE assault follow-on echelon
AFOSI Air Force Office of Special Investigations
AFOSIMAN Air Force Office of Special Investigations manual
AFPD Air Force policy directive
AFRC Air Force Reserve Command
AFRCC Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
AFRRI Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
AFRTS American Forces Radio and Television Service
AFSB afloat forward staging base; Army field support brigade
AFSMO Air Force Spectrum Management Office
AFSOAE Air Force special operations air element
AFSOC Air Force Special Operations Command
AFSOF Air Force special operations forces
AFSPC Air Force Space Command
AFTRANS Air Forces Transportation
AFTTP Air Force tactics, techniques, and procedures
AFTTP(I) Air Force tactics, techniques, and procedures (instruction)
AGILE Advanced Global Intelligence Learning Environment
AGL above ground level
AGO Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation
AGS authorized government support; aviation ground support
AGT Automated Global Force Management Tool
AH attack helicopter
AHA alert holding area
AHD antihandling device
AI acquisition instruction; air interdiction
AIDPMO Army Intermodal and Distribution Platform Management Office
AIP aeronautical information publication
AIRCOR air corridor
AIRSUPREQ air support request
AIS automated information system
AIT automatic identification technology
AJA annual joint assessment
AJBPO area joint blood program office
AJD Allied joint doctrine
AJODWG Allied Joint Operations Doctrine Working Group
AJP Allied joint publication
AKRCC Alaska Rescue Coordination Center
ALARA as low as reasonably achievable
ALCF airlift control flight
ALCOM United States Alaskan Command
ALCT airlift control team
ALD available-to-load date
ALEP amphibious lift enhancement program
ALERTORD alert order
ALLOREQ allocation request
ALO air liaison officer
ALOC air line of communications
ALSA Air Land Sea Application (Center)
ALT acquisition, logistics, and technology
ALTRV altitude reservation
AM amplitude modulation
AMC airborne mission coordinator; Air Mobility Command
AMC/SGXM Air Mobility Command/Command Surgeon’s Office
AMCC allied movement coordination center
AMCM airborne mine countermeasures
AMCT air mobility control team
AMD air and missile defense; air mobility division
AMDC air and missile defense commander
AMedP Allied medical publication
Americas’ Security Affairs)
AMETL agency mission-essential task list
AMLO air mobility liaison officer
AMOC Air and Marine Operations Center (DHS)
AMOG air mobility operations group
AMOS air mobility operations squadron
AMOW air mobility operations wing
AMP analysis of mobility platform
AMP-PAT analysis of mobility platform suite of port analysis tools
AMPS Automated Mail Postal System
AMS air mobility squadron
AMS-TAC Automated Manifesting System-Tactical
AMT aerial mail terminal
amu atomic mass unit
AMX air mobility express
AN/VRC Army Navy vehicle radio communications
ANG Air National Guard
ANGLICO air-naval gunfire liaison company
ANR Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ANW2 Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform
AO action officer; air officer; area of operations
AOA amphibious objective area
AOC air operations center
AOD air operations directive
AODB air operations database
AOF azimuth of fire
AOG Army Operations Group
AOI area of interest
AOR area of responsibility
AOS aircraft on station
AOTR aviation operational threat response
AP antipersonnel
APAN All Partners Access Network
APE airfield pavement evaluation
APEX Adaptive Planning and Execution
APF afloat pre-positioning force
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)
APL antipersonnel land mine
APO Army post office
APOD aerial port of debarkation
APOE aerial port of embarkation
APS Army pre-positioned stocks
APS-3 Army pre-positioned stocks-3
APTD aircraft attack position target designation
AR air refueling; Army regulation
ARC air Reserve Components; American Red Cross
ARCENT United States Army Central Command
ARCT air refueling control team
ARDEC United States Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center
ARFOR Army forces
ARG amphibious ready group
ARM air reference measure
ARNG Army National Guard
ARS acute radiation syndrome
ARSOAD Army special operations aviation detachment
ARSOF Army special operations forces
ARSST Army space support team
ASAT antisatellite
ASBP Armed Services Blood Program
ASBPO Armed Services Blood Program Office
ASC Army Sustainment Command
ASCC Army Service component command; Army Service component commander
ASCOPE areas, structures, capabilities, organizations, people, and events
ASCS air support control section
ASD(GSA) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs
ASD(HA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)
ASD(HD&ASA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Homeland Defense and
ASD(HD&GS) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland
ASD(NII) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)
ASD(OEPP) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
ASD(RA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs)
ASD(S) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment
ASD(SO/LIC&IC) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities
ASD(SO/LIC) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low- Intensity Conflict
ASG Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence
ASIC Air and Space Interoperability Council
ASLT air support liaison team; assault support landing table
ASM air-to-surface missile; Army Spectrum Manager
ASMO Army Spectrum Management Office
ASOC air support operations center
ASOG air support operations group
ASOS air support operations squadron
ASP Allied spectrum publication
ASPR Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (DHHS)
ASW antisubmarine warfare
ASWC antisubmarine warfare commander
AT antiterrorism
ATACMS Army Tactical Missile System
ATC air traffic control
ATCM air traffic control measure
ATCS air traffic control section
ATF amphibious task force; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (DOJ)
ATI asset target interaction
ATO air tasking order; antiterrorism officer
ATOC air terminal operations center
ATP Allied tactical publication; Army techniques publication
ATSD(PA) Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (DHHS)
ATTP Army tactics, techniques, and procedures
AU African Union
AUF airborne use of force
AUSCANNZUKUS Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States
AV asset visibility
AVC Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance (DOS)
AVL anti-vehicle land mine
AVS asset validation system
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System
AWG Asymmetric Warfare Group (USA)
AWNIS Allied Worldwide Navigational Information System
AXO abandoned explosive ordnance
B
BAE brigade aviation element
BAH basic allowance for housing
BALS berthing and loading schedule
BAS basic allowance for subsistence
bbl barrel (42 US gallons)
BCC battle control center
BCD battlefield coordination detachment (USA)
BCG beach control group
BCL battlefield coordination line
BCOC base cluster operations center
BCT brigade combat team
BD barge derrick
BDA battle damage assessment
BDAREP battle damage assessment report
BDE brigade
BDOC base defense operations center
BDS BeiDou Navigation Satellite System
BEAR base expeditionary airfield resources (USAF); basic expeditionary airfield resources
BEB brigade engineer battalion
BEI biometrics-enabled intelligence
BEST border enforcement security task force
BEWL biometric-enabled watchlist
BI battlefield illumination; battle injury
BIA behavioral influences analysis
BICES battlefield information collection and exploitation system (NATO)
BIFS Border Intelligence Fusion Section (DHS)
BIS Bureau of Industry and Security (DOC)
BLCP beach lighterage control point
BLOS beyond line-of-sight
BLT battalion landing team
BM ballistic missile; beach module
BMD ballistic missile defense
BMET biomedical electronics technician
BMU beachmaster unit
BN battalion
BOC bomb on coordinate
BOG beach operations group
BOS base operating support
BOS-I base operating support-integrator
BOT bomb on target
BP battle position
BPA blanket purchase agreement
BPC building partnership capacity
BPG beach party group
BPLAN base plan
BPT beach party team
BSA beach support area
BSB brigade support battalion
BSC behavioral science consultant
BSI base support installation
BSZ base security zone
BT bathythermograph
BTC blood transshipment center
BTU beach termination unit
BTWC Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
BVR beyond visual range
BZ buffer zone
C
C Celsius
C2 command and control
C2CRE command and control chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response element
C-2X coalition Intelligence Directorate counterintelligence and human intelligence staff element
CA civil affairs; combat assessment; coordinating altitude; credibility assessment
CAA combat aviation advisor; command arrangement agreement
CAAF contractors authorized to accompany the force
CAB commander’s assessment board
CAC common access card
CACOM civil affairs command
CAD Canadian air division
CAF combat air forces; Conflict Assessment Framework (USAID)
CAG civil affairs group
CAGO contractor-acquired, government-owned
CAIS civil authority information support
CAL critical asset list
CALICS communication, authentication, location, intentions, condition, and situation
CAMOC Caribbean Air and Marine Operations Center
CAMPS Consolidated Air Mobility Planning System
CANR Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command Region
CANUS Canada-United States
CAO civil affairs operations;
CAP Civil Air Patrol; civil assistance plan; civil augmentation program; combat air patrol
CAPM credibility assessment program manager
CAPT civil affairs planning team
CARVER criticality, accessibility, recuperability, vulnerability, effect, and recognizability
CAS close air support
CASEVAC casualty evacuation
CAT category; civil affairs team; crisis action team
CATF commander, amphibious task force
CBCP Customs and Border Clearance Program (DOD)
CBEC Contingency Basing Executive Council
CBG coalition building guide
CBIRF Chemical-Biological Incident Response Force
CBMU construction battalion maintenance unit
CBP capabilities-based planning; Customs and Border Protection (DHS)
CBR chemical, biological, and radiological
CBRN chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear
CBRNE chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives (USA/NGB/USCG)
CbT combating terrorism
CC component commander; critical capability
CCA Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-controlled activity; contract construction agent; country container authority
CCAS contingency contract administration services
CCATT critical care air transport team
CCC coalition coordination center
CCD camouflage, concealment, and deception
CCDB consolidated counterdrug database
CCDR combatant commander
CCEB Combined Communications-Electronics Board
CCG combat communications group
CCICA command counterintelligence coordinating authority
CCIF Combatant Commander Initiative Fund
CCIR commander’s critical information requirement
CCLI commerce control list item
CCMD combatant command
CCMF Cyber Combat Mission Force
CCO central control officer; container control officer
CCORB commander’s contract oversight review board
CCP combatant command campaign plan; consolidation and containerization point
CCS commander’s communication synchronization; core capability set
CCW 1980 United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons
CD counterdrug; customer direct
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS)
CDE collateral damage estimation
CDI cargo disposition instructions
CDIO collateral duty intelligence officer
CDIPO counterdrug intelligence preparation for operations
CDM collateral damage methodology
CDO commander, detainee operations
CDRAFNORTH Commander, Air Force North
CDRJSOTF commander, joint special operations task force
CDRNORAD Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command
CDRSOJTF commander, special operations joint task force
CE circular error; command element (USMC)
C-E communications-electronics
CEB combat engineer battalion
CEHC Counter Explosive Hazards Center (USA)
CEMA cyberspace electromagnetic activities (USA)
CEMIRT civil engineer maintenance, inspection, and repair team
Center
CENTRIXS Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System
CEP Chairman’s Exercise Program
CERFP chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives enhanced response force package
CERP Commanders’ Emergency Response Program
CERT contingency
CEW civilian expeditionary workforce
CEWCC combined electronic warfare coordination cell
CEXC combined explosives exploitation cell
CF carrier-furnished; causeway ferry; conventional forces
CFA critical factors analysis
CFB Canadian forces base
CFE-DM Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (USINDOPACOM)
CFL coordinated fire line
CFLCC coalition forces land component commander
CFPM causeway ferry power module
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFSCC Combined Forces Space Component Command (USSPACECOM)
CFST coalition forces support team
CG Coast Guard; commanding general
CG-652 Coast Guard Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Policy Division
CGCIS Coast Guard Counterintelligence Service
CGDEFOR Coast Guard defense force
CGICC Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center
CGIS United States Coast Guard Investigative Service
CGTTP Coast Guard tactics, techniques, and procedures
CHCSS Chief, Central Security Service
CHD counterintelligence and human intelligence detachment
CHE cargo-handling equipment; container handling equipment
CI counterintelligence
CI/KR critical infrastructure and key resources
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIB Common Interactive Broadcast; controlled image base
CICA counterintelligence coordinating authority
CICR counterintelligence collection requirement
CID combat identification
CIE collaborative information environment; cultural intelligence element
CIEA classification, identification, and engagement area
C-IED counter-improvised explosive device
C-IEDTF counter-improvised explosive device task force
CIL critical information list
CIM civil information management
CIMIC civil-military cooperation
CIO chief information officer
CIOC counterintelligence operations cell
CIOTA counterintelligence operational tasking authority
CIP critical infrastructure protection
CIRT Collaborative Issue Resolution Tool
CISAR catastrophic incident search and rescue
CITE computer intrusion technical exploitation
CITP counter-improvised explosive device targeting program
CIVMAR civil service mariner
CJ-4 combined-joint logistic office
CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
CJCSI Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff instruction
CJCSM Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff manual
CJE component joint data networks operations officer equivalent
CJEODC combined joint explosive ordnance disposal cell
CJFC combined joint force commander
CJLOTS combined joint logistics over-the-shore
CJOC Canadian Joint Operations Command
CJSART Criminal Justice Sector Assessment Rating Tool
CJSMPT Coalition Joint Spectrum Management Planning Tool
CJSOTF combined joint special operations task force
CJTF combined joint task force (NATO); commander, joint task force
C-JWICS Containerized Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System
CL contingency location; coordination level
CLA critical logistics asset; landing craft, air cushion launch area
CLB combat logistics battalion
CLF combat logistics force; commander, landing force
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988
CLIP Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program
CLML contingency location master list
CLPSB combatant commander logistics procurement support board
CLR combat logistics regiment
CLS contractor logistics support
CLZ landing craft, air cushion landing zone
CM combination module; cruise missile
cm centimeter(s)
CMA collection management authority
CMAA cooperative military airlift agreement
CMC Commandant of the Marine Corps; Office of Civilian- Military Cooperation (USAID)
CMCB civil-military coordination board
CMCC combined movement coordination center
CMDO command military deception officer
CME civil-military engagement
CMF Cyber Mission Force
CMM Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (USAID)
CMO civil-military operations
CMOC civil-military operations center
CMOS cargo movement operations system; Cargo Movement Operations System (USAF)
CMP contractor management plan
CMPF commander, maritime pre-positioning force
CMSE civil-military support element
CMST consequence management support team
CMT combat mission team
CNBG commander, naval beach group
CNGB Chief, National Guard Bureau
CNGBI Chief, National Guard Bureau instruction
CNMF Cyber National Mission Force
CNMF-HQ Cyber National Mission Force-Headquarters
CNMI Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
CNO Chief of Naval Operations
CNR combat net radio
CO cyberspace operations
COA course of action
COB contingency operating base
COC combat operations center
CoC Code of Conduct
COCO contractor-owned, contractor-operated
COCOM combatant command (command authority)
COD combat operations division
COE concept of employment
COF conduct of fire
COG center of gravity; continuity of government
COI community of interest
COIC Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Operations/ Intelligence Integration Center (JIEDDO)
COIN counterinsurgency
CO-IPE cyberspace operations-integrated planning element
COLDS cargo offload and discharge system
COLISEUM community on-line intelligence system for end-users and managers
COLPRO collective protection
COLS concept of logistics support
COM chief of mission; collection operations management
COMAFFOR commander, Air Force forces
COMAFSOAC commander, Air Force special operations air component
COMALOC commercial air line of communications
COMARFOR commander, Army forces
COMCAM combat camera
COMDTINST Commandant instruction (USCG) COMFLTCYBERCOM
Command
COMMARFOR commander, Marine Corps forces
COMNAVFOR commander, Navy forces
COMNET communications network
COMPACAF Commander, Pacific Air Forces
COMPASS Computerized Movement Planning and Status System
COMSC Commander, Military Sealift Command
COMSCINST Commander, Military Sealift Command instruction
COMSEC communications security
COMSUBLANT Commander Submarine Force, United States Atlantic Fleet COMSUBPAC
COMUSPACFLT Commander, United States Pacific Fleet
CONOPS concept of operations
CONPLAN concept plan; operation plan in concept format
CONR continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region
controlled asset operation
CONUS continental United States
COOP continuity of operations
COP common operational picture
COR contracting officer’s representative
CORIVRON coastal riverine squadron
COS chief of staff
COSC combat and operational stress control
COTP captain of the port
COTS commercial off-the-shelf
CP command post; contact point
CPA campaign plan assessment
CPD combat plans division
CPF Cyber Protection Force
CPG Contingency Planning Guidance
CPO chief petty officer
CPT cyberspace protection team
CR civil reconnaissance; critical requirement
CRA continuing resolution authority; coordinating review authority
CRAF Civil Reserve Air Fleet
C-RAM counter-rocket, artillery, mortar
CRC coastal riverine company; control and reporting center; crisis reaction center
CRE contingency response element
CREstT Casualty Rate Estimation Tool
CREW counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device electronic warfare
CRF coastal riverine force; contingency response force
CRG contingency response group
CRM collection requirements management; comment resolution matrix
CRMx collection requirements matrix
CRSP centralized receiving and shipping point
CRT chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives response team; contingency response team
CRTS casualty receiving and treatment ship
CRW contingency response wing
CS combat support
CS&C Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (DHS)
CSA combat support agency
CSAR combat search and rescue
CSC convoy support center
CSCS country-specific security cooperation section
CSE contingency support element
CSEL command senior enlisted leader
CSG carrier strike group; cryptologic services group
CSL cooperative security location
CSNP causeway section, nonpowered
CSO Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (DOS)
CSP campaign support plan; career sea pay
CSPOC Combined Space Operations Center (USSPACECOM)
CSS Central Security Service (NSA); combat service support
CSSA combat service support area
CSSAMO combat service support automation management office
CSSB combat sustainment support battalion
CSSP cybersecurity service provider
CST combat support team
CSTO combined space tasking order
CSW coordinate seeking weapons
CT computed tomography; counterterrorism
CTBT Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
CTF commander, task force; counter threat finance
CTF IAMD commander, task force integrated air and missile defense
CTFP Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program
CTIP combating trafficking in persons
CTITF Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (UN)
CTL candidate target list
CTN countering threat networks
CTP common tactical picture
CTR cooperative threat reduction
CTS commodity tracking system; Contingency Tracking System; controlled technical services
CTU commander, task unit
C-UAS counter-unmanned aircraft system
CUI controlled unclassified information
CUL common-user logistics
CULT common-user land transportation
CV critical vulnerability
CVE countering violent extremism
CVS commercial vendor services
CVT criticality-vulnerability-threat
CVW carrier air wing
CW chemical warfare; continuous wave
CWA chemical warfare agent
CWC Chemical Weapons Convention; composite warfare commander
CWG counterdeception working group
CWMD countering weapons of mass destruction
CWP causeway pier
CWT customer wait time
CZTE combat zone tax exclusion
D
D&F determinations and findings
D&M detection and monitoring
D/CIA Director, Central Intelligence Agency
D/T/ID detect/track/identify
D3A decide, detect, deliver, and assess
DA Department of the Army; direct action; double agent
DAADC deputy area air defense commander
DACAS digitally aided close air support
DACO directive authority for cyberspace operations
DAF Department of the Air Force
DAFL directive authority for logistics
DAL defended asset list
DALIS Disaster Assistance Logistics Information System
DAO defense attaché office
DART disaster assistance response team
DASC direct air support center
DASD(CN&GT) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats
DASD(Log) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics)
DASD(SO/CT) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism
DATT defense attaché
DAWIA Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
DBIDS Defense Biometric Identification System
DBSMC Defense Business Systems Management Committee
DC Deputies Committee; directed communication; dislocated civilian
DC3 Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center
DCA defense cooperation agreement; defensive counterair
DCAA Defense Contract Audit Agency
DCAPES Deliberate and Crisis Action Planning and Execution Segments
DCCC Defense Collection Coordination Center (DIA)
DCE defense coordinating element
DCGS distributed common ground/surface system
DCGS-A distributed common ground system-Army
DCGS-MC distributed common ground/surface system Marine Corps
DCHA Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (USAID)
DCHC Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center
DCI defense critical infrastructure
DCID Director of Central Intelligence directive
DCIP Defense Critical Infrastructure Program
DCISE Defense Industrial Base Collaborative Information Sharing Environment
DCJTF deputy commander, joint task force
DCM defense collection manager; deputy chief of mission; directed communication model
DCMA Defense Contract Management Agency
DCME Defense Collection Management Enterprise
DCO defense coordinating officer; defensive cyberspace operations
DCO-IDM defensive cyberspace operations-internal defensive measures
DCO-RA defensive cyberspace operations-response actions
DCP data collection plan; detainee collection point
DCR doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy change recommendation
DCRF defense chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response force
DCS Defense Collaboration Services
DCTC Defense Combating Terrorism Center (DIA)
DD Department of Defense (form)
DDA deputy development advisor
DDE Defense Logistics Agency distribution expeditionary
DDM Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Mapping
DDOC Deployment and Distribution Operations Center (USTRANSCOM)
DDR disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration
DDS Deployable Disbursing System
DDSBn deployment and distribution support battalion
DDSM Defense Distinguished Service Medal
DDST deployment and distribution support team
DDXX Defense Logistics Agency distribution expeditionary
DE decedent effects; directed energy
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration (DOJ)
DEERS Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
DEPORD deployment order
DepSecDef Deputy Secretary of Defense
DERP Defense Environmental Restoration Program
DES deception event schedule
DF dangerous fallout; direction finding
DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DFAS Defense Finance and Accounting Service
DFBA Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency
DFC detention facility commander
DFE Defense Intelligence Agency forward element
DFRIF Defense Freight Railway Interchange Fleet
DFU dry filter unit
DGT designated ground target
DHA Defense Health Agency; detainee holding area
DHE defense human intelligence executor
DHE-M Defense Human Intelligence Enterprise-manual
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHM defense human intelligence manager
DHP Defense Health Program
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DI Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Directorate for Analysis
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency
DIAP Defense Intelligence Analysis Program
DIB defense industrial base; defense institution building
DIE deception intelligence estimate
DIFC Defence Intelligence Fusion Centre
DIMOC Defense Imagery Management Operations Center
DINFOS Defense Information School
DIO defense intelligence officer
DIRI Defense Institution Reform Initiative
DIRINT Director of Intelligence (USMC)
DIRLAUTH direct liaison authorized
DIRMOBFOR director of mobility forces
DIRNSA Director, National Security Agency
DIRSPACEFOR director of space forces (USSF)
DISA Defense Information Systems Agency
DISN Defense Information Systems Network
DISO deception in support of operations security
DISR Department of Defense Information Technology Standards Registry
Division
DJ-7 Director, Joint Force Development
DJS Director, Joint Staff
DLA Defense Logistics Agency
DLD digital liaison detachment
DLEA drug law enforcement agency
DLM defense logistics manual
DLMS Defense Logistics Management System
DM docking module
DMA Defense Media Activity
DMDC Defense Manpower Data Center
DMSM Defense Meritorious Service Medal
DMT disaster management team (UN)
DMZ demilitarized zone
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DNBI disease and nonbattle injury
DNC digital nautical chart
DNDO Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DHS)
DNI Director of National Intelligence
DNWS Defense Nuclear Weapons School
DOC Department of Commerce
DOD Department of Defense
DODD Department of Defense directive
DODFMR Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation
DODI Department of Defense instruction
DODIIS Department of Defense Intelligence Information System
DODIN Department of Defense information network
DODM Department of Defense manual
DODS-CWMD Department of Defense Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
DOE Department of Energy
DOEHRS-IH Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System – Industrial Hygiene
DOI Department of the Interior
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DOMEX document and media exploitation
DON Department of the Navy
DOS days of supply; Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation
DOTMLPF doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities
DOTMLPF-P doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy
DOWG deception operations working group
DOX-T direct operational exchange-tactical
DP decisive point; displaced person
DPA danger pay allowance
DPAA Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency
DPAS Defense Priorities and Allocation System
DPC deception planning cell Defense Pricing and Contracting
DPG Defense Planning Guidance
dpi dots per inch
DPI desired point of impact
DPIP departing initial point
DPM dissemination program manager
DPO Defense Press Office; distribution process owner
DPPDB digital point positioning database
DR disaster relief
DRL Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DOS)
DRO departmental requirements officer
DRP digital reference point
DRRS Defense Readiness Reporting System
DRRS-S Defense Readiness Reporting System-Strategic
DRS detainee reporting system
DRT directed readiness table
DS direct support
DSC defensive space control; dual-status commander
DSCA Defense Security Cooperation Agency; defense support of civil authorities
DSE direct support element
DSF deployable specialized force; District Stability Framework (USAID)
DSM decision support matrix
DSN Defense Switched Network
DSO Defense Spectrum Organization (DISA)
DSPD defense support to public diplomacy
DSR defense strategy review
DSRSG Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General
DSS/ALOC direct support system/air line of communications
DSSM Defense Superior Service Medal
DSSR Department of State Standardized Regulation
DST decision support template; Defense Logistics Agency support team; district support team
DTA dynamic threat assessment
DTD Deployable Training Division
DTED digital terrain elevation data
DTG date-time group
DTIRP Defense Treaty Inspection Readiness Program
DTL deployable team leader
DTM directive-type memorandum
DTO drug trafficking organization
DTPA diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid
DTR Defense Transportation Regulation
DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency
DTS Defense Transportation System; Defense Travel System
DTSA Defense Technology Security Administration
DURC dual-use research of concern
DVD digital video disc
DVIDS Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System
DWAS Defense Working Capital Accounting System
DWT deadweight tonnage
DZ drop zone
DZST drop zone support team
E
E enhanced
E3 electromagnetic environmental effects
EA electromagnetic attack; executive agent
EAC emergency action committee
EACA electromagnetic attack control authority
EAD earliest arrival date
EADRCC Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre
EADRU Euro-Atlantic disaster response unit
EADS Eastern Air Defense Sector
EAF expeditionary airfield
EAP emergency action plan
EAPC Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBS environmental baseline survey
ECC engineer coordination cell; evacuation control center
ECHO European Commission Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
ECM electromagnetic countermeasures; electronic countermeasures
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council (UN)
ECS environmental condition study; expeditionary combat support
EDA excess defense articles
EDI electronic data interchange
EDTA ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
EEE emergency and extraordinary expense
EEI essential element of information
EEO equal employment opportunity
EER enlisted employee review
EEZ exclusive economic zone
EFT electronic funds transfer
eGPL Enhanced Geospatial Product Library (USAF)
EH explosive hazard
EHCC explosive hazards coordination cell
EHDB explosive hazard database
EHSA environmental health site assessment
EJPME enlisted joint professional military education
EL enduring location
ELCAS elevated causeway system
ELCAS(M) elevated causeway system (modular)
ELINT electronic intelligence
ELIST enhanced logistics intratheater support tool
ELML enduring location master list
ELOS extended line-of-sight
ELT emergency locator transmitter
EM electromagnetic; emergency management
EMAC emergency management assistance compact
EMBM electromagnetic battle management
EMC electromagnetic compatibility
EMCON emission control
EMD expeditionary military information support detachment
EME electromagnetic environment
EMEDS expeditionary medical support
EMF expeditionary medical facility
EMI electromagnetic interference
EMIO expanded maritime interception operations
EMP electromagnetic pulse
EMRE Expeditionary Medicine Requirements Estimator
EMS electromagnetic spectrum
EMSCA electromagnetic spectrum coordinating authority
EMSO electromagnetic spectrum operations
EMSOC electromagnetic spectrum operations cell (USMC)
EMT expeditionary military information support team
EMU expeditionary medical unit
engineering response team
EO electro-optical; executive order
EOB electromagnetic order of battle
EOC emergency operations center
EOCA explosive ordnance clearance agent
EOD explosive ordnance disposal
EODB explosive ordnance disposal bulletin
EODESU explosive ordnance disposal expeditionary support unit
EODGRU explosive ordnance disposal group (USN)
EODIMS Explosive Ordnance Disposal Information Management System
EODMU explosive ordnance disposal mobile unit
EODMU-1 explosive ordnance disposal mobile unit one
EODT&T explosive ordnance disposal technology and training
EODTEU explosive ordnance disposal training and evaluation unit
EODTIC Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technical Information Centre (NATO)
EO-IR electro-optical-infrared
EO-IR CM electro-optical-infrared countermeasure
EP electromagnetic protection; emergency preparedness; excess property
EPA Environmental Protection Agency; evasion plan of action
EPBS expeditionary prime base engineer emergency force squadron
EPF expeditionary fast transport
EPH emergency planning handbook
EPIC El Paso Intelligence Center
EPIRB emergency position-indicating radio beacon
EPLO emergency preparedness liaison officer
EPU expeditionary port unit
EPW enemy prisoner of war
ERC en route care; expeditionary railway center
ERDC Engineer Research and Development Center
ERG Emergency Response Guidebook
ERIMP En Route Infrastructure Master Plan (USTRANSCOM)
ERPSS En Route Patient Staging System
ERSG executive representative of the Secretary-General
ERT engineer reconnaissance team
ERU emergency response unit
ERW explosive remnants of war
ES electromagnetic support; expeditionary salvage
ESB engineer support battalion; expeditionary sea base
ESC expeditionary sustainment command
ESCS environmental site closure survey
ESD expeditionary transfer dock
ESEO environmental science and engineering officer
ESF Economic Support Fund; emergency support function
ESG executive steering group; expeditionary strike group
ESGR Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
ESO Expeditionary Support Organization (DFAS)
ESORTS Enhanced Status of Resources and Training System
ESP engineer support plan; Estimating Supplies Program
ESR external supported recovery
EST embarked security team
ET electronics technician
ETF electronic target folder
ETM essential tasks matrix
ETO Emergency Transportation Operations (DOT)
EU European Union
Europol European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation
EUSCS effective United States-controlled ships
EV WHS Enhanced View Web Hosting Service
EVC evasion chart
EVE equal value exchange
EW electromagnetic warfare
EWC electronic warfare cell
EWCA electronic warfare control authority
EWCC electromagnetic warfare coordination cell
EWO electromagnetic warfare officer
EXORD execute order
EXU-1 Expeditionary Exploitation Unit One
EZ exchange zone
F
F/AD force/activity designator
F2T2EA find, fix, track, target, engage, and assess
F3EAD find, fix, finish, exploit, analyze, and disseminate
FA field artillery
FAA Federal Aviation Administration (DOT); Foreign Assistance Act
FAC forward air controller
FAC(A) forward air controller (airborne)
FACT field advance civilian team; field assessment and coordination team
FAD forward area detachment
FADM force allocation decision matrix
FAH final attack heading; foreign affairs handbook
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (UN)
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation; formal assessment report
FARC flyaway recompression chamber
FARP forward arming and refueling point
FAS Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA)
FAST fleet antiterrorism security team
FB forward boundary
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ)
FC final coordination; fires cell (USA); floating causeway
FCA Foreign Claims Act
FCC federal coordinating center
FCE forward command element
FCO federal coordinating officer
FCP functional campaign plan
FCP-CWMD Functional Campaign Plan for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
FCT firepower control team
FD first draft; from temporary duty (USMC)
FDA Food and Drug Administration (DHHS)
FDC fire direction center
FDO flexible deterrent option; foreign disclosure officer
FDPMU forward-deployable preventive medicine unit
FDR foreign disaster relief
FE fires element
FEA front-end analysis
FEBA forward edge of the battle area
FEC facilities engineering command; fires and effects coordinator
FECC fires and effects coordination center (USMC)
FEI forensic-enabled intelligence
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS)
FEP foreign excess property
FEPP foreign excess personal property
FES fire emergency services
FEST foreign emergency support team
FEZ fighter engagement zone
FFA free-fire area
FFC force fires coordinator
FFCC force fires coordination center (USMC)
FFE field force engineeringt
FFIR friendly force information requirement
FFP fresh frozen plasma; Office of Food for Peace (USAID)
FFT friendly force tracking
FGS final governing standard; Force Generation Service (UN)
FHA foreign humanitarian assistance
FHP force health protection
FHWA Federal Highway Administration (DOT)
FID foreign internal defense
FIE foreign intelligence entity
FIOP federal interagency operational plan
FISINT foreign instrumentation signals intelligence
FIST fire support team (USA); fleet intelligence support team
FLIR forward-looking infrared
FLITE federal legal information through electronics
FLN Front de Libération Nationale
FLO/FLO float-on/float-off
FLOT forward line of own troops
FM field manual (USA); financial management; frequency management; frequency modulation
FMA foreign materiel acquisition
FMF Fleet Marine Force (USN); foreign military financing
FMS foreign military sales
FMTS Fourth Estate Manpower Tracking System
FMV full-motion video
FN foreign nation
FOB forward operating base
FORCE fuels operational readiness capability equipment (USAF)
FORSCOM United States Army Forces Command
FOS forward observer system; forward operating site
FOUO for official use only
FOV field of view
FP firing point; force protection; force provider
FPCON force protection condition
FPD force protection detachment; foreign post differential
FPE force provider expeditionary (USA)
FPF final protective fire
FPO fleet post office
FPS Federal Protective Service (DHS)
FPWG force protection working group
FRA Federal Railroad Administration (DOT)
FRAGORD fragmentary order
FRC forward resuscitative care
FRO flexible response option
FSA fire support area
FSC fire support coordinator (USMC)
FSCC fire support coordination center (USMC)
FSCL fire support coordination line
FSCM fire support coordination measure
FSCOORD fire support coordinator (USA)
FSEM fire support execution matrix
FSF foreign security forces
FSO fire support officer
FSP functional support plan
FSS fast sealift ship; fire support station
FSSP fuel system supply point
FST fire support task
FSW feet of seawater
ft feet; foot
FTM free text message
FTN force tracking number
FTO foreign terrorist organization
FW fixed-wing
FWA fraud, waste, and abuse
FWRA food and water risk assessment
FXL forensic exploitation laboratory
FY fiscal year
FY1 current fiscal year
FY2 budget year
FY3 program year
FY4 out year
FY5 out year
FYDP Future Years Defense Program
G
G-1 Army component manpower or personnel staff officer (Army division or higher staff); assistant chief of staff, personnel/personnel staff section (USMC)
G-2 Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence; Army component intelligence staff officer (Army division or higher staff); assistant chief of staff, intelligence/intelligence staff section (USMC)
G-2X Army counterintelligence and human intelligence staff element
G-3 Army or Marine Corps component operations staff officer (Army division or higher staff, Marine Corps brigade or higher staff); assistant chief of staff, operations
G-4 Army or Marine Corps component logistics staff officer (Army division or higher staff, Marine Corps brigade or higher staff); assistant chief of staff, logistics/logistics staff section (USMC)
G-5 assistant chief of staff, plans (USA); assistant chief of staff, plans/plans staff section (USMC)
G-6 Army component command, control, communications, and computer systems staff officer (Army division or higher staff); assistant chief of staff, communications/communications system staff section (USMC)
G-7 Army component information operations staff officer; assistant chief of staff, information engagement/information operations staff section (USMC)
GA tabun
GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid
GAFS General Accounting and Finance System
GAMSS Global Air Mobility Support System
GAO Government Accountability Office
GAP CITE Global Adaptive Planning Collaborative Information Technology Environment
GARS Global Area Reference System
GAT governmental assistance team
GATES Global Air Transportation Execution System
GB sarin
GBS Global Broadcast Service
GC general counsel; Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
GCCC global contingency construction contract
GCCMAC Global Contingency Construction Multiple Award Contract (USN)
GCCS Global Command and Control System
GCCS-A Global Command and Control System-Army
GCCS-I3 Global Command and Control System-Integrated Imagery and Intelligence
GCCS-J Global Command and Control System-Joint
GCE ground combat element (USMC)
GCI ground control intercept
GCM global container manager
GC-MS gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
GCP global campaign plan
GCSC global contingency service contract
GCSMAC Global Contingency Services Multiple Award Contract (USN)
GCSS Global Command Support System
GCSS-J Global Combat Support System-Joint
GD soman
GDP global defense posture
GDSS Global Decision Support System
GE general engineering
GENTEXT general text
GEO geosynchronous Earth orbit
GEOINT geospatial intelligence
GEOREF geographic reference
GETM Geospatially Enabled Target Materials (NGA)
GETS Geospatial Intelligence Enterprise Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination Services
GFE government-furnished equipment
GFM global force management
GFMAP Global Force Management Allocation Plan
GFMB Global Force Management Board
GFMIG Global Force Management Implementation Guidance
GFP government-furnished property
GI&S geospatial information and services
GIBCO geospatial-intelligence base for contingency operations
GICNT Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism
GIF global integration framework
GIMS Geospatial Intelligence Information Management Services
GIS geographic information system
GL government-leased
GLD ground liaison detachment
GLINT gated laser intensifier
GLO ground liaison officer
GLOC ground line of communications
GLONASS Global Navigation Satellite System
GLTD ground laser target designator
GMD ground-based midcourse defense
GME global mobility enterprise
GMI general military intelligence
GMLRS Global Positioning System Multiple Launch Rocket System
GMSC Global Mission Support Center (USSOCOM)
GNSS global navigation satellite system
GNZ Geospatial Intelligence New Zealand
GO government-owned
GO/FO general officer/flag officer
GPC geospatial planning cell; government purchase card
GPE geospatial intelligence preparation of the environment
GPEC Global Posture Executive Council
GPM gallons per minute; global pallet manager
GPMRC Global Patient Movement Requirements Center
GPOI Global Peace Operations Initiative
GPS Global Positioning System
GPW Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War
GRG gridded reference graphic
GROOVE Geospatial Requirements One-Stop Visualization Environment
GS general service; general support
GSA General Services Administration
GSORTS Global Status of Resources and Training System
GSR ground surveillance radar
GTAS ground-to-air signals
GTL gun-target line
GTM global transportation management
G-TSCMIS Global Theater Security Cooperation Management Information System
GWS Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field
GWS Sea Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded, Sick, and Shipwrecked Members of the Armed Forces at Sea
H
HA holding area; humanitarian assistance
HAC human intelligence analysis cell
HACC humanitarian assistance coordination center
HAP humanitarian assistance program
HAST humanitarian assistance survey team
HC humanitarian coordinator
HCA head of a contracting activity; humanitarian and civic assistance
HCCC harbormaster command and control center
HCR human intelligence collection requirement
HD homeland defense
HDC harbor defense commander; helicopter direction center
HDM Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief, and Mine Action (DSCA); humanitarian demining
HDR humanitarian daily ration
HDTC Humanitarian Demining Training Center
HE high explosives
HEMP high-altitude electromagnetic pulse
HEO highly elliptical orbit
HERF hazards of electromagnetic radiation to fuels
HERO hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance
HERP hazards of electromagnetic radiation to personnel
HEVR high-explosive violent reaction
HEWSweb Humanitarian Early Warning Service
HF high frequency
HFP hostile fire pay
HHQ higher headquarters
HHR hand-held radio
HIDACZ high-density airspace control zone
HIFLD homeland infrastructure foundation-level data
HIMARS High Mobility Artillery Rocket System
HIMEZ high-altitude missile engagement zone
HIU Humanitarian Information Unit (DOS)
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HMA humanitarian mine action
HMCS helmet-mounted cueing system
HMIRS Hazardous Material Information Resource System
HN host nation
HNA host-nation agreement
HNC host-nation coordination
HNCC host nation coordination center
HNS host-nation support
HNSCC host-nation support coordination cell
HNSF host-nation security forces
HOB height of burst
HOC human intelligence operations cell; humanitarian operations center
HOD head of delegation
HOM head of mission
HPT high-payoff target
HQ headquarters
HQCOMDT headquarters commandant
HQMC Headquarters, United States Marine Corps
HR helicopter request; hostage rescue
HRB high-risk billet
HRC high-risk-of-capture
HRF homeland response force
HRI high risk of isolation
HRP high-risk personnel
HRT health response team
HS homeland security
HSC Homeland Security Council
HSI hyperspectral imagery; Office of Homeland Security Investigations (DHS)
HSIN Homeland Security Information Network (DHS)
HSM humanitarian service medal
HSPD homeland security Presidential directive
HSS health service support
HST high-speed transport
HSV high-speed vessel
HTH high-test hypochlorite
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUMINT human intelligence
HVA high-value asset
HVAA high-value airborne asset
HVCDS high-velocity container delivery system
HVE homegrown violent extremist
HVT high-value target
HW health and welfare
HW hazardous waste
I
I interservice (USAF)
I&A Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS)
I/T interpreter and translator
I2 identity intelligence
I2SP identity intelligence support packet
I2WD Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (USA)
IA individual augmentee; information assurance
IAA incident awareness and assessment
IADS integrated air defense system
IAM inertially aided munition
IAMD integrated air and missile defense
IAMSAR International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue
IAP incident action plan; integrated assessment and planning
IAPP Interagency Partnership Program
IAS International Assistance System
IASC Inter-Agency Standing Committee (UN)
IAW in accordance with
IBCT infantry brigade combat team
IBET integrated border enforcement team
IBS Integrated Booking System; integrated broadcast service
IC incident commander; intelligence community
ICAF Interagency Conflict Assessment Framework (DOS)
ICAM improved chemical agent monitor
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
ICBRN-R international chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response
ICC Intelligence Coordination Center (USCG); International Criminal Court
ICD intelligence community directive
ICDS improved container delivery system
ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS)
ICF intelligence contingency funds
ICIS integrated consumable item support
ICITAP International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (DOJ)
ICJ International Court of Justice
ICM image city map
ICODES Integrated Computerized Deployment System
ICP integrated contingency plan; intertheater communications security package; inventory control point
ICPO-INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization-International
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
ICS incident command system; integrated country strategy; intelligence community standard; interim contractor support
ICU intensive care unit
ICVA International Council of Voluntary Agencies
ICW in coordination with
ID identification; identifier; initiating directive
IDAD internal defense and development
IDENT Automated Biometric Identification System (DHS)
IDF indirect fire
IDL initialization data load; integrated distribution lane
IDP imagery derived product; imminent danger pay; internally displaced person
IDSRS Integrated Defense Source Registration System
IED improvised explosive device
IEM installation emergency management
IER information exchange requirement
IFF identification, friend or foe
IFO integrated financial operations; intermediate fuel oil
IFRC International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IG inspector general
IGC Integrated Data Environment/Global Transportation Network Convergence
IGL intelligence gain/loss
IHS international health specialist
IIP Bureau of International Information Programs (DOS); interagency implementation plan
IIR intelligence information report
IJSTO integrated joint special technical operations
ILAB Bureau of International Labor Affairs (DOL)
ILOC integrated line of communications
IM information management; intermediate module
IMA individual mobilization augmentee
IMAAC Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center
IMAT incident management assistance team
IMDG international maritime dangerous goods (UN)
IMET international military education and training
IMINT imagery intelligence
IMM integrated materiel management
IMO information management officer; International Maritime Organization
IMP information management plan; inventory management plan
IMT incident management team
INCLE International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (DOS)
IND improvised nuclear device
INFLTREP inflight report
INL Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (DOS)
INLS improved Navy lighterage system
INR Bureau of Intelligence and Research (DOS)
INS inertial navigation system
INSARAG International Search and Rescue Advisory Group
INSCOM United States Army Intelligence and Security Command
InterAction American Council for Voluntary International Action
IO information operations
IOCB information operations coordination board
IOII information operations intelligence integration
IOM International Organization for Migration
IOSS Interagency Operations Security Support Staff
IOWG information operations working group
IP initial point; integrated policy (USAF); intelligence planning; Internet protocol
IPB intelligence preparation of the battlespace
IPC interagency planning cell; interagency policy committee
IPDP inland petroleum distribution plan
IPDS inland petroleum distribution system (USA)
IPE individual protective equipment; integrated planning element
IPG isolated personnel guidance
IPI indigenous populations and institutions
IPR in-progress review
IPT intelligence planning team
IR information requirement; infrared; intelligence requirement
IRA Provisional Irish Republican Army
IRBM intermediate-range ballistic missile
IRC information-related capability; Internet relay chat
IROM infrared operations manager
IRR Individual Ready Reserve
IRTPA Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act
IS information system
ISA individual Service augmentee; international standardization agreement
ISAF International Security Assistance Force
ISB intermediate staging base
ISDDC Integrated Mission Support for Surface Deployment and Distribution Cargo
ISE information sharing environment
ISG isolated Soldier guidance
ISIL Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
ISIR identify, separate, influence, and renunciation
ISN Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (DOS); internment serial number
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISOPAK International Organization for Standardization package
ISOPREP isolated personnel report
ISP Internet service provider
ISPR intelligence support to personnel recovery
ISR intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
ISRD intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance division
ISRLO intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance liaison officer (USAF)
IT information system technician; information technology
ITA International Trade Administration (DOC)
ITF integrated task force; intelligence task force (DIA)
ITO installation transportation officer
ITU International Telecommunications Union
ITV in-transit visibility
ITW/AA integrated tactical warning and attack assessment
IVA intermediate volatility agent
IW irregular warfare
IWC information operations warfare commander
IWG intelligence working group
IWW inland waterway
IWWS inland waterway system
J
J-1 manpower and personnel directorate of a joint staff
J-2 intelligence directorate of a joint staff
J-2E joint force exploitation staff element
J-2X joint force counterintelligence and human intelligence staff element
J-3 operations directorate of a joint staff
J-31 Joint Force Coordinator (Joint Staff)
J-35 future operations cell
J-39 DDGO Joint Staff, Deputy Director for Global Operations
J-4 logistics directorate of a joint staff
J-5 plans directorate of a joint staff
J-6 communications system directorate of a joint staff
J-7 engineering staff section of a joint staff; operational plans and interoperability directorate of a joint staff; training and education directorate of a joint staff; training directorate of a joint staff
J-8 force structure, resource, and assessment directorate of a joint staff; resource management and financial support directorate of a joint staff
J-9 civil-military operations/interagency cooperation directorate of a joint staff; civil-military operations directorate/interagency operations directorate of a joint staff; civil-military operations directorate of a joint staff
JA judge advocate
JA/ATT joint airborne and air transportability training
JAARS Joint After-Action Reporting System
JAC joint analysis center
JACCE joint air component coordination element
JACE joint air coordination element
JACS joint automated communication-electronics operating instructions system
JADOC Joint Air Defense Operations Center (NORAD)
JADOCS Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System
JAG judge advocate general
JAGIC joint air-ground integration center
JAMMS Joint Asset Movement Management System
JAOC joint air operations center
JAOP joint air operations plan
JARN joint air request net
JASSM joint air-to-surface standoff missile
JAT joint assessment team
JBPO joint blood program office
JCA joint capability area
JCASO Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office (DLA)
JCC joint collaboration cell; joint contracting center; joint cyberspace center
JCCA joint combat capability assessment
JCCC Joint Combat Camera Center; joint communications control center
JCCSE Joint Continental United States Communications Support Environment
JCEOI joint communications-electronics operating instructions
JCET joint combined exchange training
JCEWR joint coordination of electromagnetic warfare reprogramming
JCEWS joint force commander’s electronic warfare staff
JCISA Joint Command Information Systems Activity
JCIU joint counterintelligence unit
JCM Joint Container Management
JCMA joint communications security monitoring activity
JCMB joint collection management board
JCMEB joint civil-military engineering board
JCMEC joint captured materiel exploitation center; Joint Captured Materiel Exploitation Center (DIA)
JCMO joint communications security management office
JCMOTF joint civil-military operations task force
JCMS Joint Construction Management System
JCN joint communications network; joint communications node
JCRM Joint Capabilities Requirements Manager
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
JCSB joint contracting support board
JCSE joint communications support element; Joint Communications Support Element (USTRANSCOM)
JDAB Joint Doctrine Analysis Branch
JDAM Joint Direct Attack Munition
JDAT joint deployable analysis team
JDB Joint Doctrine Branch
JDD joint doctrine distribution
JDDAS Joint Doctrine Development and Assessment Schedule
JDDC Joint Deployment and Distribution Coordinator (USTRANSCOM); joint doctrine development community
JDDE joint deployment and distribution enterprise
JDDOC joint deployment and distribution operations center
JDDT Joint Doctrine Development Tool
JDEC joint document exploitation center
JDEIS Joint Doctrine, Education, and Training Electronic Information System
JDET joint distribution enabling team
JDIGS Joint Digital Information Gathering System
JDISS joint deployable intelligence support system
JDN joint data network; joint doctrine note
JDNC joint data network operations cell
JDNO joint data network operations officer
JDOMS Joint Director of Military Support
JDPC Joint Doctrine Planning Conference
JDPI joint desired point of impact
JDPO joint deployment process owner
JDTC Joint Deployment Training Center
JECC Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (USTRANSCOM)
JED Joint Education and Doctrine
JEDD Joint Education and Doctrine Division
JEFF Joint Expeditionary Forensic Facility (USA)
JEL Joint Electronic Library
JEL+ Joint Electronic Library Plus
JEMB joint environmental management board
JEMSO joint electromagnetic spectrum operations
JEMSOC joint electromagnetic spectrum operations cell
JENM joint enterprise network manager
JEODOC joint explosives ordnance disposal operations center
JEODTF joint explosives ordnance disposal task force
JEP Joint Exercise Program
JEPAC Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat (USSTRATCOM)
JEPES Joint Engineer Planning and Execution System
JET joint expeditionary team; Joint Operation Planning and Execution System editing tool
JETS joint equipment, tactical, and space
JEWC Joint Electromagnetic Warfare Center (USSTRATCOM)
JEWCS joint electronic warfare core staff (NATO)
JEZ joint engagement zone
JFACC joint force air component commander
JFAST Joint Flow and Analysis System for Transportation
JFC joint force commander
JFCC joint functional component command
JFCC NW Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare
JFCC Space Joint Functional Component Command for Space (USSTRATCOM)
JFCC-GS Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike
JFCC-IMD Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense
JFCC-ISR Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (USSTRATCOM)
JFCH joint force chaplain
JFE joint fires element
JFHQ joint force headquarters
JFHQ-C joint force headquarters-cyberspace
JFHQ-DODIN Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network (USCYBERCOM)
JFHQ-NCR Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region
JFHQ-State joint force headquarters-state
JFLCC joint force land component commander
JFM joint functional manager
JFMC joint fleet mail center
JFMCC joint force maritime component commander
JFMO joint frequency management office
JFO joint field office; joint fires observer
JFP joint force provider; Joint Frequency Panel (MCEB)
JFRG II joint force requirements generator II
JFRR Joint Force Readiness Review
JFS joint force surgeon
JFSA Joint Force Sufficiency Assessment
JFSCC Joint Force Space Component Commander (USSTRATCOM)
JFSOCC joint force special operations component commander
JFTR joint Federal travel regulations
JFUB joint facilities utilization board
JG joint guide
JGWE joint global warning enterprise
JHNS Joint Hometown News Service
JHSV joint high-speed vessel
JIA joint individual augmentation; joint individual augmentee
JIACG joint interagency coordination group
JIATF joint interagency task force
JIATF-S Joint Interagency Task Force-South
JIATF-W Joint Interagency Task Force-West
JIC joint information center
JICC joint interface control cell
JICO joint interface control officer
JIDC joint interrogation and debriefing center
JIDO Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (DTRA)
JIEE Joint Information Exchange Environment
JIEP joint intelligence estimate for planning
JIMB joint information management board
JIMPP joint industrial mobilization planning process
JIO joint interrogation operations
JIOC joint intelligence operations center
JIOCPAC Joint Intelligence Operations Center, Pacific
JIOC-SOUTH Joint Intelligence Operations Center, South
JIOC-TRANS Joint Intelligence Operations Center–Transportation
JIOWC Joint Information Operations Warfare Center
JIPCL joint integrated prioritized collection list
JIPOE joint intelligence preparation of the operational environment
JIPTL joint integrated prioritized target list
JIS joint information system
JISE joint intelligence support element
JIVU Joint Intelligence Virtual University
JKnIFE Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization Knowledge and Information Fusion Exchange
JLB joint logistics board
JLCC joint lighterage control center; joint logistics coordination center
JLE joint logistics environment
JLEnt joint logistics enterprise
JLLIS Joint Lessons Learned Information System
JLLP Joint Lessons Learned Program
JLOA joint logistics over-the-shore operation area
JLOC joint logistics operations center
JLOP joint land operations plan
JLOTS joint logistics over-the-shore
JLRC joint logistics readiness center
JLSB joint line of communications security board
JLSE joint legal support element
JLSG joint logistic support group
JMAA joint mission assurance assessment
JMAC Joint Mortuary Affairs Center (USA)
JMAO joint mortuary affairs office
JMAR joint medical asset repository
JMAT joint medical analysis tool
JMC joint movement center
JMCG joint movement control group
JMD joint manning document
JMEEL joint mission-essential equipment list
JMEM Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual
JMET joint mission-essential task
JMETL joint mission-essential task list
JMIC joint modular intermodal container
JMICS Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System mobile integrated communications system
JMIE joint maritime information element
JMIP joint military intelligence program
JMISTF joint military information support task force
JMITC Joint Military Intelligence Training Center
JMMT joint military mail terminal
JMO joint maritime operations; joint meteorological and oceanographic officer; joint munitions office
JMOC joint medical operations center
JMP joint manpower program
JMPA joint military postal activity
JMPAB Joint Materiel Priorities and Allocation Board
JMPS Joint Mission Planning System
JMPT Joint Medical Planning Tool
JMRR Joint Monthly Readiness Review
JMTCA joint munitions transportation coordinating activity
JMUA Joint Meritorious Unit Award
JMWG joint medical working group
JNCC joint network operations control center
JNMS joint network management system
JNSC Joint Navigation Warfare Center Navigation Warfare Support Cell
JNWC Joint Navigation Warfare Center
JOA joint operations area
JOAF joint operations area forecast
JOC joint operations center
JOCC joint operations command center
JOERAD joint spectrum center ordnance electromagnetic environmental effects risk assessment database
JOG joint operations graphic
JOPC Joint Overhead Persistent Infrared Center
JOPES Joint Operation Planning and Execution System
JOPG joint operations planning group
JOPPA joint operation planning process for air
JOSE Joint Operations Security Support Element (Joint Staff)
JOTC joint operations tasking center
JP joint publication
JP4 jet propulsion fuel, type 4
JP5 jet propulsion fuel, type 5
JP8 jet propulsion fuel, type 8
JPAC joint planning augmentation cell; Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
JPADS joint precision airdrop system
JPAG Joint Planning Advisory Group
JPARR joint personnel accountability reconciliation and reporting
JPASE joint public affairs support element; Joint Public Affairs Support Element (USTRANSCOM)
JPAT joint planning and advisory team
JPC joint postal cell
JPEC joint planning and execution community
JPED joint personal effects depot
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
JPERSTAT joint personnel status and casualty report
JPG joint planning group
JPME joint professional military education
JPMRC joint patient movement requirements center
JPN joint planning network
JPO joint petroleum office; Joint Program Office
JPOC joint personnel operations center; joint planning orientation course
JPP joint planning process
JPPA joint planning process for air
JPPC joint personnel processing center
JPRA Joint Personnel Recovery Agency
JPRC joint personnel recovery center
JPSE Joint Planning Support Element (USTRANSCOM)
JPTTA joint personnel training and tracking activity
JRC joint reconnaissance center
JRCC joint reception coordination center
JRERP Joint Radiological Emergency Response Plan
JRFL joint restricted frequency list
JRIC joint reserve intelligence center
JRIP Joint Reserve Intelligence Program
JROC Joint Requirements Oversight Council
JRRB joint requirements review board
JRS joint reporting structure
JRSOI joint reception, staging, onward movement, and integration
JRTC joint readiness training center
JS Joint Staff
JSA joint security area
JSAM Joint Service Achievement Medal
JSAP Joint Staff action processing
JSC joint security coordinator; Joint Spectrum Center (DISA)
JSCC joint security coordination center
JSCM Joint Service Commendation Medal
JSDS Joint Staff doctrine sponsor
JSETS Joint Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking Electronic Tracking System
JSF joint support force
JSHO joint shipboard helicopter operations
JSIR joint spectrum interference resolution
JSME joint spectrum management element
JSO joint security operations
JSOA joint special operations area
JSOAC joint special operations air component; joint special operations aviation component
JSOACC joint special operations air component commander
JSOC joint special operations command
JSOTF joint special operations task force
JSOU Joint Special Operations University
JSPA joint satellite communications panel administrator
JSPOC Joint Space Operations Center
JSPS Joint Strategic Planning System
JSR joint strategy review
JSTARS Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System
JSTO joint space tasking order
JT&E joint test and evaluation
JTA joint technical architecture
JTAC joint terminal attack controller
JTAIC Joint Technical Analysis and Integration Cell (USA)
JTAR joint tactical air strike request
JTB Joint Transportation Board
JTCB joint targeting coordination board
JTCC joint transportation coordination center
JTCG/ME Joint Technical Coordinating Group for Munitions Effectiveness
JTCOIC Joint Training Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Operations Integration Center
JTD joint table of distribution
JTF joint task force
JTF-AK Joint Task Force-Alaska
JTFCEM joint task force contingency engineering management
JTF-CM joint task force - consequence management
JTF-CS Joint Task Force-Civil Support
JTF-E Joint Task Force-East (DHS); joint task force-elimination
JTF-GNO Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations
JTF-HD Joint Task Force-Homeland Defense
JTF-I Joint Task Force-Investigations (DHS)
JTF-MAO joint task force - mortuary affairs office
JTF-N Joint Task Force-North
JTF-PO joint task force-port opening
JTF-SD Joint Task Force-Space Defense (USSPACECOM)
JTF-State joint task force-state
JTF-W Joint Task Force-West (DHS)
JTIDS Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
JTL joint target list
JTLM joint theater logistics management
JTMD joint table of mobilization and distribution; Joint Terminology Master Database
JTMS joint theater movement staff; joint training master schedule
JTP joint test publication; joint training plan
JTR Joint Travel Regulations
JTS Joint Training System
JTSCC joint theater support contracting command
JTTF joint terrorism task force
JTWG joint targeting working group
JU Joint Tactical Information Distribution System unit
JUH-MTF Joint User Handbook-Message Text Formats
JUIC joint unit identification code
JUO joint urban operation
JUON joint urgent operational need
JVB joint visitors bureau
JWAC Joint Warfare Analysis Center
JWG joint working group
JWICS Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System
K
k thousand
Ka Kurtz-above band
kbps kilobits per second
kg kilogram(s)
K-Kill catastrophic kill
KLE key leader engagement
km kilometer
kph kilometers per hour
KQ ID tactical location identifier
KS knowledge sharing
kt kiloton(s); knot (nautical miles per hour)
Ku Kurtz-under band
kW kilowatt
L
LA lead agent; legal adviser
LAD latest arrival date; launch area denied
LAN local area network
LARC lighter, amphibious resupply, cargo
LARC-V lighter, amphibious resupply, cargo, 5 ton
LASH lighter aboard ship
LAV light armored vehicle
lb pound
lbs. pounds
LC legal counsel
LCAC landing craft, air cushion
LCADS low-cost aerial delivery system
LCC amphibious command ship; land component commander; lighterage control center
LCE logistics combat element (USMC)
LCM landing craft, mechanized; letter-class mail; life-cycle management
LCO landing craft air cushion control officer
LCP lighterage control point
LCS landing craft air cushion control ship
LCU landing craft, utility
LD light damage; line of departure
LDA limited depository account
LDF local defense force
LDO laser designator operator
LDR low data rate
LE law enforcement; low-order explosives
LEA law enforcement agency
LEC lead environmental component
LED light emitting diode
LEDET law enforcement detachment (USCG)
LEGAT legal attaché
LEIP Law Enforcement Intelligence Program (USCG)
LEMP low-altitude electromagnetic pulse
LEO law enforcement operations; low Earth orbit
LEP law enforcement professional
L-EWE land-electronic warfare element
LF landing force
LFA lead federal agency
LFOC landing force operations center
LFORM landing force operational reserve material
LFSP landing force support party
LG deputy chief of staff for logistics
LGB laser-guided bomb
LGM laser-guided missile; loop group multiplexer
LGW laser-guided weapon
LHA amphibious assault ship (general purpose)
LHD amphibious assault ship (multipurpose)
LIDAR light detection and ranging
LIMDIS limited distribution
LIPS Logistics Information Processing System
LJDAM laser-guided joint direct attack munition
LL lessons learned
LLLTV low-light level television
LLTR low-level transit route
LM light maneuver
LMARS Logistics Metrics Analysis Reporting System
LMSR large, medium-speed roll-on/roll-off
LN lead nation; local national
LNI Library of National Intelligence
LNO liaison officer
LO/LO lift-on/lift-off
LO/RO lift-on/roll-off
LOA letter of assist; letter of authorization; letter of offer and acceptance; logistics over-the-shore operation area
LOAC law of armed conflict
LOAL lock-on after launch
LOBL lock-on before launch
LOC line of communications
LOD line of departure
LOE letter of evaluation; line of effort
LOG logistics
LOGCAP Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (USA)
LOI letter of instruction
LOMEZ low-altitude missile engagement zone
LOO line of operation
LOR launch on remote
LOS line of sight
LOTS logistics over-the-shore
LOX liquid oxygen
LPD amphibious transport dock; low probability of detection
LPI low probability of intercept
LRC logistics readiness center
LRF laser range finder
LRN Laboratory Response Network (DHHS)
LRO lighterage repair officer
LRP load and roll pallet
LRST long-range surveillance team
LRT logistics response time
LSA logistics support analysis; logistics supportability analysis
LSC lead Service for contracting
LSCC lead Service for contracting coordination
LSD dock landing ship
LSS laser spot search; logistics support system; low, slow, and small
LSSS logistics support, supplies, and services
LST laser spot tracker
LSV logistics support vessel
LT long ton
LTD laser target designator
LTF logistics task force
LTIOV latest time information is of value
LTL laser-to-target line
LZ landing zone
M
M million
M&E monitoring and evaluation
cubic meter(s)
MA mission assurance; mortuary affairs
MAA mission assurance assessment
MAAP master air attack plan
MAC mobility assault company
MACB multinational acquisition and contracting board
MACCS Marine air command and control system
MACG Marine air control group
MACP mortuary affairs collection point
MACRMS mortuary affairs contaminated remains mitigation site
MACS Marine air control squadron
MAF mobility air forces
MAG Marine aircraft group; maritime assessment group; military assignment group
MAGTF Marine air-ground task force (USMC)
MAJCOM major command (USAF)
MANPADS man-portable air defense system
MAOC-N Maritime Analysis and Operations Center-Narcotics
MARAD Maritime Administration
MARAD RRF Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Force
MARCORLOGCOM Marine Corps Logistics Command
MARDIV Marine division
MARFOR Marine forces
MARFOR NORTHCOM Marine Forces Northern Command MARFOR STRATCOM
Marine TACC Marine tactical air command center
MARLE Marine liaison element
MARO mass atrocity response operations
MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MARS Military Auxiliary Radio System
MARSOC Marine Special Operations Command
MARSOF Marine special operations forces
MARTS Mortuary Affairs Reporting and Tracking System
MAS maritime air support
MASA mutual airlift support agreement
MASF mobile aeromedical staging facility
MASINT measurement and signature intelligence
MASLO measurement and signature intelligence liaison officer
MAST mobile ashore support terminal
MAW Marine aircraft wing
MAXORD maximum ordinate
Mbps megabytes per second
MC Military Committee (NATO); mission-critical; mobile communications
MC/FI mass casualty/fatality incident
MC4EB Military Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Executive Board
MCA mail control activity; military civic action; movement control agency
MCAG maritime civil affairs group
MCAS Marine Corps air station
MCAST maritime civil affairs and security training
MCAT maritime civil affairs team
MCB movement control battalion
MCC military coordinating committee; military counterintelligence collections; mission control center; mobility control center; movement control center
MCCC Marine Corps component command
MCCDC Marine Corps Combat Development Command
MCD medical crew director
MCDP Marine Corps doctrinal publication
MCEB Military Communications-Electronics Board
MCESG Marine Corps Embassy Security Group
MCI multinational communications integration
MCIA Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
MCIO military criminal investigative organization
MCIOC Marine Corps Information Operations Center
MCIP Marine Corps interim publication; military customs inspection program
MCISRE Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Enterprise
MCM maneuver control measure; Manual for Courts-Martial; military committee memorandum (memorandum issued in the name of the Chairman); mine countermeasures
MCMC mine countermeasures commander
MCMO medical civil-military operations
MCMOPS mine countermeasures operations
MCMREP mine countermeasure report
MCMRON mine countermeasures squadron
MCO major combat operation; Mapping Customer Operations (Defense Logistics Agency); Marine Corps order
MCOO modified combined obstacle overlay
MCRP Marine Corps reference publication
MCS modular causeway system
MCSB Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion
MCSFR Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment
MCT movement control team
MCTB Military Committee Terminology Board
MCTOG Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group
MCTP Marine Corps tactical publication
MCWL Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
MCWP Marine Corps warfighting publication
MCX Marine Corps Exchange
MD missile defense; moderate damage
MDA maritime domain awareness; Missile Defense Agency
MDBS medical detachment, blood support
MDCO Military Department counterintelligence organization
MDDOC Marine air-ground task force deployment and distribution operations center
MDIOC Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDA)
MDM maritime defense measure
MDMA methylenedioxymethamphetamine
MDO military deception officer
MDRO mission disaster response officer
MDS Message Dissemination Subsystem; mobile diving and salvage
MDSS II Marine Air-Ground Task Force Deployment Support System II
MDSU mobile diving and salvage unit
ME/C medical examiner and/or coroner
MEA munitions effectiveness assessment
MEB maneuver enhancement brigade; Marine expeditionary brigade
MEDCC medical coordination cell
MEDCOM US Army Medical Command
MEDCOM (DS) medical command (deployment support) (USA)
MEDEVAC medical evacuation
MEDINT medical intelligence
MEDLOG medical logistics
MEDLOG support medical logistics support
MEDNEO medical noncombatant evacuation operation
MEF Marine expeditionary force
MEJA Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act
MEO medium Earth orbit; military equal opportunity
MEP mobile electric power
MESF maritime expeditionary security force
MESFC maritime expeditionary security force commander
MESO maritime expeditionary security operations
MET mobile environmental team
METCON control of meteorological information (roughly translated from French)
METL mission-essential task list
METOC meteorological and oceanographic
METSAT meteorological satellite
METT-T mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available-time available
METT-TC mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available-time available and civil considerations (USA)
MEU Marine expeditionary unit
MEZ missile engagement zone
MF mobile facility
MFC multinational force commander
MFE mobile field exchange
MFO multinational force and observers
MGRS military grid reference system
MGW maximum gross weight
MHD maritime homeland defense
MHE materials handling equipment
MHS maritime homeland security; Military Health System
MHz megahertz
MI military intelligence; movement instructions
MIA missing in action
MIB Military Intelligence Board
MIC Multinational Interoperability Council
MIDAS model for intertheater deployment by air and sea
MIDB modernized integrated database; modernized intelligence database
MIFC maritime intelligence fusion center (USCG)
MILAIR military airlift
MILALOC military air line of communications
MILCO minelike contact
MILCON military construction
MILDEC military deception
MILDEP Military Department
MILSATCOM military satellite communications
MILSPEC military specification
MILSTAMP military standard transportation and movement procedures
MIL-STD military standard
MILSTRAP military standard transaction reporting and accounting procedure
MILSTRIP military standard requisitioning and issue procedure
MILTECH military technician
MILU multinational integrated logistic unit
MIMP Mobilization Information Management Plan
MIO maritime interception operations
MIOC maritime interception operations commander
MIP military intelligence program
MIPOE medical intelligence preparation of the operational environment
MIPR military interdepartmental purchase request
MIR multisensor imagery reconnaissance
MIRCS mobile integrated remains collection system
MIS military information support
MISG military information support group
MISO military information support operations
MISREP mission report
MIST mechanism of injury, injury type, signs, treatment; military information support team
MISTF military information support task force
MITAM mission tasking matrix
MIW mine warfare
MIWC mine warfare commander
MIWG multinational interoperability working group
MJLC multinational joint logistics center
M-Kill mobility kill
MLA mission load allowance
MLEA Maritime Law Enforcement Academy
MLEM Maritime Law Enforcement Manual
MLG Marine logistics group
MLI munitions list item
MLMC medical logistics management center
MLP mobile landing platform
MLRS multiple launch rocket system
MLS multilevel security
MLSA mutual logistics support agreement
MLT military liaison team
MLW mean low water
MMAC military mine action center
MMG Department of Defense Master Mobilization Guide
MMIM Modeled Meteorological Information Manager
MMS marine mammal system
MMT military mail terminal
MNC multinational corporation
MNCC multinational coordination center
MNEODCC multinational explosives ordnance disposal control center
MNF multinational force
MNFACC multinational force air component commander
MNFC multinational force commander
MNFLCC multinational force land component commander
MNFMCC multinational force maritime component commander
MNFSOCC multinational force special operations component commander
MNJLC multinational joint logistics component
MNL master net list; multinational logistics
MNLC multinational logistic center
MNTF multinational task force
MOA memorandum of agreement
MOB main operating base; mobilization
MOBREP military manpower mobilization and accession status report; mobilization report
MOC maritime operations center; media operations center
MOD ministry of defense; modification
Mod model
MODA ministry of defense advisor
MOE measure of effectiveness
MOEI measure of effectiveness indicator
MOG maximum (aircraft) on ground
MOGAS motor gasoline
MOMAT mobility matting
MOP measure of performance; memorandum of policy
MOPP mission-oriented protective posture
MOS military occupational specialty
MOTR maritime operational threat response
MOU memorandum of understanding
MOVREP movement report
MP military police (USA and USMC); multinational publication
MPA maritime patrol aircraft; mission planning agent
MPAT military patient administration team; Multinational Planning Augmentation Team
MPE/S maritime pre-positioning equipment and supplies
MPF maritime pre-positioning force
MPFUB maritime pre-positioning force utility boat
mph miles per hour
MPICE measuring progress in conflict environments
MPNTP Master Positioning Navigation and Timing Plan
MPO military post office
MPP maritime procedural publication
MPR maritime patrol and reconnaissance
MPS maritime pre-positioning ship; Military Planning Service (UN); Military Postal Service
MPSA Military Postal Service Agency
MPSRON maritime pre-positioning ships squadron
MPTk Medical Planners’ Toolkit
MR milliradian
MRAT medical radiobiology advisory team
MRBM medium-range ballistic missile
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MRO mass rescue operation; materiel release order; medical regulating office; medical regulating officer
MRR Marine Raider Regiment; minimum-risk route
MRS measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) requirements system
MRT maintenance recovery team
MRX mission readiness exercise
MS Microsoft
MSA Maritime Security Act
MSC major subordinate command; Military Sealift Command
MSCA military support to civilian authorities
MSCAT maritime security center augment team
MSCO Military Sealift Command Office
MSD mobile security division
MSE mission support element
MSF mission support force; mobile security force
MSG Marine security guard; message
MSGID message identification
MSI modified surface index
MSIC Missile and Space Intelligence Center
MSL mean sea level; military shipping label
MSO map support office; maritime security operations; military source operation; military strategic objective; military support operations
MSOC Marine special operations company
MSOG Multinational Strategy and Operations Group
MSOR Marine Special Operations Regiment
MSP Maritime Security Program; mission support plan
MSR main supply route; mission support request
MSRP mission strategic resource plan
MSRT Maritime Security Response Team (USCG)
MSST Marine space support team; maritime safety and security team
MST mission support team
MT Bn motor transport battalion
MTAB Military Technical Acceptance Board
MTAC Multiple Threat Alert Center (DON)
MTCR Missile Technology Control Regime
mtDNA mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid
MTF medical treatment facility; military information support operations task force
MTFP mission-tailored force package
MTN multi-tactical data link network
MTO mission type order
MTON measurement ton
MTP mission tasking packet
MTS Marine tactical system; Movement Tracking System
MTT mobile training team
MTW major theater war
MUSE mobile utilities support equipment
MV merchant vessel
MWC Missile Warning Center (USSPACECOM)
MWD military working dog
MWG mobilization working group
MWR morale, welfare, and recreation
MWSD Marine wing support detachment
MWSG Marine wing support group
MWSS Marine wing support squadron
MWT modular warping tug
N
N-2 Director of Naval Intelligence; Navy component intelligence staff officer
N-6 Director of Naval Communications Networks
NA5CRO non-Article 5 crisis response operation (NATO)
NAC North Atlantic Council (NATO)
NAD 83 North American Datum 1983
NADR nonproliferation, antiterrorism, demining, and related programs
NAEC-ENG Naval Air Engineering Center - Engineering
NAF nonappropriated funds; numbered air force
NAI named area of interest
NALC Navy ammunition logistics code
NALE naval and amphibious liaison element
NALSS naval advanced logistic support site
NAMS National Air Mobility System
NAR nonconventional assisted recovery; notice of ammunition reclassification
NARAC national atmospheric release advisory capability; National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (DOE)
NARP Nuclear Weapon Accident Response Procedures
NAS naval air station
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASIC National Air and Space Intelligence Center
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATOPS Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization
NAVAIDS navigational aids
NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command
NAVCYBERFOR Navy Cyber Forces
NAVELSG Navy expeditionary logistics support group
NAVEODTECHDIV Naval Explosives Ordnance Disposal Technology
NAVFAC Naval Facilities Engineering Command
NAVFAC EXWC Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare
NAVFACENGCOM Naval Facilities Engineering Command
NAVFOR Navy forces
NAVMED Navy medicine
NAVMTO Navy Material Transportation Office
NAVOCEANO Naval Oceanographic Office
NAVSAT navigation satellite
NAVSCOLEOD Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal
NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command
NAVSEAINST Naval Sea Systems Command instruction
NAVSOC Naval Satellite Operations Center; naval special operations command
NAVSOF Navy special operations forces
NAVSPACECOM Naval Space Command NAVSPECWARCOM
NAVWAR navigation warfare
Navy TACC Navy tactical air control center
NAWCAD Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division
NBC nuclear, biological, and chemical
NBG naval beach group
NBI nonbattle injury
NBVC Naval Base Ventura County Agency
NC2 nuclear command and control
NC3 nuclear command, control, and communications
NCAGS naval cooperation and guidance for shipping
NCAPS naval coordination and protection of shipping
NCB noncompliant boarding
NCC Navy component command; Navy component commander
NCCS Nuclear Command and Control System
NCDC National Climatic Data Center
NCES Net-Centric Enterprise Services
NCESGR National Committee of Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve
NCF naval construction force
NCG naval construction group
NCH natural and cultural resources and historic properties (DOI)
NCHB Navy cargo-handling battalion
NCIJTF-AG National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force-Analytical Group (DOD)
NCIS Naval Criminal Investigative Service
NCIX National Counterintelligence Executive
NCL National System for Geospatial-Intelligence Consolidated Library
NCMI National Center for Medical Intelligence
NCMP Navy Capabilities and Mobilization Plan
NCO noncombat operations; noncommissioned officer
NCOIC noncommissioned officer in charge
NCOS naval control of shipping
NCP National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan
NCPC National Counterproliferation Center
NCR National Capital Region (US); National Security Agency/Central Security Service representative; naval construction regiment
NCRCC National Capital Region Coordination Center; United States Northern Command Rescue Coordination Center
NCRDEF national cryptologic representative defense
NCR-IADS National Capital Region-Integrated Air Defense System
NCS National Clandestine Service; National Communications System; net control station
NCSC National Counterintelligence and Security Center
NCSD National Cyber Security Division (DHS)
NCTC National Counterterrorism Center (DNI)
NDAA national defense authorization act
NDAF Navy, Defense Logistics Agency, Air Force
NDB nondirectional beacon
NDCS National Drug Control Strategy
NDDOC North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Cell
NDHQ National Defence Headquarters, Canada
NDIC National Defense Intelligence College
NDMS National Disaster Medical System (DHHS)
NDP national disclosure policy
NDPC National Disclosure Policy Committee
NDRC National Detainee Reporting Center
NDRF National Defense Reserve Fleet
NDS national defense strategy
NDSF National Defense Sealift Fund
NDT nuclear disablement team
NDU National Defense University
NEA Northeast Asia
NEAT naval embarked advisory team; nuclear employment augmentation team
NEC National Economic Council
NECC Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
NEIC Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command
NELR Navy expeditionary logistics regiment
NEO noncombatant evacuation operation
NEOCC noncombatant evacuation operation coordination center
NEP National Exercise Program
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NES National Exploitation System
NEST nuclear emergency support team (DOE)
NETWARCOM Naval Network Warfare Command
NEW net explosive weight
NFA no-fire area
NFC numbered fleet commander
NFELC Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center
NFESC Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
NFI national foreign intelligence
NFIB National Foreign Intelligence Board
NFIP National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA)
NFLS naval forward logistic site
NG National Guard
NG JFHQ-State National Guard joint force headquarters-state
NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
NGB National Guard Bureau
NGB-OC National Guard Bureau-Office of the Chaplain
NGCC National Guard Coordination Center
NGCDP National Guard Counterdrug Program
NGCDP-State National Guard Counterdrug Program-state
NGCSP National Guard Counterdrug Support Program
NGDS Net-Centric Geospatial-Intelligence Discovery Services
NGFS naval gunfire support
NGIC National Ground Intelligence Center
NG-IFOG National Guard Interoperability Field Operations Guide
NGLO naval gunfire liaison officer
NGO nongovernmental organization
NGP National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Program
NHMD National Human Intelligence Manager directive
NIC National Intelligence Council
NICC National Intelligence Coordination Center
NICCL National Incident Communications Conference Line
NICCP National Interdiction Command and Control Plan
NIH National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
NIL National Information Library
NIM national intelligence manager
NIMS National Incident Management System
NIOC Navy Information Operations Command
NIP National Intelligence Program
NIPF National Intelligence Priorities Framework
NIPRNET Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network
NISP national intelligence support plan
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIT nuclear incident team
NITF national imagery transmission format
NJOIC National Joint Operations and Intelligence Center
NJTTF National Joint Terrorism Task Force (FBI)
NKOCC non-kinetic operations coordination cell (USAF)
NLRP nonlethal reference point
NLT not later than
NLW nonlethal weapon
nm nautical mile
NMA non-mailable article
NMAWC Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command
NMC Navy Munitions Command
NMCB naval mobile construction battalion
NMCC National Military Command Center
NMCS National Military Command System; not mission capable, supply
NMCSO Navy and Marine Corps spectrum office
NMEC National Media Exploitation Center
NMIC National Maritime Intelligence Center
NMIO National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office
NMIST National Military Intelligence Support Team (DIA)
NMO National Measurement and Signature Intelligence Office
NMS national military strategy
NMSA North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Mutual Support Act
NMSC Navy and Marine Corps Spectrum Center
NMS-CO National Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations
NMS-CWMD National Military Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction
NMSP-WOT National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terrorism
NMT national mission team
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE)
NNWC Naval Network Warfare Command
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC)
NOACT Navy overseas air cargo terminal
NOC National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Operation Center; National Operations Center (DHS); network operations center
NOE nap-of-the-Earth
NOFORN not releasable to foreign nationals
NOK next of kin
NOLSC Naval Operational Logistics Support Center
NOMWC Navy Oceanographic Mine Warfare Center
non-CAAF contractors not authorized to accompany the force
NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command
NOSC network operations and security center
NOSSA Navy Ordnance Safety and Security Activity
NOTAM notice to airmen
NPF national planning framework
NPPD National Protection and Programs Directorate (DHS)
NPS National Park Service; nonprior service
NPT Nonproliferation Treaty
NRAT nuclear/radiological advisory team
NRC National Response Center (USCG); non-unit-related cargo
NRCHB Naval Reserve cargo-handling battalion
NRF National Response Framework
NRG notional requirements generator
NRO National Reconnaissance Office
NRP non-unit-related personnel
NRT near real time
NS/EP national security and emergency preparedness
NSA National Security Agency; national shipping authority; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Standardization Agency
NSA/CSS National Security Agency/Central Security Service
NSABB National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NIH)
NSARC National Search and Rescue Committee
NSAT United States Northern Command situational awareness team
NSAWC Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
NSC National Security Council
NSC/DC National Security Council/Deputies Committee
NSC/IPC National Security Council/interagency policy committee
NSC/PC National Security Council/Principals Committee
NSCS National Security Council System
NSD National Security Directive; National Security Division (FBI)
NSDD national security decision directive
NSDM national security decision memorandum
NSE national support element; Navy support element
NSF national security forces; National Strike Force (USCG)
NSFS naval surface fire support
NSG National System for Geospatial Intelligence
NSHS National Strategy for Homeland Security
NSL no-strike list
NSMS National Strategy for Maritime Security
NSN national stock number
NSOC National Security Operations Center
NSP National Search and Rescue Plan
NSPA North Atlantic Treaty Organization Support and Procurement Agency
NSPD national security Presidential directive
NSPI National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza
NSPM national security Presidential memorandum
NSS National Search and Rescue Supplement; national security strategy; national security system
NSSE national special security event
NST National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency support team; national support team
NSTAC National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
NSTS National Secure Telephone System
NSW naval special warfare
NSWC IHEODTD Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division
NSWCDD Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
NSWTF naval special warfare task force
NSWTG naval special warfare task group
NSWTU naval special warfare task unit
NTA nontraditional agent
NTACS Navy tactical air control system
NTIA National Telecommunications and Information Administration (DOC)
NTRP Navy tactical reference publication
NTS noncombatant evacuation operation tracking system
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
NTTP Navy tactics, techniques, and procedures
NUC non-unit-related cargo
NUDET nuclear detonation
NUFEA Navy-unique fleet essential aircraft
NURP non-unit-related personnel
NVD night-vision device
NVDT National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency voluntary deployment team
NVG night-vision goggle
NVOAD National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
NWDC Navy Warfare Development Command
NWP Navy warfare publication
NWS National Weather Service
NZ New Zealand
O
O&I operations and intelligence
O&M operation and maintenance
O/B outboard
OA objective area; operational area
OAE operational area evaluation
OAF Operation ALLIED FORCE
OAFME Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner
OAI oceanographic area of interest
OAM Office of Air and Marine (DHS)
OAP offset aimpoint
OAS offensive air support; Organization of American States
OASD Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
OASD(NII/CIO) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration/Chief Information Officer)
OASD(RA) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs)
OAU Organization of African Unity
OB order of battle; overcome by
OBA Office of Biotechnology Activities (NIH); oxygen breathing apparatus
OBFS offshore bulk fuel system
OBIM Office of Biometric Identity Management (DHS)
OBP object-based production
OCA offensive counterair; operational control authority
OCBD Office of Capacity Building and Development (USDA)
OCCA ocean cargo clearance authority
OCDETF Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force
OCHA Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OCIE organizational clothing and individual equipment
OCJCS Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
OCO offensive cyberspace operations; offload control officer
OCONUS outside the continental United States
OCP operational capability package
OCS operational contract support
OCSIC operational contract support integration cell
OCU offload control unit
ODC Office of Defense Cooperation
ODCSLOG Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (USA)
ODNI Office of the Director of National Intelligence
OE operational environment
OE&AS organization for embarkation and assignment to shipping
OEBGD Overseas Environmental Baseline Guidance Document
OEC Office of Emergency Communications (DHS)
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OEF Operation ENDURING FREEDOM
OEG operational experts group; operational exposure guidance; operations security executive group
OEH occupational and environmental health
OER officer evaluation report
OES office of emergency services
OFAC Office of Foreign Assets Control (Treasury)
OFCO offensive counterintelligence operation
OFDA Office of United States Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID)
officer
OHDACA Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (DSCA)
OHDM Office of Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief, and Mine Action
OI operating instruction; operational interest
OIA Office of Insular Affairs (DOI); Office of International Affairs (Treasury)
OIC officer in charge
OICC officer in charge of construction
OIF Operation IRAQI FREEDOM
OIIL Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison (CBP)
OIR other intelligence requirements
OJT on-the-job training
OLEM Office of Land and Emergency Management (EPA)
OMA Office of Military Affairs (CIA and USAID)
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OMC office of military cooperation
OMSPH Office of Medicine, Science, and Public Health (DHHS)
ONDCP Office of National Drug Control Policy
ONE Operation NOBLE EAGLE
ONI Office of Naval Intelligence
OOB order of battle
OODA observe, orient, decide, act
OOS out of service
OP observation post; ordnance publication
OPC Ocean Prediction Center (DOC)
OPCON operational control
OPDAT Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (DOJ)
OPDEC operational deception
OPDS offshore petroleum discharge system (USN)
OPDS-Future offshore petroleum discharge system-future (USN)
OPDS-L offshore petroleum discharge system-legacy (USN)
OPE operational preparation of the environment
OPELINT operational electronic intelligence
OPEO Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations (DHHS)
OPFOR opposing force; opposition force
OPG operations planning group
OPGEN operation general matter
OPIR overhead persistent infrared
OPLAN operation plan
OPLAW operational law
OPM Office of Personnel Management
OPMG Office of the Provost Marshal General
OPNAV Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
OPNAVINST Chief of Naval Operations instruction
OPORD operation order
OPP off-load preparation party; orderwire patch panel
OPR office of primary responsibility
OPREP operational report
OPROJ operational project
OPS operational project stock
OPSDEPS Service Operations Deputies
OPSEC operations security
OPSTK operational stock
OPT operational planning team
OPTAR operating target
OPTASK operational tasking (message); operation task
OPTASK AMPHIB operational tasking amphibious message
OPTASK COMM operational tasking communication (message) (USN)
OPTASKLINK operations task link
OPTEMPO operating tempo
OR operational readiness
ORBAT order of battle
ORD Office of Research and Development (EPA)
ORM operational risk management
ORP ocean reception point
ORS operationally responsive space
ORSA operations research and systems analysis
OS operating stocks; operating system
OSA operational support airlift
OSC offensive space control; on-scene commander; on-site commander; Open Source Center (CIA)
OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSD/DMDPO Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Military Deception Program Office
OSE operations support element
OSEI operational significant event imagery
OSINT open-source information; open-source intelligence
OSM Office of Spectrum Management (NTIA)
OSOCC on-site operations coordination center
OSR on-station report
OT&E operational test and evaluation
OTA Office of Technical Assistance (Treasury)
OTC officer in tactical command; over the counter
OTERA organize, train, equip, rebuild/build, and advise
OTH over the horizon
OTI Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID)
OUB offshore petroleum discharge system utility boat
OUSD Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
OUSD(A&S) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
OUSD(C) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
OUSD(C/CFO) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller/Chief Financial Officer)
OUSD(I) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence)
OUSD(P) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
OVM Operation VIGILANT MARINER
OWS operational weather squadron
P
P publication
PA physician assistant; primary agency; probability of arrival; public affairs
PACAF Pacific Air Forces
PAD patient administration director
PADD person authorized to direct disposition of human remains
PAG public affairs guidance
PALCON pallet container
PAM preventive and aerospace medicine
PaM passage material
PAO public affairs office; public affairs officer
PAR population at risk
PARS Personnel Accountability Reporting System
PAWS phased array warning system
PAX passengers; public affairs plans
PB peace building
PB4T planning board for training
PBA performance-based agreement; production base analysis
PBIED person-borne improvised explosive device
PBOS Planning Board for Ocean Shipping
PBR program and budget review
PC patrol craft; preliminary coordination; Principals Committee
PC&S post, camp, and station
PCA Posse Comitatus Act
PCASS Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System
PCC police contributing country; policy coordination committee
PCO primary control officer; procuring contracting officer
PCOF Patient Condition Occurrence Frequency
PCRTS primary casualty receiving and treatment ship
PCS permanent change of station; primary control ship
PCTC pure car and truck carrier
PD position description; priority designator; probability of damage; probability of detection; program directive
PDA preliminary damage assessment
PDAL prioritized defended asset list
PDC Pacific Disaster Center
PDD Presidential decision directive
PDF portable data file
PDSS predeployment site survey
PDT partnership development team
PDUSD(A&S) Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
PDUSD(P&R) Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)
PE personal effects; preparation of the environment; program element
PECC patient evacuation coordination cell
PED processing, exploitation, and dissemination
PEO peace enforcement operations; program executive office
PEP personnel exchange program
PERMA planning, embarkation, rehearsal, movement, and action
PERMREP permanent representative (NATO)
PERSCO personnel support for contingency operations
PFA primary federal agency
PFDB planning factors database
PFG Preferred Force Generation
PFO principal federal official
PfP Partnership for Peace (NATO)
PGI procedures, guidance, and information
PGM precision-guided munition
PHEO public health emergency officer
PHIBCB amphibious construction battalion
PHIBOP amphibious operation
PHIBRON amphibious squadron
PHIT port handling/in-land transportation
PI pandemic influenza; point of impact; purposeful interference
Pi probability of incapacitation
PI&ID pandemic influenza and infectious disease
PIAB President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
PIC payment in cash
PID plan identification number; positive identification
PII pre-incident indicators
PIO public information officer
PIR priority intelligence requirement
PIREP pilot report
PIRT purposeful interference response team
PISA post isolation support activity
PIT platform information technology
PIU patient isolation unit
PJ pararescue jumper
PK probability of kill
PKB purple kill box
PKO peacekeeping operations
PKSOI Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
PL phase line
PLA post-launch abort
PLAD plain language address directory
PLANORD planning order
PLB personal locator beacon
PLS palletized load system
PLT platoon
PM Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (DOS); patient movement; peacemaking; preventive medicine; program management; program manager; provost marshal
PMA political/military assessment
PMC passenger, mail, and cargo; private military company
PMCF post maintenance check flight
PME professional military education
PMESII political, military, economic, social, information, and infrastructure
PMGM program manager’s guidance memorandum
PMI patient movement item; prevention of mutual interference
PMI-ATS Patient Movement Items-Asset Tracking System
PMITS Patient Movement Item Tracking System
PMO production management office(r); program management office
PMR patient movement request; patient movement requirement
PMRC patient movement requirements center
PN partner nation
PNA postal net alert
PNT positioning, navigation, and timing
PO peace operations; petty officer
POA plan of action
POB persons on board
POC point of contact
POCD port operations cargo detachment
POD plan of the day; port of debarkation; probability of detection
POE port of embarkation; port of entry
POES polar operational environment satellite
POF priority of fires
POG port operations group; psychological operations group
POI person of interest; point of injury
POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants
POLAD policy advisor; political advisor
POLCAP bulk petroleum capabilities report
Police
POLMIL political-military
POM program objective memorandum
PORTSIM port simulation model
POS point of sale; Point-of-Service; probability of success
POTUS President of the United States
POV privately owned vehicle
POW prisoner of war
POW/MIA prisoner of war/missing in action
PPAG proposed public affairs guidance
PPBE Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution
PPD Presidential policy directive
PPE personal protective equipment
PPF personnel processing file
PPLI precise participant location and identification
PPTO petroleum pipeline and terminal operating
PPW patient protective wrap
PR personnel recovery; Phoenix Raven; preliminary review; production requirement; program review
PRA patient reception area; primary review authority
PRAP Personnel Reliability Assurance Program
PRC populace and resources control; Presidential Reserve Call- up; primary receiving center
PRCC personnel recovery coordination cell; personnel recovery coordination center
PRCS personnel recovery coordination section
PRD personnel readiness division; Presidential review directive
PRDO personnel recovery duty officer
PREPO pre-positioned force, equipment, or supplies; pre- positioning
PREREP pre-arrival report
PRF pulse repetition frequency
PRG personnel recovery guidance
Prime BEEF prime base engineer emergency force
PRISM Planning Tool for Resource, Integration, Synchronization, and Management
PRM Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (DOS)
PRMS personnel recovery mission software
PRMx production requirements matrix
PROVORG providing organization
prowords procedure words
PRP Personnel Retrieval and Processing
PRRP personnel recovery reference product
PRT patient reception team; provincial reconstruction team
PRTF personnel recovery task force
PS port security
PSA port support activity; primary staff assistant; principal staff assistant
PSC private security contractor
PSD port security detachment
PSI Proliferation Security Initiative
psi pounds per square inch
PSO peace support operations (NATO); post security officer
PSS personnel services support
PSS-SOF Precision Strike Suite-Special Operations Forces
P-STATIC precipitation static
PSU port security unit
PSYOP psychological operations (forces)
PTDO prepare to deploy order
PTL pointer-to-target line
PTM personnel transport module
PTTI precise time and time interval
Pu-239 plutonium-239
Pu-240 plutonium-240
PV prime vendor
PVNTMED preventive medicine
PVT positioning, velocity, and timing
PWCS port, waterways, and coastal security
PWG protection working group
PWRM pre-positioned war reserve materiel
PWRR pre-positioned war reserve requirements
PWRS petroleum war reserve stocks; pre-positioned war reserve stock
PWT precision weapons team
Q
QA quality assurance
QAR quality assurance representative
QAT quality assurance team
QC quality control
QDR quadrennial defense review
QHDA qualified hazardous duty area
QIP quick impact project
QM quartermaster
QOL quality of life
QRF quick reaction force; quick response force
QRP quick response posture
QS quality surveillance
QSTAG quadripartite standardization agreement
QUADCON quadruple container
R&D research and development
R&R rest and recuperation
R&S reconstruction and stabilization
R2P2 rapid response planning process
RA response action; risk analysis
RAC-OT readiness assessment system - output tool
RAD routine aerial distribution
RADBN radio battalion
RADC regional air defense commander
RADCON radiological control team
RAF Royal Air Force (UK)
RAM raised angle marker; random antiterrorism measure; rockets, artillery, and mortars
RAMCC regional air movement control center
RAP Radiological Assistance Program (DOE)
RAS-OT readiness assessment system-output tool
RATE refine, adapt, terminate, execute
RBA reimbursable budget authority
RBC red blood cell
RC Reserve Component; resident coordinator (UN)
RCA riot control agent
RCAT Rapid Course of Action Analysis Tool
RCC regional contracting center; rescue coordination center
RCD regional collection detachment
RCEM regional contingency engineering management
RCIED radio-controlled improvised explosive device
RCM Rules for Courts-Martial
RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RCO regional contracting office
RCP regional campaign plan
RCT regimental combat team; rescue coordination team (USN)
RDCFP Regional Defense Counterterrorism Fellowship Program
RDCTFP Regional Defense Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program
RDD radiological dispersal device; required delivery date
RDO request for deployment order
RDT&E research, development, test, and evaluation
REA Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment
REAC/TS radiation emergency assistance center/training site (DOE)
RED radiological exposure device
RED HORSE rapid engineer deployable heavy operational repair squadron engineer
REF Rapid Equipping Force (USA)
REPOL bulk petroleum contingency report
REPUNIT reporting unit
RES radiation exposure status
RESCAP rescue combat air patrol
RESCORT rescue escort
RESPROD responsible production
RF radio frequency; reserve force
RF CM radio frequency countermeasures
RFA request for assistance; restrictive fire area
RFC request for capabilities; revision final coordination
RFD revision first draft
RFF request for feedback; request for forces
RFI radio frequency interference; request for information
RFID radio frequency identification
RFL restrictive fire line
RFP request for proposal
RFS request for service; request for sourcing; request for support
RGS remote geospatial intelligence services
Rh Rhesus
Rh(D) Rhesus (D antigen)
RHIB rigid hull inflatable boat
RICO regional interface control officer
RIK replacement in kind
RLT regimental landing team
RM ramp module; records management; recovery mechanism; resource; management; risk management
RMC rescue mission commander
RMP religious ministry professional
RMT response management team
RNIFC Regional Narcotics Interagency Fusion Cell (USCENTCOM)
RO/RO roll-on/roll-off
ROC rehearsal of concept
ROE rules of engagement
ROICC resident officer in charge of construction
ROK Republic of Korea
ROM restriction of movement; rough order of magnitude
ROMO range of military operations
RON remain overnight
ROS reduced operating status
ROTC Reserve Officer Training Corps
ROWPU reverse osmosis water purification unit
ROZ restricted operations zone
RP red phosphorus; religious program specialist; retained personnel
RPG rocket-propelled grenade
RPM revolutions per minute
RPO rendezvous and proximity operations
RPOE rapid port opening element
RQT rapid query tool
RR reattack recommendation
RRCC regional response coordination center
RRDF roll-on/roll-off discharge facility
RRF rapid response force; Ready Reserve Force
RRS remote replication system
RS religious support
RSC regional service center; rescue sub-center
RSE retrograde support element
RSF recovery support function
RSI rationalization, standardization, and interoperability
RSN role specialist nation
RSO reception, staging, and onward movement; regional security officer; remote split operations
RSOF routing and safety of flight
RSOI reception, staging, onward movement, and integration
RSS really simple syndication
RSSC regional space support center
RSSC-LO regional space support center liaison officer
RST religious support team
RSTA reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition
RT recovery team; rough terrain
RTB return to base
RTCC rough terrain container crane
RTCH rough terrain container handler
RTD returned to duty
RTF return to force
RTL restricted target list
RTSO real-time spectrum operations
RUF rules for the use of force
RV rendezvous
RW rotary-wing
RWR radar warning receiver
S
S&R search and recovery
S&T science and technology; scientific and technical
S&TI scientific and technical intelligence
S/CRS Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (DOS)
S/CT Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism (DOS)
S-1 battalion or brigade manpower and personnel staff officer; personnel officer/personnel office (USMC)
S-2 battalion or brigade intelligence staff officer (USA); intelligence officer/intelligence office (USMC)
S-3 battalion or brigade operations staff officer (USA); operations and training officer/operations and training office (USMC)
SA security assistance; situational awareness; staging area
SAA senior airfield authority
SAAFR standard use Army aircraft flight route
SAAM special assignment airlift mission
SAC special actions cell; supporting arms coordinator
SACC supporting arms coordination center (USMC)
SACEUR Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (NATO)
SACT Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
SADC sector air defense commander
SADL situation awareness data link
SADO senior air defense officer
SAFE secure analyst file environment; selected area for evasion; sexual assault forensic examination
SAG surface action group
SALM single-anchor leg mooring
SALT supporting arms liaison team
SAM surface-to-air missile
SAO security assistance office; security assistance officer
SAP special access program
SAPO subarea petroleum office
SAPR sexual assault prevention and response
SAR satellite access request; search and rescue; special access requirement; suspicious activity report; synthetic aperture radar
SARC sexual assault response coordinator
SARDOT search and rescue point
SARIR search and rescue incident report
SAROPS Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System
SARREQ search and rescue request
SARSAT search and rescue satellite-aided tracking
SARSIT search and rescue situation summary report
SATCOM satellite communications
SAWG strategic assessment working group
SBACP Southern Border and Approaches Campaign Plan (DHS)
SBCT Stryker brigade combat team
SBU sensitive but unclassified
SC security cooperation
SCA sociocultural analysis; space coordinating authority; support to civil administration
SCAR strike coordination and reconnaissance
SCC Service component command; service cryptologic component; Service cyberspace component; shipping coordination center
SCC-WMD United States Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction
SCF(US) Save the Children Federation (United States)
SCG Security Cooperation Guidance
SCHBT shape, clear, hold, build, and transition
SCI sensitive compartmented information
SCIF sensitive compartmented information facility
SCL standard conventional load
SCM security countermeasure; Service container manager
SCO secondary control officer; security cooperation organization; senior contracting official; state coordinating officer
SCP security cooperation plan; service control point
SCRM supply chain risk management
SCT shipping coordination team
SD severe damage; strategy division
SDA senior development advisor
SDB Satellite Communications Database; small diameter bomb
SDDC Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
SDDCTEA Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency
SDF self defense force
SDO senior defense official; ship’s debarkation officer
SDO/DATT senior defense official/defense attaché
SDOB Secretary of Defense Orders Book
SDP strategic distribution plan
SDP&M sustainment distribution planning and management
SDZ self-defense zone
SE site exploitation; spherical error
SEA ships’ bunkers easy acquisition; Southeast Asia
Seabee Navy construction engineer
SEAD suppression of enemy air defenses
SEC submarine element coordinator
SECAF Secretary of the Air Force
SECARMY Secretary of the Army
SecDef Secretary of Defense
SECDHS Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
SECHS Secretary of Homeland Security
SECNAV Secretary of the Navy
SECNAVINST Secretary of the Navy instruction
SECOMP secure en route communications package
SECSTATE Secretary of State
SECTRANS Secretary of Transportation
SEF sealift enhancement feature
SEL senior enlisted leader
SELEC Southeast European Law Enforcement Center
SEMA special electronic mission aircraft
SEPLO state emergency preparedness liaison officer
SERE survival, evasion, resistance, and escape
SES senior executive service
SEW shared early warning
SEWOC signals intelligence/electronic warfare operations centre (NATO)
SF special forces; standard form
SFA security force assistance
SFAF standard frequency action format
SFAT spectrum flyaway team
SFC single-fuel concept
SFCP shore fire control party
SFG special forces group
SFMS special forces medical sergeant
SFODB Special Forces Operational Detachment-Bravo
SFOR Stabilization Force
SG steering group; surgeon general
SGS strategic guidance statement
SGXM Headquarters, Air Mobility Command/Surgeon
SHAPE Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe
SHF super-high frequency
SHORAD short-range air defense
SHORADEZ short-range air defense engagement zone
SI United States Strategic Command strategic instruction
SIC supporting intelligence center
SICO sector interface control officer
SIDO senior intelligence duty officer
SIF selective identification feature
SIGCON signature control
SIGINT signals intelligence
SIM system impact message
SIMLM single integrated medical logistics manager
SINCGARS single-channel ground and airborne radio system
SIO senior intelligence officer
SIOC Strategic Information and Operations Center (FBI)
SIPRNET SECRET Internet Protocol Router Network
SIR specific information requirement; Strategic Military Intelligence Review
SITREP situation report
SIV special interest vessel
SJA staff judge advocate
SJFHQ(CE) standing joint force headquarters (core element)
SJFHQ-E standing joint force headquarters – elimination
SJOA space joint operating area
SJS Secretary, Joint Staff
SLA special leave accrual
SLBM submarine-launched ballistic missile
SLCM sea-launched cruise missile
SLCP ship lighterage control point; ship’s loading characteristics pamphlet
SLO space liaison officer
SLOC sea line of communications
SLRP survey, liaison, and reconnaissance party
SLS shoot-look-shoot
SLWT side loadable warping tug
SM spectrum management; standard missile
SMB spectrum management branch
SMC search and rescue mission coordinator
SMCA single manager for conventional ammunition
SMCM surface mine countermeasures
SME subject matter expert
SMO senior meteorological and oceanographic officer; strategic mobility office(r)
SMRC Specialized Medical Response Capabilities
SMS Single Mobility System
SMU special mission unit
SMWDC Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center
SN serial number
SNA social network analysis
SNCO staff noncommissioned officer
SNF strategic nuclear forces
SOA special operations aviation (USA); sustained operations ashore
SOAGS special operations air-ground system
SO-ATP special operations-advanced tactical practitioner
SOC special operations commander
SOCCE special operations command and control element
SOCCET special operations critical care evacuation team
SOC-FWD special operations command-forward
SOCM special operations combat medic
SOCNORTH United States Special Operations Command, North
SOCPAC Special Operations Command Pacific
SOD special operations division
SOE special operations executive
SOF special operations forces
SOFA status-of-forces agreement
SOF-CF special operations forces-conventional forces
SOFLE special operations forces liaison element
SOG special operations group
SOI signal operating instructions
SOIC senior officer of the intelligence community
SOJTF special operations joint task force
SOLE special operations liaison element
SOLO special operations liaison officer
SOM structured observation management
SOMA status-of-mission agreement
SOMARDS Standard Operation and Maintenance Army Research and Development System
SOMARDS NT Standard Operation and Maintenance Army Research and Development System Non-Technical
SOP standard operating procedure
SORTIEALOT sortie allotment message
SORTS Status of Resources and Training System
SOSB special operations support battalion
SOSI space object surveillance and identification
SOST special operations support team
SOTA signals intelligence operational tasking authority
SOTF special operations task force
SOW standoff weapon; statement of work
SP security police
SPD space policy directive
SPE senior procurement executive
SPECAT special category
SPG Strategic Planning Guidance
SPI sensor point of interest; special investigative (USAF)
SPINS special instructions
SPM service postal manager; single port manager
SPMAGTF special purpose Marine air-ground task force
SPOD seaport of debarkation
SPOE seaport of embarkation
SPOT Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker
SPOTREP spot report
SPP Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America; State Partnership Program
SR special reconnaissance
SRBM short-range ballistic missile
SRG Seabee readiness group
SRM sustainment, restoration, and modernization
SROE standing rules of engagement
SRR search and rescue region
SRSG special representative of the Secretary-General
SRUF standing rules for the use of force
SS steamship
SSA security sector assistance; software support activity; space situational awareness; special support activity (NSA); supply support activity
SSB single side band
SSBN ballistic missile submarine (nuclear-powered)
SSC small scale contingency; special security center
SSCO shipper’s service control office
SSE space support element
SSI standing signal instruction
SSM surface-to-surface missile
SSN Social Security number
SSO special security office(r)
SSPM single-service postal manager
SSR security sector reform
SSS Selective Service System
SST special support team (National Security Agency)
SSTR stability, security, transition, and reconstruction
SSWG space support working group
ST short ton; strike team
STANAG standardization agreement (NATO)
STAR sensitive target approval and review
STARS Standard Accounting and Reporting System
START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
S-Team staff augmentation team
STEP standardized tactical entry point
STO special technical operations
STON short ton
STS special tactics squadron
STT special tactics team
STU secure telephone unit
STW strike warfare
STWC strike warfare commander
SUBOPAUTH submarine operating authority
SUC situation update code
SUPP supplement
SUPPO supply officer
SUROBS surf observation
SUST BDE sustainment brigade
SUW surface warfare
SUWC surface warfare commander
SVC stored value card
SW shallow water
SWO staff weather officer
SWPC Space Weather Prediction Center
SXXI SPECTRUM XXI
SXXI-O SPECTRUM XXI-Online
SYG Secretary-General (UN)
SYSCOM systems command
SZ surf zone
T
T&E test and evaluation
T/M/S type, model, and/or series
T2 technology transfer
TA target acquisition; target audience; technical arrangement; theater Army
TAA tactical assembly area; target audience analysis
TAACOM theater Army area command
TAAMDCOORD theater Army air and missile defense coordinator
TAC terminal attack control
TAC(A) tactical air coordinator (airborne)
TACAIR tactical air
TACAN tactical air navigation
TACC tanker airlift control center
TAC-D tactical deception
TACLOG tactical-logistical
TACO theater allied contracting office
TACON tactical control
TACOPDAT tactical operational data
TACP tactical air control party
TACRON tactical air control squadron
TACS tactical air control system; theater air control system
T-ACS auxiliary crane ship
TACSAT tactical satellite
TACT tactical aviation control team
TAD tactical air direction; temporary additional duty (non-unit- related personnel); theater air defense
TADC tactical air direction center
TAF tactical air force
TAFT technical assistance field team
TAG technical assistance group; the adjutant general
TAGS theater air-ground system
T-AH hospital ship
TAI target area of interest
TAIS Tactical Airspace Integration System
T-AKR fast logistics ship
TAMP Transitional Assistance Management Program
TAO tactical air officer
TAOC tactical air operations center (USMC)
TAR tactical air request
TARWI target weather and intelligence
TASWC theater antisubmarine warfare commander
TAT tactical analysis team; technical assistance team
TATC tactical air traffic control
T-AVB aviation logistics support ship
TB MED technical bulletin medical
TB(X) transportation brigade (expeditionary)
TBC theater business clearance
TBM theater ballistic missile
TBMCS theater battle management core system
TBMD theater ballistic missile defense
TC training circular
TCA traditional combatant commander activity
TC-AIMS II Transportation Coordinator’s Automated Information for Movement System II
TCC transportation component command; troop contributing country
TCCC tactical combat casualty care
TCCET tactical critical care evacuation team
TCCT tactical critical care transport
TCEM theater contingency engineering management
TCF tactical combat force
TCM theater construction manager; theater container manager
TCMD transportation control and movement document
TCN third-country national; transportation control number
TCO termination contracting officer; transnational criminal organization
TCPED tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination
TCS theater communications system
TCSG United States Transportation Command, Office of the Command Surgeon
TCSP theater consolidation and shipping point
TD temporary duty (USMC); theater distribution; tie down
TDC target development cell
TDCP theater distribution campaign plan
TDD time-definite delivery
TDF theater detention facility
TDL tactical data link
TDN tactical data network; target development nomination
TDP theater distribution plan
TDR transportation discrepancy report
TDRC theater detainee reporting center
TDY temporary duty
TEA Transportation Engineering Agency
TEC theater engineer command
TECHCON technical control
TECHELINT technical electronic intelligence
TECHINT technical intelligence
TEDAC Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (FBI)
TEL transporter-erector-launcher
TEMPER tent extendible modular personnel
TENCAP tactical exploitation of national capabilities program
TEO team embarkation officer
TEP theater engagement plan
TERCOM terrain contour matching
TET targeting effects team
TETK TeleEngineering Toolkit
TEU technical escort unit; twenty-foot equivalent unit
TEWLS Theater Enterprise Wide Logistics System
TF task force
TFC threat finance cell
TFCICA task force counterintelligence coordinating authority
TFE tactical field exchange; threat finance exploitation
TFF total force fitness
TFI threat finance intelligence
TFMS-M Transportation Financial Management System-Military
TG task group; technical guide
TGM terminally guided munitions
TGO terminal guidance operations
THAAD Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
THOC theater head of contracting
THT tactical human intelligence team
THX theater express
TI threat identification
TIA theater intelligence assessment
TIB theater intelligence brigade; toxic industrial biological
TIC target information center; toxic industrial chemical
TIDE Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment
TIM toxic industrial material
TIO target intelligence officer
TIP target intelligence package; trafficking in persons
TIR toxic industrial radiological
TJAG the judge advocate general
T-JTB theater-joint transportation board
TLA theater logistics analysis
TLAM Tomahawk land-attack missile
TLAMM theater lead agent for medical materiel
TLE target location error
TLM target list management; topographic line map
TLO theater logistics overview
TM target materials; technical manual
TMAO theater mortuary affairs office; theater mortuary affairs
TMD theater missile defense
TMEP theater mortuary evacuation point
TMIP theater medical information program
TMM transregional, multi-domain, and multifunctional
TMO target mensuration only; traffic management office; transportation management office
TMT time-phased force and deployment data management tool
TNCC theater network operations control center
TNL target nomination list
TO technical order; theater of operations
TO&E table of organization and equipment
TOA table of allowance; transfer of authority
TOC tactical operations center; transnational organized crime
TOD tactical ocean data
TOI track of interest
TOPINT technical operational intelligence
TOR term of reference
TOS time on station
TOT time on target
TP transportation priority
TPE theater provided equipment
TPED tasking, processing, exploitation, and dissemination; theater personal effects depot
TPFDD time-phased force and deployment data
TPFDL time-phased force and deployment list
TPMRC United States Transportation Command patient movement requirements center
TPP theater posture plan
TPS transportation protective service
TPT tactical petroleum terminal
TQ tactical questioning
TRA technical review authority
TRAC2ES United States Transportation Command Regulating and Command and Control Evacuation System
TRADOC United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
Trans BDE transportation brigade
Trans Det RPO transportation detachment rapid port opening
TRANSEC transmission security
TRAP tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (USMC); tactical related applications
TRIADS Tri-Wall Aerial Distribution System
TRICON triple container
TRO training and readiness oversight
TROPO tropospheric scatter
TRP target reference point
TS time-sensitive; top secret
TSA target system analysis; Transportation Security Administration (DHS)
TSC theater security cooperation; theater support command; theater sustainment command (USA)
TSCIF temporary sensitive compartmented information facility
TSCM technical surveillance countermeasures
TSCP theater security cooperation plan
TSM target sorting message
TSOC tactical special operations command; theater special operations command
TSS target sensing system
TSSA transitional security sector assistance
TST terminal support team; time-sensitive target
TSWA temporary secure working area
TT&C telemetry, tracking, and commanding
TTAB Technical Training Acceptance Board
TTAN transportation tracking account number
TTD tactical terrain data
TTL tagging, tracking, and locating
TTN transportation tracking number
TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures; trailer transfer point
TTT time to target
TTU transportation terminal unit
TU targeted update; task unit
TUCHA type unit characteristics file
TV television
TW&A threat warning and assessment
TWCF Transportation Working Capital Fund
TWDS tactical water distribution system
TYCOM type commander
U
U-233 uranium-233
U-235 uranium-235
UA unmanned aircraft
UAR unconventional assisted recovery
UARCC unconventional assisted recovery coordination cell
UAS unmanned aircraft system
UAV unmanned aerial vehicle
UCMJ Uniform Code of Military Justice
UCP Unified Command Plan
UCT underwater construction team
UDL unit deployment list
UEWR upgraded early warning radar
UFAC Underground Facilities Analysis Center
UFC Unified Facilities Criteria
UFO ultrahigh frequency follow-on
UGA ungoverned area
UGIRH Urban Generic Information Requirements Handbook
UGO unified geospatial-intelligence operations
UH utility helicopter
UHF ultrahigh frequency
UIC unit identification code
UJT universal joint task
UJTL Universal Joint Task List
UK United Kingdom
ULN unit line number
ULSD ultra-low sulfur diesel
UMCC unit movement control center
UMCM underwater mine countermeasures
UMD unit movement data
UMMIPS Uniform Material Movement and Issue Priority System
UMO unit movement officer
UMS unmanned system
UN United Nations
UN CMCoord United Nations humanitarian civil-military coordination
UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNCT United Nations country team
UND urgency of need designator
UNDAC United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination
UNDFS United Nations Department of Field Support
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNDPKO United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNHAS United Nations Humanitarian Air Service
UNHCHR United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNHQ United Nations Headquarters
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNITAF unified task force
UNMEM United Nations military expert on mission
UNO unit number
UNOCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOSOM United Nations Operations in Somalia
UNPA United Nations Participation Act
UNPROFOR United Nations protection force
UNSC United Nations Security Council
UNSCR United Nations Security Council resolution
UNSG United Nations Secretary-General
UON urgent operational need
URL uniform resource locater
URN unit reference number
US BICES United States Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System
US BICES-X United States Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System Extended
US&R urban search and rescue
USA United States Army
USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers
USACFSC United States Army Community and Family Support Center
USACHPPM United States Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
USACIDC United States Army Criminal Investigation Command
USAEDS United States Atomic Energy Detection System
USAF United States Air Force
USAFE United States Air Forces in Europe
USAFR United States Air Force Reserve
USAFRICOM United States Africa Command
USAFSOS United States Air Force Special Operations School
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USAMC United States Army Materiel Command
USAMMA United States Army Medical Materiel Agency
USAMRICD United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
USAMRIID United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
USAMRMC United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
USANCA United States Army Nuclear and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Agency
USAPHC United States Army Public Health Center
USAR United States Army Reserve
USARCENT United States Army, Central Command
USARDECOM United States Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command
USAREUR United States Army, European Command
USARNORTH United States Army, North
USARPAC United States Army, Pacific Command
USARSO United States Army, Southern Command
USASMDC/ARSTRAT United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command
USASOC United States Army Special Operations Command
USC United States Code; universal service contract
USCENTCOM United States Central Command
USCG United States Coast Guard
USCGR United States Coast Guard Reserve
USCIS United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
USCS United States Cryptologic System
USCYBERCOM United States Cyber Command
USD(A&S) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
USD(C) Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
USD(I) Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
USD(P&R) Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
USD(P) Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USDAO United States defense attaché office
USELEMNORAD United States Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command
USERID user identification
USERRA Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
USEUCOM United States European Command
USFF United States Fleet Forces Command
USFK United States Forces, Korea
USG Under-Secretary-General; United States Government
USGS United States Geological Survey
USINDOPACOM United States Indo-Pacific Command
USIP United States Institute of Peace
USLO United States liaison office
USMC United States Marine Corps
USMCR United States Marine Corps Reserve
USMILGP United States military group
USML United States Munitions List
USMOG United States Military Observer Group
USMOG-W United States Military Observer Group - Washington
USMS United States Marshals Service
USMTF United States message text format
USN United States Navy
USNAVSO US Naval Forces Southern Command
USNMR United States national military representative
USNO United States Naval Observatory
USNORTHCOM United States Northern Command
USNR United States Navy Reserve
USNS United States Naval Ship
USPHS United States Public Health Service (DHHS)
USPS United States Postal Service
USSF United States Space Force
USSOCOM United States Special Operations Command
USSOUTHCOM United States Southern Command
USSPACECOM United States Space Command
USSS United States Secret Service (DHS)
USSTRATCOM United States Strategic Command
USTRANSCOM United States Transportation Command
USUN United States Mission to the United Nations
USW undersea warfare
UTC Coordinated Universal Time; unit type code
UTM universal transverse mercator
UTO unit table of organization
UUV unmanned underwater vehicle; unmanned underwater vessel
UW unconventional warfare
UXO unexploded explosive ordnance; unexploded ordnance
V
VA Department of Veterans Affairs; victim advocate
VAAP vulnerability assessment and assistance program
VBIED vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
VBSS visit, board, search, and seizure
VCJCS Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
VDL video downlink
VE vertical error; violent extremism
VEE Venezuelan equine encephalitis
VEO violent extremist organization
VFR visual flight rules
VFS validating flight surgeon
VHF very high frequency
VI visual information
VID visual identification
VIP very important person
VIPPSA very important personnel protection support activity
VIRIN visual information record identification number
VIRS verbally initiated release system
VISA Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement
VISION ID visual information professional identifier
VLF very low frequency
VMap vector map
VMAQ Marine tactical electronic warfare squadron
VMD volume median diameter
VMF variable message format
VMI vendor managed inventory
VOD vertical onboard delivery
VPV virtual prime vendor
VSW very shallow water
VTA voluntary tanker agreement
VTC video teleconferencing
VTOL vertical takeoff and landing
VTOL-UAS vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aircraft system
W
WADS Western Air Defense Sector
WAI weather area of interest
WAN wide-area network
WANGO World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations
WARMs wartime reserve modes
WARNORD warning order
WARP web-based access and retrieval portal
WAS wide area surveillance
WASP war air service program
WB wideband
WBGTI wet bulb globe temperature index
WBIED waterborne improvised explosive device
WCE weapons of mass destruction coordination element
WCO World Customs Organization
WCS weapons control status
WDCO well deck control officer
Web SM Web Scheduling and Movement
WEBVLIPS Web Visual Logistics Information Processing System
WETM weather team
WEU Western European Union
WEZ weapon engagement zone
WFP World Food Programme (UN)
WG working group
WGS Wideband Global Satellite Communications
WGS 84 World Geodetic System 1984
WHNS wartime host-nation support
WHO World Health Organization (UN)
WIA wounded in action
WIF Wales Initiative Fund
WIT weapons intelligence team
WLG Washington Liaison Group
WMD weapons of mass destruction
WMD-CST weapons of mass destruction-civil support team
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WMP Air Force War and Mobilization Plan
WOC wing operations center (USAF)
WOD wind-over deck
WOT war on terrorism
WP white phosphorous; working party
WPB Coast Guard patrol boat
WPR War Powers Resolution
WRA Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (DOS); weapons release authority
WRAIR Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
WRM war reserve materiel
WRS war reserve stock
WRSA war reserve stocks for allies
WS weather squadron
WSESRB Weapon System Explosive Safety Review Board
WSM waterspace management
WSR weapon system reliability
WSV weapons system video
WT warping tug
WTI weapons technical intelligence
WWII World War II
WWX worldwide express
WX weather
X
XCDS extracted container delivery system
XCVR transceiver
XMPP extensible messaging and presence protocol
XO executive officer