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ACRONYM DEFINITION
.NL. not less than
1MC general announcing system
1NCD 1st Naval Construction Division
1NCD First Naval Construction Division
1st IOC 1st Information Operations Command (Land)
2-D two-dimensional
2E Role 2 enhanced
2LM Role 2 light maneuver
3-D three-dimensional
618 AOC (TACC) 618 Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center)
A analog
A&P administrative and personnel; analysis and production
A-1 director of manpower, personnel, and services (Air Force)
A-2 intelligence staff officer (Air Force)
A-3 operations directorate (COMAFFOR staff); operations staff officer (Air Force)
A-4 director of logistics (Air Force)
A-5 plans directorate (COMAFFOR staff)
A-6 communications staff officer (Air Force)
A-7 director of installations and mission support (Air Force)
A-Space Analytic Space
A/C aircraft
A/D analog-to-digital
A/DACG arrival/departure airfield control group
A/DCG arrival/departure control group
A/E ammunition/explosives
A/ETF automated/electronic target folder
A/G air to ground
A/M approach and moor
A/NM administrative/network management
A/S anti-spoofing
A2 antiaccess
A2C2 Army airspace command and control
AA assessment agent; avenue of approach
AA&E arms, ammunition, and explosives
AAA antiaircraft artillery; arrival and assembly area; assign alternate area
AABB American Association of Blood Banks
AABWS amphibious assault bulk water system
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
AAFIF automated air facility information file
AAFS amphibious assault fuel system
AAFSF amphibious assault fuel supply facility
AAG aeronautical assignment group
AAGS Army air-ground system
AAI air-to-air interface
AAM air-to-air missile
AAMDC United States Army Air and Missile Defense Command
AAOE arrival and assembly operations element
AAOG arrival and assembly operations group
AAP Allied administrative publication; assign alternate parent
AAR after action report; after action review; air-to-air refueling area
AAS amphibious assault ship
AAST aeromedical evacuation administrative support team
AAT automatic analog test; aviation advisory team
AATCC amphibious air traffic control center
AAU analog applique unit
AAV amphibious assault vehicle
AAW antiair warfare
AB air base
ABCA American, British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand
ABCS Army Battle Command System
ABD airbase defense
ABFC advanced base functional component
ABFDS aerial bulk fuel delivery system
ABFS amphibious bulk fuel system
ABGD air base ground defense
ABIS Automated Biometric Identification System
ABL airborne laser
ABLTS amphibious bulk liquid transfer system
ABM antiballistic missile
ABN airborne
ABNCP Airborne Command Post
ABO air base operability; blood typing system
ABP air battle plan
AC Active Component; alternating current
AC-130 Hercules
AC/S, C4I Assistant Chief of Staff, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (USMC)
AC2 airspace command and control
ACA air clearance authority; airlift clearance authority; airspace control authority; airspace coordination area
ACAA automatic chemical agent alarm
ACAPS area communications electronics capabilities
ACAT aeromedical evacuation command augmentation team
ACB amphibious construction battalion
ACC Air Combat Command; air component commander; area coordination center; Army Contracting Command
ACCE air component coordination element
ACCON acoustic condition
ACCS air command and control system
ACCSA Allied Communications and Computer Security Agency
ACD automated cargo documentation
ACDO assistant command duty officer
ACE airborne command element (USAF); air combat element (NATO); Allied Command Europe; aviation combat element (USMC)
ACEOI automated communications-electronics operating instructions
ACF air contingency force
ACI assign call inhibit
ACIC Army Counterintelligence Center
ACINT acoustic intelligence
ACK acknowledgement
ACL access control list; allowable cabin load
ACLANT Allied Command Atlantic
ACLP affiliated contingency load planning
ACM advanced conventional munitions; advanced cruise missile; air combat maneuver; air contingency Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF); airspace coordinating measure
ACMREQ airspace control means request; airspace coordination measures request
ACN assign commercial network
ACO administrative contracting officer; airspace control order
ACOA adaptive course of action
ACOC area communications operations center
ACOCC air combat operations command center
ACOS assistant chief of staff
ACP access control point; air commander’s pointer; airspace control plan; Allied communications publication; assign common pool
ACR armored cavalry regiment (Army); assign channel reassignment
ACS agile combat support; air-capable ship; airspace control system; auxiliary crane ship
ACSA acquisition and cross-servicing agreement; Allied Communications Security Agency
ACT activity; advance civilian team; Allied Command Transformation
ACU assault craft unit
ACV aircraft cockpit video; armored combat vehicle
ACW advanced conventional weapons
AD active duty; advanced deployability; air defense; area denial; automatic distribution; priority add-on
ADA aerial damage assessment; air defense artillery
ADAFCO air defense artillery fire control officer
ADAL authorized dental allowance list
ADAM air defense airspace management
ADAM/BAE air defense airspace management/brigade aviation element
ADAMS Allied Deployment and Movement System
ADANS Air Mobility Command Deployment Analysis System
ADC air defense commander; area damage control
ADCAP advanced capability
ADCI/MS Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support
ADCON administrative control
ADD assign on-line diagnostic
ADDO Assistant Deputy Director for Operations
ADDO(MS) Assistant Deputy Director for Operations/Military Support
ADE airdrop damage estimate; assign digit editing
ADF automatic direction finding
ADIZ air defense identification zone
ADKC/RCU Automatic Key Distribution Center/Rekeying Control Unit
ADL advanced distributed learning; assign XX (SL) routing
ADMIN administration
ADN Allied Command Europe desired ground zero number
ADNET anti-drug network
ADOC air defense operations center
ADP air defense plan; Army doctrine publication; automated data processing
ADPE automated data processing equipment
ADPS automatic data processing system
ADR accident data recorder; aircraft damage repair; airfield damage repair
ADRA Adventist Development and Relief Agency
ADRP Army doctrine reference publication
ADS air defense section; air defense sector; amphibian discharge site; authoritative data source
ADSIA Allied Data Systems Interoperability Agency
ADSW active duty for special work
ADT active duty for training; assign digital transmission group; automatic digital tester
ADUSD(TP) Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Transportation Policy
ADVON advanced echelon
ADW air defense warnings
ADWC air defense warning condition
ADZ amphibious defense zone
AE aeromedical evacuation; assault echelon; attenuation equalizer
AEC aeromedical evacuation crew
AECA Arms Export Control Act
AECM aeromedical evacuation crew member
AECS aeromedical evacuation command squadron
AECT aeromedical evacuation control team
AEG air expeditionary group
AEHF advanced extremely high frequency
AELT aeromedical evacuation liaison team
AEOS aeromedical evacuation operations squadron
AEOT aeromedical evacuation operations team
AEPS aircrew escape propulsion system
AEPST aeromedical evacuation plans and strategy team
AES aeromedical evacuation squadron
AESC aeromedical evacuation support cell
AET airport emergency team
AETC Air Education and Training Command
AETF air expeditionary task force
AEU assign essential user bypass
AEW airborne early warning
AF Air Force; Air Force (form); amphibious force
AF/A2 Air Force Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
AF/DP Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, United States Air Force
AF/IL Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, USAF
AF/XO Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Operations, United States Air Force
AF/XOI Air Force Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
AF/XOO Director of Operations, United States Air Force
AFAARS Air Force After Action Reporting System
AFARN Air Force air request net
AFATDS Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
AFB Air Force base
AFC area frequency coordinator; automatic frequency control
AFCA Air Force Communications Agency
AFCAP Air Force contract augmentation program; Armed Forces contract augmentation program
AFCB Armed Forces Chaplains Board
AFCC Air Force Component Commander
AFCCC Air Force Combat Climatology Center
AFCEC Air Force Civil Engineer Center
AFCEE Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment
AFCENT Allied Forces Central Europe (NATO)
AFCERT Air Force computer emergency response team
AFCESA Air Force Civil Engineering Support Agency
AFD assign fixed directory
AFDA Air Force doctrine annex
AFDC Air Force Doctrine Center
AFDD Air Force doctrine document
AFDIGS Air Force digital graphics system
AFDIL Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory
AFDIS Air Force Weather Agency Dial In Subsystem
AFE Armed Forces Entertainment
AFEES Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station
AFFIS Air Facilities File Information System
AFFMA Air Force Frequency Management Agency
AFFOR Air Force forces
AFH Air Force handbook
AFHSC Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center
AFI Air Force instruction
AFIAA Air Force Intelligence Analysis Agency
AFICA Air Force Installation Contracting Agency
AFID anti-fratricide identification device
AFIP Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
AFIRB Armed Forces Identification Review Board
AFIS American Forces Information Service
AFISRA Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency
AFIWC Air Force Information Warfare Center
AFJI Air Force joint instruction
AFJMAN Air Force Joint Manual
AFLC Air Force Logistics Command
AFLE Air Force liaison element
AFLNO Air Force liaison officer
AFMAN Air Force manual
AFMC Air Force Materiel Command
AFMD Air Force Mission Directive
AFME Armed Forces Medical Examiner
AFMES Armed Forces Medical Examiner System
AFMIC Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center
AFMLO Air Force Medical Logistics Office
AFMS Air Force Medical Service
AFNORTH Air Force North; Allied Forces Northern Europe (NATO)
AFNORTHWEST Allied Forces North West Europe (NATO)
AFNSEP Air Force National Security and Emergency Preparedness Agency
AFO advance force operations
AFOA Air Force Operations Activity
AFOE assault follow-on echelon
AFOSI Air Force Office of Special Investigations
AFPAM Air Force pamphlet
AFPC Air Force Personnel Center
AFPD Air Force policy directive
AFPEO Armed Forces Professional Entertainment Overseas
AFR Air Force Reserve; assign frequency for network reporting
AFRAT Air Force Radiation Assessment Team
AFRC Air Force Reserve Command; Armed Forces Recreation Center
AFRCC Air Force rescue coordination center
AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory
AFRRI Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
AFRTS American Forces Radio and Television Service
AFS aeronautical fixed service
AFSATCOM Air Force satellite communications (system)
AFSB afloat forward staging base; Army field support brigade
AFSC Armed Forces Staff College; Army Field Support Center; United States Air Force specialty code
AFSCN Air Force Satellite Control Network
AFSMO Air Force Spectrum Management Office
AFSOAC Air Force special operations air component
AFSOAD Air Force special operations air detachment
AFSOAE Air Force special operations air element
AFSOC Air Force Special Operations Command
AFSOCC Air Force special operations control center
AFSOF Air Force special operations forces
AFSOUTH Allied Forces, South (NATO)
AFSPACE United States Space Command Air Force
AFSPC Air Force Space Command
AFSPOC Air Force Space Operations Center
AFSTRAT Air Forces Strategic
AFTAC Air Force Technical Applications Center
AFTH Air Force Theater Hospital
AFTN Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network
AFTO Air Force technical order
AFTRANS Air Force Transportation Component
AFTTP Air Force tactics, techniques, and procedures; Air Force technical training publication
AFTTP(I) Air Force tactics, techniques, and procedures (instruction)
AFW Air Force Weather
AFWA Air Force Weather Agency
AFWCF Air Force working capital fund
AFWIN Air Force Weather Information Network
AG adjutant general (Army)
AGARD Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development
AGE aerospace ground equipment
AGIL airborne general illumination lightself
AGL above ground level
AGM-28A Hound Dog
AGM-65 Maverick
AGM-69 short range attack missile
AGR Active Guard and Reserve
AGS aviation ground support
AHA alert holding area
AHD antihandling device
AI acquisition instruction; airborne interceptor; air interdiction; area of interest
AIA Air Intelligence Agency
AIASA annual integrated assessment for security assistance
AIC air intercept controller; assign individual compressed dial; Atlantic Intelligence Command
AICF/USA Action Internationale Contre La Faim (International Action Against Hunger)
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AIF automated installation intelligence file
AIFA AAFES Imprest Fund Activity
AIG addressee indicator group
AIIRS automated intelligence information reporting system
AIK assistance in kind
AIM Airman’s Information Manual
AIM-54A Phoenix
AIM-7 Sparrow
AIM-9 Sidewinder
AIMD aircraft intermediate maintenance department
AIMT air interdiction of maritime targets
AIP aeronautical information publication
AIQC antiterrorism instructor qualification course
AIRBAT Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Requirements-Based Allocation Tool
AIRCENT Allied Air Forces Central Europe (NATO)
AIRES advanced imagery requirements exploitation system
AIREVACCONFIRM air evacuation confirmation
AIREVACREQ air evacuation request
AIREVACRESP air evacuation response
AIRNORTHWEST Allied Air Forces North West Europe (NATO)
AIRREQRECON air request reconnaissance
AIRSOUTH Allied Air Forces Southern Europe (NATO)
AIRSUPREQ air support request
AIS automated information system
AIT aeromedical isolation team; automated information technology; automatic identification technology
AIU Automatic Digital Network Interface Unit
AJ anti-jam
AJ/CM anti-jam control modem
AJBPO area joint blood program office
AJCC alternate joint communications center
AJF allied joint force
AJFP adaptive joint force packaging
AJMRO area joint medical regulating office
AJNPE airborne joint nuclear planning element
AJP allied joint publication
AK commercial cargo ship
AKNLDG acknowledge message
ALARA as low as reasonably achievable
ALCC airlift control center
ALCE airlift control element
ALCF airlift control flight
ALCG analog line conditioning group
ALCM air-launched cruise missile
ALCOM United States Alaskan Command
ALCON all concerned
ALCS airlift control squadron
ALCT airlift control team
ALD airborne laser designator; available-to-load date
ALE airlift liaison element
ALEP amphibious lift enhancement program
ALERFA alert phase (ICAO)
ALERT attack and launch early reporting to theater
ALERTORD alert order
ALLOREQ air allocation request; allocation request
ALLTV all light level television
ALMSNSCD airlift mission schedule
ALN ammunition lot number
ALNOT alert notice
ALO air liaison officer
ALOC air line of communications
ALORD alert launch order
ALP allied logistic publication
ALSA Air Land Sea Application (Center)
ALSE aviation life support equipment
ALSS advanced logistic support site
ALT acquisition, logistics, and technology
ALTD airborne laser target designator
ALTRV altitude reservation
ALTTSC alternate Tomahawk strike coordinator
AM amplitude modulation
AMAL authorized medical allowance list
AMB air mobility branch; ambassador
AMBUS ambulance bus
AMC airborne mission coordinator; Air Mobility Command; Army Materiel Command: midpoint compromise search area
AMC/SGXM Air Mobility Command/Command Surgeon’s Office
AMCC allied movement coordination center; alternate military command center
AMCIT American citizen
AMCM airborne mine countermeasures
AMCT air mobility control team
AMD air and missile defense; air mobility division
AMDC air and missile defense commander
AME antenna mounted electronics
AMEDD Army Medical Department
AMEDDCS U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School
AMedP allied medical publication
AMEMB American Embassy
AMETL agency mission-essential task list
AMF(L) ACE Mobile Force (Land) (NATO)
AMH automated message handler
AMHS automated message handling system
AMIO alien migrant interdiction operations
AMLO air mobility liaison officer
AMMO ammunition
AMOC Air and Marine Operations Center (DHS)
AMOCC air mobility operations control center
AMOG air mobility operations group
AMOPES Army Mobilization and Operations Planning and Execution System
AMOPS Army mobilization and operations planning system; Army mobilization operations system
AMOS air mobility operations squadron
AMOSS Air and Marine Operations Surveillance System
AMOW air mobility operations wing
AMP amplifier; anaylsis of mobility platform
AMP-PAT analysis of mobility platform suite of port analysis tools
AMPE automated message processing exchange
AMPN amplification
AMPSSO Automated Message Processing System Security Office (or Officer)
AMRAAM advanced medium-range air-to-air missile
AMS Aerial Measuring System (DOE); air mobility squadron; Army management structure; Asset Management System
AMS-TAC Automated Manifesting System-Tactical
AMSS air mobility support squadron
AMT aerial mail terminal
amu atomic mass unit
AMVER automated mutual-assistance vessel rescue system
AMW air mobility wing; amphibious warfare
AMX air mobility express
AN alphanumeric; analog nonsecure
ANCA Allied Naval Communications Agency
ANDVT advanced narrowband digital voice terminal
ANG Air National Guard
ANGLICO air-naval gunfire liaison company
ANGUS Air National Guard of the United States
ANMCC Alternate National Military Command Center
ANN assign NNX routing
ANR Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ANX assign NNXX routing
ANY assign NYX routing
ANZUS Australia-New Zealand-United States Treaty
AO action officer; administration officer; air officer; area of operations; aviation ordnance person
AO&M administration, operation, and maintenance
AOA amphibious objective area
AOB aviation operations branch
AOC air operations center; Army operations center
AOC-E Aviation Operations Center-East (USCS)
AOC-W Aviation Operations Center-West (USCS)
AOCC air operations control center
AOCU analog orderwire control unit
AOD air operations directive; on-line diagnostic
AODB air operations database
AOF azimuth of fire
AOG Army Operations Group
AOI area of interest
AOP air operations plan; area of probability
AOR area of responsibility
AOSS aviation ordnance safety supervisor
AOTR Aviation Operational Threat Response
AP allied publication; antipersonnel; average power
APA Army pre-positioned afloat
APAN All Partners Access Network; Asia-Pacific Area Network
APC aerial port commander; assign preprogrammed conference list
APCC alternate processing and correlation center
APE airfield pavement evaluation
APES Automated Patient Evacuation System
APEX Adaptive Planning and Execution
APF afloat pre-positioning force
APG aimpoint graphic
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)
APIC allied press information center
APL antipersonnel land mine
APO afloat pre-positioning operations; Air Force post office; Army post office
APOD aerial port of debarkation
APOE aerial port of embarkation
APORT aerial port
APORTSREP air operations bases report
APP allied procedural publication
APPS analytical photogrammetric positioning system
APR assign primary zone routing
APS aerial port squadron; Army pre-positioned stocks
APS-3 afloat pre-positioning stocks; Army pre-positioned stocks-3
APU auxiliary power unit
AR air refueling; Army regulation; Army reserve
ARB alternate recovery base; assign receive bypass lists
ARBS angle rate bombing system
ARC air Reserve Components; American Red Cross
ARCENT United States Army Central Command
ARCT air refueling control team
ARDF automatic radio direction finding
AREC air resource element coordinator
ARFOR Army forces
ARG Accident Response Group (DOE); amphibious ready group
ARGO automatic ranging grid overlay
ARINC Aeronautical Radio Incorporated
ARL-M airborne reconnaissance low-multifunction
ARM antiradiation missile
ARNG Army National Guard
ARNGUS Army National Guard of the United States
ARP air refueling point
ARPERCEN United States Army Reserve Personnel Center
ARQ automatic request-repeat
ARRC Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps (NATO)
ARRDATE arrival date
ARS acute radiation syndrome; air rescue service
ARSOA Army special operations aviation
ARSOF Army special operations forces
ARSOTF Army special operations task force
ARSPACE Army Space Command
ARSPOC Army space operations center
ART air reserve technician
ARTCC air route traffic control center
ARTS III Automated Radar Tracking System
ARTYMET artillery meteorological
AS analog secure
ASA automatic spectrum analyzer
ASA(ALT) Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and   Technology
ASAP as soon as possible
ASARS Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System
ASAS All Source Analysis System
ASAT antisatellite weapon
ASB naval advanced support base
ASBP Armed Services Blood Program
ASBPO Armed Services Blood Program Office
ASC acting service chief; Aeronautical Systems Center; Air Systems Command; Army Sustainment Command; assign switch classmark; Automatic Digital Network switching center
ASCC Air Standardization Coordinating Committee; Army Service component command; Army Service component commander
ASCIET all Services combat identification evaluation team
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASCOPE areas, structures, capabilities, organizations, people, and events
ASCS air support control section, air support coordination section
ASD Assistant Secretary of Defense
ASD(A&L) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Logistics)
ASD(C) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
ASD(C3I) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence)
ASD(FM&P) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management and Personnel)
ASD(FMP) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management Policy)
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 Americas’ Security Affairs)
ASD(HD) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Homeland Defense)
ASD(ISA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs)
ASD(ISP) Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Policy)
ASD(L&MR) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness
ASD(LA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs)
ASD(NII) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)
ASD(OEPP) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
ASD(P&L) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Production and Logistics)
ASD(PA&E) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation)
ASD(PA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
ASD(RA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs)
ASD(RSA) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Regional Security Affairs)
ASD(S&R) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Strategy and Requirements)
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 (Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict)
ASDI analog simple data interface
ASDIA All-Source Document Index
ASE aircraft survivability equipment; automated stabilization equipment
ASF aeromedical staging facility
ASG Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence; area support group
ASH Assistant Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials; Assistant Secretary for Health (DHHS)
ASI assign and display switch initialization
ASIC Air and Space Interoperability Council
ASIF Airlift Support Industrial Fund
ASL allowable supply list; archipelagic sea lane; assign switch locator (SL) routing; authorized stockage list (Army)
ASLT assault support landing table
ASM air-to-surface missile; armored scout mission; Army Spectrum Manager; automated scheduling message
ASMD antiship missile defense
ASMO Army Spectrum Management Office
ASN(RD&A) Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and   Acquisition
ASO advanced special operations; air support operations
ASOC air support operations center
ASOFDTG as of date/time group
ASP ammunition supply point
ASPA American Service-Members’ Protection Act
ASPP acquisition systems protection program
ASPPO Armed Service Production Planning Office
ASPR Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (DHHS)
ASR air support request; available supply rate
ASSETREP transportation assets report
AST assign secondary traffic channels
ASTS aeromedical staging squadron
ASW antisubmarine warfare; average surface wind
ASWBPL Armed Services Whole Blood Processing Laboratories
ASWC antisubmarine warfare commander
At total attainable search area
AT antitank; antiterrorism
AT/FP antiterrorism/force protection
ATA Airlift Tanker Association; antiterrorism assistance
ATAC antiterrorism alert center (Navy)
ATACC advanced tactical air command center
ATACMS Army Tactical Missile System
ATACO air tactical actions control officer
ATACS Army Tactical Communications System
ATAF Allied Tactical Air Force (NATO)
ATBM antitactical ballistical missile
ATC Air Threat Conference; air traffic control; air transportable clinic (USAF)
ATCA Allied Tactical Communications Agency
ATCAA air traffic control assigned airspace
ATCC Antiterrorism Coordinating Committee
ATCC-SSG Antiterrorism Coordinating Committee-Senior Steering Group
ATCRBS Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System
ATCS air traffic control section
ATDLS Advanced Tactical Data Link System
ATDM adaptive time division multiplexer
ATDS airborne tactical data system
ATEP Antiterrorism Enterprise Portal
ATF Advanced Targeting FLIR; amphibious task force; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (DOJ)
ATG amphibious task group; assign trunk group cluster
ATGM antitank guided missile; antitank guided munition
ATH air transportable hospital; assign thresholds
ATHS Airborne Target Handover System
ATI asset target interaction
ATM advanced trauma management; air target material; assign traffic metering
ATMCT air terminal movement control team
ATMP Air Target Materials Program
ATN assign thresholds
AtN attack the network
ATO air tasking order; antiterrorism officer
ATOC air tactical operations center; air terminal operations center
ATP advance targeting pod; allied tactical publication; Army tactical publication
ATR attrition reserve
ATS air traffic service; assign terminal service
ATSD(AE) Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Atomic Energy)
ATSD(IO) Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Intelligence Oversight)
ATSD(NCB) Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs
ATT assign terminal type
ATTP Army tactics, techniques, and procedures
ATTU air transportable treatment unit
ATWG antiterrorism working group
AU African Union
AUEL automated unit equipment list
AUF airborne use of force
AUG application user group
AUIC active duty unit identification code
AUSCANNZUKUS Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States
AUTODIN Automatic Digital Network
AUX auxiliary
AV air vehicle; asset visibility
AV-8 Harrier
AV/VI audiovisual/visual information
AVCAL aviation consolidated allowance list
AVDTG analog via digital trunk group
AVGAS aviation gasoline
AVIM aviation intermediate maintenance
AVL anti-vehicle land mine; assign variable location
AVOU analog voice orderwire unit
AVOW analog voice orderwire
AVS asset validation system; asset visibility system; audiovisual squadron
AVUM aviation unit maintenance
AW air warfare
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System
AWC air warfare commander
AWCAP airborne weapons corrective action program
AWDS automated weather distribution system
AWG Asymmetric Warfare Group (Army)
AWN Automated Weather Network
AWOL absent without leave
AWS Air Weather Service
AWSE armament weapons support equipment
AWSIM air warfare simulation model
AWSR Air Weather Service regulation
AXO abandoned explosive ordnance
AXX assign XXX routing
AZR assign zone restriction lists
B cross-over barrier pattern
B&A boat and aircraft
B-52 Stratofortress
B/B baseband
BAE brigade aviation element
BAF backup alert force
BAG baggage
BAH basic allowance for housing
BAI backup aircraft inventory; battlefield air interdiction
BALO battalion air liaison officer
BALS berthing and loading schedule
BAS basic allowance for subsistence; battalion aid station
BATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
BB breakbulk
bbl barrel (42 US gallons)
BC bottom current
BCA border crossing authority
BCAT beddown capability assessment tool
BCC battle control center
BCD battlefield coordination detachment
BCG beach control group
BCI bit count integrity
BCL battlefield coordination line
BCN beacon
BCOC base cluster operations center
BCR baseline change request
BCT brigade combat team
BCTP battle command training program
BCU beach clearance unit
BD barge derrick
BDA battle damage assessment
BDAREP battle damage assessment report
BDC blood donor center
BDE brigade
BDL beach discharge lighter
BDOC base defense operations center
BDR battle damage repair
BDRP Biological Defense Research Program
BDZ base defense zone
BE basic encyclopedia
BE number basic encyclopedia number
BEAR base expeditionary airfield resources
BEE bioenvironmental engineering officer
BEI biometrics-enabled intelligence
BEN base encyclopedia number
BER bit error ratio
BES budget estimate submission
BEST border enforcement security task force
BfV Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (federal office for defending the Constitution)
BGC boat group commander
BHR Bureau of Humanitarian Response
BI battlefield injury; battle injury
BIA behavioral influences analysis; Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIAR biometric intelligence analysis report
BIAS Battlefield Illumination Assistance System
BICES battlefield information collection and exploitation system (NATO)
BICON double container
BIDDS Base Information Digital Distribution System
BIDE basic identity data element
BIFC Boise Interagency Fire Center
BIFS Border Intelligence Fusion Section
BIH International Time Bureau (Bureau International d’l’Heure)
BII base information infrastructure
BIMA Biometrics Identity Management Agency
BINM Bureau of International Narcotics Matters
BIO biological; Bureau of International Organizations
BIS Bureau of Industry and Security
BISS base installation security system
BIT built-in test
BITE built-in test equipment
BIU beach interface unit
BKA Bundeskriminalamt (federal criminal office)
BL biocontainment level
BLCP beach lighterage control point
BLDREP blood report
BLDSHIPREP blood shipment report
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BLOS beyond line-of-sight
BLT battalion landing team
BM ballistic missile; battle management; beach module
BMC4I Battle Management Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence
BMCT begin morning civil twilight
BMD ballistic missile defense
BMDO Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
BMDS ballistic missile defense system
BMET biomedical electronics technician
BMNT begin morning nautical twilight
BMU beachmaster unit
BN battalion
BND Bundesnachrichtendienst (federal intelligence service)
BOA basic ordering agreement
BOC base operations center; bomb on coordinate
BOCCA Bureau of Coordination of Civil Aircraft (NATO)
BOG beach operations group
BOH bottom of hill
BORFIC Border Patrol Field Intelligence Center
BOS base operating support; battlefield operating system
BOS-I base operating support-integrator
BOSG base operations support group
BOSS base operating support service
BOT bomb on target
BP battle position; block parity
BPA blanket purchase agreement
BPC building partnership capacity
BPD blood products depot
BPG beach party group
BPI bits per inch
BPLAN base plan
BPO blood program office
BPPBS bi-annual planning, programming, and budget system
bps bits per second
BPSK biphase shift keying
BPT beach party team
BPWRR bulk petroleum war reserve requirement
BPWRS bulk petroleum war reserve stocks
BR budget review
BRAC base realignment and closure
BRACE Base Resource and Capabillity Estimator
BRC base recovery course
BS battle staff; broadcast source
BSA beach support area; brigade support area
BSB brigade support battalion
BSC black station clock
BSC ro black station clock receive out
BSCT behavioral science consultation team
BSD blood supply detachment
BSI base support installation
BSP base support plan
BSRP bureau strategic resource plan
BSSG brigade service support group
BSU blood supply unit
BSZ base security zone
BT bathythermograph
BTB believed-to-be
BTC blood transshipment center
BTG basic target graphic
BTOC battalion tactical operations center
BTS Border and Transportation Security (DHS)
BTU beach termination unit
BULK bulk cargo
BUMEDINST Bureau of Medicine and Surgery instruction
BVR beyond visual range
BW biological warfare
BWC Biological Weapons Convention
BZ buffer zone
C Celsius; centigrade; clock; compromise band; coverage factor; creeping line pattern
C di conditioned diphase
C&A certification and accreditation
C&E communications and electronics
C&LAT cargo and loading analysis table
C-130 Hercules
C-141 Starlifter
C-17 Globemaster III
C-21 Learjet
C-27 Spartan
C-2X coalition Intelligence Directorate counterintelligence and human intelligence staff element
C-5 Galaxy
C-B chemical-biological
C-CS communication and computer systems
C-E communications-electronics
C-IED counter-improvised explosive device
C-JWICS Containerized Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System
C-level category level
C-NAF component numbered air force
C-SMPP Consolidated Satellite Communications Management Policies and Procedures
C-SSE consolidated satellite communications system expert
C/A course acquisition
C/C cabin cruiser; cast off and clear
C2 command and control
C2-attack an offensive form of command and control warfare
C2-protect a defensive form of command and control warfare
C2CRE command and control chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response element
C2E command and control element
C2IP Command and Control Initiatives Program
C2IPS Command and Control Information Processing System
C2P command and control protection
C2S command and control support
C3 command, control, and communications
C3AG Command, Control, and Communications Advisory Group
C3CM command, control, and communications countermeasures
C3I command, control, communications, and intelligence
C3IC coalition coordination, communications, and integration center
C3SMP Command, Control, and Communications Systems Master Plan
C4 systems command, control, communications, and computer systems
C4CM command, control, communications, and computer countermeasures
C4I command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence
C4IFTW command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence for the Warrior
C4S command, control, communications, and computer systems
CA chaplain assistant; civil administration; civil affairs; combat assessment; coordinating altitude; credibility assessment; criticality assessment
CAA civil air augmentation; combat aviation advisors; command arrangement agreement
CAAF contractors authorized to accompany the force
CAB combat aviation brigade
CAC common access card; current actions center
CACOM civil affairs command
CACTIS community automated intelligence system
CAD Canadian air division; cartridge actuated device; collective address designator; contract administration delegation
CADRS concern and deficiency reporting system
CADS containerized ammunition distribution system
CAF Canadian Air Force; combat air forces; commander, airborne/air assault force; commander, amphibious force
CAFMS computer-assisted force management system
CAG carrier air group; civil affairs group; collective address group
CAGO contractor-acquired, government-owned
CAIMS conventional ammunition integrated management system
CAINS carrier aircraft inertial navigation system
CAIS civil authority information support
CAISE civil authority information support element
CAL caliber; critical asset list
CALA Community Airborne Library Architecture
CALCM conventional air-launched cruise missile
CALICS communication, authentication, location, intentions, condition, and situation
CALMS computer-aided load manifesting system
CAM chemical agent monitor; crisis action module
CAMOC Caribbean Air and Marine Operations Center
CAMPS Consolidated Air Mobility Planning System
CAMT countering air and missile threats
CANA convulsant antidote for nerve agent
CANADA COM Canada Command
CANR Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command Region
CANUS Canada-United States
CANUS BDD Canada-United States Basic Defense Document
CANUS CDP Canada-United States Combined Defense Plan
CAO chief administrative officer; civil affairs operations; counterair operation
CAO SOP standing operating procedures for coordination of atomic operations
CAOC combat air operations center; combined air operations center
CAP Civil Air Patrol; civil augmentation program; combat air patrol; configuration and alarm panel; Consolidated Appeals Process (UN); crisis action planning
CAPT civil affairs planning team
CAR Chief of the Army Reserve
CARA chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives analytical and remediation activity
CARDA continental United States airborne reconnaissance for damage assessment; continental United States area reconnaissance for damage assessment
CARE Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CAREUSA)
CARIBROC Caribbean Regional Operations Center
CARP computed air release point; contingency alternate route plan
CARS combat arms regimental system
CARVER criticality, accessibility, recuperability, vulnerability, effect, and recognizability
CAS casualty; civil aviation security; close air support
CASEVAC casualty evacuation
CASF contingency aeromedical staging facility
CASP computer-aided search planning
CASPER contact area summary position report
CASREP casualty report
CASREQ close air support request
CAT category; civil affairs team; crisis action team
CATCC carrier air traffic control center
CATF commander, amphibious task force
CAU crypto ancillary unit; cryptographic auxiliary unit
CAVU ceiling and visibility unlimited
CAW carrier air wing
CAW/ESS crisis action weather and environmental support system
CAX computer-assisted exercise
CB chemical-biological; construction battalion (SEABEES)
CBBLS hundreds of barrels
CBCP Customs and Border Clearance Program (DOD)
CBD chemical, biological defense
CBFS cesium beam frequency standard
CBG coalition building guide
CBIRF Chemical-Biological Incident Response Force
CBLTU common battery line terminal unit
CBMR capabilities-based munitions requirements
CBMU construction battalion maintenance unit
CBP capabilities-based planning; Customs and Border Protection (DHS)
CBPO Consolidated Base Personnel Office
CBPS chemical biological protective shelter
CBR chemical, biological, and radiological
CBRN Caribbean Basin Radar Network; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear
CBRN CM chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear consequence management
CBRNE chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives
CBRT chemical-biological response team
CBS common battery signaling
CBSA Canadian Border Services Agency
CbT combating terrorism
CBT common battery terminal
CbT-RIF Combating Terrorism Readiness Initiatives Fund
CBTZ combat zone
CBU conference bridge unit; construction battalion unit
CBW chemical and biological warfare
CC component command (NATO); component commander; critical capability
CC&D camouflage, concealment, and deception
CCA carrier-controlled approach; central contracting authority; circuit card assembly; combat cargo assistant; container control activity; contamination control area; contingency capabilities assessment; contract construction agent
CCAP combatant command AFRTS planner
CCAS contingency contract administration services
CCAS-C contingency contract administration services commander
CCATT critical care air transport team
CCB Community Counterterrorism Board; configuration control board
CCC coalition coordination cell; coalition coordination center; crisis coordination center; critical control circuit; cross-cultural communications course
CCD camouflage, concealment, and deception
CCDB consolidated counterdrug database
CCDR combatant commander
CCE container control element; continuing criminal enterprise
CCEB Combined Communications-Electronics Board
CCF collection coordination facility
CCG combat communications group; crisis coordination group
CCGD commander, Coast Guard district
CCIB command center integration branch
CCICA command counterintelligence coordinating authority
CCIF Combatant Commander Initiative Fund
CCIP continuously computed impact point
CCIR commander’s critical information requirement; International Radio Consultative Committee
CCIS common channel interswitch signaling
CCITT International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee
CCIU CEF control interface unit
CCJTF commander, combined joint task force
CCL communications/computer link
CCLI commerce control list item; computer control list item
CCMD combatant command
CCO central control officer; combat cargo officer; command and control office; container control officer; contingency contracting officer
CCOI critical contact of interest
CCP casualty collection point; consolidated cryptologic program; consolidation and containerization point
CCPDS command center processing and display system
CCR closed circuit refueling
CCRD combatant commander’s required delivery date
CCS central control ship; commander’s communication synchronization; container control site
CCSA combatant command support agent
CCSD command communications service designator; control communications service designator
CCT collaborative contingency targeting; combat control team
CCTI Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff commended training issue
CCTV closed circuit television
CCW 1980 United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons; continuous carrier wave
CD channel designator; compact disc; counterdrug; customer direct
CD-ROM compact disc read-only memory
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDD chemical decontamination detachment
CDE collateral damage estimation
CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
CDERA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency
CDF combined distribution frame
CDHAM Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine
CDI cargo disposition instructions; conditioned diphase
CDIP combined defense improvement project
CDIPO counterdrug intelligence preparation for operations
CDLMS common data link management system
CDM cable driver modem
CDMGB cable driver modem group buffer
CDN compressed dial number
CDO command duty officer; commander, detainee operations
CDOC counterdrug operations center
CDOPS counterdrug operations
CDP commander’s dissemination policy; landing craft air cushion departure point
CDR commander; continuous data recording
CDRAFNORTH Commander, Air Force North
CDRAFSOF commander, Air Force special operations forces
CDRCFCOM Commander, Combined Forces Command
CDRESC commander, electronic security command
CDREUDAC Commander, European Command Defense Analysis Center (ELINT) or European Data Analysis Center
CDRFORSCOM Commander, Forces Command
CDRG catastrophic disaster response group (FEMA)
CDRJSOTF commander, joint special operations task force
CDRL contract data requirements list
CDRMTMC Commander, Military Traffic Management Command
CDRNORAD Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command
CDRTSOC commander, theater special operations command
CDRUNC Commander, United Nations Command
CDRUSAFRICOM Commander, United States Africa Command
CDRUSAINSCOM Commander, United States Army Intelligence and Security Command
CDRUSARNORTH Commander, United States Army, North
CDRUSCENTCOM Commander, United States Central Command
CDRUSCYBERCOM Commander, United States Cyber Command
CDRUSELEMNORAD Commander, United States Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command
CDRUSEUCOM Commander, United States European Command
CDRUSJFCOM Commander, United States Joint Forces Command
CDRUSNAVEUR Commander, United States Naval Forces, Europe
CDRUSNORTHCOM Commander, United States Northern Command
CDRUSPACOM Commander, United States Pacific Command
CDRUSSOCOM Commander, United States Special Operations Command
CDRUSSOUTHCOM Commander, United States Southern Command
CDRUSSTRATCOM Commander, United States Strategic Command
CDRUSTRANSCOM Commander, United States Transportation Command
CDS Canadian Chief of Defence Staff; Chief of Defence Staff (Canada); container delivery system
CDSO counterdrug support office
CDSSC continuity of operations plan designated successor service chief
CDU counterdrug update
CE casualty estimation; circular error; command element (USMC); communications-electronics; core element; counterespionage; critical element
CEA captured enemy ammunition
CEB combat engineer battalion
CEC civil engineer corps
CECOM communications-electronics command
CEDI commercial electronic data interface
CEDREP communications-electronics deployment report
CEE captured enemy equipment
CEF civil engineering file; common equipment facility
CEG common equipment group
CEHC Counter Explosive Hazards Center (Army)
CEI critical employment indicator
CELLEX cellular exploitation
CEM combined effects munition
CEMC communications-electronics management center
CEMIRT civil engineer maintenance, inspection, and repair team
CENTRIXS Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System
CEOI communications-electronics operating instructions
CEP cable entrance panel; Chairman’s Exercise Program
CEPOD communications-electronics post-deployment report
CERF Central Emergency Revolving Fund (UN)
CERFP chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives enhanced response force package
CERP Commanders’ Emergency Response Program
CERT computer emergency response team; contingency engineering response team
CERTSUB certain submarine
CES coast earth station
CESE civil engineering support equipment; communications equipment support element
CESG communications equipment support group
CESO civil engineer support office
CESPG civil engineering support plan group; civil engineering support planning generator
CEW civilian expeditionary workforce
CEXC combined explosives exploitation cell
CF Canadian forces; carrier furnished; causeway ferry; conventional forces; drift error confidence factor
CF-COP counterfire common operational picture
CFA Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes (UN); critical factors analysis
CFACC combined force air component commander
CFB Canadian forces base
CFC Combined Forces Command, Korea
CFL Contingency Planning Facilities List; coordinated fire line
CFLCC coalition forces land component commander
CFM cubic feet per minute
CFO chief financial officer
CFPM causeway ferry power module
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFS CI force protection source
CFSO counterintelligence force protection source operations
CFST coalition forces support team
CG Chairman’s guidance; Coast Guard; commanding general; Comptroller General
CG-652 Coast Guard Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Policy Division
CGAS Coast Guard Air Station
CGAUX Coast Guard Auxiliary
CGC Coast Guard Cutter
CGCAP Coast Guard capabilities plan
CGCG Coast Guard Cryptologic Group
CGCIS Coast Guard Counterintelligence Service
CGDEFOR Coast Guard defense force
CGFMFLANT Commanding General, Fleet Marine Forces, Atlantic
CGFMFPAC Commanding General, Fleet Marine Forces, Pacific
CGIS United States Coast Guard Investigative Service
CGLSMP Coast Guard logistic support and mobilization plan
CGP Coast Guard publication
CGRS common geographic reference system
CGS common ground station; continental United States ground station
CGUSAREUR Commanding General, United States Army, Europe
CH channel; contingency hospital
CH-53 Sea Stallion
CHAMPUS Civilian Health and Medical Program for the Uniformed  Services
CHARC counterintelligence and human intelligence analysis and requirements cell
CHB cargo-handling battalion
CHCS composite health care system
CHCSS Chief, Central Security Service
CHE cargo-handing equipment; container-handling equipment
CHET customs high endurance tracker
CHOP change of operational control
CHPPM US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
CHRIS chemical hazard response information system
CHRP contaminated human remains pouch
CHSTR characteristics of transportation resources
CHSTREP characteristics of transportation resources report
CI civilian internee; counterintelligence
CI/KR critical infrastructure and key resources
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIAP Central Intelligence Agency program; central intelligence architecture plan; command intelligence architecture plan; command intelligence architecture program
CIAS counterintelligence analysis section
CIAT counterintelligence analytic team
CIB combined information bureau; controlled image base
CIC combat information center; combat intelligence center (Marine Corps); combined intelligence center; communications interface controller; content indicator code; counterintelligence center
CICA counterintelligence coordinating authority
CICAD Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
CICC counterintelligence coordination cell
CICR counterintelligence collection requirement
CID combat identification; combat intelligence division; criminal investigation division
CIDB common intelligence database
CIDC Criminal Investigation Division Command
CIDNE Combined Information Data Network Exchange
CIE collaborative information environment
CIEA classification, identification, and engagement area
CIEG/CIEL common information exchange glossary and language
CIFA counterintelligence field activity
CIG communications interface group
CIHO counterintelligence/human intelligence officer
CIIR counterintelligence information report
CIL command information library; critical information list; critical item list
CILO counterintelligence liaison officer
CIM civil information management; compartmented information management
CIMIC civil-military coorperation
CIN cargo increment number
CIO chief information officer; command intelligence officer
CIOC counterintelligence operations cell
CIOTA counterintelligence operational tasking authority
CIP communications interface processor; critical infrastructure protection
CIPSU communications interface processor pseudo line
CIR continuing intelligence requirement
CIRM International Radio-Medical Center
CIRV common interswitch rekeying variable
CIRVIS communications instructions for reporting vital intelligence sightings
CIS common item support; Commonwealth of Independent States; communications interface shelter
CISAR catastrophic incident search and rescue
CISD critical incident stress debriefing
CISO counterintelligence staff office; counterintelligence support officer
CITE computer intrusion technical exploitation
CITP counter-improvised explosive device targeting program
CIV civilian
CIVMAR civil service mariner
CIVPOL civilian police
CIWG communications interoperability working group
CJ-4 combined-joint logistics officer
CJATF commander, joint amphibious task force
CJB Congressional Justification Book
CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
CJCSAN Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Alerting Network
CJCSI Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff instruction
CJCSM Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff manual
CJDA critical joint duty assignment
CJE component joint data networks operations officer equivalent
CJLOTS combined joint logistics over-the-shore
CJMAB Central Joint Mortuary Affairs Board
CJMAO Central Joint Mortuary Affairs Office; Chief, joint mortuary affairs office
CJMISTF combined joint military information support task force
CJMTF combined joint military information support operations task force
CJOC Canada Joint Operations Command
CJSART Criminal Justice Sector Assessment Rating Tool
CJSMPT Coalition Joint Spectrum Management Planning Tool
CJTF combined joint task force (NATO); commander, joint task force
CJTF-CS Commander, Joint Task Force – Civil Support
CJTF-NCR Commander, Joint Task Force – National Capital Region
CKT circuit
CL class
CLA landing craft, air cushion launch area
CLASSRON class squadron
CLB combat logistics battalion
CLD compact laser designator
CLDP Commercial Law Development Program
CLEA civilian law enforcement agency
CLF combat logistics force; commander, landing force
CLG combat logistics group
CLGP cannon-launched guided projectile
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
CLIPS communications link interface planning system
CLPSB combatant commander logistic procurement support board
CLPT contingency load planning team
CLR combat logistics regiment
CLS contractor logistic support
CLSS combat logistic support squadron
CLT civil liaison team; combat lasing team
CLT civil liaison team
CLZ craft landing zone; cushion landing zone; landing craft, air cushion landing zone
Cm mean coverage factor
cm centimeter
CM Chairman’s memorandum; collection manager; combination module; configuration management; control modem; countermine; cruise missile
CM R&A consequence management response and assessment
CM&D collection management & dissemination
CMA collection management authority
CMAA cooperative military airlift agreement
CMAH commander of a combatant command’s Mobile Alternate Headquarters
CMAOC Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center
CMAT consequence management advisory team
Cmc midpoint compromise coverage factor
CMC Commandant of the Marine Corps; crew management cell; Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation (USAID)
CMCB civil-military coordination board
CMCC combined movement coordination center
CMD command; cruise missile defense
CMDO command military deception officer
CME civil-military engagement
CMHT consequence management home team
CMM Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (USAID)
CMMA collection management mission application
CMO Central Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Organization; chief medical officer; chief military observer; civil-military operations; collection management office(r); configuration management office
CMOC cargo movement operations center; Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center; civil-military operations center
CMOS cargo movement operations system; Cargo Movement Operations System (USAF); complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor
CMP communications message processor; contractor management plan
CMPF commander, maritime pre-positioned force
CMPT consequence management planning team
CMRT consequence management response team
CMS cockpit management system; command management system; community management staff; community security materiel system; contingency mutual support; crisis management system
CMSE civil-military support element
CMST consequence management support team
CMTS comments
CMTU cartridge magnetic tape unit
CMV commercial motor vehicle
CMX crisis management exercise
CNAC Customs National Aviation Center (USCS)
CNASP chairman’s net assessment for strategic planning
CNBG commander, naval beach group
CNC Crime and Narcotics Center (CIA)
CNCE communications nodal control element
CNCI Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative
CND counternarcotics division
CNE computer network exploitation; Counter Narcotics Enforcement
CNGB Chief, National Guard Bureau
CNIC Commander, Navy Installations Command
CNM classified notice to mariners
CNMOC Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
CNO Chief of Naval Operations
CNOG Chairman, Nuclear Operations Group
CNRF Commander, Naval Reserve Forces
CNSG Commander, Naval Security Group
CNTY country
CNWDI critical nuclear weapons design information
CO commanding officer; cyberspace operations
COA course of action
COAA course-of-action analysis
COAMPS Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System
COB collocated operating base; contingency operating base
COBOL common business-oriented language
COC combat operations center
CoC Code of Conduct
COCO contractor-owned, contractor-operated
COCOM combatant command (command authority)
COD carrier onboard delivery; combat operations division
COE Army Corps of Engineers; common operating environment; concept of employment
COEDMHA Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (USPACOM)
COF chief of fires; conduct of fire
COFC container on flatcar
COG center of gravity; continuity of government
COGARD Coast Guard
COI community of interest; contact of interest
COIC counter-improvised explosive device operations integration center; Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Operations/Intelligence Integration Center (JIEDDO)
COIN counterinsurgency
COLDS cargo offload and discharge system
COLISEUM community on-line intelligence system for end-users and managers
COLPRO collective protection
COLS concept of logistic support
COLT combat observation and lasing team
COM chief of mission; collection operations management; command; commander
COMACC Commander, Air Combat Command
COMAFFOR commander, Air Force forces
COMAFSOAC commander, Air Force special operations air component
COMAFSOC Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command
COMAJF commander, allied joint force
COMALF commander airlift forces
COMALOC commercial air line of communications
COMARFOR commander, Army forces
COMCAM combat camera
COMCARGRU commander, carrier group
COMCRUDESGRU commander, cruiser destroyer group
COMDCAEUR Commander, Defense Communications Agency Europe
COMDESRON commander, destroyer squadron
COMDT COGARD Commandant, United States Coast Guard
COMDTINST Commandant of the Coast Guard instruction
COMFLTCYBERCOM Commander, Fleet Cyber Command
COMICEDEFOR Commander United States Forces, Iceland
COMIDEASTFOR Commander, Middle East Forces
COMINEWARCOM Commander, Mine Warfare Command
COMINT communications intelligence
COMJCSE Commander, Joint Communications Support Element
COMJIC Commander, Joint Intelligence Center
COMLANDFOR commander, land forces
COMLANTAREACOGARD Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area
COMLOGGRU combat logistics group
COMM communications
COMMARFOR commander, Marine Corps forces
COMMARFORNORTH Commander, Marine Corps Forces North
COMMDZ Commander, Maritime Defense Zone
COMNAV Committee for European Airspace Coordination Working Group on Communications and Navigation Aids
COMNAVAIRLANT Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic
COMNAVAIRPAC Commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific
COMNAVAIRSYSCOM Commander, Naval Air Systems Command
COMNAVCOMTELCOM Commander, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command
COMNAVELSG Commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group
COMNAVFOR commander, Navy forces
COMNAVMETOCCOM Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
COMNAVSEASYSCOM Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command
COMNAVSECGRP Commander, United States Navy Security Group
COMNAVSURFLANT Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic
COMNAVSURFPAC Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific
COMNET communications network
COMP component
COMPACAF Commander, Pacific Air Forces
COMPACAREACOGARD Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area
COMPACFLT Commander, Pacific Fleet
COMPASS common operational modeling, planning, and simulation strategy; Computerized Movement Planning and Status System
COMPES contingency operations mobility planning and execution system
COMPLAN communications plan
COMPUSEC computer security
COMSAT communications satellite
COMSC Commander, Military Sealift Command
COMSCINST Commander, Military Sealift Command instruction
COMSEC communications security
COMSOC Commander, Special Operations Command
COMSOCCENT Commander, Special Operations Command, United States Central Command
COMSOCEUR Commander, Special Operations Command, United States European Command
COMSOCPAC Commander, Special Operations Command, Pacific
COMSOCSOUTH Commander Special Operations Command, United States Southern Command
COMSOF commander, special operations forces
COMSTAT communications status
COMSUBLANT Commander Submarine Force, United States Atlantic Fleet
COMSUBPAC Commander Submarine Force, United States Pacific Fleet
COMSUPNAVFOR commander, supporting naval forces
COMTAC tactical communications
COMTENTHFLT Commander, Tenth Fleet
COMUSAFE Commander, United States Air Force in Europe
COMUSARCENT Commander, United States Army Forces, Central Command
COMUSCENTAF Commander, United States Air Force, Central Command
COMUSFLTFORCOM Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command
COMUSFORAZ Commander United States Forces, Azores
COMUSJ Commander, United States Forces Japan
COMUSK Commander, United States Forces Korea
COMUSMARCENT Commander, United States Marine Forces, Central Command
COMUSNAVCENT Commander, United States Navy, Central Command
COMUSPACFLT Commander, United States Pacific Fleet
COMUSSOCJFCOM Commander Special Operations Command, United States Joint Forces Command
CONCAP construction capabilities contract (Navy); Construction Capabilities Contract Process; construction capabilities contract program
CONEX container express
CONEXPLAN contingency and exercise plan
CONOPS concept of operations
CONPLAN concept plan; operation plan in concept format
CONR continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region
CONUS continental United States
CONUSA Continental United States Army
COOP continuity of operations
COP common operational picture
COP-CSE common operational picture-combat support enabled
COPG chairman, operations planners group
COPPERHEAD name for cannon-launched guided projectile
COPS communications operational planning system
COR contracting officer representative
CORE contingency response program
COS chief of staff; chief of station; critical occupational specialty
COSMIC North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) security category
COSPAS cosmicheskaya sistyema poiska avariynch sudov – space system for search of distressed vessels (Russian satellite system)
COSR combat and operational stress reactions
COT commanding officer of troops; crisis operations team
COTP captain of the port
COTS cargo offload and transfer system; commercial off-the-shelf; container offloading and transfer system
COU cable orderwire unit
counter C3 counter command, control, and communications
COVCOM covert communications
CP check point; collection point; command post; contact point; control point; counterproliferation
CP&I coastal patrol and interdiction
CPA closest point of approach
CPD combat plans division
CPE customer premise equipment
CPFL contingency planning facilities list
CPG central processor group; commander, amphibious group; Contingency Planning Guidance
CPI crash position indicator
CPIC coalition press information center
CPM civilian personnel manual
CPO chief petty officer; complete provisions only
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPRC coalition personnel recovery center
CPS characters per second; collective protective shelter
CPT common procedural terminology
CPU central processing unit
CPX command post exercise
CR civil reconnaissance; critical requirement
CR-UAV close-range unmanned aerial vehicle
CRA command relationships agreement; continuing resolution authority; coordinating review authority
CRAF Civil Reserve Air Fleet
CRAM control random access memory
CRB configuration review board
CRC circuit routing chart; Civilian Response Corps (DOS); civil response corps; coastal riverine company; control and reporting center; CONUS replacement center; COOP response cell; crisis reaction center; cyclic redundancy rate
CRD capstone requirements document; chemical reconnaissance detachment
CRE contingency response element; control reporting element
CREAPER Communications and Radar Electronic Attack Planning Effectiveness Reference
CREST casualty and resource estimation support tool
CREW counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device electronic warfare
CRF channel reassignment function; coastal riverine force; contingency response force
CRG contingency response group
CRI collective routing indicator
CRIF cargo routing information file
CRITIC critical information; critical intelligence communication; critical message (intelligence)
CRITICOMM critical intelligence communications system
CRM collection requirements management; comment resolution matrix; crew resource management
CrM crisis management
CRO combat rescue officer
CROP common relevant operational picture
CRP control and reporting post
CRRC combat rubber raiding craft
CRS Catholic Relief Services; Chairman’s readiness system; coastal radio station; community relations service; container recovery system; Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization
CRSG country reconstruction and stabilization group
CRSP centralized receiving and shipping point
CRT cathode ray tube; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives response team; contingency response team
CRTS casualty receiving and treatment ship
CRW contingency response wing
CRYPTO cryptographic
CS call sign; Chaplain Service (Air Force); circuit switch; coastal station; combat service; combat support; content staging; controlled space; creeping line single-unit; critical source
CSA Chief of Staff, United States Army; combat support agency; container stuffing activity
CSAAS combat support agency assessment system
CSADR combat support agency director’s report
CSAF Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
CSAM computer security for acquisition managers
CSAR combat search and rescue
CSAR3 combat support agency responsiveness and readiness report
CSARTE combat search and rescue task element
CSARTF combat search and rescue task force
CSB contracting support brigade
CSB (MEB) combat support brigade (maneuver enhancement brigade)
CSC combat support center; community support center; convoy support center; creeping line single-unit coordinated; International Convention for Safe Containers
CSCC coastal sea control commander
CSE client server environment; combat support enhanced; combat support equipment; contingency support element; cyberspace support element
CSEL circuit switch select line; combat survivor evader locator; command senior enlisted leader
CSEP Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-sponsored exercise program
CSG carrier strike group; Chairman’s Staff Group; coordinating subgroup; cryptologic services group; Cryptologic Support Group
CSGN coordinating subgroup for narcotics
CSH combat support hospital
CSIF communications service industrial fund
CSIP contract support integration plan
CSIPG circuit switch interface planning guide
CSL combat stores list
CSNP causeway section, nonpowered
CSNP(BE) causeway section nonpowered (beach end)
CSNP(I) causeway section, nonpowered (intermediate)
CSNP(SE) causeway section, nonpowered (sea end)
CSO Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (DOS); Center for Special Operations (USSOCOM); communications support organization; controlled source operation
CSOA combined special operations area
CSOB command systems operations branch
CSOD command systems operation division
CSOR contract statement of requirement
CSP call service position; career sea pay; causeway section, powered; commence search point; contracting support plan; crisis staffing procedures (JCS); cryptologic support package
CSPAR combatant commander’s preparedness assessment report
CSR central source registry; combatant commander’s summary report; commander’s summary report; controlled supply rate
CSRF common source route file
CSS Central Security Service (NSA); combat service support; communications subsystem; coordinator surface search
CSSA combat service support area
CSSAMO combat service support automation management office
CSSB combat sustainment support battalion
CSSC coded switch set controller
CSSM contracted support synchronization matrix
CSST combat service support team
CSSU combat service support unit
CST contingency support team; customer service team
CSW compartment stowage worksheet; coordinate seeking weapons
CT computed tomography; control telemetry; counterterrorism; country team
CTA common table of allowance
CTAF counterterrorism analytical framework
CTAPS contingency Theater Air Control System automated planning system
CTC cargo transfer company (USA); counterterrorist center
CTDB combating terrorism database
CTEP combined training and education plan
CTF combined task force; commander, task force; counter threat finance
CTF IAMD commander, task force integrated air and missile defense
CTFP Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program
CTG commander, task group
CTID communications transmission identifier
CTIP combating trafficking in persons
CTKB combating terrorism knowledge base
CTL candidate target list
CTM core target material
CTOC corps tactical operations center
CTP common tactical picture
CTR cooperative threat reduction
CTRIF Combating Terrorism Readiness Initiative Fund
CTS commodity tracking system; Contingency Tracking System; controlled technical services
CTSS central targeting support staff
CTU commander, task unit
CU cubic capacity; common unit
CUI controlled unclassified information
CUL common-user logistics
CULT common-user land transportation
CV aircraft carrier; carrier; critical vulnerability; curriculum vitae
CVAMP Core Vulnerability Assessment Management Program
CVN aircraft carrier, nuclear
CVR cockpit voice recorder
CVS commercial vendor services
CVSD continuous variable slope delta
CVT criticality-vulnerability-threat
CVW carrier air wing; cryptovariable weekly (GPS)
CVWC carrier strike group air wing commander
CW carrier wave; chemical warfare; continuous wave
CWA chemical warfare agent
CWC Chemical Weapons Convention; composite warfare commander
CWDE chemical warfare defense equipment
CWMD countering weapons of mass destruction
CWO communications watch officer
CWP causeway pier
CWPD Conventional War Plans Division, Joint Staff (J-7)
CWR calm water ramp
CWT combat weather team; customer wait time
CY calendar year
D total drift, data
d surface drift
D&D denial and deception
D&F determinations and findings
D&M detection and monitoring
D&R debrief and reintegrate
D-2X Department of Defense-level counterintelligence and human intelligence staff element
D-cell deployment cell
D/A digital-to-analog
D/C downconverter
D/CI&SP Director, Counterintelligence and Security Programs
D/CIA Director, Central Intelligence Agency
D/T/ID detect/track/identify
D3A decide, detect, deliver, and assess
DA data adapter aerospace drift; data administrator; Department of the Army; Development Assistance; direct action; Directorate for Mission Services (DIA); double agent
Da aerospace drift; Development Assistance
DA&M Director of Administration and Management
DAA designated approving authority; display alternate area routing lists
DAADC deputy area air defense commander
DAADC(AMD) deputy area air defense commander for air and missile defense
DAAS defense automatic addressing system
DAASO defense automatic addressing system office
DAB Defense Acquisition Board
DAC Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) counterintelligence and security activity; Department of Army civilians; Development Assistance Committee (OECD)
DACB data adapter control block
DACG departure airfield control group
DACM data adapter control mode
DADCAP dawn and dusk combat air patrol
DAF Department of the Air Force
DAFL directive authority for logistics
DAICC domestic air interdiction coordinator center
DAL defended asset list
DALIS Disaster Assistance Logistics Information System
DALS downed aviator locator system
DAMA demand assigned multiple access
DAMES defense automatic addressing system (DAAS) automated message exchange system
DAN Diver’s Alert Network
DAO defense attache office; defense attache officer; department/agency/organization
DAP designated acquisition program
DAR Defense Acquisition Regulation; distortion adaptive receiver
DARO Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DART disaster assistance response team; downed aircraft recovery team; dynamic analysis and replanning tool
DAS deep air support (USMC); defense attache system; direct access subscriber; direct air support
DAS3 decentralized automated service support system
DASA Department of the Army (DA) staff agencies
DASC direct air support center
DASC(A) direct air support center (airborne)
DASD Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
DASD(H&RA) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Humanitarian & Refugee Affairs)
DASD(I) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Intelligence)
DASD(P&HA) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs)
DASD(PS) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Support)
DASD(S&IO) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Security and Information Operations)
DASD-CN Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics
DASSS decentralized automated service support system
DAT deployment action item
DATT defense attache
DATU data adapter termination unit
DAWIA Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
dB decibel
DBA database administrator
DBDB digital bathymetric database
DBDB-V digital bathymetric database variable
DBG database generation
DBI defense budget issue
DBIDS Defense Biometric Identification System
DBMS database management system; Defense-Business Management System
DBSMC Defense Business Systems Management Committee
DBSS Defense Blood Standard System
DBT design basis threat
DC Deputies Committee; direct current; Directorate of Counterintelligence (DIA); dislocated civilian
DC/S for RA Deputy Chief of Staff for Reserve Affairs
DC3 Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center
DCA Defense Communications Agency; Defense Cooperation Agreements; defensive counterair; dual-capable aircraft
DCAA Defense Contract Audit Agency
DCAM Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) customer assistance module
DCAPES Deliberate and Crisis Action Planning and Execution Segments
DCC damage control center; deployment control center
DCCC defense collection coordination center
DCCEP developing country combined exercise program
DCD data collection device
DCE defense coordinating element
DCGS distributed common ground/surface system
DCHA Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (USAID)
DCHC Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center
DCHE Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Enterprise
DCI defense critical infrastructure; Director of Central Intelligence; dual channel interchange
DCID Director of Central Intelligence directive
DCIIS Defense Counterintelligence Information System
DCIO defense criminal investigative organization
DCIP Defense Critical Infrastructure Program
DCIS Defense Criminal Investigative Services
DCISE Defense Industrial Base Collaborative Information Sharing Environment
DCJTF deputy commander, joint task force
DCM data channel multiplexer; deputy chief of mission
DCMA Defense Contract Management Agency
DCMC Office of Deputy Chairman, Military Committee
DCMO deputy chief military observer
DCNO Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
DCO debarkation control officer; Defense Connect Online; defense coordinating officer; defensive cyberspace operations; dial central office
DCO-RA defensive cyberspace operations response actions
DCP Defense Continuity Program; detainee collection point
DCPA Defense Civil Preparedness Agency
DCPG digital clock pulse generator
DCR doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities change recommendation
DCRF defense chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response force
DCS Defense Courier Service; deputy chief of staff; digital computer system
DCSCU dual capability servo control unit
DCSINT Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence
DCSLOG Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, US Army
DCSOPS Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, United States Army
DCSPER Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, United States Army
DCST Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contingency support team
DCTC Defense Combating Terrorism Center
DCTS Defense Collaboration Tool Suite
DCW Defense Collection Watch (DIA)
DD Department of Defense form; destroyer (Navy ship)
DDA deputy development advisor; Deputy Director for Administration (CIA); designated development activity
DDC data distribution center; defense distribution center
DDCI Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (CIA)
DDCI/CM Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management
DDED defense distribution expeditionary depot
DDG guided missile destroyer
DDI Deputy Director of Intelligence (CIA); Director of Defense Intelligence
DDL digital data link
DDM Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Mapping; digital data modem
DDMA Defense Distribution Mapping Activity
DDMS Deputy Director for Military Support (NRO)
DDN Defense Data Network
DDO Deputy Director of Operations (CIA)
DDOC Deployment and Distribution Operations Center (USTRANSCOM)
DDP detailed deployment plan
DDR disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration
DDR&E director of defense research and engineering
DDRRR disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, reintegration, and resettlement
DDS defense dissemination system; Deployable Disbursing System
DDS&T Deputy Director for Science & Technology (CIA)
DDSBn deployment and distribution support battalion
DDSM Defense Distinguished Service Medal
DDST deployment and distribution support team
DDWSO Deputy Director for Wargaming, Simulation, and Operations
DE damage expectancy; decedent effects; delay equalizer; directed energy
de individual drift error
De total drift error
de max maximum drift error
de min minimum drift error
de minimax minimax drift error
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration (DOJ)
dea aerospace drift error
DEACN Drug Enforcement Administration Communications Network
DEAR disease and environmental alert report
DEARAS Department of Defense Emergency Authorities Retrieval and Analysis System
DeCA Defense Commissary Agency
DEERS Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
DEFSMAC Defense Special Missile and Aerospace Center
DEL deployable equipment list
DEMARC demarcation
DEMIL demilitarization
DeMS deployment management system
DEMUX demultiplex
DEP Delayed Entry Program; deployed
DEP&S Drug Enforcement Plans and Support
DEPCJTF deputy commander, joint task force
DEPID deployment indicator code
DEPMEDS deployable medical systems
DepOpsDeps Service deputy operations deputies
DEPORD deployment order
DESC Defense Energy Support Center
DESCOM Depot System Command (Army)
DESIGAREA designated area message
DEST destination; domestic emergency support team
DET detainee
DETRESFA distress phase (lCAO)
DEW directed-energy warfare
DF direction finding; dispersion factor; disposition form
DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DFAS Defense Finance and Accounting Service
DFAS-DE Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Denver
DFC deputy force commander; detention facility commander
DFE Defense Intelligence Agency forward element; Defense Joint Intelligence Operations Center forward element; division force equivalent
DFM deterrent force module
DFO disaster field office (FEMA)
DFR Defense Fuel Region
DFR/E Defense Fuel Region, Europe
DFR/ME Defense Fuel Region, Middle East
DFRIF Defense Freight Railway Interchange Fleet
DFSC Defense Fuel Supply Center
DFSP defense fuel support point
DFT deployment for training
DG defense guidance
DGIAP Defense General Intelligence and Applications Program
DGM digital group multiplex
DH death due to hostilities; Directorate for Human Intelligence (DIA)
DHA detainee holding area
DHB Defense Health Board
DHE defense human intelligence executor
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHM Department of Defense human intelligence manager
DHMO Department of Defense human intelligence management office
DHP Defense Health Program
DHS Defense Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Service; Department of Homeland Security; Director of Health Services
DI Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Directorate for Analysis; DIA Directorate for Intelligence Production; discrete identifier; dynamic interface
DI&E data integration and exploitation
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency
DIA/DHX Defense Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Human Intelligence, Office of Document and Media Operations
DIAC Defense Intelligence Analysis Center
DIAM Defense Intelligence Agency manual; Defense Intelligence Agency memorandum
DIAP Defense Intelligence Analysis Program; Drug Interdiction Assistance Program
DIAR Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) regulation
DIB defense industrial base
DIBITS digital in-band interswitch trunk signaling
DIBRS defense incident-based reporting system
DIBTS digital in-band trunk signaling
DICO Data Information Coordination Office
DID Defense Intelligence Digest
DIDHS Deployable Intelligence Data Handling System
DIDO designated intelligence disclosure official
DIDS Defense Intelligence Dissemination System
DIEB Defense Intelligence Executive Board
DIEPS Digital Imagery Exploitation Production System
DIG digital
DIGO Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (Australia)
DII-COE defense information infrastructure-common operating environment
DIILS Defense Institute of International Legal Studies
DIJE Defense Intelligence Joint Environment (United Kingdom)
DILPA diphase loop modem-A
DIMA drilling individual mobilization augmentee
DIMOC Defense Imagery Management Operations Center
DIN defense intelligence notice
DINET Defense Industrial Net
DINFOS Defense Information School
DIOC drug interdiction operations center
DIOCC Defense Intelligence Operations Coordination Center (DIA)
DIPC defense industrial plant equipment center
DIPF defense intelligence priorities framework
DIPFAC diplomatic facility
DIPGM diphase supergroup modem
DIRINT Director of Intelligence (USMC)
DIRJIATF director, joint inter-agency task force
DIRLAUTH direct liaison authorized
DIRM Directorate for Information and Resource Management
DIRMOBFOR director of mobility forces
DIRNSA Director, National Security Agency
DIRSPACEFOR director of space forces (USAF)
DIS defense information system; Defense Investigative Service; distributed interactive simulation
DISA Defense Information Systems Agency
DISA-LO Defense Information Systems Agency – liaison officer
DISANMOC Defense Information Systems Agency Network Management and Operations Center
DisasterAWARE Disaster All-Hazard Warnings, Analysis, and Risk Evaluation System
DISCOM division support command (Army)
DISGM diphase supergroup
DISN Defense Information Systems Network
DISN-E Defense Information Systems Network – Europe
DISO deception in support of operations security; defense intelligence support office
DISP drug investigation support program (FAA)
DITDS defense information threat data system; defense intelligence threat data system
DITSUM defense intelligence terrorist summary
DJIOC Defense Joint Intelligence Operations Center
DJS Director, Joint Staff
DJSM Director, Joint Staff, memorandum
DJTFS deputy joint task force surgeon
DLA Defense Logistics Agency
DLAM Defense Logistics Agency manual
DLAR Defense Logistics Agency regulation
DLD digital liaison detachment
DLEA drug law enforcement agency
DLED dedicated loop encryption device
DLIS Defense Logistics Information Service
DLM defense logistics manual
DLMS Department Logistics Management System
DLP data link processor
DLPMA diphase loop modem A
DLQ deck landing qualification
DLR depot-level repairable
DLSA Defense Legal Services Agency
DLSS Defense Logistics Standard Systems
DLTM digital line termination module
DLTU digital line termination unit
DM detection and monitoring; docking module
DMA Defense Media Activity
dmax maximum drift distance
DMB datum marker buoy
DMC data mode control
DMD digital message device
DMDC defense management data center; defense manpower data center
DME distance measuring equipment
DMHS Defense Message Handling System
DMI director military intelligence
DMIGS Domestic Mobile Integrated Geospatial-Intelligence System
dmin minimum drift distance
DML data manipulation language
DMLSS Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support
DMMPO Defense Medical Materiel Program Office
DMO directory maintenance official
DMORT Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team
DMOS duty military occupational specialty
DMPI designated mean point of impact
DMRD defense management resource decision
DMRIS defense medical regulating information system
DMS defense message system; defense meteorological system; director of military support
DMSB Defense Medical Standardization Board
DMSM Defense Meritorious Service Medal
DMSO Defense Modeling and Simulation Office; director of major staff office; Division Medical Supply Office
DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
DMSSC defense medical system support center
DMT disaster management team (UN)
DMU disk memory unit
DMZ demilitarized zone
DN digital nonsecure
DNA Defense Nuclear Agency; deoxyribonucleic acid
DNAT defense nuclear advisory team
DNBI disease and nonbattle injury
DNC digital nautical chart
DND Department of National Defence (Canada)
DNDO Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DHS)
DNGA Director of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
DNI Director of National Intelligence; Director of Naval Intelligence
DNIF duty not involving flying
DNMSP driftnet monitoring support program
DNSO Defense Network Systems Organization
DNVT digital nonsecure voice terminal
DNY display area code (NYX) routing
DOA days of ammunition; dead on arrival; director of administration
DOB date of birth; dispersal operating base
DOC Department of Commerce; designed operational capability
DOCC deep operations coordination cell
DOCDIV documents division
DOCEX document exploitation
DOCNET Doctrine Networked Education and Training
DOD Department of Defense
DOD-JIC Department of Defense Joint Intelligence Center
DODAAC Department of Defense activity address code
DODAAD Department of Defense Activity Address Directory
DODAC DOD ammunition code
DODD Department of Defense directive
DODDS Department of Defense Dependent Schools
DODEX Department of Defense intelligence system information system extension
DODFMR Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation
DODI Department of Defense instruction
DODIC Department of Defense identification code
DODID Department of Defense Intelligence Digest
DODIIS Department of Defense Intelligence Information System
DODIN Department of Defense information networks
DODIPC Department of Defense intelligence production community
DODIPP Department of Defense Intelligence Production Program
DODM data orderwire diphase modem; Department of Defense manual
DOE Department of Energy
DOEHRS Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Reporting System
DOF degree of freedom
DOI Defense Special Security Communications System (DSSCS) Operating Instructions; Department of the Interior
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DOM day of month
DOMEX document and media exploitation
DOMS director of military support
DON Department of the Navy
DOPMA Defense Officer Personnel Management Act
DOR date of rank
DOS date of separation; days of supply; denial of service; Department of State; disk operating system
DOT Department of Transportation
DOTEO Department of Transportation emergency organization
DOTMLPF doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities
DOW data orderwire; died of wounds
DOX-T direct operational exchange-tactical
DOY day of year
dp parachute drift
DP Air Force component plans officer (staff); decisive point; Directorate for Policy Support (DIA); displaced person
DPA danger pay allowance; Defense Production Act
DPAP Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
DPAS Defense Priorities and Allocation System
DPC deception planning cell; Defense Planning Committee (NATO)
DPEC displaced person exploitation cell
DPG Defense Planning Guidance
DPI desired point of impact
dpi dots per inch
DPICM dual purpose improved conventional munitions
DPKO Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UN)
DPLSM dipulse group modem
DPM dissemination program manager
DPMO Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
DPO distribution process owner
DPP data patch panel; distributed production program
DPPDB digital point positioning database
DPQ defense planning questionnaire (NATO)
DPR display non-nodal routing
DPRB Defense Planning and Resources Board
DPRE displaced persons, refugees, and evacuees
DPS data processing system
DPSC Defense Personnel Support Center
DPSK differential phase shift keying
DR dead reckoning; digital receiver; disaster relief
DRB Defense Resources Board
DRe dead reckoning error
DRL Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DOS)
DRMD deployments requirements manning document
DRMO Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office
DRMS Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service; distance root-mean-square
DRN Disaster Response Network
DRO departmental requirements office; departmental requirements officer
DRRS Defense Readiness Reporting System
DRS detainee reporting system
DRSN Defense Red Switched Network
DRT dead reckoning tracer; decontamination and reconnaissance team
DRTC designated reporting technical control
DS Directorate for Information Management and Chief Information Officer (DIA); direct support; doctrine sponsor
DSA defense special assessment (DIA)
DSAA Defense Security Assistance Agency
DSAID defense sexual assault incident database
DSAR Defense Supply Agency regulation
DSB digital in-band trunk signaling (DIBTS) signaling buffer
DSC defensive space control; digital selective calling; dual-status commander
DSCA Defense Security Cooperation Agency; defense support of civil authorities
DSCP Defense Supply Center Philadelphia
DSCR Defense Supply Center Richmond
DSCS Defense Satellite Communications System
DSCSOC Defense Satellite Communications System operations center
DSDI digital simple data interface
DSE direct support element
DSF District Stability Framework (USAID)
DSG digital signal generator
DSI defense simulation internet
DSL display switch locator (SL) routing
DSM decision support matrix
DSMAC digital scene-matching area correlation
DSN Defense Switched Network
DSNET Defense Secure Network
DSNET-2 Defense Secure Network-2
DSO Defense Spectrum Organization; defensive systems officer
DSOE deployment schedule of events
DSP Defense Satellite Program; Defense Support Program
DSPD defense support to public diplomacy
DSPL display system programming language
DSPS Director, Security Plans and Service
DSR defense source registry
DSS Defense Security Service; Distribution Standard System
DSS/ALOC direct support system/air line of communications
DSSCS Defense Special Security Communications System
DSSM Defense Superior Service Medal
DSSO data system support organization; defense systems support organization
DSSO defense sensitive support office
DSSR Department of State Standardized Regulation
DST decision support template; Defense Logistics Agency support team; deployment support team; district support team
DSTP Director of Strategic Target Planning
DSTR destroy
DSTS-G Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Satellite Transmission Services – Global
DSVL doppler sonar velocity log
DSVT digital subscriber voice terminal
DT Directorate for MASINT and Technical Collection (DIA)
DTA Defense Threat Assessment; dynamic threat assessment
DTAM defense terrorism awareness message
DTC defense transportation coordination
DTCI Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative
DTD detailed troop decontamination
DTE data terminal equipment; developmental test and evaluation
DTED digital terrain elevation data
DTG date-time group; digital trunk group (digital transmission group)
DTIP Disruptive Technology Innovations Partnership (DIA)
DTL designator target line
DTMF dual tone multi-frequency
DTMR defense traffic management regulation
DTO division transportation office; drug trafficking organization
DTOC division tactical operations center
DTR defense transportation regulation
DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency
DTRACS Defense Transportation Reporting and Control System
DTRATCA Defense Threat Reduction and Treaty Compliance Agency
DTS Defense Transportation System; Defense Travel System; diplomatic telecommunications service
DTTS Defense Transportation Tracking System
DTWR defense terrorism warning report
DU depleted uranium
DUSD deputy under Secretary of Defense
DUSD (CI&S) Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Counterintelligence and Security
DUSD(L&MR) Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness
DUSDL Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics
DUSDP Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
DV distinguished visitor
DVA Department of Veterans Affairs
DVD digital video device; digital video disc
DVITS Digital Video Imagery Transmission System
DVOW digital voice orderwire
DVT deployment visualization tool
DWAS Defense Working Capital Accounting System
DWMCF double-wide modular causeway ferry
DWT deadweight tonnage
DWTS Digital Wideband Transmission System
DX Directorate for External Relations (DIA)
DZ drop zone
DZC drop zone controller
DZCO drop zone control officer
DZSO drop zone safety officer
DZST drop zone support team
DZSTL drop zone support team leader
E total probable error
E&DCP evaluation and data collection plan
E&E emergency and extraordinary expense authority
E&EE emergency and extraordinary expense
E&I engineering and installation
E&M ear and mouth; special signaling leads
E-8C joint surveillance, target attack radar system (JSTARS) aircraft
E-ARTS en route automated radar tracking system
E-mail electronic mail
E-O TDA electro-optical tactical decision aid
E-Space Electromagnetic-Space
E-UAV endurance unmanned aerial vehicle
E1 Echelon 1
E2 Echelon 2
E3 Echelon 3; electromagnetic environmental effects
E4 Echelon 4
E5 Echelon 5
EA electronic attack; emergency action; evaluation agent; executive agent; executive assistant
ea each
EAC echelons above corps (ARMY); emergency action; emergency action committee
EACS expeditionary aeromedical evacuation crew member support
EACT expeditionary aeromedical evacuation coordination team
EAD earliest arrival date; echelons above division (Army); extended active duty
EADRU Euro-Atlantic disaster response unit
EADS Eastern Air Defense Sector
EAES expeditionary aeromedical evacuation squadron
EAF expeditionary aerospace forces; expeditionary airfield
EAI executive agent instruction
EAM emergency action message
EAP emergency action plan; emergency action procedures
EAP-CJCS emergency action procedures of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
EAPC Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EARLY evasion and recovery supplemental data report
EASF expeditionary aeromedical staging facility
EAST expeditionary aeromedical evacuation staging team
EASTPAC eastern Pacific Ocean
EBCDIC extended binary coded decimal interchange code
EBS environmental baseline survey
EC electronic combat; enemy combatant; error control; European Community
ECAC Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center
ECB echelons corps and below (Army)
ECC engineer coordination cell; evacuation control center
ECES expeditionary civil engineer squadron
ECHA Executive Committee for Humanitarian Affairs (UN)
ECHO European Commission Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection; European Community Humanitarian Aid Department
ECM electronic countermeasures
ECN electronic change notice; Minimum Essential Emergency Communications Network
ECO electronic combat officer
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council (UN)
ECP emergency command precedence; engineering change proposal; entry control point
ECS expeditionary combat support
ECU environmental control unit
ED envelope delay; evaluation directive
EDA Economic Development Administration (DOC); excess defense articles
EDC estimated date of completion
EDD earliest delivery date
EDI electronic data interchange
EDSS equipment deployment and storage system
EE emergency establishment
EEA environmental executive agent
EEBD emergency escape breathing device
EECT end evening civil twilight
EED electro-explosive device; emergency-essential designation
EEDAC emergency essential Department of the Army civilian
EEE emergency and extraordinary expense
EEFI essential element of friendly information
EEI essential element of information
EELV evolved expendable launch vehicle
EENT end of evening nautical twilight
EEO equal employment opportunity
EEPROM electronic erasable programmable read-only memory
EER enlisted employee review; extended echo ranging
EEZ exclusive economic zone
EFA engineering field activity
EFAC emergency family assistance center
EFD engineering field division
EFP explosively formed projectile
EFST essential fire support task
EFT electronic funds transfer
EFTO encrypt for transmission only
EGAT Bureau of Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade (USAID)
EGM Earth Gravity Model
EGS Earth ground station
EH explosive hazard
EHCC explosive hazards coordination cell
EHDB explosive hazard database
EHF extremely high frequency
EHO environmental health officer
EHRA environmental health risk assessment
EHSA environmental health site assessment
EHT explosive hazard team
EI environmental information; exercise item
EIA Electronic Industries Association
EID electrically initiated device
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
eJMAPS electronic Joint Manpower and Personnel System
EJPME enlisted joint professional military education
ELBA emergency locator beacon
ELCAS elevated causeway system
ELCAS(M) elevated causeway system (modular)
ELCAS(NL) elevated causeway system (Navy lighterage)
ELD emitter locating data
ELINT electronic intelligence
ELIST enhanced logistics intratheater support tool
ELOS extended line of sight
ELPP equal level patch panel
ELR extra-long-range aircraft
ELSEC electronics security
ELT emergency locator transmitter
ELV expendable launch vehicle
ELVA emergency low-visibility approach
EM electromagnetic; emergency management; executive manager
EMAC emergency management assistance compact
EMALL electronic mall
EMBM electromagnetic battle management
EMC electromagnetic compatibility
EMCON emission control
EMD effective miss distance; expeditionary military information support detachment
EME electromagnetic environment
EMEDS expeditionary medical support
EMF expeditionary medical facility
EMI electromagnetic interface; electromagnetic interference
EMIO expanded maritime interception operations
EMOE electromagnetic operational environment
EMP electromagnetic pulse
EMR hazards electromagnetic radiation hazards
EMS electromagnetic spectrum; emergency medical services
EMSC electromagnetic spectrum control
EMSEC emanations security
EMT emergency medical technician; emergency medical treatment; expeditionary military information support team
EMTF expeditionary mobility task force
EMU expeditionary medical unit
EMV electromagnetic vulnerability
ENCOM engineer command (Army)
ENDEX exercise termination
ENL enlisted
ENSCE enemy situation correlation element
ENWGS Enhanced Naval Warfare Gaming System
EO electro-optical; end office; equal opportunity; executive order; eyes only
EO-IR electro-optical-infrared
EO-IR CM electro-optical-infrared countermeasure
EOB electromagnetic order of battle; electronic order of battle; enemy order of battle
EOC early operational capability; emergency operating center; emergency operations center
EOCA explosive ordnance clearance agent
EODMU-1 explosive ordnance disposal mobile unit one
EOI electro-optic(al) imagery
EOL end of link
EOM end of message
EOP emergency operating procedures
EOW engineering orderwire
EP electronic protection; emergency preparedness; emergency procedures; excess property; execution planning
EPA Environmental Protection Agency; evasion plan of action
EPBX electronic private branch exchange
EPC Emergency Procurement Committee
EPF enhanced palletized load system (PLS) flatrack
EPH emergency planning handbook
EPIC El Paso Intelligence Center
EPIRB emergency position-indicating radio beacon
EPLO emergency preparedness liaison officer
EPROM erasable programmable read-only memory
EPU expeditionary port unit
EPW enemy prisoner of war
EPW/CI enemy prisoner of war/civilian internee
ERC emergency relief coordinator; exercise related construction
ERDC Engineer Research and Development Center
ERG Emergency Response Guidebook
ERGM extended range guided munitions
ERO engine running on or offload
ERPSS En Route Patient Staging System
ERRO Emergency Response and Recovery Office
ERSD estimated return to service date
ERT emergency response team (FEMA); engineer reconnaissance team
ERT-A emergency response team – advance element
ERU emergency response unit
ERW explosive remnants of war
ES electronic warfare support; executive secretariat
ESAC Electromagnetic-Space Analysis Center (NSA)
ESB engineer support battalion
ESC Electronics Systems Center; expeditionary sustainment command
ESF Economic Support Fund; emergency support function
ESG executive steering group; expeditionary strike group
ESGN electrically suspended gyro navigation
ESI extremely sensitive information
ESK electronic staff weather officer kit
ESM expeditionary site mapping
ESO embarkation staff officer; environmental science officer; Expeditionary Support Organization (DFAS)
ESOC Emergency Supply Operations Center
ESOH environmental, safety, and occupational health
ESORTS Enhanced Status of Resources and Training System
ESP engineer support plan
ESR external supported recovery
EST embarked security team; emergency service team; emergency support team (FEMA); en route support team
ET electronics technician
ETA estimated time of arrival
ETAC emergency tactical air control
ETD estimated time of departure
ETF electronic target folder
ETI estimated time of intercept
ETIC estimated time for completion; estimated time in commission
ETM electronic transmission; essential tasks matrix
ETO Emergency Transportation Operations (DOT)
ETPL endorsed TEMPEST products list
ETR export traffic release
ETS European telephone system
ETSS extended training service specialist
ETX end of text
EU European Union
EUB essential user bypass
EURV essential user rekeying variable
EUSA Eighth US Army
EUSC effective United States control; effective United States controlled
EUSCS effective United States-controlled ships
EVC evasion chart
EVE equal value exchange
EW early warning; electronic warfare
EW/GCI early warning/ground-controlled intercept
EWC electronic warfare cell; electronic warfare coordinator
EWCA electronic warfare control authority
EWCC electronic warfare coordination cell
EWCS electronic warfare control ship
EWD Electronic Warfare Directorate (USSTRATCOM)
EWE electronic warfare element
EWG electronic warfare group
EWIR electronic warfare integrated reprogramming
EWO electronic warfare officer
EXCIMS Executive Council for Modeling and Simulations
ExCom executive committee
EXDIR Executive Director (CIA)
EXDIR/ICA Executive Director for Intelligence Community Affairs (USG)
EXECSEC executive secretary
EXER exercise
EXORD execute order
EXPLAN exercise plan
EZ exchange zone
EZCO extraction zone control officer
EZM engagement zone manager
F Fahrenheit; flare patterns; flash
F&ES fire and emergency services
F/AD force/activity designator
F/V fishing vessel
F2T2EA find, fix, track, target, engage, and assess
F3EAD find, fix, finish, exploit, analyze, and disseminate
FA feasibility assessment; field artillery
FAA Federal Aviation Administration (DOT); Foreign Assistance Act
FAAO Federal Aviation Administration order
FAAR facilitated after-action review
FAC forward air controller
FAC(A) forward air controller (airborne)
FACE forward aviation combat engineering
FACSFAC fleet area control and surveillance facility
FACT field advance civilian team; field assessment and coordination team
FAD feasible arrival date
FAE fuel air explosive
FAH foreign affairs handbook
FALD Field Administration and Logistics Division
FALOP Forward Area Limited Observing Program
FAM functional area manager
FAMP forward area minefield planning
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (UN); foreign area officer
FAPES Force Augmentation Planning and Execution System
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Aviation Regulation; formal assessment report
FARC Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
FARP forward arming and refueling point
FAS Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA); frequency assignment subcommittee; fueling at sea; functional account symbol
FASCAM family of scatterable mines
FAST field assessment surveillance team; fleet antiterrorism security team
FAX facsimile
FB forward boundary
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ)
FBIS Foreign Broadcast Information Service
FBO faith-based organization
FC field circular; final coordination; fires cell (Army); floating causeway; floating craft; force commander
FCA Foreign Claims Act; functional configuration audit
FCC Federal Communications Commission; Federal coordinating center; functional combatant commander
FCE forward command element
FCG foreign clearance guide
FCM foreign consequence management
FCO federal coordinating officer
FCP fire control party
FCT firepower control team
FD first draft; from temporary duty
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDBM functional database manager
FDC fire direction center
FDESC force description
FDL fast deployment logistics
FDLP flight deck landing practice
FDM frequency division multiplexing
FDO fire direction officer; flexible deterrent option; flight deck officer; foreign disclosure officer
FDP forward distribution point
FDPMU forward-deployable preventive medicine unit
FDR foreign disaster relief
FDR/FA flight data recorder/fault analyzer
FDS fault detection system
FDSL fixed directory subscriber list
FDSS fault detection subsystem
FDSSS flight deck status and signaling system
FDT forward distribution team
FDUL fixed directory unit list
FDX full duplex
FE facilities engineering
FEA front-end analysis
FEBA forward edge of the battle area
FEC facilities engineering command; forward error correction
FECC fires and effects coordination cell
FED-STD federal standard
FEI forensic-enabled intelligence
FEK frequency exchange keying
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS)
FEP fleet satellite (FLTSAT) extremely high frequency (EHF) package; foreign excess property
FEPP federal excess personal property; foreign excess personal property
FES fire emergency services
FEST foreign emergency support team; forward engineer support team
FET facility engineer team
FEU forty-foot equivalent unit
FEZ fighter engagement zone
FF navy fast frigate
Ff fatigue correction factor
FFA free-fire area
FFC force fires coordinator
FFCC flight ferry control center; force fires coordination center (USMC)
FFD foundation feature data
FFE field force engineering; flame field expedients
FFG guided missile frigate
FFH fast frequency hopping
FFH-net fast-frequency-hopping net
FFHT-net fast-frequency-hopping training net
FFIR friendly force information requirement
FFP Food for Peace; fresh frozen plasma; Office of Food for Peace (DOS)
FFT friendly force tracking
FFTU forward freight terminal unit
FG fighter group
FGMDSS Future Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
FGS final governing standard; Force Generation Service (UN)
FH fleet hospital
FHA Bureau for Food and Humanitarian Assistance; foreign humanitarian assistance
FHC family help center
FHP force health protection
FHWA Federal Highway Administration (DOT)
FI foreign intelligence
FIA functional interoperability architecture
FIC force indicator code
FID foreign internal defense
FIDAF foreign internal defense augmentation force
FIE foreign intelligence entity
FIFO first-in-first-out
FinCEN Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FIR first-impressions report; flight information region
FIRCAP foreign intelligence requirements capabilities and priorities
FIS flight information service; Foreign Intelligence Service
FISC fleet and industrial supply center
FISINT foreign instrumentation signals intelligence
FISS foreign intelligence and security services
FIST fire support team; fleet imagery support terminal; fleet intelligence support team
FIWC fleet information warfare center
FIXe navigational fix error
FLAR forward-looking airborne radar
FLC fleet logistics center
FLENUMMETOCCEN Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
FLENUMMETOCDET Fleet Numerical Meteorological and Oceanographic Detachment
FLETC Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (DHS)
FLIP flight information publication; flight instruction procedures
FLIR forward-looking infrared
FLITE federal legal information through electronics
FLO/FLO float-on/float-off
FLOLS fresnel lens optical landing system
FLOT forward line of own troops
FLP force level planning
FLS forward logistic site
FLSG force logistic support group
FLTCYBERCOM Fleet Cyber Command (Navy)
FLTSAT fleet satellite
FLTSATCOM fleet satellite communications
FM field manual (Army); financial management; flare multiunit;  force module; frequency management; frequency modulation; functional manager
FM/A functional manager for analysis
FMA-net frequency management A-net
FMAS foreign media analysis subsystem
FMAT financial management augmentation team
FMC force movement characteristics; full mission-capable
FMCH fleet multichannel
FMCR Fleet Marine Corps Reserve
FMF Fleet Marine Force; foreign military financing
FMFP foreign military financing program
FMI field manual-interim
FMID force module identifier
FMO frequency management office; functional manager office
FMP foreign materiel program
FMS force module subsystem; foreign military sales
FMSC frequency management sub-committee
FMSCA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FMT-net frequency management training net
FMV full motion video
FN foreign nation
FNMOC Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
FNMOD Fleet Numerical Meteorological and Oceanographic Detachment
FNOC Fleet Numerical Oceanographic Command
FNS foreign nation support
FO fiber optic; flash override; forward observer
FOB forward operating base
FOC full operational capability; future operations cell
FOD field operations division; foreign object damage
FOFW fiber optic field wire
FOG Field Operations Guide for Disaster Assessment and Response
FOI fault detection isolation
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FOIU fiber optic interface unit
FOL fiber optic link
FON freedom of navigation (operations)
FORCE fuels operational readiness capability equipment (Air Force)
FORMICA foreign military intelligence collection activities
FORSCOM United States Army Forces Command
FORSTAT force status and identity report
FOS full operational status
FOT follow-on operational test
FOUO for official use only
FP force protection; frequency panel
FPA foreign policy advisor
FPC final planning conference; future plans cell
FPCON force protection condition
FPD force protection detachment; foreign post differential
FPF final protective fire
FPM Federal personnel manual
FPO fleet post office
FPOC focal point operations center
FPS Federal Protective Service; force protection source
FPTAS flight path threat analysis simulation
FPTS forward propagation by tropospheric scatter
FPWG force protection working group
FR final report; frequency response
FRA Federal Railroad Administration (DOT)
FRAG fragmentation code
FRAGORD fragmentary order
FRC federal resource coordinator; forward resuscitative care
FRD formerly restricted data
FREQ frequency
FRERP Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan
FRF fragment retention film
FRMAC Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (DOE)
FRN force requirement number
FRO flexible response option
FROG free rocket over ground
FRP Federal response plan (USG)
FRRS frequency resource record system
FRTP fleet response training plan
FS fighter squadron; file separator; file server; flare single-unit
fs search radius safety factor
FSA fire support area
FSB fire support base; forward staging base; forward support base; forward support battalion
FSC fire support cell; fire support coordinator (USMC)
FSCC fire support coordination center (USMC)
FSCL fire support coordination line
FSCM fire support coordination measure
FSCOORD fire support coordinator (Army)
FSE fire support element
FSEM fire support execution matrix
FSF foreign security forces
FSI Foreign Service Institute
FSK frequency shift key
FSN foreign service national
FSO fire support officer; flight safety officer; foreign service officer
FSP functional support plan
FSR field service representative
FSRT fatality search and recovery team
FSS fast sealift ship; fire support station; flight service station
FSSG force service support group (USMC)
FSST forward space support to theater
FST fleet surgical team
FSU former Soviet Union; forward support unit
FSW feet of seawater
ft feet; foot
ft3 cubic feet
FTC Federal Trade Commission
FTCA Foreign Tort Claims Act
FTN force tracking number
FTP file transfer protocol
FTRG fleet tactical readiness group
FTS Federal Telecommunications System; Federal telephone service; file transfer service
FTU field training unit; freight terminal unit
FUAC functional area code
FUNCPLAN functional plan
Fv aircraft speed correction factor
FVT Force Validation Tool
FW fighter wing; fixed-wing; weather correction factor
FWA fraud, waste, and abuse
FWC fleet weather center
FWD forward
FWDA friendly weapon danger area
FWF former warring factions
FY fiscal year
FYDP Future Years Defense Program
G-1 Army or Marine Corps component manpower or personnel staff officer (Army division or higher staff, Marine Corps brigade or higher staff)
G-2 Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence; Army or Marine Corps component intelligence staff officer (Army division or higher staff, Marine Corps brigade or higher staff)
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 for Logistics
G-5 assistant chief of staff, plans
G-6 Army or Marine Corps component command, control, communications, and computer systems staff officer; assistant chief of staff for communications; signal staff officer (Army)
G-7 Army component information operations staff officer; assistant chief of staff, information engagement, information operations staff officer (ARFOR)
G/A ground to air
G/VLLD ground/vehicle laser locator designator
GA geospatial analyst; Tabun, a nerve agent
GAA general agency agreement; geospatial intelligence assessment activity
GAFS General Accounting and Finance System
GAMSS Global Air Mobility Support System
GAO General Accounting Office; Government Accountability Office
GAR gateway access request
GARS Global Area Reference System
GAT governmental assistance team
GATB guidance, apportionment, and targeting board
GATES Global Air Transportation Execution System
GB group buffer; Sarin, a nerve agent
GBI ground-based interceptor
GBL government bill of lading
GBMD global ballistic missile defense
GBR ground-based radar
GBS Global Broadcast Service; Global Broadcast System
GBU guided bomb unit
GC general counsel; Geneva Convention; Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
GC3A global command, control, and communications assessment
GC4A global command, control, communications, and computer assessment
GCA ground controlled approach
GCC geographic combatant commander; global contingency construction
GCCC global contingency construction contract
GCCMAC Global Contingency Construction Multiple Award Contract (Navy)
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
GCCS-M Global Command and Control System-Maritime
GCE ground combat element (USMC)
GCI ground control intercept
GCM global container manager; Global Information Grid (GIG) Content Management
GCP global campaign plan; ground commander’s pointer
GCRI general collective routing indicator (RI)
GCS ground control station
GCSC global contingency service contract
GCSMAC Global Contingency Services Multiple Award Contract (Navy)
GCSS Global Combat Support System
GCSS-J Global Combat Support System-Joint
GCTN global combating terrorism network
GD Soman, a nerve agent
GDF gridded data field; Guidance for Development of the Force
GDIP General Defense Intelligence Program
GDIPP General Defense Intelligence Proposed Program
GDP General Defense Plan (SACEUR); gross domestic product
GDSS Global Decision Support System
GE general engineering
GEF Guidance for Employment of the Force
GEM Global Information Grid (GIG) Enterprise Management
GENADMIN general admin (message)
GENSER general service (message)
GENTEXT general text
GEO geosynchronous Earth orbit
GEOCODE geographic code
GEOFILE geolocation code file; standard specified geographic location file
GEOINT geospatial intelligence
GEOLOC geographic location; geographic location code
GEOREF geographic reference; world geographic reference system
GETS geospatial enterprise tasking, processing, exploitation, and dissemination service
GF a nerve agent
GFE government-furnished equipment
GFI government-furnished information
GFM global force management; global freight management; government-furnished material
GFMAP Global Force Management Allocation Plan
GFMB Global Force Management Board
GFMIG Global Force Management Implementation Guidance
GFMPL Graphics Fleet Mission Program Library
GFOAR global family of operation plans assessment report
GFP government-furnished property
GFS global fleet station; government-furnished support
GFU group framing unit
GHz gigahertz
GI geomatics and imagery
GI&S geospatial information and services
GIAC graphic input aggregate control
GIANT Global Positioning System Interference and Navigation Tool
GIBCO geospatial intelligence base for contingency operations
GIC international loading gauge
GIE global information environment
GIG Global Information Grid
GIMS Geospatial Intelligence Information Management Services
GIO Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (New Zealand)
GIP gridded installation photograph
GIS geographic information system; geospatial information systems
GL government-leased
GLCM ground-launched cruise missile
GLINT gated laser intensifier
GLO ground liaison officer
GLOC ground line of communications
GLTD ground laser target designator
GM group modem
GMD global missile defense; ground-based midcourse defense; group mux and/or demux
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GMF ground mobile force
GMFP global military force policy
GMI general military intelligence
GMLRS Global Positioning System Multiple Launch Rocket System
GMP global maritime partnership
GMR graduated mobilization response; ground mobile radar
GMRS global mobility readiness squadron
GMS global mobility squadron
GMSC Global Mission Support Center (USSOCOM)
GMTI ground moving target indicator
GNA Global Information Grid (GIG) Network Assurance
GNC Global Network Operations Center
GNCC global network operations (NETOPS) control center
GND Global Information Grid (GIG) Network Defense
GNSC global network operations (NETOPS) support center
GNSS global navigation satellite system
GO government-owned
GOCO government-owned, contractor-operated
GOES geostationary operational environmental satellite
GOGO government-owned, government-operated
GOS grade of service
GOSG general officer steering group
GOTS government off-the-shelf
GP general purpose; group
GPC geospatial planning cell; government purchase card
GPD gallons per day
GPE geospatial intelligence preparation of the environment
GPEE general purpose encryption equipment
GPL Geospatial Product Library
GPM gallons per minute; global pallet manager
GPMDM group modem
GPMIC Global Patient Movement Integration Center
GPMJAB Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board
GPMRC Global Patient Movement Requirements Center
GPS Global Positioning System
GPSOC Global Positioning System Operations Center
GPW Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War
GR graduated response
GRASP general retrieval and sort processor
GRCA ground reference coverage area
GRG gridded reference graphic
GRL global reach laydown
GRREG graves registration
GS general service; general support; group separator
GS-R general support-reinforcing
GSA General Services Administration
GSE ground support equipment
GSI glide slope indicator
GSM ground station module
GSO general services officer
GSORTS Global Status of Resources and Training System
GSR general support-reinforcing; ground surveillance radar
GSSA general supply support area
GSSC global satellite communications (SATCOM) support center
GST geospatial support team
gt gross ton
GTA graphic training aid
GTAS ground-to-air signals
GTL gun-target line
GTM global transportation management
GUARD US National Guard and Air Guard
GUARDS General Unified Ammunition Reporting Data System
GWC global weather central
GWEN Ground Wave Emergency Network
GWOT global war on terrorism
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&I harassing and interdicting
H&S headquarters and service
HA holding area; humanitarian assistance
HAARS high-altitude airdrop resupply system
HAC helicopter aircraft commander; human intelligence analysis cell
HACC humanitarian assistance coordination center
HAHO high-altitude high-opening parachute technique
HAP humanitarian assistance program
HAP-EP humanitarian assistance program-excess property
HARC human intelligence analysis and reporting cell
HARM high-speed antiradiation missile
HARP high altitude release point
HAST humanitarian assistance survey team
HATR hazardous air traffic report
HAZ hazardous cargo
HAZMAT hazardous materials
HB heavy boat
HBCT heavy brigade combat team
HC Directorate for Human Capital (DIA)
HCA head of contracting activity; humanitarian and civic assistance
HCAS hostile casualty
HCL hydrochloride
HCO helicopter control officer
HCP hardcopy printer
HCS helicopter combat support (Navy); helicopter coordination section
HCT human intelligence (HUMINT) collection team
HD a mustard agent; harbor defense; harmonic distortion; homeland defense
HDC harbor defense commander
HDCU harbor defense command unit
HDM humanitarian demining
HDO humanitarian demining operations
HDPLX half duplex
HDR humanitarian daily ration
HDTC Humanitarian Demining Training Center
HE heavy equipment; high explosives
HEAT helicopter external air transport; high explosive antitank
HEC helicopter element coordinator
HEFOE hydraulic electrical fuel oxygen engine
HEI high explosives incendiary
HEL-H heavy helicopter
HEL-L light helicopter
HEL-M medium helicopter
HELO helicopter
HEMP high-altitude electromagnetic pulse
HEMTT heavy expanded mobile tactical truck
HEO highly elliptical orbit
HEPA high efficiency particulate air
HERF hazards of electromagnetic radiation to fuels
HERO electromagnetic radiation hazards; hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance
HERP hazards of electromagnetic radiation to personnel
HET heavy equipment transporter; human intelligence exploitation team
HEWSweb Humanitarian Early Warning Service
HF high frequency
HFA human factors analysis
HFDF high-frequency direction finding
HFP hostile fire pay
HFRB high frequency regional broadcast
HH homing pattern
HHC headquarters and headquarters company
HHD headquarters and headquarters detachment
HHQ higher headquarters
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HIC humanitarian information center
HICAP high-capacity firefighting foam station
HIDACZ high-density airspace control zone
HIDTA high-intensity drug trafficking area
HIFR helicopter in-flight refueling
HIMAD high-to-medium-altitude air defense
HIMARS High Mobility Artillery Rocket System
HIMEZ high-altitude missile engagement zone
HIRSS hover infrared suppressor subsystem
HIRTA high intensity radio transmission area
HIU humanitarian information unit (DOS)
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HJ crypto key change
HLPS heavy-lift pre-position ship
HM hazardous material
HMA humanitarian mine action
HMH Marine heavy helicopter squadron
HMIRS Hazardous Material Information Resource System
HMIS Hazardous Material Information System
HMLA Marine light/attack helicopter squadron
HMM Marine medium helicopter squadron
HMMWV high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle
HMOD harbormaster operations detachment
HMW health, morale, and welfare
HN host nation
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
HOCC humanitarian operations coordination center
HOD head of delegation
HOGE hover out of ground effect
HOIS hostile intelligence service
HOM head of mission
HOSTAC helicopter operations from ships other than aircraft carriers (USN publication)
HPA high power amplifier
HPM high-power microwave
HPMSK high priority mission support kit
HPT high-payoff target
HQ HAVE QUICK; headquarters
HQCOMDT headquarters commandant
HQDA Headquarters, Department of the Army
HQFM-net HAVE QUICK frequency modulation net
HQFMT-net HAVE QUICK frequency modulation training net
HQMC Headquarters, Marine Corps
HR helicopter request; hostage rescue
HRB high-risk billet
HRC high-risk-of-capture; Human Resources Command
HRF homeland response force
HRJTF humanitarian relief joint task force
HRO humanitarian relief organizations
HRP high-risk personnel; human remains pouch
HRS horizon reference system
HRT health response team; hostage rescue team
HS health services; helicopter antisubmarine (Navy); homeland security; homing single-unit
HSAC Homeland Security Advisory Council
HSAS Homeland Security Advisory System
HSB high speed boat
HSC helicopter sea combat (Navy); Homeland Security Council
HSC/PC Homeland Security Council Principals Committee
HSC/PCC Homeland Security Council Policy Coordination Committee
HSCDM high speed cable driver modem
HSD health service delivery; human intelligence support detachment
HSE headquarters support element; human intelligence support element (DIA)
HSEP hospital surgical expansion package (USAF)
HSI hyperspectral imagery; Office of Homeland Security Investigations (DHS)
HSIN Homeland Security Information Network (DHS)
HSIP Homeland Security Infrastructure Program
HSM humanitarian service medal
HSPD homeland security Presidential directive
HSPR high speed pulse restorer
HSS health service support
HSSDB high speed serial data buffer
HST helicopter support team
HSV high-speed vessel
HT hatch team
HTERRCAS hostile terrorist casualty
HTG hard target graphic
HTH high test hypochlorite
HU hospital unit
HUD head-up display
HUMINT human intelligence
HUMRO humanitarian relief operation
HUMRO OCP humanitarian relief operation operational capability package
HUS hardened unique storage
HVA high-value asset
HVAA high value airborne asset
HVAC heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
HVCDS high-velocity container delivery system
HVI high-value individual
HVT high-value target
HW hazardous waste
HWM high water mark
HYE high-yield explosives
Hz hertz
I immediate; individual
I&A Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS)
I/B inboard
I/O input/output
I/R internment/resettlement
I/R BN internment/resettlement battalion
I/T interpreter and translator
I2 identity intelligence
I2WD Intelligence and Information Warfare Division (Army)
IA imagery analyst; implementing arrangement; individual augmentee; information assurance
IAA incident area assessment; incident awareness and assessment
IAC Interagency Advisory Council
IACG interagency coordination group
IADB Inter-American Defense Board
IADS integrated air defense system
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency (UN)
IAF initial approach fix
IAIP Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection
IAM inertially aided munition
IAMD integrated air and missile defense
IAMSAR International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue manual
IAP incident action plan; international airport
IAPP Interagency Partnership Program
IAR interoperability assessment report
IAS International Assistance System
IASC Inter-Agency Standing Committee (UN); interim acting service chief
IATA International Air Transport Association
IATACS Improved Army Tactical Communications System
IATO interim authority to operate
IAVM information assurance vulnerability management
IAW in accordance with
IBB International Broadcasting Bureau
IBCT infantry brigade combat team
IBES intelligence budget estimate submission
IBET integrated border enforcement team
IBM International Business Machines
IBS Integrated Booking System; integrated broadcast service; Integrated Broadcast System
IBS-I Integrated Broadcast Service-Interactive
IBS-S Integrated Broadcast Service-Simplex
IBU inshore boat unit
IC incident commander; intelligence community; intercept
IC/EXCOM Intelligence Community Executive Committee
IC3 integrated command, control, and communications
ICAD individual concern and deficiency
ICAF Interagency Conflict Assessment Framework
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICAT interagency conflict assessment team
ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
ICC information confidence convention; information coordination center; Intelligence Coordination Center (USCG); International Criminal Court; Interstate Commerce Commission
ICD international classifications of diseases; International Cooperation and Development Program (USDA)
ICDC Intelligence Community Deputies Committee
ICDS improved container delivery system
ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement
ICEDEFOR Iceland Defense Forces
ICEPP Incident Communications Emergency Policy and Procedures
ICG interagency core group
ICIS integrated consumable item support
ICITAP International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (DOJ)
ICM image city map; improved conventional munitions; integrated collection management
ICN idle channel noise; interface control net
ICNIA integrated communications, navigation, and identification avionics
ICOD intelligence cutoff data
ICODES integrated computerized deployment system
ICON imagery communications and operations node; intermediate coordination node
ICP intertheater communications security package; interface change proposal; inventory control point
ICPC Intelligence Community Principals Committee
ICR Intelligence Collection Requirements
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
ICRI interswitch collective routing indicator
ICS incident command system; internal communications system; inter-Service chaplain support
ICSAR interagency committee on search and rescue
ICSF integrated command communications system framework
ICT information and communications technology
ICU intensive care unit; interface control unit
ICVA International Council of Voluntary Agencies
ICW in coordination with
ID identification; identifier; initiating directive
ID/IQ indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity
IDAD internal defense and development
IDB integrated database
IDCA International Development Cooperation Agency
IDDF intermediate data distribution facility
IDEAS Intelligence Data Elements Authorized Standards
IDEX imagery data exploitation system
IDF intermediate distribution frame
IDL integrated distribution lane
IDM improved data modem; information dissemination management
IDNDR International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (UN)
IDO installation deployment officer
IDP imagery derived product; imminent danger pay; internally displaced person
IDRA infectious disease risk assessment
IDS individual deployment site; integrated deployment system; interface design standards; intrusion detection system
IDSRS Integrated Defense Source Registration System
IDSS interoperability decision support system
IDT inactive duty training
IDZ inner defense zone
IEB intelligence exploitation base
IED improvised explosive device
IEDD improvised explosive device defeat
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEL illustrative evaluation scenario
IEM installation emergency management
IEMATS improved emergency message automatic transmission system
IER information exchange requirement
IES imagery exploitation system
IESS imagery exploitation support system
IEW intelligence and electronic warfare
IF intermediate frequency
IFC intelligence fusion center
IFCS improved fire control system
IFF identification, friend or foe
IFF/SIF identification, friend or foe/selective identification feature
IFFN identification, friend, foe, or neutral
IFO integrated financial operations
IFP integrated force package
IFR instrument flight rules
IFRC International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IFSAR interferometric synthetic aperture radar
IG inspector general
IGC Integrated Data Environment/Global Transportation Network Convergence
IGL intelligence gain/loss
IGO intergovernmental organization
IGSM interim ground station module (JSTARS)
IHADSS integrated helmet and display sight system (Army)
IHC international humanitarian community
IHO industrial hygiene officer
IHS international health specialist
IIB interagency information bureau
IICL Institute of International Container Lessons
IICT Interagency Intelligence Committee on Counterterrorism
IIM intelligence information management
IIP Bureau of International Information Programs (DOS); interagency implementation plan; international information program; interoperability improvement program
IIR imagery interpretation report; imagery infared; intelligence information report
IJC3S initial joint command, control, and communications system; Integrated Joint Command, Control, and Communications System
IL intermediate location
ILAB Bureau of International Labor Affairs (DOL)
ILO in lieu of; International Labor Organization (UN)
ILOC integrated line of communications
ILS integrated logistic support
IM information management; intermediate module
IMA individual mobilization augmentee
IMAAC Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center
IMC instrument meteorological conditions; International Medical Corps
IMDC isolated, missing, detained, or captured
IMDG international maritime dangerous goods (UN)
IMET international military education and training
IMETS Integrated Meteorological System
IMF International Monetary Fund (UN)
IMI international military information
IMINT imagery intelligence
IMIT international military information team
IMLTU intermatrix line termination unit
IMM integrated materiel management; intelligence mission management
IMMDELREQ immediate delivery required
IMO information management officer; International Maritime Organization
IMOSAR International Maritime Organization (IMO) search and rescue manual
IMOSS interim mobile oceanographic support system
IMP implementation; information management plan; inventory management plan
IMPP integrated mission planning process
IMPT incident management planning team; integrated mission planning team
IMRL individual material requirements list
IMS information management system; interagency management system; Interagency Management System for Reconstruction and Stabilization; international military staff; international military standardization
IMSP information management support plan
IMSU installation medical support unit
IMTF integrated mission task force
IMU inertial measuring unit; intermatrix unit
IN Air Force component intelligence officer (staff); impulse noise; instructor
INCERFA uncertainty phase (ICAO)
INCNR increment number
INCSEA incidents at sea
IND improvised nuclear device
INDRAC Interagency Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Database of Responsibilities, Authorities, and Capabilities
INF infantry
INFOCON information operations condition
INID intercept network in dialing
INJILL injured or ill
INL Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (DOS)
INLS improved Navy lighterage system
INM international narcotics matters
INMARSAT international maritime satellite
INR Bureau of Intelligence and Research (DOS)
INREQ information request
INRP Initial National Response Plan
INS Immigration and Naturalization Service; inertial navigation system; insert code
INSARAG International Search and Rescue Advisory Group
INSCOM United States Army Intelligence and Security Command
INTAC individual terrorism awareness course
INTACS integrated tactical communications system
INTELSAT International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
INTELSITSUM intelligence situation summary
InterAction American Council for Voluntary International Action
INTERCO International Code of Signals
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization
INTERPOL-USNCB International Criminal Police Organization United States National Central Bureau (DOJ)
INTREP intelligence report
INU inertial navigation unit; integration unit
INV invalid
INVOL involuntary
IO information objectives; information operations; intelligence oversight
IO force information operations force
IOB intelligence oversight board
IOC Industrial Operations Command; initial operational capability; intelligence operations center; investigations operations center
IOCB information operations coordination board
IOI injured other than hostilities or illness
IOII information operations intelligence integration
IOM installation, operation, and maintenance; International Organization for Migration
IOP interface operating procedure
IOSS Interagency Operations Security Support Staff
IOT information operations team
IOU input/output unit
IOW information operations wing
IOWG information operations working group
IP initial point; initial position; instructor pilot; intelligence planning; internet protocol
IPA intelligence production agency
IPB intelligence preparation of the battlespace
IPBD intelligence program budget decision
IPC initial planning conference; integration planning cell; interagency planning cell; interagency policy committee
IPDM intelligence program decision memorandum
IPDP inland petroleum distribution plan
IPDS imagery processing and dissemination system; inland petroleum distribution system (Army)
IPE individual protective equipment; industrial plant equipment
IPG isolated personnel guidance
IPI indigenous populations and institutions
IPL imagery product library; integrated priority list
IPO International Program Office
IPOE intelligence preparation of the operational environment
IPOM intelligence program objective memorandum
IPP impact point prediction; industrial preparedness program
IPR in-progress review; intelligence production requirement
IPR F plan approval in-progress review
IPRG intelligence program review group
IPS illustrative planning scenario; Integrated Planning System (DHS); Interim Polar System; interoperability planning system
IPSG intelligence program support group
IPSP intelligence priorities for strategic planning
IPT integrated planning team; integrated process team; Integrated Product Team; intelligence planning team
IR incident report; information rate; information requirement; infrared; intelligence requirement
IR pointer infrared pointer
IRA Provisional Irish Republican Army
IRAC Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (DOC)
IRBM intermediate-range ballistic missile
IRC information-related capability; International Red Cross; International Rescue Committee; internet relay chat
IRCCM infrared counter countermeasures
IRCM infrared countermeasures
IRDS infrared detection set
IRF Immediate Reaction Forces (NATO); incident response force
IRINT infrared intelligence
IRISA Intelligence Report Index Summary File
IRO international relief organization
IRR Individual Ready Reserve; integrated readiness report
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IRSCC interagency remote sensing coordination cell
IRST infrared search and track
IRSTS infrared search and track sensor; Infrared Search and Track System
IRT Initial Response Team
IRTPA Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act
IS information superiority; information system; interswitch
ISA individual Service augmentee; international standardization agreement; inter-Service agreement
ISAC information sharing and analysis center
ISAF International Security Assistance Force
ISB intermediate staging base
ISDB integrated satellite communications (SATCOM) database
ISDDC Integrated Mission Support for Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
ISE Information Sharing Environment; intelligence support element
ISG information synchronization group; isolated soldier guidance
ISI2R identify, separate, isolate, influence, and reintegrate
ISMCS international station meteorological climatic summary
ISMMP integrated continental United States (CONUS) medical mobilization plan
ISN Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (DOS); internment serial number
ISO International Organization for Standardization; isolation
ISOO Information Security Oversight Office
ISOPAK International Organization for Standardization package
ISOPREP isolated personnel report
ISP internet service provider
ISR intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
ISR WG Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing
ISRD intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance division
ISS in-system select
ISSA inter-Service support agreement
ISSG Intelligence Senior Steering Group
ISSM information system security manager
ISSO information systems security organization
IST integrated system test; interswitch trunk
ISU internal airlift or helicopter slingable container unit
IT information system technician; information technology
ITA international telegraphic alphabet; International Trade Administration (DOC)
ITAC intelligence and threat analysis center (Army)
ITALD improved tactical air-launched decoy
ITAR international traffic in arms regulation (coassembly)
ITF intelligence task force (DIA)
ITG infrared target graphic
ITL intelligence task list
ITO installation transportation officer
ITRO inter-Service training organization
ITU International Telecommunications Union
ITV in-transit visibility
ITW/AA integrated tactical warning and attack assessment
IUWG inshore undersea warfare group
IV intravenous
IVR initial voice report
IVSN Initial Voice Switched Network
IW irregular warfare
IW-D defensive information warfare
IWC information operations warfare commander
IWG intelligence working group; interagency working group
IWSC Information Warfare Support Center
IWW inland waterway
IWWS inland waterway system
J-1 manpower and personnel directorate of a joint staff; manpower and personnel staff section
J-2 intelligence directorate of a joint staff; intelligence staff section
J-2A deputy directorate for administration of a joint staff
J-2E joint force exploitation staff element
J-2J deputy directorate for support of a joint staff
J-2M deputy directorate for crisis management of a joint staff
J-2O deputy directorate for crisis operations of a joint staff
J-2P deputy directorate for assessment, doctrine, requirements, and capabilities of a joint staff
J-2T Deputy Directorate for Targeting, Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate
J-2T deputy directorate for targets of a joint staff
J-2T-1 joint staff target operations division
J-2T-2 Target Plans Division
J-2X joint force counterintelligence and human intelligence staff element
J-3 operations directorate of a joint staff; operations staff section
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; logistics staff section
J-5 plans directorate of a joint staff; plans staff section
J-6 communications system directorate of a joint staff; command, control, communications, and computer systems staff section
J-7 engineering staff section of a joint staff; Joint Staff Directorate for Joint Force Development; operational plans and interoperability directorate of a joint staff
J-7/JED exercises and training directorate of a joint staff
J-8 Joint Staff Directorate for Force Structure, Resource, and Assessment; force structure, resource, and assessment directorate of a joint staff
J-9 civil-military operations directorate of a joint staff; civil-military operations staff section
J-A judge advocate directorate of a joint staff
J2-CI Joint Counterintelligence Office
JA judge advocate
JA/ATT joint airborne and air transportability training
JAARS Joint After-Action Reporting System
JAAT joint air attack team
JAC joint analysis center
JACC joint airspace control center
JACC/CP joint airborne communications center/command post
JACCC joint airlift coordination and control cell
JACCE joint air component coordination element
JACS joint automated communication-electronics operating instructions system
JADO joint air defense operations
JADOC Joint Air Defense Operations Center (NORAD)
JADOCS Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System
JAFWIN JWICS Air Force weather information network
JAG judge advocate general
JAGIC joint air-ground integration center
JAGMAN Manual of the Judge Advocate General (US Navy)
JAI joint administrative instruction; joint airdrop inspection
JAIC joint air intelligence center
JAIEG joint atomic information exchange group
JAMMS Joint Asset Movement Management System
JAMPS Joint Interoperability of Tactical Command and Control Systems (JINTACCS) automated message preparation system
JANAP Joint Army, Navy, Air Force publication
JAO joint air operations
JAOC joint air operations center
JAOP joint air operations plan
JAPO joint area petroleum office
JAR joint activity report
JARCC joint air reconnaissance control center
JARN joint air request net
JARS joint automated readiness system
JASC joint action steering committee
JASSM joint air-to-surface standoff missile
JAT joint acceptance test; joint assessment team
JAT Guide Joint Antiterrorism Program Manager’s Guide
JATACS joint advanced tactical cryptological support
JAWS Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual (JMEM)/air-to-surface weaponeering system
JBP Joint Blood Program
JBPO joint blood program office
JC2WC joint command and control warfare center
JCA jamming control authority; joint capability area
JCASO Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office (DLA)
JCASREP joint casualty report
JCAT joint crisis action team
JCC joint collaboration cell; joint command center; joint contracting center; joint course catalog; joint cyberspace center
JCCA joint combat capability assessment
JCCB Joint Configuration Control Board
JCCC joint combat camera center; joint communications control center
JCCP joint casualty collection point
JCCSE Joint Continental United States Communications Support Environment
JCE Joint Intelligence Virtual Architecture (JIVA) Collaborative Environment
JCEOI joint communications-electronics operating instructions
JCET joint combined exchange training; joint combined exercise for training
JCEWR joint coordination of electronic warfare reprogramming
JCEWS joint force commander’s electronic warfare staff
JCGRO joint central graves registration office
JCIDO Joint Combat Identification Office
JCIOC joint counterintelligence operations center
JCISA Joint Command Information Systems Activity
JCISB Joint Counterintelligence Support Branch
JCIU joint counterintelligence unit
JCLL joint center for lessons learned
JCMA joint communications security monitoring activity
JCMB joint collection management board
JCMC joint crisis management capability
JCMEB joint civil-military engineer board
JCMEC Joint Captured Materiel Exploitation Center (DIA)
JCMO joint communications security management office
JCMOTF joint civil-military operations task force
JCMPO Joint Cruise Missile Project Office
JCMS Joint Construction Management System
JCMT joint collection management tools
JCN joint communications network
JCRM Joint Capabilities Requirements Manager
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
JCSAN Joint Chiefs of Staff Alerting Network
JCSAR joint combat search and rescue
JCSB joint contracting support board
JCSC joint communications satellite center
JCSE joint communications support element; Joint Communications Support Element (USTRANSCOM)
JCSM Joint Chiefs of Staff memorandum
JCSP joint contracting support plan
JCSS joint communications support squadron
JCTN joint composite track network
JDA joint duty assignment
JDAAP Joint Doctrine Awareness Action Plan
JDAL Joint Duty Assignment List
JDAM Joint Direct Attack Munition
JDAMIS Joint Duty Assignment Management Information System
JDAT joint deployable analysis team
JDC joint deployment community; Joint Doctrine Center
JDD joint doctrine distribution
JDDC 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
JDIG Joint Drug Intelligence Group
JDIGS Joint Digital Information Gathering System
JDISS joint deployable intelligence support system
JDN joint data network
JDNC joint data network operations cell
JDNO joint data network operations officer
JDOG joint detention operations group
JDOMS Joint Director of Military Support
JDPC Joint Doctrine Planning Conference
JDPI joint desired point of impact
JDPO joint deployment process owner
JDSS Joint Decision Support System
JDSSC Joint Data Systems Support Center
JDTC Joint Deployment Training Center
JE joint experimentation
JEAP Joint Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) Analysis Program
JECC Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (USTRANSCOM)
JECE Joint Elimination Coordination Element
JECG joint exercise control group
JECPO Joint Electronic Commerce Program Office
JEDD Joint Education and Doctrine Division
JEEP joint emergency evacuation plan
JEFF Joint Expeditionary Forensic Facility (Army)
JEL Joint Electronic Library
JEM joint exercise manual
JEMB joint environmental management board
JEMP joint exercise management package
JEMSMO joint electromagnetic spectrum management operations
JEMSO joint electromagnetic spectrum operations
JENM joint enterprise network manager
JEP Joint Exercise Program
JEPES Joint Engineer Planning and Execution System
JET joint expeditionary team; Joint Operation Planning and Execution System editing tool
JEWC Joint Electronic Warfare Center
JEWCS Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (NATO)
JEZ joint engagement zone
JFA joint field activity
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-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)
JFCC-Space Joint Functional Component Command for Space (USSTRATCOM)
JFCH joint force chaplain
JFE joint fires element
JFHQ joint force headquarters
JFHQ-NCR Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region
JFHQ-State joint force headquarters-state
JFIIT Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team
JFIP Japanese facilities improvement project
JFLCC joint force land component commander
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 package (packaging); joint force provider; Joint Frequency Panel (MCEB)
JFRB Joint Foreign Release Board
JFRG joint force requirements generator
JFRG II joint force requirements generator II
JFS joint force surgeon
JFSOC joint force special operations component
JFSOCC joint force special operations component commander
JFTR joint Federal travel regulations
JFUB joint facilities utilization board
JGWE joint global warning enterprise
JHMCS joint helmet-mounted cueing system
JHSV joint high-speed vessel
JI joint inspection
JIA joint individual augmentation; joint individual augmentee
JIACG joint interagency coordination group
JIADS joint integrated air defense system
JIATF joint interagency task force
JIATF-E joint interagency task force – East
JIATF-S Joint Interagency Task Force-South
JIATF-W Joint Interagency Task Force-West
JIC joint information center
JICC joint information coordination center; joint interface control cell
JICO joint interface control officer
JICPAC Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific
JICTRANS Joint Intelligence Center for Transportation
JIDC joint intelligence and debriefing center; joint interrogation and debriefing center
JIEDDO Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization
JIEE Joint Information Exchange Environment
JIEO joint interoperability engineering organization
JIEP joint intelligence estimate for planning
JIES joint interoperability evaluation system
JIG joint interrogation group
JILE joint intelligence liaison element
JIMB joint information management board
JIMP joint implementation master plan
JIMPP joint industrial mobilization planning process
JIMS joint information management system
JINTACCS Joint Interoperability of Tactical Command and Control Systems
JIO joint interrogation operations
JIOC joint information operations center; joint intelligence operations center
JIOC-SOUTH Joint Intelligence Operations Center, South
JIOC-TRANS Joint Intelligence Operations Center – Transportation
JIOCPAC Joint Intelligence Operations Center, Pacific
JIOP joint interface operational procedures
JIOP-MTF joint interface operating procedures-message text formats
JIOWC Joint Information Operations Warfare Center
JIPC joint imagery production complex
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
JITC joint interoperability test command
JITF-CT Joint Intelligence Task Force for Combating Terrorism
JIVA Joint Intelligence Virtual Architecture
JIVU Joint Intelligence Virtual University
JKDDC Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability
JKnIFE Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization Knowledge and Information Fusion Exchange
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
JLNCHREP joint launch report
JLOA joint logistics over-the-shore operation area
JLOC joint logistics operations center
JLOTS joint logistics over-the-shore
JLRC joint logistics readiness center
JLSB joint line of communications security board
JLSE joint legal support element
JM&S joint modeling and simulation
JMAARS joint model after-action review system
JMAC Joint Mortuary Affairs Center (Army)
JMAG Joint METOC Advisory Group
JMAO joint mortuary affairs office; joint mortuary affairs officer
JMAR joint medical asset repository
JMAS joint manpower automation system
JMAT joint medical analysis tool; joint mobility assistance team
JMB joint meteorology and oceanography board
JMC joint military command; joint movement center
JMCC joint meteorological and oceanographic coordination cell
JMCG joint movement control group
JMCIS Joint Maritime Command Information System
JMCO joint meteorological and oceanographic coordination organization
JMCOMS joint maritime communications system
JMD joint manning document
JMeDSAF joint medical semi-automated forces
JMEEL joint mission-essential equipment list
JMEM Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual
JMET joint mission-essential task
JMETL joint mission-essential task list
JMIC Joint Military Intelligence College; joint modular intermodal container
JMICS Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System mobile integrated communications system
JMIE joint maritime information element
JMIP joint military intelligence program
JMISC Joint Military Information Support Command
JMISTF joint military information support task force
JMITC Joint Military Intelligence Training Center
JMLO joint medical logistics officer
JMMC Joint Material Management Center
JMMT joint military mail terminal
JMNA joint military net assessment
JMO joint maritime operations; joint meteorological and oceanographic officer; joint munitions office
JMO(AIR) joint maritime operations (air)
JMOC joint medical operations center
JMP joint manpower program
JMPA joint military postal activity; joint military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) panel administrator
JMPAB Joint Materiel Priorities and Allocation Board
JMPT Joint Medical Planning Tool
JMRC joint mobile relay center
JMRO Joint Medical Regulating Office
JMRR Joint Monthly Readiness Review
JMSEP joint modeling and simulation executive panel
JMSWG Joint Multi-Tactical Digital Information Link (Multi-TADIL) Standards Working Group
JMT joint military training
JMTCA joint munitions transportation coordinating activity
JMTCSS Joint Maritime Tactical Communications Switching System
JMTG joint military information support operations task group
JMUA Joint Meritorious Unit Award
JMV joint METOC viewer
JMWG joint medical working group
JNCC joint network operations control center
JNMS joint network management system
JNOCC Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES) Network Operation Control Center
JNPE joint nuclear planning element
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; joint oversight committee
JOCC joint operations command center
JOERAD joint spectrum center ordnance electomagnetic environmental effects risk assessment database
JOG joint operations graphic
JOGS joint operation graphics system
JOPES Joint Operation Planning and Execution System
JOPESIR Joint Operation Planning and Execution System Incident Reporting System
JOPESREP Joint Operation Planning and Execution System Reporting System
JOPG joint operations planning group
JOPP joint operation planning process
JOPPA joint operation planning process for air
JOR joint operational requirement
JORD joint operational requirements document
JOSE joint operations security support element
JOSG joint operational steering group
JOT&E joint operational test and evaluation
JOTC joint operations tasking center
JOTS Joint Operational Tactical System
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)
JPATS joint primary aircraft training system
JPAV joint personnel asset visibility
JPC joint planning cell; joint postal cell
JPD joint planning document
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
JPMT joint patient movement team
JPN joint planning network
JPO joint petroleum office; Joint Program Office
JPO-STC Joint Program Office for Special Technology Countermeasures
JPOC joint personnel operations center; joint planning orientation course
JPOI joint program of instruction
JPOM joint preparation and onward movement
JPRA Joint Personnel Recovery Agency
JPRC joint personnel reception center; joint personnel recovery center
JPRSP joint personnel recovery support product
JPS joint processing system
JPSE Joint Planning Support Element (USTRANSCOM)
JPTTA joint personnel training and tracking activity
JQR joint qualification requirements
JQRR joint quarterly readiness review
JRADS Joint Resource Assessment Data System
JRB Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) Review Board
JRC joint reconnaissance center
JRCC joint reception coordination center
JRERP Joint Radiological Emergency Response Plan
JRFL joint restricted frequency list
JRG joint review group
JRIC joint reserve intelligence center
JRIP Joint Reserve Intelligence Program
JRMB Joint Requirements and Management Board
JROC Joint Requirements Oversight Council
JRRB joint requirements review board
JRS joint reporting structure
JRSC jam-resistant secure communications; joint rescue sub-center
JRSOI joint reception, staging, onward movement, and integration
JRTC joint readiness training center
JRX joint readiness exercise
JS Joint Staff; the Joint Staff
JSA joint security area
JSAC joint strike analysis cell; joint strike analysis center
JSAM joint security assistance memorandum; Joint Service Achievement Medal; joint standoff surface attack missile
JSAN Joint Staff automation for the nineties
JSAP Joint Staff action package
JSAS joint strike analysis system
JSC joint security coordinator; Joint Spectrum Center
JSCAT joint staff crisis action team
JSCC joint security coordination center; joint Services coordination committee
JSCM Joint Service Commendation Medal
JSCP Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan
JSDS Joint Staff doctrine sponsor
JSEC joint strategic exploitation center
JSETS Joint Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking Electronic Tracking System
JSF joint support force
JSHO joint shipboard helicopter operations
JSIDS joint Services imagery digitizing system
JSIR joint spectrum interference resolution
JSISC Joint Staff Information Service Center
JSIT Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES) information trace
JSIVA Joint Staff Integrated Vulnerability Assessment
JSM Joint Staff Manual
JSME joint spectrum management element
JSMS joint spectrum management system
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
JSOFI Joint Special Operations Forces Institute
JSOTF joint special operations task force
JSOU Joint Special Operations University
JSOW joint stand-off weapon
JSPA joint satellite communications panel administrator
JSPD joint strategic planning document
JSPDSA joint strategic planning document supporting analyses
JSPOC Joint Space Operations Center
JSPS Joint Strategic Planning System
JSR joint strategy review
JSRC joint subregional command (NATO)
JSS joint surveillance system
JSSA joint Services survival, evasion, resistance, and escape (SERE) agency
JSSIS joint staff support information system
JSST joint space support team
JSTAR joint system threat assessment report
JSTARS Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System
JSTE joint system training exercise
JSTO joint space tasking order
JT&E joint test and evaluation
JTA joint technical architecture
JTAC joint terminal attack controller; Joint Terrorism Analysis Center
JTACE joint technical advisory chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear element
JTADS Joint Tactical Air Defense System (Army); Joint Tactical Display System
JTAGS joint tactical ground station (Army); joint tactical ground station (Army and Navy); joint tactical ground system
JTAIC Joint Technical Analysis and Integration Cell (Army)
JTAO joint tactical air operations
JTAR joint tactical air strike request
JTASC joint training analysis and simulation center
JTASG Joint Targeting Automation Steering Group
JTAV-IT joint total asset visibility-in theater
JTB Joint Transportation Board
JTC joint technical committee; Joint Training Confederation
JTCB joint targeting coordination board
JTCC joint transportation coordination cell; joint transportation coordination center; joint transportation corporate information management center
JTCOIC Joint Training Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Operations Integration Center
JTD joint table of distribution; joint theater distribution
JTDC joint track data coordinator
JTF joint task force
JTF HQ joint task force headquarters
JTF-6 joint task force-6
JTF-AK Joint Task Force-Alaska
JTF-B joint task force-Bravo
JTF-CM joint task force – consequence management
JTF-CS Joint Task Force-Civil Support
JTF-E joint task force – elimination
JTF-GNO Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations
JTF-GTMO Joint Task Force-Guantanamo
JTF-HD Joint Task Force-Homeland Defense
JTF-MAO joint task force – mortuary affairs office
JTF-N Joint Task Force-North
JTF-PO joint task force-port opening
JTF-State joint task force-state
JTFCEM joint task force contingency engineering management
JTFP Joint Tactical Fusion Program
JTFS joint task force surgeon
JTIC joint transportation intelligence center
JTIDS Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
JTL joint target list
JTLM joint theater logistics management
JTLS joint theater-level simulation
JTM joint training manual
JTMD joint table of mobilization and distribution; Joint Terminology Master Database
JTMP joint training master plan
JTMS joint theater movement staff; joint training master schedule
JTP joint test publication; joint training plan
JTR joint travel regulations
JTRB joint telecommunication resources board
JTS Joint Targeting School; Joint Training System
JTSCC joint theater support contracting command
JTSSCCB Joint Tactical Switched Systems Configuration Control Board
JTSST joint training system support team
JTT joint targeting toolbox; joint training team
JTTF joint terrorism task force
JTWG joint targeting working group
JUH-MTF Joint User Handbook-Message Text Formats
JUIC joint unit identification code
JUO joint urban operation
JUON joint urgent operational need
JUSMAG Joint United States Military Advisory Group
JUWTF joint unconventional warfare task force
JV Joint Vision
JV 2020 Joint Vision 2020
JVB joint visitors bureau
JVIDS Joint Visual Integrated Display System
JVSEAS Joint Virtual Security Environment Assessment System
JWAC Joint Warfare Analysis Center
JWARS Joint Warfare Analysis and Requirements System
JWC Joint Warfare Center
JWFC Joint Warfighting Center
JWG joint working group
JWICS Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System
JWID joint warrior interoperability demonstration
k thousand
K-Kill catastrophic kill
Ka Kurtz-above band
KAL key assets list
KAPP Key Assets Protection Program
kb kilobit
kbps kilobits per second
KC-135 Stratotanker
KDE key doctrine element
KEK key encryption key
KG key generator
kg kilogram
kHz kilohertz
KLE key leader engagement
KLIP key doctrine element-linked information package
km kilometer
KMC knowledge management center
KNP Korean National Police
KP key pulse
kph kilometers per hour
KPP key performance parameter
KQ ID tactical location identifier
kt kiloton(s); knot (nautical miles per hour)
Ku Kurtz-under band
kVA kilo Volt-Amps
KVG key variable generator
kW kilowatt
KWOC keyword-out-of-context
L length
l search subarea length
L-EWE land-electronic warfare element
L/T long ton
LA lead agent; legal adviser; line amplifier; loop key generator (LKG) adapter
LAADS low altitude air defense system
LAAM light anti-aircraft missile
LABS laser airborne bathymetry system
LACV lighter, air cushioned vehicle
LAD latest arrival date; launch area denied
LAMPS Light Airborne Multipurpose System (helicopter)
LAN local area network
LANDCENT Allied Land Forces Central Europe (NATO)
LANDSAT land satellite
LANDSOUTH Allied Land Forces Southern Europe (NATO)
LANTIRN low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night
LAO limited attack option
LARC lighter, amphibious resupply, cargo
LARC-V lighter, amphibious resupply, cargo, 5 ton
LARS lightweight airborne recovery system
LASH lighter aboard ship
LAT latitude
LAV light armored vehicle
lb pound
LBR Laser Beam Rider
lbs. pounds
LC lake current; legal counsel
LCAC landing craft, air cushion
LCADS low-cost aerial delivery system
LCAP low combat air patrol
LCB line of constant bearing
LCC amphibious command ship; land component commander; launch control center; lighterage control center; link communications circuit; logistics component command
LCCS landing craft control ship
LCE logistics capability estimator; logistics combat element (USMC)
LCES line conditioning equipment scanner
LCM landing craft, mechanized; letter-class mail; life-cycle management
LCMC life cycle management command
LCO landing craft air cushion control officer; lighterage control officer
LCP lighterage control point
LCPL landing craft, personnel, light
LCS landing craft air cushion control ship
LCSR life cycle systems readiness
LCU landing craft, utility; launch correlation unit
LCVP landing craft, vehicle, personnel
LD line of departure
LDA limited depository account
LDF lightweight digital facsimile
LDI line driver interface
LDO laser designator operator
LDR leader; low data rate
LE law enforcement; low-order explosives
LEA law enforcement agency
LEAP Light ExoAtmospheric Projectile
LEASAT leased satellite
LEAU Law Enforcement Assistance Unit (FAA)
LECIC Law Enforcement and Counterintelligence Center (DOD)
LED law enforcement desk; 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 laser eye protection; law enforcement professional; linear error probable
LERSM lower echelon reporting and surveillance module
LERTCON alert condition
LES law enforcement sensitive; leave and earnings statement; Lincoln Laboratories Experimental Satellite
LESO Law Enforcement Support Office
LET light equipment transport
LF landing force; low frequency
LFA lead federal agency
LFOC landing force operations center
LFORM landing force operational reserve material
LFSP landing force support party
LfV Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz (regional authority for constitutional protection)
LG deputy chief of staff for logistics
LGB laser-guided bomb
LGM laser-guided missile; loop group multiplexer
LGM-30 Minuteman
LGW laser-guided weapon
LHA amphibious assault ship (general purpose)
LHD amphibious assault ship (multipurpose)
LHT line-haul tractor
LIDAR light detection and ranging
LIF light interference filter
LIMDIS limited distribution
LIMFAC limiting factor
LIPS Logistics Information Processing System
LIS logistics information system
LIWA land information warfare activity
LKG loop key generator
LKP last known position
LL lessons learned
LLLGB low-level laser-guided bomb
LLLTV low-light level television
LLSO low-level source operation
LLTR low-level transit route
LM loop modem
LMARS Logistics Metrics Analysis Reporting System
LMAV laser MAVERICK
LMF language media format
LMSR large, medium-speed roll-on/roll-off
LN lead nation; local national
LNA low voice amplifier
LNI Library of National Intelligence
LNO liaison officer
LO low observable
LO/LO lift-on/lift-off
LO/RO lift-on/roll-off
LOA Lead Operational Authority; letter of assist; letter of authorization; letter of offer and acceptance; lodgment operational area; 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; logistics operations center
LOC ACC location accuracy
LOCAP low combat air patrol
LOCE Linked Operational Intelligence Centers Europe; Linked Operations-Intelligence Centers Europe
LOD line of departure
LOE letter of evaluation; line of effort
LOG logistics
LOGAIR logistics aircraft
LOGAIS logistics automated information system
LOGCAP logistics civil augmentation program (Army)
LOGCAT logistics capability assessment tool
LOGDET logistics detail
LOGEX logistics exercise
LOGFAC Logistics Feasibility Assessment Capability
LOGFOR logistics force packaging system
LOGMARS logistics applications of automated marking and reading symbols
LOGMOD logistics module
LOGPLAN logistics planning system
LOGSAFE logistic sustainment analysis and feasibility estimator
LOI letter of instruction; loss of input
LOMEZ low-altitude missile engagement zone
LONG longitude
LOO line of operation
LOP line of position
LORAN long-range aid to navigation
LOROP long range oblique photography
LOS line of sight
LOTS logistics over-the-shore
LOX liquid oxygen
LP listening post
LPD amphibious transport dock; low probability of detection
LPH amphibious assault ship, landing platform helicopter
LPI low probability of intercept
LPSB logistics procurement support board
LPU line printer unit
LPV laser-protective visor
LRC logistics readiness center
LRD laser range finder-detector
LRF laser range finder
LRF/D laser range finder/detector
LRG long-range aircraft
LRM low rate multiplexer
LRN Laboratory Response Network (DHHS)
LRO lighterage repair officer
LRP load and roll pallet
LRRP long range reconnaissance patrol
LRS launch and recovery site
LRST long-range surveillance team
LRSU long-range surveillance unit
LRT logistics response time
LSA logistic support analysis; logistics supportability analysis
LSB landing support battalion; lower sideband
LSC lead Service for contracting
LSCC lead Service for contracting coordination
LSCDM low speed cable driver modem
LSD dock landing ship; least significant digit
LSE landing signalman enlisted; logistic support element
LSO landing safety officer; landing signals officer
LSPR low speed pulse restorer
LSS laser spot search; local sensor subsystem; logistics support system
LST laser spot tracker; tank landing ship
LSU logistics civil augmentation program support unit
LSV logistics support vessel
LT large tug; local terminal; long ton
LTD laser target designator
LTD/R laser target designator/ranger
LTF logistics task force
LTG local timing generator
LTIOV latest time information is of value
LTL laser-to-target line
LTON long ton
LTS low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night (LANTIRN) targeting system
LTT loss to theater
LTU line termination unit
LUT local user terminal
LVS Logistics Vehicle System (USMC)
LW leeway
LWR Lutheran World Relief
LZ landing zone
LZCO landing zone control officer
M million
M&E monitoring and evaluation
M&S modeling and simulation
M-DARC military direct access radar channel
M-Kill mobility kill
M/ATMP Missiles/Air Target Materials Program
M/CM/S mobility, countermobility, and/or survivability
M88A1 recovery vehicle
mA milliampere(s)
MA master; medical attendant; military action; mortuary affairs
MAAG military assistance advisory group
MAAP master air attack plan
MAC mobility assault company; Mortuary Affairs Center
MACB multinational acquisition and contracting board
MACCS Marine air command and control system
MACG Marine air control group
MACOM major command (Army)
MACP mortuary affairs collection point
MACRMS mortuary affairs contaminated remains mitigation site
MACS Marine air control squadron
MACSAT multiple access commercial satellite
MAD Militärischer Abschirmdienst (military protection service); military air distress
MADCP mortuary affairs decontamination collection point
MADS military information support operations automated data system
MAEB mean area of effectiveness for blast
MAEF mean area of effectiveness for fragments
MAF mobility air forces
MAFC Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) all-source fusion center
MAG Marine aircraft group; maritime assessment group; military assignment group
MAGTF Marine air-ground task force
MAGTFACE Marine air-ground task force aviation combat element
MAJCOM major command (USAF)
MANFOR manpower force packaging system
MANPADS man-portable air defense system
MANPER manpower and personnel module
MAOC-N Maritime Analysis and Operations Center-Narcotics
MAP Military Assistance Program; missed approach point; missed approach procedure
MAR METOC assistance request
MARAD Maritime Administration
MARAD RRF Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Force
MARCORLOGCOM Marine Corps Logistics Command
MARCORMATCOM Marine Corps Materiel Command
MARCORSYSCOM Marine Corps Systems Command
MARDIV Marine division
MARFOR Marine Corps forces
MARFOREUR Marine Corps Forces, Europe
MARFORLANT Marine Forces, Atlantic
MARFORNORTH Marine Corps Forces, North
MARFORPAC Marine Forces, Pacific
MARFORSOUTH Marine Corps Forces, South
MARFORSTRAT United States Marine Corps Forces, United States Strategic Command
MARINCEN Maritime Intelligence Center
Marine TACC Marine Corps tactical air command center
MARLE Marine liaison element
MARLO Marine liaison officer
MARO mass atrocity response operations
MAROP marine operators
MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MARS Military Auxiliary Radio System
MARSA military assumes responsibility for separation of aircraft
MARSOC United States Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command
MARSOF Marine Corps special operations forces
MART mobile Automatic Digital Network (AUTODIN) remote terminal
MARTS Mortuary Affairs Reporting and Tracking System
MAS maritime air support; military information support operations automated system
MASCAL mass casualty
MASF mobile aeromedical staging facility
MASH mobile Army surgical hospital
MASINT measurement and signature intelligence
MASLO measurement and signature intelligence liaison officer
MAST military assistance to safety and traffic; mobile ashore support terminal
MAT medical analysis tool
MATCALS Marine air traffic control and landing system
MATCS Marine air traffic control squadron
MAW Marine aircraft wing
MAX maximum
MAXORD maximum ordinate
MB medium boat; megabyte; military information support operations battalion
MBBLs thousands of barrels
MBCDM medical biological chemical defense materiel
MBI major budget issue
Mbps megabytes per second
Mbs megabits per second
MC Military Committee (NATO); military community; mission-critical
MC-130 Combat Talon (I and II)
MC/FI mass casualty/fatality incident
MCA mail control activity; maximum calling area; military civic action; mission concept approval; movement control agency
MCAG maritime civil affairs group
MCAP maximum calling area precedence
MCAS Marine Corps air station
MCAST maritime civil affairs and security training
MCAT maritime civil affairs team
MCB movement control battalion
MCBAT medical chemical biological advisory team
MCC Marine component commander; maritime component commander; master control center; military cooperation committee; military coordinating committee; military counterintelligence collections; mission control center; mobility control center; movement control center
MCCC mobile consolidated command center
MCCDC Marine Corps Combat Development Command
MCCISWG military command, control, and information systems working group
MCD medical crew director
MCDA military and civil defense assets (UN)
MCDP Marine Corps doctrine publication
MCDS modular cargo delivery system
MCEB Military Communications-Electronics Board
MCEWG Military Communications-Electronics Working 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 command inspection program; military customs inspection program
MCJSB Military Committee Joint Standardization Board
MCM Manual for Courts-Martial; military classification manual; mine countermeasures
MCMC mine countermeasures commander
MCMG Military Committee Meteorological Group (NATO)
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 maneuver control system; Military Capabilities Study; mine countermeasures ship; modular causeway system
MCSB Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion
MCSF mobile cryptologic support facility
MCSFB Marine Corps security force battalion
MCSFR Marine Corps security force regiment
MCT movement control team
MCTC Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
MCTFT Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training
MCTOG Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group
MCU maintenance communications unit
MCW modulated carrier wave
MCWL Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
MCWP Marine Corps warfighting publication
MCX Marine Corps Exchange
MDA Magen David Adom (Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross); maritime domain awareness; Missile Defense Agency
MDBS blood support medical detachment
MDCI multidiscipline counterintelligence
MDCO Military Department counterintelligence organization
MDDOC Marine air-ground task force deployment and distribution operations center
MDF Main Defense Forces (NATO); main distribution frame
MDITDS migration defense intelligence threat data system; Modernized Defense Intelligence Threat Data System
MDMA methylenedioxymethamphetamine
MDR medium data rate
MDRO mission disaster response officer
MDS Message Dissemination Subsystem; mission design series
MDSS II Marine air-ground task force Deployment Support System II
MDSU mobile diving and salvage unit
MDU military information support operations distribution unit
MDW Military District of Washington
MDZ maritime defense zone
ME/C medical examiner and/or coroner
MEA munitions effect assessment; munitions effectiveness assessment
MEAS military information support operations effects analysis subsystem
MEB Marine expeditionary brigade
MEBU mission essential backup
MEC medium endurance cutter
MED manipulative electronic deception
MEDAL Mine Warfare Environmental Decision Aids Library
MEDCAP medical civic action program
MEDCC medical coordination cell
MEDCOM medical command; US Army Medical Command
MEDCOM (DS) medical command (deployment support) (Army)
MEDEVAC medical evacuation
MEDINT medical intelligence
MEDLOG medical logistics (USAF AIS)
MEDLOG JR medical logistics, junior (USAF)
MEDLOG support medical logistics support
MEDLOGCO medical logistics company
MEDMOB Medical Mobilization Planning and Execution System
MEDNEO medical noncombatant evacuation operation
MEDREG medical regulating
MEDREGREP medical regulating report
MEDRETE medical readiness training exercise
MEDS meteorological data system
MEDSOM medical supply, optical, and maintenance unit
MEDSTAT medical status
MEF Marine expeditionary force
MEFPAKA manpower and equipment force packaging
MEJA Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act
MEL maintenance expenditure limit; minimum equipment list
MEO medium Earth orbit; military equal opportunity
MEP mobile electric power
MEPCOM military entrance processing command
MEPES Medical Planning and Execution System
MEPRS Military Entrance Processing and Reporting System
MERCO merchant ship reporting and control
MERSHIPS merchant ships
MES medical equipment set
MESAR minimum-essential security assistance requirements
MESF maritime expeditionary security force
MESFC maritime expeditionary security force commander
MESO maritime expeditionary security operations
MET medium equipment transporter; mobile environmental team
METAR meteorological airfield report; meteorological aviation report
METARS routine aviation weather report (roughly translated from French; international standard code format for hourly surface weather observations)
METCON control of meteorological information (roughly translated from French); meteorological control (Navy)
METL mission-essential task list
METMF meteorological mobile facility
METMF(R) meteorological mobile facility (replacement)
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 (Army)
METWATCH meteorological watch
MEU Marine expeditionary unit
MEVA mission essential vulnerable area
MEWSG Multi-Service Electronic Warfare Support Group (NATO)
MEZ missile engagement zone
MF medium frequency; mobile facility; multi-frequency
MFC multinational force commander
MFDS Modular Fuel Delivery System
MFE manpower force element; mobile field exchange
MFFIMS mass fatality field information management system
MFO multinational force and observers
MFP major force program
MFPC maritime future plans center
MFPF minefield planning folder
MFS multifunction switch
MG military information support operations group
MGB medium girder bridge
MGM master group multiplexer
MGRS military grid reference system
MGS mobile ground system
MGT management
MGW maximum gross weight
MHC management headquarters ceiling
MHD maritime homeland defense
MHE materials handling equipment
MHS maritime homeland security; Military Health System
MHU modular heat unit
MHW mean high water
MHz megahertz
MI military intelligence; movement instructions
MIA missing in action
MIAC maritime intelligence and analysis center
MIB Military Intelligence Board
MIC Multinational Interoperability Council
MICAP mission capable/mission capability
MICON mission concept
MICRO-MICS micro-medical inventory control system
MICRO-SNAP micro-shipboard non-tactical automated data processing system
MIDAS model for intertheater deployment by air and sea
MIDB modernized integrated database; modernized intelligence database
MIDDS-T Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) Integrated Data Display System-Tactical
MIF maritime interception force
MIJI meaconing, interference, jamming, and intrusion
MIL-STD military standard
MILAIR military airlift
MILALOC military air line of communications
MILCON military construction
MILDEC military deception
MILDEP Military Department
MILGP military group (assigned to American Embassy in host nation)
MILOB military observer
MILOC military oceanography group (NATO)
MILPERS military personnel
MILSATCOM military satellite communications
MILSPEC military specification
MILSTAMP military standard transportation and movement procedures
MILSTAR military strategic and tactical relay system
MILSTRAP military standard transaction reporting and accounting procedure
MILSTRIP military standard requisitioning and issue procedure
MILTECH military technician
MILU multinational integrated logistic unit
MILVAN military van (container)
MIM maintenance instruction manual
MIMP Mobilization Information Management Plan
MINEOPS joint minelaying operations
MIO maritime interception operations
MIO-9 information operations threat analysis division (DIA)
MIOC maritime interception operations commander
MIP military intelligence program
MIPE mobile intelligence processing element
MIPOE medical intelligence preparation of the operational environment
MIPR military interdepartmental purchase request
MIRCS mobile integrated remains collection system
MIS maritime intelligence summary; military information support
MISAS military information support automated system
MISCAP mission capability
MISG military information support group
MISO military information support operations
MISREP mission report
MIST military information support team
MISTF military information support task force
MITAM mission tasking matrix
MITASK mission tasking
MITO minimum interval takeoff
MITT mobile integrated tactical terminal
MIUW mobile inshore undersea warfare
MIW mine warfare
MIWC mine warfare commander
MIWG multinational interoperability working group
MJCS Joint Chiefs of Staff memorandum
MJLC multinational joint logistic center
MLA mission load allowance
MLAYREP mine laying report
MLE maritime law enforcement
MLEA Maritime Law Enforcement Academy
MLEM Maritime Law Enforcement Manual
MLG Marine logistics group
MLI munitions list item
MLMC medical logistics management center
MLO military liaison office
MLP message load plan
MLPP multilevel precedence and preemption
MLPS Medical Logistics Proponent Subcommittee
MLRS multiple launch rocket system
MLS microwave landing system; multilevel security
MLSA mutual logistics support agreement
MLW mean low water
MMA military mission area
MMAC military mine action center
MMC materiel management center
MMG Department of Defense Master Mobilization Guide
MMI man/machine interface
MMIS military information support operations management information subsystem
MMLS mobile microwave landing system
MMS mast-mounted sight
MMT military mail terminal
MNC multinational corporation
MNCC multinational coordination 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
MNP master navigation plan
MNS mine neutralization system (USN); mission needs statement
MNTF multinational task force
MO month
MOA memorandum of agreement; military operating area
MOADS maneuver-oriented ammunition distribution system
MOB main operating base; mobilization
MOBCON mobilization control
MOBREP military manpower mobilization and accession status report; mobilization report
MOC maritime operations center; media operations center
MOCC measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) operations coordination center; mobile operations control center
MOD Minister of Defense; ministry of defense; modification
MOD T-AGOS modified tactical auxiliary general ocean surveillance
MODEM modulator/demodulator
MODLOC miscellaneous operational details, local operations
MOE measure of effectiveness
MOEI measure of effectiveness indicator
MOG maximum (aircraft) on ground; movement on ground (aircraft); multinational observer group
MOGAS motor gasoline
MOLE multichannel operational line evaluator
MOMAT mobility matting
MOMSS mode and message selection system
MOP measure of performance; memorandum of policy
MOPP mission-oriented protective posture
MOR memorandum of record
MOS military occupational specialty
MOSC meteorological and oceanographic operations support community
MOTR maritime operational threat response
MOU memorandum of understanding
MOUT military operations in urban terrain; military operations on urbanized terrain
MOVREP movement report
MOW maintenance orderwire
MP military police (Army and Marine); multinational publication
MPA maritime patrol aircraft; mission and payload assessment; mission planning agent
MPAT military patient administration team; Multinational Planning Augmentation Team
MPC mid-planning conference; military personnel center
MPE/S maritime pre-positioning equipment and supplies
MPF maritime pre-positioning force
MPFUB maritime pre-positioning force utility boat
MPG maritime planning group; mensurated point graphic
mph miles per hour
MPICE measuring progress in conflict environments
MPLAN Marine Corps Mobilization Management Plan
MPM medical planning module
MPNTP Master Positioning Navigation and Timing Plan
MPO military post office
MPP maritime procedural publication
MPR maritime patrol and reconnaissance
MPRS multipoint refueling system
MPS maritime pre-positioning ship; message processor shelter; Military Planning Service (UN); Military Postal Service
MPSA Military Postal Service Agency
MPSRON maritime pre-positioning ships squadron
MR milliradian; mobile reserve
MRAALS Marine remote area approach and landing system
MRAT medical radiobiology advisory team
MRBM medium-range ballistic missile
MRCI maximum rescue coverage intercept
MRE meal, ready to eat
MRG movement requirements generator
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MRMC US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
MRO mass rescue operation; materiel release order; medical regulating office; medical regulating officer
MROC multicommand required operational capability
MRR minimum-risk route
MRRR mobility requirement resource roster
MRS measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) requirements system; meteorological radar subsystem; movement report system
MRSA Materiel Readiness Support Agency
MRT maintenance recovery team
MRU mountain rescue unit
MRX mission readiness exercise
MS message switch
ms millisecond
MS-DOS Microsoft disk operating system
MSA Maritime Security Act
MSC major subordinate command; maritime support center; Military Sealift Command; military staff committee; mission support confirmation
MSCA military support to civilian authorities
MSCD military support to civil defense
MSCO Military Sealift Command Office
MSD marginal support date; mobile security division
MSE mission support element; mobile subscriber equipment
MSECR HIS 6000 security module
MSEL master scenario events list
MSF Medicins Sans Frontieres (“Doctors Without Borders”); mission support force; mobile security force; multiplex signal format
MSG Marine security guard; message
MSGID message identification
MSHARPP mission, symbolism, history, accessibility, recognizability, population, and proximity
MSI modified surface index; multispectral imagery
MSIC Missile and Space Intelligence Center
MSIS Marine safety information system
MSK mission support kit
MSL master station log; military shipping label
MSNAP merchant ship naval augmentation program
MSO map support office; marine safety office(r); maritime security operations; military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) systems organization; military source operation; military strategic objective; military support operations
MSOAG Marine special operations advisor group
MSOC Marine special operations company
MSOR Marine Special Operations Regiment
MSP maritime security program; mission support plan; mobile sensor platform
MSPES mobilization stationing, planning, and execution system
MSPS military information support operations studies program subsystem; mobilization stationing and planning system
MSR main supply route; maritime support request; mission support request
MSRON maritime expeditionary security squadron
MSRP mission strategic resource plan
MSRR modeling and simulation resource repository
MSRT Maritime Security Response Team (USCG)
MSRV message switch rekeying variable
MSS medical surveillance system; meteorological satellite subsystem
MSSG Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) service support group
MST Marine expeditionary force (MEF) weather support team; meteorological and oceanographic support team; mission support team
MT military technician; ministry team
MT Bn motor transport battalion
MT/D measurement tons per day
MTA military training agreement
MTAC Multiple Threat Alert Center (DON)
MTBF mean time between failures
MTCR missile technology control regime
mtDNA mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid
MTF medical treatment facility; message text format; military information support operations task force
MTG master timing generator; military information support operations task group
MTI moving target indicator
MTIC Military Targeting Intelligence Committee
MTL mission tasking letter
MTMS maritime tactical message system
MTN multi-tactical data link network
MTO message to observer; mission type order
MTOE modified table of organization and equipment
MTON measurement ton
MTP Marine tactical publication; maritime task plan; mission tasking packet
MTS Movement Tracking System
MTS/SOF-IRIS multifunction system
MTT magnetic tape transport
MTTP multi-Service tactics, techniques, and procedures
MTW major theater war
MTX message text format
MU marry up
MUL master urgency list (DOD)
MULE modular universal laser equipment
MUOS Mobile Users Object System
MUREP munitions report
MUSARC major United States Army reserve commands
MUSE mobile utilities support equipment
MUST medical unit, self contained, transportable
MUX multiplex
MV merchant vessel; motor vessel
mV millivolt
MWBP missile warning bypass
MWC Missile Warning Center (NORAD)
MWD military working dog
MWDT military working dog team
MWF medical working file
MWG mobilization working group
MWOD multiple word-of-day
MWR missile warning receiver; morale, welfare, and recreation
MWSG Marine wing support group
MWSS Marine wing support squadron
MWT modular warping tug
N number of required track spacings; number of search and rescue units (SRUs)
N-1 Navy component manpower or personnel staff officer
N-2 Director of Naval Intelligence; Navy component intelligence staff officer
N-3 Navy component operations staff officer
N-4 Navy component logistics staff officer
N-5 Navy component plans staff officer
N-6 Navy component communications staff officer
N-Sp/CC North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)-US Space Command/Command Center
N-TFS New Tactical Forecast System
NA nation assistance
NA5CRO non-Article 5 crisis response operation (NATO)
NAAG North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Army Armaments Group
NAC North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Air Center; North Atlantic Council (NATO)
NACE National Military Command System (NMCS) Automated Control Executive
NACISA North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Communications and Information Systems Agency
NACISC North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Communications and Information Systems Committee
NACSEM National Communications Security/Emanations Security (COMSEC/EMSEC) Information Memorandum
NACSI national communications security (COMSEC) instruction
NACSIM national communications security (COMSEC) information memorandum
NAD 83 North American Datum 1983
NADEFCOL North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense College
NADEP naval aircraft depot
NAE Navy acquisition executive
NAEC-ENG Naval Air Engineering Center – Engineering
NAF naval air facility; nonappropriated funds; numbered air force
NAFAG North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Air Force Armaments Group
NAI named area of interest
NAIC National Air Intelligence Center
NAK negative acknowledgement
NALC Navy ammunition logistics code
NALE naval and amphibious liaison element
NALSS naval advanced logistic support site
NAMP North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Annual Manpower Plan
NAMS National Air Mobility System
NAMTO Navy material transportation office
NAOC national airborne operations center (E-4B aircraft)
NAPCAP North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Pre-Committed Civil Aircraft Program
NAPMA North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Airborne Early Warning and Control Program Management Agency
NAPMIS Navy Preventive Medicine Information System
NAR nonconventional assisted recovery; notice of ammunition reclassification
NARAC national atmospheric release advisory capability; National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (DOE)
NARC non-automatic relay center
NARP Nuclear Weapon Accident Response Procedures
NAS naval air station
NAS computer national airspace system computer
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASAR National Association for Search and Rescue
NASIC National Air and Space Intelligence Center
NAT nonair-transportable (cargo)
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATOPS Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization
NAU Narcotics Assistance Unit
NAVAID navigation aid
NAVAIDS navigational aids
NAVAIR naval air; Naval Air Systems Command
NAVAIRSYSCOM Naval Air Systems Command (Also called NAVAIR)
NAVATAC Navy Antiterrorism Analysis Center; Navy Antiterrorist Alert Center
NAVCHAPDET naval cargo handling and port group detachment
NAVCHAPGRU Navy cargo handling and port group
NAVCOMSTA naval communications station
NAVCYBERFOR Navy Cyber Forces
NAVELSG Navy expeditionary logistic support group
NAVEODTECHDIV Naval Explosives Ordnance Disposal Technology Division
NAVEURMETOCCEN Naval Europe Meteorology and Oceanography Center
NAVFAC Naval Facilities Engineering Command
NAVFAC-X Naval Facilities Engineering Command-expeditionary
NAVFACENGCOM Navy Facilities Engineering Command
NAVFAX Navy facsimile
NAVFOR Navy forces
NAVICECEN Naval Ice Center
NAVLANTMETOCCEN Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Center
NAVMAG naval magazine
NAVMED Navy Medical; Navy medicine
NAVMEDCOMINST Navy medical command instruction
NAVMEDLOGCOM Navy Medical Logistics Command
NAVMEDP Navy medical pamphlet
NAVMETOCCOM Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
NAVMTO naval military transportation office; Navy Material Transportation Office
NAVOCEANO Naval Oceanographic Office
NAVORD naval ordnance
NAVORDSTA naval ordnance station
NAVPACMETOCCEN Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Center
NAVSAFECEN naval safety center
NAVSAT navigation satellite
NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command
NAVSEAINST Naval Sea Systems Command instruction
NAVSEALOGCEN naval sea logistics center
NAVSEASYSCOM Naval Sea Systems Command
NAVSO United States Navy Forces, Southern Command
NAVSOC Naval Satellite Operations Center; naval special operations command
NAVSOF Navy special operations forces
NAVSPACECOM Naval Space Command
NAVSPECWARCOM Naval Special Warfare Command
NAVSPOC Naval Space Operations Center
NAVSUP Naval Supply Systems Command
NAVSUPINST Navy Support Instruction
NAVSUPSYSCOM Naval Supply Systems Command
NAVWAR navigation warfare
Navy TACC Navy tactical air control center
NAWCAD Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division
NB narrowband
NBC nuclear, biological, and chemical
NBCCS nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) contamination survivability
NBDP narrow band direct printing
NBG naval beach group
NBI nonbattle injury
NBS National Bureau of Standards
NBST narrowband secure terminal
NBVC Naval Base Ventura County
NC3A nuclear command, control, and communications (C3) assessment
NCAA North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Civil Airlift Agency
NCAGS naval cooperation and guidance for shipping
NCAPS naval coordination and protection of shipping
NCB national central bureau; naval construction brigade; noncompliant boarding
NCC National Coordinating Center; naval component commander; Navy component command; Navy component commander; network control center; North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Command Center
NCCS Nuclear Command and Control System
NCD net control device
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
NCFSU naval construction force support unit
NCHB Navy cargo-handling battalion
NCIC National Crime Information Center
NCIJTF-AG National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force-Analytical Group (DOD)
NCIS Naval Criminal Investigative Service
NCISRA Naval Criminal Investigative Service resident agent
NCISRO Naval Criminal Investigative Service regional office
NCISRU Naval Criminal Investigative Service resident unit
NCIX National Counterintelligence Executive
NCMI National Center for Medical Intelligence
NCMP Navy Capabilities and Mobilization Plan
NCO noncombat operations; noncommissioned officer
NCOB National Counterintelligence Operations Board
NCOIC noncommissioned officer in charge
NCOS naval control of shipping
NCP National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan
NCPC National Counterprolification Center
NCR national cryptologic representative; National Capital Region (US); National Security Agency/Central Security Service representative; naval construction regiment
NCR-IADS National Capital Region-Integrated Air Defense System
NCRCC National Capital Region Coordination Center; United States Northern Command Rescue Coordination Center
NCRCG National Cyber Response Coordination Group
NCRDEF national cryptologic representative defense
NCS National Clandestine Service; National Communications System; naval control of shipping
NCSC National Computer Security Center
NCSD National Cyber Security Division (DHS)
NCSE national intelligence support team (NIST) communicatons support element
NCT network control terminal
NCTAMS naval computer and telecommunications area master station
NCTC National Counterterrorism Center; North East Counterdrug Training Center
NCTS naval computer and telecommunications station
NCWS naval coastal warfare squadron
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; National Drug Intelligence Center
NDL national desired ground zero list
NDMC North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Manpower Committee
NDMS National Disaster Medical System (DHHS)
NDOC National Defense Operations Center
NDP national disclosure policy
NDPB National Drug Policy Board
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
NEC National Economic Council
NECC Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
NEIC Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command
NELR Navy expeditionary logistics regiment
NEMT National Emergency Management Team
NEO noncombatant evacuation operation
NEOCC noncombatant evacuation operation coordination center
NEP National Exercise Program
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NEREP Nuclear Execution and Reporting Plan
NES National Exploitation System
NESDIS National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (DOC)
NEST nuclear emergency support team (DOE)
NETOPS network operations
NETS Nationwide Emergency Telecommunications System
NETT new equipment training team
NETWARCOM Naval Network Warfare Command
NEW net explosive weight
NEWAC North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Electronic Warfare Advisory Committee
NEWCS NATO electronic warfare core staff
NEXCOM Navy Exchange Command
NFA no-fire area
NFC numbered fleet commander
NFD nodal fault diagnostics
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); National Foreign Intelligence Program
NFLIR navigation forward-looking infrared
NFLS naval forward logistic site
NFN national file number
NFO naval flight officer
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
NGCSP National Guard Counterdrug Support Program
NGF naval gun fire
NGFS naval gunfire support
NGIC National Ground Intelligence Center
NGLO naval gunfire liaison officer
NGO nongovernmental organization
NGP National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Program
NGRF National Guard reaction force
NI national identification (number); noted item
NIBRS National Incident-Based Reporting System
NIC National Intelligence Council; naval intelligence center
NICC National Intelligence Coordination Center
NICCL National Incident Communications Conference Line
NICCP National Interdiction Command and Control Plan
NICI National Interagency Counternarcotics Institute
NID naval intelligence database
NIDMS National Military Command System (NMCS) Information for Decision Makers System
NIDS National Military Command Center (NMCC) information display system
NIE national intelligence estimate
NIEX no-notice interoperability exercise
NIEXPG No-Notice Interoperability Exercise Planning Group
NIIB National Geospatial Intelligence Agency imagery intelligence brief
NIL National Information Library
NIMCAMP National Information Management and Communications Master Plan
NIMS National Incident Management System
NIOC Navy Information Operations Command
NIP National Intelligence Program
NIPF National Intelligence Priority Framework
NIPRNET Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router Network
NIPS Naval Intelligence Processing System
NIRT Nuclear Incident Response Team
NISH noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) intelligence support handbook
NISP national intelligence support plan; Nuclear Weapons Intelligence Support Plan
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIT nuclear incident team
NITES Navy Integrated Tactical Environmental System
NITF national imagery transmission format
NIU North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) interface unit
NIWA naval information warfare activity
NJOIC National Joint Operations and Intelligence Center
NJP non-judicial punishment
NJTTF National Joint Terrorism Task Force
NL Navy lighterage
NLO naval liaison officer
NLT not later than
NLW nonlethal weapon
nm nautical mile
NM network management
NMAWC Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command
NMB North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military body
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
NMD national missile defense
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
NMOC network management operations center
NMOSW Naval METOC Operational Support Web
NMP national media pool
NMPS Navy mobilization processing site
NMR news media representative
NMRC Naval Medical Research Center
NMS national military strategy
NMS-CO National Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations
NMS-CWMD National Military Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction
NMSA North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Mutual Support Act
NMSC Navy and Marine Corps Spectrum Center
NMSP-WOT National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terrorism
NNAG North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Naval Armaments Group
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE)
NNWC Naval Network Warfare Command
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOACT Navy overseas air cargo terminal
NOC National Operations Center (DHS); network operations center
NOCONTRACT not releasable to contractors or consultants
NODDS Naval Oceanographic Data Distribution System
NOE nap-of-the-earth
NOEA nuclear operations emergency action
NOFORN not releasable to foreign nationals
NOG Nuclear Operations Group
NOGAPS Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System
NOHD nominal ocular hazard distance
NOIC Naval Operational Intelligence Center
NOK next of kin
NOLSC Naval Operational Logistics Support Center
NOMS Nuclear Operations Monitoring System
NOMWC Navy Oceanographic Mine Warfare Center
NOP nuclear operations
NOPLAN no operation plan available or prepared
NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command
NORM normal; not operationally ready, maintenance
NORS not operationally ready, supply
NOSC network operations and security center
NOSSA Navy Ordnance Safety and Security Activity
NOTMAR notice to mariners
NP nonproliferation
NPC Nonproliferation Center
NPES Nuclear Planning and Execution System
NPG nonunit personnel generator
NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
NPPD National Protection and Programs Directorate (DHS)
NPS National Park Service; nonprior service; Nuclear Planning System
NPT national pipe thread; Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons
NPWIC National Prisoner of War Information Center
NQ nonquota
NR North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) restricted; number
NRAT nuclear/radiological advisory team
NRC National Response Center (USCG); non-unit-related cargo
NRCHB Naval Reserve cargo-handling battalion
NRCHF Naval Reserve cargo handling force
NRCHTB Naval Reserve cargo handling training battalion
NRF National Response Framework
NRFI not ready for issue
NRG notional requirements generator
NRL nuclear weapons (NUWEP) reconnaissance list
NRO National Reconnaissance Office
NROC Northern Regional Operations Center (CARIBROC-CBRN)
NRP National Response Plan; non-unit-related personnel
NRPC Naval Reserve Personnel Center
NRT near real time
NRTD near-real-time dissemination
NRZ non-return-to-zero
NS nuclear survivability
NS-CWMD National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction
NSA national security act; National Security Agency; national security area; national shipping authority; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Standardization Agency
NSA/CSS National Security Agency/Central Security Service
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/IWG National Security Council/Interagency Working Group
NSC/PC National Security Council/Principals Committee
NSC/PCC National Security Council Policy Coordinating Committee
NSCID National Security Council intelligence directive
NSCS National Security Council System
NSCT1 Naval Special Clearance Team One
NSD National Security Directive; National Security Division (FBI)
NSDA non-self deployment aircraft
NSDD national security decision directive
NSDM national security decision memorandum
NSDS-E Navy Satellite Display System-Enhanced
NSE Navy support element
NSEP national security emergency preparedness
NSF National Science Foundation; national security forces; National Strike Force (USCG)
NSFS naval surface fire support
NSG National System for Geospatial Intelligence; north-seeking gyro
NSGI National System for Geospatial Intelligence
NSHS National Strategy for Homeland Security
NSL no-strike list
NSM national search and rescue (SAR) manual
NSMS National Strategy for Maritime Security
NSN national stock number
NSO non-Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) option
NSOC National Security Operations Center; National Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Operations Center; Navy Satellite Operations Center
NSOOC North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Staff Officer Orientation Course
NSP national search and rescue plan
NSPD national security Presidential directive
NSPI National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza
NSRL national signals intelligence (SIGINT) requirements list
NSS National Search and Rescue Supplement; national security strategy; national security system; non-self-sustaining
NSSA National Security Space Architect
NSSE national special security event
NSST naval space support team
NST National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency support team
NSTAC National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
NSTISSC National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee
NSTL national strategic targets list
NSTS National Secure Telephone System
NSW naval special warfare
NSWCDD Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
NSWCOM Naval Special Warfare Command
NSWG naval special warfare group
NSWTF naval special warfare task force
NSWTG naval special warfare task group
NSWTU naval special warfare task unit
NT nodal terminal
NTACS Navy tactical air control system
NTAP National Track Analysis Program
NTB national target base
NTBC National Military Joint Intelligence Center Targeting and Battle Damage Assessment Cell
NTC National Training Center
NTCS-A Navy Tactical Command System-Afloat
NTDS naval tactical data system
NTF nuclear task force
NTIA National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTIC Navy Tactical Intelligence Center
NTISS National Telecommunications and Information Security System
NTISSI National Telecommunications and Information Security System (NTISS) Instruction
NTISSP National Telecommunications and Information Security System (NTISS) Policy
NTM national or multinational technical means of verification; notice to mariners
NTMPDE National Telecommunications Master Plan for Drug Enforcement
NTMS national telecommunications management structure
NTPS near-term pre-positioned ships
NTRP Navy tactical reference publication
NTS night targeting system; noncombatant evacuation operations tracking system
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
NTSS National Time-Sensitive System
NTTP Navy tactics, techniques, and procedures
NTU new threat upgrade
NUC non-unit-related cargo; nuclear
NUDET nuclear detonation
NUFEA Navy-unique fleet essential aircraft
NUP non-unit-related personnel
NURP non-unit-related personnel
NUWEP policy guidance for the employment of nuclear weapons
NVD night vision device
NVDT National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency voluntary deployment team
NVG night vision goggle(s)
NVS night vision system
NW network warfare; not waiverable
NWARS National Wargaming System
NWB normal wideband
NWBLTU normal wideband line termination unit
NWDC Navy Warfare Development Command
NWFP Northwest Frontier Province (Pakistan)
NWP Navy warfare publication; numerical weather prediction
NWREP nuclear weapons report
NWS National Weather Service
NWT normal wideband terminal
O contour pattern
O&I operations and intelligence
O&M operation and maintenance
O/B outboard
OA objective area; operating assembly; operational area; Operations Aerology shipboard METOC division
OADR originating agency’s determination required
OAE operational area evaluation
OAF Operation ALLIED FORCE
OAFME Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner
OAG operations advisory group
OAI oceanographic area of interest
OAJCG Operation Alliance joint control group
OAM Office of Air and Marine (DHS)
OAP offset aimpoint
OAR Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff operation plans assessment report
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(PA) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
OASD(RA) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs)
OAU Organization of African Unity
OB operating base; order of battle
OBA oxygen breathing apparatus
OBFS offshore bulk fuel system
OBST obstacle
OBSTINT obstacle intelligence
OC oleoresin capsicum; operations center
OCA offensive counterair; operational control authority
OCBD Office of Capacity Building and Development (USDA)
OCC Operations Computer Center (USCG)
OCD orderwire clock distributor
OCDETF Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force
OCE officer conducting the exercise
OCEANCON control of oceanographic information
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
OCJCS-PA Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-Public Affairs
OCMI officer in charge, Marine Inspection
OCO offensive cyberspace operations; offload control officer
OCONUS outside the continental United States
OCOP outline contingency operation plan
OCP operational capability package; operational configuration processing
OCR Office of Collateral Responsibility
OCS operational contract support
OCSIC operational contract support integration cell
OCU orderwire control unit (Types I, II, and III)
OCU-1 orderwire control unit-1
OD operational detachment; other detainee
ODA operational detachment-Alpha
ODATE organization date
ODB operational detachment-Bravo
ODC Office of Defense Cooperation
ODCSLOG Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (Army)
ODCSOPS Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (Army)
ODCSPER Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (Army)
ODIN Operational Digital Network
ODJS Office of the Director, Joint Staff
ODNI Office of the Director of National Intelligence
ODR Office of Defense representative
ODZ outer defense zone
OE operational environment
OE&AS organization for embarkation and assignment to shipping
OEBGD Overseas Environmental Baseline Guidance Document
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
OEM original equipment manufacturer
OER officer evaluation report; operational electronic intelligence (ELINT) requirements
OES office of emergency services
OET Office of Emergency Transportation (DOT)
OF officer (NATO)
OFAC Office of Foreign Assets Control (TREAS)
OFCO offensive counterintelligence operation
OFDA Office of United States Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID)
OFHIS operational fleet hospital information system
OFOESA Office of Field Operational and External Support Activities
OFSC Organizational and Force Structure Construct
OGS overseas ground station
OH overhead
OHDACA Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (DSCA)
OHDM Office of Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief, and Mine Action
OI Office of Intelligence (USCS); operating instruction; operational interest
OI&A Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS)
OIA Office of International Affairs (TREAS)
OIC officer in charge
OICC officer in charge of construction; operational intelligence coordination center
OID operation order (OPORD) identification
OIF Operation IRAQI FREEDOM
OIIL Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison (CBP)
OIR operational intelligence requirements; other intelligence requirements
OJT on-the-job training
OL operating location
OLD on-line tests and diagnostics
OLS operational linescan system; optical landing system
OM contour multiunit
OMA Office of Military Affairs (CIA and USAID)
OMB Office of Management and Budget; operations management branch
OMC Office of Military Cooperation; optical memory card
OMF officer master file
OMS Office of Mission Support
OMSPH Office of Medicine, Science, and Public Health (DHHS)
OMT operations management team; orthogonal mode transducer
OMT/OMTP operational maintenance test(ing)/test plan
ONDCP Office of National Drug Control Policy
ONE Operation NOBLE EAGLE
ONI Office of Naval Intelligence
OOB order of battle
OOD officer of the deck
OODA observe, orient, decide, act
OOS out of service
OP observation post; operational publication (USN); ordnance publication
OPARS Optimum Path Aircraft Routing System
OPBAT Operation Bahamas, Turks, and Caicos
OPC Ocean Prediction Center (DOC)
OPCEN operations center (USCG)
OPCOM operational command (NATO)
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; operations per minute
OPMG Office of the Provost Marshal General
OPNAVINST Chief of Naval Operations instruction
OPORD operation order
OPP orderwire patch panel
OPR office of primary responsibility
OPREP operational report
OPROJ operational project
OPS operational project stock; operations; operations center
OPSCOM Operations Committee
OPSDEPS Service Operations Deputies
OPSEC operations security
OPSTK operational stock
OPSUM operation summary
OPT operational planning team
OPTAR operating target
OPTASK operation task
OPTASKLINK operations task link
OPTEMPO operating tempo
OPTINT optical intelligence
OPZONE operation zone
OR operational readiness; other rank(s) (NATO)
ORBAT order of battle
ORCON originator controlled
ORDREF order reference
ORDTYP order type
ORG origin (GELOC)
ORIG origin
ORM operational risk management
ORP ocean reception point
ORS operationally responsive space
ORSA operations research and systems analysis
OS operating system
OSA operational support airlift
OSAT out-of-service analog test
OSC offensive space control; on-scene commander; on-site commander; Open Source Center (CIA); operational support command; operations support center
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 on scene endurance; operations support element
OSEI operational significant event imagery
OSG operational support group
OSI open system interconnection; operational subsystem interface
OSIA on-site inspection activity
OSINT open-source information; open-source intelligence
OSIS open-source information system
OSM Office of Spectrum Management (NTIA)
OSO operational support office
OSOCC on-site operations coordination center
OSP operations support package
OSPG overseas security policy group
OSRI originating station routing indicator
OSV ocean station vessel
OT operational test
OT&E operational test and evaluation
OTA Office of Technical Assistance (TREAS)
OTC officer in tactical command; over the counter
OTG operational target graphic
OTH other; over the horizon
OTH-B over-the-horizon backscatter (radar)
OTHT over-the-horizon targeting
OTI Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID)
OTS Officer Training School; one-time source
OUB offshore petroleum discharge system utility boat
OUSD Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
OUSD(AT&L) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics)
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
OUT outsize cargo
OVE on-vehicle equipment
OVER oversize cargo
OVM Operation VIGILANT MARINER
OW orderwire
OWS operational weather squadron
P parallel pattern; priority; publication
P,C,&H packing, crating, and handling
p-p peak-to-peak
P-STATIC precipitation static
P/M/C passengers/mail/cargo
P/O part of
P/P patch panel
PA parent relay; physician assistant; primary agency; probability of arrival; public affairs
PAA position area of artillery
PABX private automatic branch exchange (telephone)
PACAF Pacific Air Forces
PAD patient administration director; positional adjustment; precision aircraft direction
PADD person authorized to direct disposition of human remains
PADRU Pan American Disaster Response Unit
PADS position azimuth determining system
PAG public affairs guidance
PAL personnel allowance list; program assembler language
PALCON pallet container
PALS precision approach landing system
PAM preventive and aerospace medicine; pulse amplitude modulation
PaM passage material
PANS procedures for air navigation services
PAO public affairs office; public affairs officer
PAR performance assessment report; population at risk; precision approach radar
PARC principal assistant for contracting
PARKHILL high frequency cryptological device
PARPRO peacetime application of reconnaissance programs
PARS Personnel and Accountability System
PAS personnel accounting symbol
PAT public affairs team
PAV policy assessment visit
PAWS phased array warning system
PAX passengers; public affairs plans
PB particle beam; patrol boat; peace building; President’s budget
PB4T planning board for training
PBA performance-based agreement; production base analysis
PBCR portable bar code recorder
PBD program budget decision
PBIED person-borne improvised explosive device
PBOS Planning Board for Ocean Shipping
Pc cumulative probability of detection
PC patrol craft; personal computer; pilot in command; preliminary coordination; Principals Committee
PC&S post, camp, and station
PC-LITE processor, laptop imagery transmission equipment
PCA Posse Comitatus Act
PCC policy coordination committee; primary control center
PCF personnel control facility
PCL positive control launch
PCM pulse code modulation
PCO primary control officer; procuring contracting officer
PCRTS primary casualty receiving and treatment ship
PCS permanent change of station; personal communications system; primary control ship; processing subsystem; processor controlled strapping
PCT personnel control team
PCTC pure car and truck carrier
PCZ physical control zone
Pd drift compensated parallelogram pattern
PD position description; Presidential directive; priority designator; probability of damage; probability of detection; procedures description; program definition; program directive; program director; public diplomacy
PDA preliminary damage assessment
PDAI primary development/test aircraft inventory
PDC Pacific Disaster Center
PDD Presidential decision directive
PDDA power driven decontamination apparatus
PDDG program directive development group
PDG positional data graphic
PDM program decision memorandum
PDOP position dilution of precision
PDS position determining system; primary distribution site; protected distribution system
PDSC public diplomacy and strategic communication
PDSS predeployment site survey
PDT partnership development team
PDUSD(P&R) Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)
PE peace enforcement; peacetime establishment; personal effects; preparation of the environment; program element
PEAD Presidential emergency action document
PEC program element code
PECK patient evacuation contingency kit
PECP precision engagement collaboration process
PED processing, exploitation, and dissemination
PEDB planning and execution database
PEGEO personnel geographic location
PEI principal end item
PEIO personnel effects inventory officer
PEM program element monitor
PEO peace enforcement operations; program executive office; program executive officer
PEP personnel exchange program
PER personnel
PERE person eligible to receive effects
PERID period
PERMA planning, embarkation, rehearsal, movement, and action
PERMREP permanent representative (NATO)
PERSCO personnel support for contingency operations
PERSCOM personnel command (Army)
PERSINS personnel information system
PES preparedness evaluation system
PFA primary federal agency
PFD personal flotation device
PFDB planning factors database
PFIAB President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
PFID positive friendly identification
PFO principal federal offical
PfP Partnership for Peace (NATO)
PGI procedures, guidance, and information
PGM precision-guided munition
pH potential of hydrogen
PHEO public health emergency officer
PHIBCB amphibious construction battalion
PHIBGRU amphibious group
PHIBOP amphibious operation
PHIBRON amphibious squadron
PHIT port handling/in-land transportation
PHO posthostilities operations
PHS Public Health Service
PI pandemic influenza; point of impact; probability of incapacitation; procedural item; purposeful interference
PIAB President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
PIC parent indicator code; payment in cash; person identification code; pilot in command; press information center (NATO)
PID plan identification number; positive identification
PIDD planned inactivation or discontinued date
PIF problem identification flag
PII pre-incident indicators
PIM pretrained individual manpower
PIN personnel increment number
PINS precise integrated navigation system
PIO press information officer; public information officer
PIPS plans integration partitioning system
PIR priority intelligence requirement
PIREP pilot report
PIRT purposeful interference response team
PIW person in water
PJ pararescue jumper
PK peacekeeping; probability of kill
PKG-POL packaged petroleum, oils, and lubricants
PKI public key infrastructure
PKO peacekeeping operations
PKP purple k powder
PKSOI Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
PL phase line; public law
PLA plain language address
PLAD plain language address directory
PLANORD planning order
PLAT pilot’s landing aid television
PLB personal locator beacon
PLC power line conditioner
PLGR precise lightweight global positioning system (GPS) receiver
PLL phase locked loop
PLL/ASL prescribed load list/authorized stock level
PLRS position location reporting system
PLS palletized load system; personal locator system; pillars of logistic support: precision locator system
PLT platoon; program library tape
PM Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (DOS); parallel track multiunit; passage material; patient movement; peacemaking; political-military affairs; preventive medicine; program management; program manager; provost marshal
PMA political/military assessment
PMAA Production Management Alternative Architecture
PMAI primary mission aircraft inventory
PMC parallel multiunit circle; private military company
PMCF post maintenance check flight
PMCT port movement control team
PMD program management directive
PME professional military education
PMEL precision measurement equipment laboratory
PMESII political, military, economic, social, information, and infrastructure
PMGM program manager’s guidance memorandum
PMI patient movement item; prevention of mutual interference
PMITS Patient Movement Item Tracking System
PMN parallel track multiunit non-return
PMO production management office(r); program management office
PMOS primary military occupational specialty
PMR parallel track multiunit return; patient movement request; patient movement requirement
PMRC patient movement requirements center
PMS portable meteorological subsystem
PN partner nation; pseudonoise
PNA postal net alert
PNID precedence network in dialing
PNT positioning, navigation, and timing
PNVS pilot night vision system
PO peace operations; petty officer
POA plan of action
POAI primary other aircraft inventory
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
POI program of instruction
POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants
POLAD policy advisor; political advisor
POLCAP bulk petroleum capabilities report
POLMIL political-military
POM program objective memorandum
POMCUS pre-positioning of materiel configured to unit sets
POMSO Plans, Operations, and Military Support Office(r) (NG)
POP performance oriented packaging
POPS port operational performance simulator
POR proposed operational requirement
PORTS portable remote telecommunications system
PORTSIM port simulation model
POS peacetime operating stocks; point of sale; probability of success
POSF port of support file
POSSUB possible submarine
POSTMOB post mobilization
POTUS President of the United States
POV privately owned vehicle
POW prisoner of war
PPA personnel information system (PERSINS) personnel activity
PPAG proposed public affairs guidance
PPBE Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution
PPD Presidential policy directive; program planning document
PPDB point positioning database
PPE personal protective equipment
PPF personnel processing file
Pplan programming plan
PPLI precise participant location and identification
ppm parts per million
PPP power projection platform; primary patch panel; priority placement program
PPR prior permission required
PPS precise positioning service
PPTO petroleum pipeline and terminal operating
PR personnel recovery; Phoenix Raven; primary zone; production requirement; program review
PRA patient reception area; primary review authority
PRANG Puerto Rican Air National Guard
PRBS pseudorandom binary sequence
PRC populace and resources control; Presidential Reserve Call-up
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
PREMOB pre-mobilization
PREPO pre-positioned force, equipment, or supplies; pre-positioning
PREREP pre-arrival report
PRF personnel resources file; pulse repetition frequency
PRG personnel recovery guidance; program review group
PRI movement priority for forces having the same latest arrival date (LAD); priority; progressive routing indicator
PRIFLY primary flight control
Prime BEEF Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force
PRISM Planning Tool for Resource, Integration, Synchronization, and Management
PRM Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (DOS); Presidential review memorandum
PRMFL perm file
PRMS personnel recovery mission software
PRN pseudorandom noise
PRO personnel recovery officer
PROBSUB probable submarine
PROC processor; Puerto Rican Operations Center
PROFIS professional officer filler information system
PROM programmable read-only memory
PROPIN caution – proprietary information involved
PROVORG providing organization
proword procedure word
PRP personnel reliability program; Personnel Retrieval and Processing
PRRIS Puerto Rican radar integration system
PRSL primary zone/switch location
PRT patient reception team; provincial reconstruction team
PRTF personnel recovery task force
PRU pararescue unit; primary reporting unit
PS parallel track single-unit; port security; processing subsystem
PS/HD port security/harbor defense
PSA port support activity; principal staff assistant
PSB poststrike base
PSC port security company; principal subordinate command; private security contractor
PSD planning systems division; port security detachment
PSE peculiar support equipment
PSHDGRU port security and harbor defense group
PSI Proliferation Security Initiative
psi pounds per square inch
PSK phase-shift keying
PSL parallel track single-unit long-range aid to navigation (LORAN)
PSMS Personnel Status Monitoring System
PSN packet switching node; public switch network
PSO peace support operations (NATO); post security officer
PSP perforated steel planking; portable sensor platform; power support platform
PSS parallel single-unit spiral; personnel services support
PSTN public switched telephone network
PSU port security unit
PSV psuedosynthetic video
PTA position, time, altitude
PTAI primary training aircraft inventory
PTC peace through confrontation; primary traffic channel
PTDO prepare to deploy order
PTM personnel transport module
PTT postal telephone and telegraph; public telephone and telegraph; push-to-talk
PTTI precise time and time interval
pub publication
PUK packup kit
PUL parent unit level
PV prime vendor
PVNTMED preventive medicine
PVT positioning, velocity, and timing
PW prisoner of war
pW picowatt
PWB printed wiring board (assembly)
PWD programmed warhead detonation
PWF personnel working file
PWG protection working group
PWIS Prisoner of War Information System
PWR pre-positioned wartime reserves
PWRMR pre-positioned war materiel requirement
PWRMS pre-positioned war reserve materiel stock
PWRR petroleum war reserve requirements
PWRS petroleum war reserve stocks; pre-positioned war reserve stock
PWS performance work statement
PZ pickup zone
QA quality assurance
QAM quadrature amplitude modulation
QAR quality assurance representative
QAT quality assurance team
QC quality control
QD quality distance
QDR quadrennial defense review; quality deficiency report
QEEM quick erect expandable mast
QHDA qualified hazardous duty area
QIP quick impact project
QM quartermaster
QPSK quadrature phase shift keying
QRA quick reaction antenna
QRCT quick reaction communications terminal
QRE quick reaction element
QRF quick reaction force; quick response force
QRG quick response graphic
QRG quick response graphic
QRP quick response posture
QRS quick reaction strike
QRSA quick reaction satellite antenna
QRT quick reaction team
QS quality surveillance
QSR quality surveillance representative
QSTAG quadripartite standardization agreement
QTY quantity
QUADCON quadruple container
R routine
R&D research and development
R&R rest and recuperation
R&S reconnaissance and surveillance; reconstruction and stabilization
R-AFF regimental affiliation
R/O receive only
R/T receiver/transmitter
R2P2 rapid response planning process
RA response action; risk analysis; risk assessment
RAA redeployment assembly area
RABFAC radar beacon forward air controller
RAC responsible analytic center
RAC-OT readiness assessment system – output tool
RAD routine aerial distribution
RADAY radio day
RADBN radio battalion
RADC regional air defense commander
RADCON radiological control team
RADF radarfind
RADHAZ electromagnetic radiation hazards
RADS rapid area distribution support (USAF)
RAE right of assistance entry
RAF Royal Air Force (UK)
RAM raised angle marker; random access memory; random antiterrorism measure
RAMCC regional air movement control center
RAOB rawindsonde observation
RAOC rear area operations center; regional air operations center
RAP Radiological Assistance Program (DOE); rear area protection; Remedial Action Projects Program (JCS)
RAS replenishment at sea
RAS-OT readiness assessment system-output tool
RAST recovery assistance, securing, and traversing systems
RASU random access storage unit
RATE refine, adapt, terminate, execute
RATT radio teletype
RB short-range coastal or river boat
RB std rubidium standard
RBA reimbursable budget authority
RBC red blood cell
RBE remain-behind equipment
RBECS Revised Battlefield Electronic Communications, Electronics, Intelligence, and Operations (CEIO) System
RBI RED/BLACK Isolator
RC receive clock; regional coordinator; Reserve Component; resident coordinator (UN); river current
RC NORTH Regional Command North (NATO)
RC SOUTH Regional Command South (NATO)
RCA riot control agent
RCAT regional counterdrug analysis team
RCC regional contracting center; relocation coordination center; rescue coordination center
RCCPDS Reserve Component common personnel data system
RCD regional collection detachment
RCEM regional contingency engineering management
RCHB reserve cargo handling battalion
RCIED radio-controlled improvised explosive device
RCM Rules for Courts-Martial
RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RCO regional contracting office
RCP resynchronization control panel
RCS radar cross section
RCSP remote call service position
RCT regimental combat team; rescue coordination team (Navy)
RCTA Regional Counterdrug Training Academy
RCU rate changes unit; remote control unit
RCVR receiver
RD receive data; ringdown
RDA research, development, and acquisition
RDCFP Regional Defense Counterterrorism Fellowship Program
RDCTFP Regional Defense Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program
RDD radiological dispersal device; required delivery date
RDECOM US Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command
RDF radio direction finder; rapid deployment force
RDO request for deployment order
RDT&E research, development, test and evaluation
REAC/TS radiation emergency assistance center/training site (DOE)
REACT rapid execution and combat targeting
READY resource augmentation duty program
RECA Residual Capability Assessment
RECAS residual capability assessment system
RECAT residual capability assessment team
RECCE reconnaissance
RECMOB reconstitution-mobilization
RECON reconnaissance
RED radiological exposure device
RED HORSE Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer
REF Rapid Equipping Force (Army); reference(s)
REGT regiment
REL relative
RELCAN releasable to Canada
REMT regional emergency management team
REMUS remote environmental monitoring unit system
REPOL bulk petroleum contingency report; petroleum damage and deficiency report; reporting emergency petroleum, oils, and lubricants
REPSHIP report of shipment
REPUNIT reporting unit
REQCONF request confirmation
REQSTATASK air mission request status tasking
RES radiation exposure status
RESA research, evaluation, and system analysis
RESCAP rescue combat air patrol
RESCORT rescue escort
RESPROD responsible production
RET retired
RF radio frequency; reserve force; response force
RF/EMPINT radio frequency/electromagnetic pulse intelligence
RFA radio frequency authorization; request for assistance; restrictive fire area
RFC request for capabilities; response force commander; revision final coordination
RFD revision first draft
RFF request for feedback; request for forces
RFI radio frequency interference; ready for issue; request for information
RFID radio frequency identification
RFL restrictive fire line
RFP request for proposal
RFS request for service; request for support
RFW request for waiver
RG reconstitution group
RGR Rangers
RGS remote geospatial intelligence services
RH reentry home
Rh Rhesus
RHIB rigid hull inflatable boat
RI Refugees International; routing indicator
RIB rubberized inflatable boat
RIC routing indicator code
RICO regional interface control officer
RIG recognition identification group
RIK replacement in kind
RIMS registrant information management system
RIP register of intelligence publications
RIS reconnaissance information system
RISOP red integrated strategic offensive plan
RISTA reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition
RIT remote imagery transceiver
RIVRON riverine squadron
RJTD reconstitution joint table of distribution
RLD ready-to-load date
RLE rail liaison element
RLG regional liaison group; ring laser gyro
RLGM remote loop group multiplexer
RLGM/CD remote loop group multiplexer/cable driver
RLP remote line printer
RM ramp module; recovery mechanism; resource management; risk management
RMC remote multiplexer combiner; rescue mission commander; Resource Management Committee (CSIF); returned to military control
RMKS remarks
RMO regional Marine officer
RMP religious ministry professional
RMS requirements management system; root-mean-square
RMT response management team
RMU receiver matrix unit
RNAV area navigation
RNP remote network processor
Ro search radius rounded to next highest whole number
RO/RO roll-on/roll-off
ROA restricted operations area
ROC regional operations center; rehearsal of concept; required operational capability
ROCU remote orderwire control unit
ROE rules of engagement
ROEX rules of engagement exercise
ROG railhead operations group
ROICC resident officer in charge of construction
ROK Republic of Korea
ROM read-only memory; restriction of movement; rough order of magnitude
ROMO range of military operations
RON remain overnight
ROS reduced operating status
ROTC Reserve Officer Training Corps
ROTHR relocatable over-the-horizon backscatter radar (USN)
ROWPU reverse osmosis water purification unit
ROZ restricted operations zone
RP reconstitution priority; release point (road); religious program specialist; retained personnel
RPG rocket propelled grenade
RPM revolutions per minute
RPO rendezvous and proximity operations
RPOE rapid port opening element
RPPO Requirements, Plans, and Policy Office
RPT report
RPTOR reporting organization
RPV remotely piloted vehicle
RQMT requirement
RQT rapid query tool
RR reattack recommendation
RRC regional reporting center
RRCC regional response coordination center
RRDF roll-on/roll-off discharge facility
RRF rapid reaction force; rapid response force; Ready Reserve Fleet; Ready Reserve Force
RRPP rapid response planning process
RS rate synthesizer; religious support; requirement submission
RSA retrograde storage area
RSC red station clock; regional service center; rescue sub-center
RSD reporting of supply discrepancy
RSE retrograde support element
RSG reference signal generator
RSI rationalization, standardization, and interoperability
RSL received signal level
RSN role specialist nation
RSO reception, staging, and onward movement; regional security officer; remote split operations
RSOC regional signals intelligence (SIGINT) operations center
RSOI reception, staging, onward movement, and integration
RSP recognized surface picture; Red Switch Project (DOD); religious support policy
RSPA Research and Special Programs Administration
RSS radio subsystem; really simple syndication; remote sensors subsystem; root-sum-squared
RSSC regional satellite communications support center; regional satellite support cell; regional signals intelligence (SIGINT) support center (NSA); regional space support center
RSSC-LO regional satellite communications support center liaison officer; regional space support center liaison officer
RST religious support team
RSTA reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition
RSTV real-time synthetic video
RSU rapid support unit; rear support unit; remote switching unit
RT recovery team; remote terminal; rough terrain
RTA residual threat assessment
RTB return to base
RTCC rough terrain container crane
RTCH rough terrain container handler
RTD returned to duty
RTF regional task force; return to force
RTFL rough terrain forklift
RTG radar target graphic
RTL restricted target list
RTLP receiver test level point
RTM real-time mode
RTOC rear tactical operations center
RTS remote transfer switch
RTTY radio teletype
RU release unit; rescue unit
RUF rules for the use of force
RUIC Reserve unit identification number
RUSCOM rapid ultrahigh frequency (UHF) satellite communications
RV long-range seagoing rescue vessel; rekeying variable; rendezvous
RVR runway visibility recorder
RVT remote video terminal
RW rotary-wing
RWCM regional wartime construction manager
RWR radar warning receiver
RWS rawinsonde subsystem
RX receive; receiver
RZ return-to-zero
S&F store-and-forward
S&R search and recovery
S&T science and technology; scientific and technical
S&TI scientific and technical intelligence
S-1 battalion or brigade manpower and personnel staff officer (Marine Corps battalion or regiment)
S-2 battalion or brigade intelligence staff officer (Army, Marine Corps battalion or regiment)
S-3 battalion or brigade operations staff officer (Army; Marine Corps battalion or regiment)
S-4 battalion or brigade logistics staff officer (Army; Marine Corps battalion or regiment)
S-Team staff augmentation team
S/CRS Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (DOS)
S/CT Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism (DOS)
S/EWCC signals intelligence/electronic warfare coordination center
S/N signal to noise
S/RM sustainment, restoration, and modernization
S/RTF search and recovery task force
S/S steamship
S/T short ton
S/V sailboat
SA security assistance; selective availability (GPS); senior adviser; situational awareness; staging area; stand-alone switch
SAA senior airfield authority
SAAFR standard use Army aircraft flight route
SAAM special assignment airlift mission
SAB scientific advisory board (USAF)
SABER situational awareness beacon with reply
SAC special actions cell; special agent in charge; supporting arms coordinator
SACC supporting arms coordination center (USMC)
SACEUR Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (NATO)
SACLANT Supreme Allied Command, Atlantic
SACS secure telephone unit (STU) access control system
SACT Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
SADC sector air defense commander
SADL situation awareness data link
SADO senior air defense officer
SAF Secretary of the Air Force
SAFE secure analyst file environment; selected area for evasion; sexual assault forensic examination
SAFE-CP selected area for evasion-contact point
SAFWIN secure Air Force weather information network
SAG surface action group
SAI sea-to-air interface; single agency item
SAL small arms locker
SAL-GP semiactive laser-guided projectile (USN)
SALM single-anchor leg mooring
SALT supporting arms liaison team
SALTS streamlined automated logistics transfer system; streamlined automated logistics transmission system
SALUTE size, activity, location, unit, time, and equipment
SAM special airlift mission; surface-to-air missile
SAMM security assistance management manual
SAMS School of Advanced Military Studies
SAO security assistance office; security assistance officer; selected attack option
SAOC sector air operations center
SAP special access program
SAPI special access program for intelligence
SAPO subarea petroleum office
SAPR sexual assault prevention and response
SAR satellite access request; search and rescue; site access request; special access requirement; suspicious activity report; synthetic aperture radar
SARC sexual assault response coordinator; surveillance and reconnaissance center
SARDOT search and rescue point
SARIR search and rescue incident report
SARMIS search and rescue management information system
SARNEG search and rescue numerical encryption group
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
SARTEL search and rescue (SAR) telephone (private hotline)
SARTF search and rescue task force
SAS sealed authenticator system; special ammunition storage
SASP special ammunition supply point
SASS supporting arms special staff
SASSY supported activities supply systems
SAT satellite
SATCOM satellite communications
SAW surface acoustic wave
SB standby base
SBCT Stryker brigade combat team
SBL space-based laser
SBPO Service blood program officer
SBRPT subordinate reporting organization
SBS senior battle staff; support battle staff
SBSO sustainment brigade special operations
SBSS science-based stockpile stewardship
SBU sensitive but unclassified; special boat unit
SC sea current; search and rescue coordinator; security cooperation; station clock; strategic communication
SC ATLANTIC Strategic Command, Atlantic (NATO)
SC EUROPE Strategic Command, Europe (NATO)
SCA sociocultural analysis; space coordinating authority; support to civil administration
SCAR strike coordination and reconnaissance
SCAS stability control augment system
SCATANA security control of air traffic and navigation aids
SCATMINE scatterable mine
SCATMINEWARN scatterable minefield warning
SCC security classification code; service cryptologic component; shipping coordination center; Standards Coordinating Committee
SCC-WMD United States Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction
SCDL surveillance control data link
SCE Service cryptologic element
SCF(UK) Save the Children Fund (United Kingdom)
SCF(US) Save the Children Federation (United States)
SCG Security Cooperation Guidance; switching controller group
SCHBT shape, clear, hold, build, and transition
SCI security and counterintelligence interviews; sensitive compartmented information
SCIF sensitive compartmented information facility
SCL standard conventional load
SCM security countermeasure; Service container manager
SCMP strategic command, control, and communications (C3) master plan
SCNE self-contained navigation equipment
SCO secondary control officer; security cooperation organization; senior contracting official; state coordinating officer
SCOC systems control and operations concept
SCONUM ship control number
SCP secure conferencing project; security cooperation plan; service control point; system change proposal
SCPT strategic connectivity performance test
SCRB software configuration review board
SCT shipping coordination team; single channel transponder
SCT-UR single channel transponder ultrahigh frequency (UHF) receiver
SCTIS single channel transponder injection system
SCTS single channel transponder system
SCUD surface-to-surface missile system
SD strategy division
SDA senior development advisor; Seventh-Day Adventist (ADRA)
SDB Satellite Communications Database
SDDC Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
SDDCTEA Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency
SDF self defense force
SDIO Strategic Defense Initiative Organization
SDLS satellite data link standards
SDMX space division matrix
SDN system development notification
SDNRIU secure digital net radio interface unit
SDO senior defense official; ship’s debarkation officer
SDO/DATT senior defense official/defense attaché
SDP strategic distribution platform
SDR system design review
SDSG space division switching group
SDSM space division switching matrix
SDV SEAL team delivery vehicle; submerged delivery vehicle
SDZ self-defense zone
SE site exploitation; spherical error
SEA Southeast Asia
SEABEE sea barge
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
SECORD secure cord switchboard
SECRA secondary radar data only
SECSTATE Secretary of State
SECTRANS Secretary of Transportation
SED signals external data
SEDAS spurious emission detection acquisition system
SEF sealift enhancement feature
SEI specific emitter identification
SEL senior enlisted leader
SEL REL selective release
SELRES Selected Reserve
SEMA special electronic mission aircraft
SEMS standard embarkation management system
SEO/SEP special enforcement operation/special enforcement program
SEP signal entrance panel; spherical error probable
SEPLO state emergency preparedness liaison officer
SERE survival, evasion, resistance, and escape
SERER survival, evasion, resistance, escape, recovery
SES senior executive service
SETA system engineering and technical assistance
SEW shared early warning
SEWG Special Events Working Group
SEWOC signals intelligence/electronic warfare operations centre (NATO)
SEWS satellite early warning system
SF security force; security forces (Air Force or Navy); single frequency; 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 security forces group; special forces group
SFI spectral composition
SFLEO senior federal law enforcement official
SFMS special forces medical sergeant
SFOD-A/B/C special forces operational detachment-A/B/C
SFOR Stabilization Force
SFS security forces squadron
SG steering group; strike group; supergroup; surgeon general
SGEMP system-generated electromagnetic pulse
SGS strategic guidance statement
SGSA squadron group systems advisor
SGXM Headquarters, Air Mobility Command/Surgeon
SHAPE Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe
SHD special handling designator
SHF super-high frequency
SHORAD short-range air defense
SHORADEZ short-range air defense engagement zone
SI special intelligence; United States Strategic Command strategic instruction
SIA station of initial assignment
SIAGL survey instrument azimuth gyroscope lightweight
SIC subject identification code; supporting intelligence center
SICO sector interface control officer
SID standard instrument departure
SIDAC single integrated damage analysis capability
SIDL standard intelligence documents list
SIDO senior intelligence duty officer
SIDS secondary imagery dissemination system
SIF selective identification feature; strategic internment facility
SIG signal
SIGINT signals intelligence
SIGSEC signal security
SII statement of intelligence interest
SIM system impact message
SIMLM single integrated medical logistics management; single integrated medical logistics manager
SINCGARS single-channel ground and airborne radio system
SINS ship’s inertial navigation system
SIO senior intelligence officer
SIOC Strategic Information and Operations Center (FBI)
SIOP Single Integrated Operational Plan
SIOP-ESI Single Integrated Operational Plan-Extremely Sensitive Information
SIPRNET SECRET Internet Protocol Router Network
SIR serious incident report; specific information requirement; Strategic Military Intelligence Review
SIRADS stored imagery repository and dissemination system
SIRMO senior information resources management official
SIS special information systems
SIT special interest target
SITREP situation report
SIV special interest vessel
SJA staff judge advocate
SJFHQ standing joint force headquarters
SJFHQ(CE) standing joint force headquarters (core element)
SJFHQ-E standing joint force headquarters – elimination
SJFHQ-N Standing Joint Force Headquarters – North
SJS Secretary, Joint Staff
SKE station-keeping equipment
SL sea level; switch locator
SLA service level agreement; special leave accrual
SLAM stand-off land attack missile
SLBM submarine-launched ballistic missile
SLC satellite laser communications; single line concept
SLCM sea-launched cruise missile
SLCP ship lighterage control point; ship’s loading characteristics pamphlet
SLD system link designator
SLEP service life extension program
SLGR small, lightweight ground receiver (GPS)
SLIT serial-lot item tracking
SLO space liaison officer
SLOC sea line of communications
SLRP survey, liaison, and reconnaissance party
SLWT side loadable warping tug
SM Secretary, Joint Staff, memorandum; Service manager; spectrum management; staff memorandum; system manager
SMA special military information support operations assessment
SMART special medical augmentation response team
SMART-AIT special medical augmentation response – aeromedical isolation team
SMB spectrum management branch
SMC midpoint compromise track spacing; search and rescue mission coordinator; system master catalog
SMCA single manager for conventional ammunition
SMCC strategic mobile command center
SMCM surface mine countermeasures
SMCOO spectrum management concept of operations
SMCR Selected Marine Corps Reserve
SMD strategic missile defense
SMDC Space & Missile Defense Command (Army)
SMDC/ARSTRAT United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/United States Army Forces Strategic Command
SME subject matter expert
SMEB significant military exercise brief
SMEO small end office
SMFT semi-trailer mounted fabric tank
SMI security management infrastructure
SMIO search and rescue (SAR) mission information officer
SMO senior meteorological and oceanographic officer; strategic mobility office(r); support to military operations
SMP sub-motor pool
SMPT School of Military Packaging Technology
SMRC Specialized Medical Response Capabilities
SMRI service message routing indicator
SMS single mobility system; special military information support operations study
SMTP simple message transfer protocol
SMU special mission unit; supported activities supply system (SASSY) management unit
SN serial number
SNCO staff noncommissioned officer
SNF strategic nuclear forces
SNIE special national intelligence estimates
SNLC Senior North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Logisticians Conference
SNM system notification message
SNOI signal not of interest
SO safety observer
SOA separate operating agency; special operations aviation (Army); status of action; sustained operations ashore
SOAF status of action file
SOAGS special operations air-ground system
SOC security operations center; special operations commander; special operations component
SOCA special operations communications assembly
SOCC Sector Operations Control Center (NORAD)
SOCCE special operations command and control element
SOCCENT Special Operations Component, United States Central Command
SOCCET special operations critical care evacuation team
SOCEUR Special Operations Component, United States European Command
SOCEX special operations capable exercise
SOCJFCOM Special Operations Command, Joint Forces Command
SOCM special operations combat medic
SOCOORD special operations coordination element
SOCP special operations communication package
SOCPAC Special Operations Command, Pacific
SOCRATES Special Operations Command, Research, Analysis, and Threat Evaluation System
SOCSOUTH Special Operations Component, United States Southern Command
SOD special operations division; strategy and options decision (Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System)
SODARS special operations debrief and retrieval system
SOE special operations executive
SOF special operations forces; supervisor of flying
SOF-CF special operations forces-conventional forces
SOFA status-of-forces agreement
SOFAR sound fixing and ranging
SOFLAM special operations laser marker
SOFLE special operations forces liaison element
SOFME special operations forces medical element
SOFSA special operations forces support activity
SOG special operations group
SOI signal of interest; signal operating instructions; space object identification
SOIC senior officer of the intelligence community
SOJTF special operations joint task force
SOLAS safety of life at sea
SOLE special operations liaison element
SOLIS signals intelligence (SIGINT) On-line Information System
SOLL special operations low-level
SOLO special operations liaison officer
SOM satellite communications (SATCOM) operational manager; start of message; system operational manager
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
SoO ship of opportunity
SOOP Center for Operations, Plans, and Policy
SOP standard operating procedure
SOR statement of requirement
SORTIEALOT sortie allotment message
SORTS Status of Resources and Training System
SOS special operations squadron
SOSB special operations support battalion
SOSC special operations support command (theater army)
SOSCOM special operations support command
SOSE special operations staff element
SOSG station operations support group
SOSR suppress, obscure, secure, and reduce
SOST special operations support team
SOTA signals intelligence operational tasking authority
SOTF special operations task force
SOTSE special operations theater support element
SOUTHAF Southern Command Air Forces
SOUTHROC Southern Region Operational Center (USSOUTHCOM)
SOW special operations wing; standoff weapon; statement of work
SOWT special operations weather team
SP security police
SPACEAF Space Air Forces
SPACECON control of space information
SPCC ships parts control center (USN)
SPE senior procurement executive
SPEAR strike protection evaluation and antiair research
SPEC specified
SPECAT special category
SPECWAR special warfare
SPG Strategic Planning Guidance
SPI special investigative (USAF)
SPINS special instructions
SPINTCOMM special intelligence communications handling system
SPIREP spot intelligence report
SPLX simplex
SPM service postal manager; single point mooring; single port manager
SPMAGTF special purpose Marine air-ground task force
SPO system program office
SPOC search and rescue (SAR) points of contact; space command operations center
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; shared production program; State Partnership Program (NG)
SPR software problem report
SPRINT special psychiatric rapid intervention team
SPS standard positioning service
SPSC system planning and system control
SPTCONF support confirmation
SPTD CMD supported command
SPTG CMD supporting command
SPTREQ support request
sqft square feet
SR special reconnaissance
SR-UAV short-range unmanned aerial vehicle
SRA specialized-repair activity
SRAM short-range air-to-surface attack missile; system replacement and modernization
SRB software release bulletin; system review board (JOPES)
SRBM short-range ballistic missile
SRC security risk category; service reception center; Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) response cell; standard requirements code; survival recovery center
SRCC service reserve coordination center
SRF secure Reserve force
SRG Seabee readiness group; short-range aircraft
SRI surveillance, reconnaissance, and intelligence (Marine Corps)
SRIG surveillance, reconnaissance, and intelligence group (USMC)
SROC Senior Readiness Oversight Council; Southern Region Operational Center, United States Southern Command
SROE standing rules of engagement
SRP sealift reserve program; Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) reconnaissance plan
SRP/PDS stabilization reference package/position determining system
SRR search and rescue region
SRS search and rescue sector
SRSG special representative of the Secretary-General
SRT scheduled return time; special reaction team; standard remote terminal; strategic relocatable target
SRTD signals research and target development
SRU search and rescue unit
SRUF standing rules for the use of force
SRWBR short range wide band radio
SS submarine
SS (number) sea state (number)
SSA software support activity; space situational awareness; special support activity (NSA); strapdown sensor assembly; supply support activity; supply support area
SSB single side band; support services branch; surveillance support branch
SSB-SC single sideband-suppressed carrier
SSC small scale contingency; special security center; surveillance support center
SSCO shipper’s service control office
SSCRA Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act
SSD strategic studies detachment
SSE satellite communications (SATCOM) systems expert; space support element
SSF software support facility
SSI standing signal instruction
SSM surface-to-surface missile
SSMI special sensor microwave imager
SSMS single shelter message switch
SSN attack submarine, nuclear; Social Security number; space surveillance network
SSO special security office(r); spot security office
SSP signals intelligence (SIGINT) support plan
SSPM single-service postal manager
SSPO strategic systems program office
SSR security sector reform
SSS Selective Service System; shelter subsystem
SSSC surface, subsurface search surveillance coordination
SST special support team (National Security Agency)
SSTR stability, security, transition, and reconstruction
SSWG space support working group
ST short ton; small tug; strike team
ST&E security test and evaluation
STA system tape A
STA clk station clock
STAB space tactical awareness brief
STAMMIS standard Army multi-command management information system
STAMP standard air munitions package (USAF)
STANAG standardization agreement (NATO)
STANAVFORLANT Standing Naval Forces, Atlantic (NATO)
STAR scheduled theater airlift route;  sensitive target approval and review; standard attribute reference; standard terminal arrival route; surface-to-air recovery; system threat assessment report
STARC state area coordinators
STARS Standard Accounting and Reporting System
START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
STARTEX start of exercise
STB super tropical bleach
STC secondary traffic channel
STD sexually transmitted disease
STDM synchronous time division multiplexer
STE secure telephone equipment
STEL STU III Stanford telecommunications (secure telephone)
STEP software test and evaluation program; standardized tactical entry point; standard tool for employment planning
STG seasonal target graphic
STICS scalable transportable intelligence communications system
STO special technical operations
STOC special technical operations coordinator
STOD special technical operations division
STOL short takeoff and landing
STOMPS stand-alone tactical operational message processing system
STON short ton
STP security technical procedure
STR strength
STRAPP standard tanks, racks and pylons packages (USAF)
STRATOPS strategic operations division
STREAM standard tensioned replenishment alongside method
STS special tactics squadron
STT small tactical terminal; special tactics team
STU secure telephone unit
STU-III secure telephone unit III
STW strike warfare
STWC strike warfare commander
STX start of text
SU search unit
sub-JIB subordinate-joint information bureau
sub-PIC subordinate-press information center
SUBJ subject
SUBOPAUTH submarine operating authority
SUBROC submarine rocket
SUC surf current
SUIC service unit identification code
SUMMITS scenario unrestricted mobility model of intratheater simulation
SUPE supervisory commands program
SUPP supplement
SUPPO supply officer
SURG surgeon
SUROBS surf observation
SURPIC surface picture
SUST BDE sustainment brigade
SUW surface warfare
SUWC surface warfare commander
SVC Service; stored value card
SVIP secure voice improvement program
SVLTU service line termination unit
SVR surface vessel radar
SVS secure voice system
Sw switch
SWA Southwest Asia
SWAT special weapons and tactics
SWBD switchboard
SWC strike warfare commander; swell/wave current
SWI special weather intelligence
SWO staff weather officer
SWORD submarine warfare operations research division
SWPC Space Weather Prediction Center
SWSOCC Southwest Sector Operation Control Center North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
SWXS Space Weather Squadron
SXXI SPECTRUM XXI
SXXI-O SPECTRUM XXI-Online
SYDP six year defense plan
SYG Secretary-General (UN)
SYNC synchronization
SYS system
SYSCOM systems command
SYSCON systems control
SZ surf zone
T search time available; short ton; trackline pattern
T&DE test and diagnostic equipment
T&E test and evaluation
T-ACS auxiliary crane ship
T-AGOS tactical auxiliary general ocean surveillance
T-AH hospital ship
T-AKR fast logistics ship
T-ASA Television Audio Support Agency
T-AVB aviation logistics support ship
T-JMC theater-joint movement center
T-JTB theater-joint transportation board
T-net training net
T/M/S type, model, and/or series
T/O table of organization
T2 technology transfer
TA target acquisition; target audience; technical arrangement; theater Army; threat assessment
TA/CP technology assessment/control plan
TAA tactical assembly area; target audience analysis
TAACOM theater Army area command
TAADS The Army Authorization Document System
TAAMDCOORD theater Army air and missile defense coordinator
TAB tactical air base
TAC tactical advanced computer; terminal access controller; terminal attack control; terminal attack controller
TAC(A) tactical air coordinator (airborne)
TAC-D tactical deception
TACAIR tactical air
TACAMO take charge and move out (E-6A/B aircraft)
TACAN tactical air navigation
TACC tanker airlift control center
TACDAR tactical detection and reporting
TACINTEL tactical intelligence
TACLAN tactical local area network
TACLOG tactical-logistical
TACM tactical air command manual
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
TACSAT tactical satellite
TACSIM tactical simulation
TACSTANS tactical standards
TACT tactical aviation control team
TACTRAGRULANT Tactical Training Group, Atlantic
TAD tactical air direction; temporary additional duty (non-unit-related personnel); theater air defense; time available for delivery
TADC tactical air direction center
TADCS tactical airborne digital camera system
TADS Tactical Air Defense System; target acquisition system and designation sight
TAES theater aeromedical evacuation system
TAF tactical air force
TAFDS tactical airfield fuel dispensing system
TAFIM technical architecture framework for information management
TAFS tactical aerodrome forecasts
TAFT technical assistance field team
TAG technical assessment group; technical assistance group; the adjutant general; Tomahawk land-attack missile aimpoint graphic
TAGS theater air-ground system
TAI target area of interest; total active inventory
TAIS transportation automated information systems
TAK cargo ship
TALD tactical air-launched decoy
TALON Threat and Local Observation Notice
TAMCA theater Army movement control agency
TAMCO theater Army movement control center
TAMD theater air and missile defense
TAMMC theater army material management command
TAMMIS theater Army medical management information system
TAMS transportation analysis, modeling, and simulation
tanalt tangent altitude
TAO tactical action officer; tactical air officer
TAOC tactical air operations center (USMC)
TAP troopship
TAR tactical air request; Training and Administration of the Reserve
TARBS transportable amplitude modulation and frequency modulation radio broadcast system
TARBUL target bulletin
TARE tactical record evaluation
TAREX target exploitation; target plans and operations
TARS tethered aerostat radar system
TARWI target weather and intelligence
TAS tactical atmospheric summary; true air speed
TASCID tactical Automatic Digital Network (AUTODIN) satellite compensation interface device
TASCO tactical automatic switch control officer
TASIP tailored analytic intelligence support to individual electronic warfare and command and control warfare projects
TASKORD tasking order
TASMO tactical air support for maritime operations
TASOSC theater Army special operations support command
TASS tactical automated security system; tactical automated switch system
TASWC theater antisubmarine warfare commander
TAT tactical analysis team; technical assistance team
TATC tactical air traffic control
TAW tactical airlift wing
TBC theater business clearance
TBD to be determined
TBM tactical ballistic missile; theater ballistic missile
TBMCS theater battle management core system
TBMD theater ballistic missile defense
TBP to be published
TBSL to be supplied later
TBTC transportable blood transshipment center
TC tidal current; transmit clock and/or telemetry combiner; training circular; Transportation Corps (Army)
TC-ACCIS Transportation Coordinator’s Automated Command and Control Information System
TC-AIMS Transportation Coordinator’s Automated Information for Movement System
TC-AIMS II Transportation Coordinator’s Automated Information for Movement System II
TCA terminal control area; time of closest approach; traditional combatant commander activity
TCAM theater Army medical management information system (TAMMIS) customer assistance module
TCC transmission control code; transportation component command
TCCF tactical communications control facility
TCEM theater contingency engineering management
TCF tactical combat force; technical control facility
TCM theater construction manager; theater container manager
TCMD transportation control and movement document
TCN third country national; transportation control number; troop contributing nations
TCO termination contracting officer; transnational criminal organization
TCP theater campaign plan
TCPED tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination
TCS theater communications system
TCSEC trusted computer system evaluation criteria
TCSP theater consolidation and shipping point
TD temporary duty; theater distribution; tie down; timing distributor; total drift; transmit data
TDA Table of Distribution and Allowance
TDAD Table of Distribution and Allowance (TDA) designation
TDBM technical database management
TDBSS Theater Defense Blood Standard System
TDC target development cell
TDD target desired ground zero (DGZ) designator; time-definite delivery
TDF tactical digital facsimile
TDIC time division interface controller
TDIG time division interface group
TDIM time division interface module
TDL tactical data link
TDM time division multiplexed
TDMA time division multiple access
TDMC theater distribution management cell
TDMF time division matrix function
TDMM time division memory module
TDMX time division matrix
TDN tactical data network; target development nomination
TDP theater distribution plan
TDR transportation discrepancy report
TDRC theater detainee reporting center
TDSG time division switching group
TDSGM time division switching group modified
TDT theater display terminal
TDY temporary duty
TE transaction editor
TEA Transportation Engineering Agency
TEC theater engineer command
tech technical
TECHCON technical control
TECHDOC technical documentation
TECHELINT technical electronic intelligence
TECHEVAL technical evaluation
TECHINT technical intelligence
TECHOPDAT technical operational data
TECS II Treasury Enforcement Communications System
TED trunk encryption device
TEDAC Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (FBI)
TEK TeleEngineering Kit
TEL transporter-erector-launcher
TELEX teletype
TELINT telemetry intelligence
TELNET telecommunication network
TEMPER tent extendible modular personnel
TENCAP tactical exploitation of national capabilities program
TEO team embarkation officer
TEOB tactical electronic order of battle
TEP test and evaluation plan; theater engagement plan
TERCOM terrain contour matching
TERF terrain flight
TERPES tactical electronic reconnaissance processing and evaluation system
TERPROM terrain profile matching
TERS tactical event reporting system
TES theater event system
TESS Tactical Environmental Support System
TET targeting effects team
TETK TeleEngineering Toolkit
TEU technical escort unit; twenty-foot equivalent unit
TEWLS Theater Enterprise Wide Logistics System
TF task force
TFA toxic free area
TFADS Table Formatted Aeronautic Data Set
TFC threat finance cell
TFCICA task force counterintelligence coordinating authority
TFE tactical field exchange; threat finance exploitation; transportation feasibility estimator
TFF total force fitness
TFLIR targeting forward-looking infrared
TFMS-M Transportation Financial Management System-Military
TFR temporary flight restriction
TFS tactical fighter squadron; Tactical Forecast System
TG task group
TGC trunk group cluster
TGEN table generate
TGM terminally guided munitions; trunk group multiplexer
TGMOW transmission group module and/or orderwire
TGO terminal guidance operations
TGT target
TGTINFOREP target information report
TGU trunk compatibility unit
THAAD Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
THREATCON terrorist threat condition
THT tactical human intelligence team
THX theater express
TI threat identification; training instructor
TIA theater intelligence assessment
TIAP theater intelligence architecture program
TIB theater intelligence brigade; toxic industrial biological
TIBS tactical information broadcast service
TIC target information center; toxic industrial chemical
TIDE Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment
TIDP technical interface design plan
TIDS tactical imagery dissemination system
TIF theater internment facility
TIFF tagged image file format
TII total inactive inventory
TIM theater information management; toxic industrial material
TIO target intelligence officer
TIP target intelligence package; trafficking in persons
TIPG telephone interface planning guide
TIPI tactical information processing interpretation
TIPS tactical optical surveillance system (TOSS) imagery processing system
TIR toxic industrial radiological
TIROS television infrared observation satellite
TIS technical interface specification; thermal imaging system
TISG technical interoperability standards group
TISS thermal imaging sensor system
TJAG the judge advocate general
TJTN theater joint tactical network
TL team leader
TLA theater logistics analysis
TLAM Tomahawk land-attack missile
TLAM/N Tomahawk land attack missile/nuclear
TLAMM theater lead agent for medical materiel
TLC traffic load control
TLE target location error
TLM target list management; topographic line map
TLO theater logistics overview
TLP transmission level point
TLR trailer
TLX teletype
TM tactical missile; target materials; team member; technical manual; TROPO modem
TMAO theater mortuary affairs office; theater mortuary affairs officer
TMB tactical military information support operations battalion
TMD tactical munitions dispenser; theater missile defense
TMEP theater mortuary evacuation point
TMG timing
TMIP theater medical information program
TMIS theater medical information system
TML terminal
TMLMC theater medical logistic management center
TMMMC theater medical materiel management center
TMN trackline multiunit non-return
TMO traffic management office; transportation management office
TMP target materials program; telecommunications management program; theater manpower forces
TMR trackline multiunit return
TMT time-phased force and deployment data management tool
TNAPS tactical network analysis and planning system
TNAPS+ tactical network analysis and planning system plus
TNC theater network operations center
TNCC theater network operations control center
TNCO transnational criminal organization
TNF theater nuclear force
TNL target nomination list
TO technical order; theater of operations
TO&E table of organization and equipment
TOA table of allowance
TOC tactical operations center; tanker airlift control center (TALCE) operations center
TOCU tropospheric scatter (TROPO) orderwire control unit
TOD tactical ocean data; time of day
TOE table of organization and equipment
TOF time of flight
TOFC trailer on flatcar
TOH top of hill
TOI track of interest
TOPINT technical operational intelligence
TOR term of reference; time of receipt
TOS time on station
TOSS tactical optical surveillance system
TOT time on target
TOW tube launched, optically tracked, wire guided
TP technical publication; transportation priority; turn point
TPC tactical pilotage chart
TPC/PC tactical pilotage chart and/or pilotage chart
TPE theater provided equipment
TPED tasking, processing, exploitation, and dissemination; theater personal effects depot
TPERS type personnel element
TPFDD time-phased force and deployment data
TPFDL time-phased force and deployment list
TPL technical publications list; telephone private line
TPME task, purpose, method, and effects
TPMRC theater patient movement requirements center
TPO task performance observation
TPRC theater planning response cell
TPT tactical petroleum terminal
TPTRL time-phased transportation requirements list
TPU tank pump unit
TQ tactical questioning
TRA technical review authority
TRAC2ES United States Transportation Command Regulating and Command and Control Evacuation System
TRACON terminal radar approach control facility
TRADOC United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
TRAM target recognition attack multisensor
Trans BDE transportation brigade
Trans Det RPO transportation detachment rapid port opening
TRANSEC transmission security
TRAP tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (Marine Corps); tactical related applications; tanks, racks, adapters, and pylons; terrorism research and analysis program
TRC tactical radio communication; threat reduction cooperation; transmission release code
TRCC tactical record communications center
TRE tactical receive equipment
TREAS Department of the Treasury
TREE transient radiation effects on electronics
TRI-TAC Tri-Service Tactical Communications Program
TRIADS Tri-Wall Aerial Distribution System
TRICON triple container
TRK truck; trunk
TRNG training
TRO training and readiness oversight
TROPO troposphere; tropospheric scatter
TRP target reference point
TRS tactical reconnaissance squadron
TS terminal service; time-sensitive; top secret
TSA target system analysis; theater storage area; Transportation Security Administration (DHS); travel security advisory
TSB technical support branch; trunk signaling buffer
TSBn transportation support battalion (USMC)
TSC theater security cooperation; theater support command; theater sustainment command (Army)
TSCIF tactical sensitive compartmented information facility
TSCM technical surveillance countermeasures
TSCO target selection confusion of the operator; top secret control officer
TSCP theater security cooperation plan
TSCR time sensitive collection requirement
TSE tactical support element
TSEC transmission security
TSG targeting support group; test signal generator
TSGCE tri-Service group on communications and electronics
TSGCEE tri-Service group on communications and electronic equipment (NATO)
TSM trunk signaling message
TSN trackline single-unit non-return; track supervision net
TSO technical standard order; telecommunications service order
TSOC tactical special operations command; theater special operations command
TSP telecommunications service priority
TSR telecommunications service request; theater source registry; theater support representative; trackline single-unit return
TSS tactical shelter system; target sensing system; timesharing system; time signal set; traffic service station
TSSP tactical satellite signal processor
TSSR tropospheric scatter (TROPO)-satellite support radio
TST tactical support team; terminal support team; theater support team; time-sensitive target
TSWA temporary secure working area
TT terminal transfer
TT&C telemetry, tracking, and commanding
TTAN transportation tracking account number
TTB transportation terminal battalion
TTD tactical terrain data; technical task directive
TTFACOR targets, threats, friendlies, artillery, clearance, ordnance, restrictions
TTG thermally tempered glass
TTL tagging, tracking, and locating; transistor-transistor logic
TTM threat training manual; training target material
TTN transportation tracking number
TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures; trailer transfer point
TTR tactical training range
TTT time to target
TTU transportation terminal unit
TTY teletype
TUBA transition unit box assembly
TUCHA type unit characteristics file
TUCHAREP type unit characteristics report
TUDET type unit equipment detail file
TV television
TVA Tennessee Valley Authority
TW&A threat warning and assessment
TWC Office for Counterterrorism Analysis (DIA); total water current
TWCF Transportation Working Capital Fund
TWCM theater wartime construction manager
TWD transnational warfare counterdrug analysis
TWDS tactical water distribution system
TWI Office for Information Warfare Support (DIA)
TWPL teletypewriter private line
TWX teletypewriter exchange
TX transmitter; transmit
TYCOM type commander
U wind speed
U/C unit cost; upconverter
UA unmanned aircraft
UAOBS upper air observation
UAR unconventional assisted recovery
UARCC unconventional assisted recovery coordination cell
UAS unmanned aircraft system
UAV unmanned aerial vehicle
UCFF Unit Type Code Consumption Factors File
UCMJ Uniform Code of Military Justice
UCP Unified Command Plan
UCT underwater construction team
UDAC unauthorized disclosure analysis center
UDC unit descriptor code
UDESC unit description
UDL unit deployment list; unit designation list
UDP unit deployment program
UDT underwater demolition team
UE unit equipment
UEWR upgraded early warning radar
UFAC Underground Facilities Analysis Center
UFC Unified Facilities Criteria
UFO ultrahigh frequency follow-on
UFR unfunded requirement
UGA ungoverned area
UGIRH Urban Generic Information Requirements Handbook
UGM-84A Harpoon
UGM-96A Trident I
UGO unified geospatial-intelligence operations
UHF ultrahigh frequency
UHV Upper Huallaga Valley
UIC unit identification code
UICIO unit identification code information officer
UIRV unique interswitch rekeying variable
UIS unit identification system
UJTL Universal Joint Task List
UK United Kingdom
UK(I) United Kingdom and Ireland
ULC unit level code
ULF ultra low frequency
ULLS unit level logistics system
ULN unit line number
ULSD ultra-low sulfur diesel
UMCC unit movement control center
UMCM underwater mine countermeasures
UMD unit manning document; unit movement data
UMIB urgent marine information broadcast
UMMIPS uniform material movement and issue priority system
UMO unit movement officer
UMPR unit manpower personnel record
UMT unit ministry team
UN United Nations
UN CMCoord United Nations humanitarian civil-military coordination
UN-DMT United Nations disaster management team
UNAMIR United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda
UNC United Nations Command
UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UND urgency of need designator
UNDAC United Nations disaster assessment and coordination
UNDFS United Nations Department of Field Support
UNDHA United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs
UNDP United Nations development programme
UNDPKO United Nations Department for Peacekeeping Operations
UNEF United Nations emergency force
UNEP United Nations environment programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
UNHAS United Nations Humanitarian Air Service
UNHCHR United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNHCR United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees
UNHQ United Nations Headquarters
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIFIL United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
UNIL unclassified national information library
UNITAF unified task force
UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research
UNITREP unit status and identity report
UNJLC United Nations Joint Logistic Centre
UNLOC United Nations logistic course
UNMEM United Nations military expert on mission
UNMIH United Nations Mission in Haiti
UNMILPOC United Nations military police course
UNMOC United Naitons military observers course
UNMOVCC United Nations movement control course
UNO unit number
UNOCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNODIR unless otherwise directed
UNOSOM United Nations Operations in Somalia
UNPA United Nations Participation Act
UNPROFOR United Nations protection force
UNREP underway replenishment
UNREP CONSOL underway replenishment consolidation
UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
UNSC United Nations Security Council
UNSCR United Nations Security Council resolution
UNSG United Nations Secretary-General
UNSOC United Nations staff officers course
UNTAC United Nations Transition Authority in Cambodia
UNTSO United Nations Truce and Supervision Organization
UNV United Nations volunteer
UOF use of force
UON urgent operational need
UP&TT unit personnel and tonnage table
URDB user requirements database
URL uniform resource locater
USA United States Army
USAB United States Army barracks
USACCSA United States Army Command and Control Support Agency
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
USAFEP United States Air Force, Europe pamphlet
USAFLANT United States Air Force, Atlantic Command
USAFR United States Air Force Reserve
USAFRICOM United States Africa Command
USAFSOC United States Air Force, Special Operations Command
USAFSOF United States Air Force, Special Operations Forces
USAFSOS United States Air Force Special Operations School
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USAITAC United States Army Intelligence Threat Analysis Center
USAJFKSWC United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center
USAMC United States Army Materiel Command
USAMMA United States Army Medical Materiel Agency
USAMPS United States Army Military Police School
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 Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Agency
USAO United States Attorney Office
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
USARIEM United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
USARJ United States Army, Japan
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
USB upper side band
USBP United States Border Patrol
USC United States Code; universal service contract
USCENTAF United States Central Command Air Forces
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; United States Customs Service
USCYBERCOM United States Cyber Command
USD(A&T) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology
USD(AT&L) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
USD(C/CFO) 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
USD(R&E) Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USDAO United States defense attache office
USDELMC United States Delegation to the NATO Military Committee
USELEMCMOC United States Element Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center
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
USFJ United States Forces, Japan
USFK United States Forces, Korea
USFORAZORES United States Forces, Azores
USFS United States Forest Service
USFWS United States Fish and Wildlife Service
USG United States Government
USGS United States Geological Survey
USIA United States Information Agency
USIC United States interdiction coordinator
USIS United States Information Service
USJFCOM United States Joint Forces Command
USLANTFLT United States Atlantic Fleet
USLO United States liaison office; United States liaison officer
USMARFORCENT United States Marine Component, Central Command
USMARFORLANT United States Marine Component, Atlantic Command
USMARFORNORTH United States Marine Corps Forces North
USMARFORPAC United States Marine Component, Pacific Command
USMARFORSOUTH United States Marine Component, Southern Command
USMC United States Marine Corps
USMCEB United States Military Communications-Electronics Board
USMCR United States Marine Corps Reserve
USMER United States merchant ship vessel locator reporting system
USMILGP United States military group
USMILREP United States military representative
USML United States Munitions List
USMOG-W United States Military Observer Group – Washington
USMS United States Marshals Service
USMTF United States message text format
USMTM United States military training mission
USN United States Navy
USNAVCENT United States Naval Forces, Central Command
USNAVEUR United States Naval Forces, Europe
USNAVSO US Naval Forces Southern Command
USNCB United States National Central Bureau (INTERPOL)
USNMR United States National Military representative
USNMTG United States North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Terminology Group
USNO United States Naval Observatory
USNORTHCOM United States Northern Command
USNR United States Navy Reserve
USNS United States Naval Ship
USPACAF United States Air Forces, Pacific Command
USPACFLT United States Pacific Fleet
USPACOM United States Pacific Command
USPFO(P&C) United States Property and Fiscal Office (Purchasing and Contracting)
USPHS United States Public Health Service
USPS United States Postal Service
USREPMC United States representative to the military committee (NATO)
USSOCOM United States Special Operations Command
USSOUTHAF United States Air Force, Southern Command
USSOUTHCOM United States Southern Command
USSS United States Secret Service (TREAS); United States Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) System
USSTRATCOM United States Strategic Command
USTRANSCOM United States Transportation Command
USUN United States Mission to the United Nations
USW undersea warfare
USW/USWC undersea warfare and/or undersea warfare commander
USYG under secretary general
UT1 unit trainer; Universal Time
UTC Coordinated Universal Time; unit type code
UTM universal transverse mercator
UTO unit table of organization
UTR underwater tracking range
UUV unmanned underwater vehicle; unmanned underwater vessel
UVEPROM ultraviolet erasable programmable read-only memory
UW unconventional warfare
UWOA unconventional warfare operating area
UXO unexploded explosive ordnance; unexploded ordnance
V search and rescue unit ground speed; sector pattern; volt
v velocity of target drift
V&A valuation and availability
V/STOL vertical and/or short takeoff and landing aircraft
VA Veterans Administration; victim advocate; vulnerability assessment
VAAP vulnerability assessment and assistance program
VAC volts, alternating current
VARVAL vessel arrival data, list of vessels available to marine safety offices and captains of the port
VAT B visibility (in miles), amount (of clouds, in eighths), (height of cloud) top (in thousands of feet), (height of cloud) base (in thousands of feet)
VBIED vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
VBS visit, board, search
VBSS visit, board, search, and seizure
VCC voice communications circuit
VCG virtual coordination group
VCJCS Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
VCNOG Vice Chairman, Nuclear Operations Group
VCO voltage controlled oscillator
VCOPG Vice Chairman, Operations Planners Group
VCR violent crime report
VCXO voltage controlled crystal oscillator; voltage controlled oscillator
VDC volts, direct current
VDJS Vice Director, Joint Staff
VDL video downlink
VDR voice digitization rate
VDS video subsystem
VDSD visual distress signaling device
VDU visual display unit
VDUC visual display unit controller
VE vertical error
VEE Venezuelan equine encephalitis
VEH vehicle; vehicular cargo
VEO violent extremist organization
VERTREP vertical replenishment
VF voice frequency
VFR visual flight rules
VFS validating flight surgeon
VFTG voice frequency telegraph
VHF very high frequency
VI visual information
VICE advice
VID visual identification; visual identification information display
VINSON encrypted ultrahigh frequency communications system
VIP very important person; visual information processor
VIRS verbally initiated release system
VIS visual imaging system
VISA Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement
VISOBS visual observer
VIXS video information exchange system
VLA vertical line array; visual landing aid
VLF very low frequency
VLR very-long-range aircraft
VMap vector map
VMAQ Marine tactical electronic warfare squadron
VMC visual meteorological conditions
VMF variable message format
VMGR Marine aerial refueler and transport squadron
VMI vendor managed inventory
VNTK target vulnerability indicator designating degree of hardness; susceptibility of blast; and K-factor
VO validation office
VOCODER voice encoder
VOCU voice orderwire control unit
VOD vertical onboard delivery
vol volume
VOL volunteer
VOLS vertical optical landing system
VOR very high frequency omnidirectional range station
VORTAC very high frequency omnidirectional range station and/or tactical air navigation
VOX voice actuation (keying)
VP video processor
VPB version planning board
VPD version planning document
VPV virtual prime vendor
VS sector single-unit
VS&PT vehicle summary and priority table
VSG virtual support group
VSP voice selection panel
VSR sector single-unit radar
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
VTOL-UAV vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicle
VTS vessel traffic service
VTT video teletraining
VU volume unit
VV&A verification, validation, and accreditation
VV&C verification, validation, and certification
VX nerve agent (O-Ethyl S-Diisopropylaminomethyl Methylphosphonothiolate)
W sweep width
w search subarea width
WAAR Wartime Aircraft Activity Report
WACBE World Area Code Basic Encyclopedia
WADS Western Air Defense Sector
WAGB icebreaker (USCG)
WAI weather area of interest
WAN wide-area network
WANGO World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations
WARM wartime reserve mode
WARNORD warning order
WARP web-based access and retrieval portal
WAS wide area surveillance
WASP war air service program
WATCHCON watch condition
WB wideband
WBGTI wet bulb globe temperature index
WBIED waterborne improvised explosive device
WC wind current
WCA water clearance authority
WCCS Wing Command and Control System
WCDO War Consumables Distribution Objective
WCE weapons of mass destruction coordination element
WCO World Customs Organization
WCS weapons control status
WDCO well deck control officer
WDT warning and display terminal
WEAX weather facsimile
Web SM Web scheduling and movement
WES weapon engagement status
WETM weather team
WEU Western European Union
WEZ weapon engagement zone
WFE warfighting environment
WFP World Food Programme (UN)
WG working group
WGS Wideband Global Satellite Communications; World Geodetic System
WGS 84 World Geodetic System 1984
WH wounded due to hostilities
WHEC high-endurance cutter (USCG)
WHNRS wartime host-nation religious support
WHNS wartime host-nation support
WHNSIMS Wartime Host Nation Support Information Management System
WHO World Health Organization (UN)
WIA wounded in action
WISDIM Warfighting and Intelligence Systems Dictionary for Information Management
WISP Wartime Information Security Program
WIT weapons intelligence team
WLG Washington Liaison Group
WMD weapons of mass destruction
WMD CM weapons of mass destruction consequence management
WMD-CST weapons of mass destruction-civil support team
WMD-E weapons of mass destruction-elimination
WMEC Coast Guard medium-endurance cutter
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WMP Air Force War and Mobilization Plan; War and Mobilization Plan
WOC wing operations center (USAF)
WOD wind-over deck; word-of-day
WORM write once read many
WOT war on terrorism
WP white phosphorous; working party; Working Party (NATO)
WPA water jet propulsion assembly
WPAL wartime personnel allowance list
WPARR War Plans Additive Requirements Roster
WPB Coast Guard patrol boat
WPC Washington Planning Center
WPM words per minute
WPN weapon
WPR War Powers Resolution
WR war reserve; weapon radius
WRA Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (DOS); weapons release authority
WRAIR Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
WRC World Radiocommunication Conference
WRL weapons release line
WRM war reserve materiel
WRMS war reserve materiel stock
WRR weapons response range (as well as wpns release rg)
WRS war reserve stock
WRSA war reserve stocks for allies
WRSK war readiness spares kit; war reserve spares kit
WS weather squadron
WSE weapon support equipment
WSES surface effect ship (USCG)
WSESRB Weapon System Explosive Safety Review Board
WSM waterspace management
WSR weapon system reliability
WSV weapons system video
WT warping tug; weight
WTCA water terminal clearance authority
WTCT weapons of mass destruction technical collection team
WTI weapons technical intelligence
WTLO water terminal logistic office
Wu uncorrected sweep width
WVRD World Vision Relief and Development, Inc.
WWABNCP worldwide airborne command post
WWII World War II
WWSVCS Worldwide Secure Voice Conferencing System
WWX worldwide express
WX weather
X initial position error
XCDS Extracted Container Delivery System
XCVR transceiver
XMPP extensible messaging and presence protocol
XO executive officer
XSB barrier single unit
Y search and rescue unit (SRU) error
YR year
Z zulu
z effort
ZF zone of fire
Zt total available effort
ZULU time zone indicator for Universal Time