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Revision date: November 20, 2018

Acronym  Definition
A Alpha
A’RFF Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting
AAAV Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (Now called EFV)
AAO Approved Acquisition Objective
AAP Abbreviated Acquisition Program
AAV Assault Amphibious Vehicle
AAW Anti-Air Warfare
AAWS-H Anti-Armor Weapon System - Heavy
AAWS-M Advanced Antitank Weapon System - Medium
ABC/M Activity Based Costing and Management
ABT Air Breathing Targets
ABV Assault Breacher Vehicle
AC Active Component
AC2S Airborne Command and Control System
ACADA Automatic Chemical Agent Detector Alarm
ACAT Acquisition Category
ACE Aviation Combat Element
ACM Air Contingency MAGTF
ACMC Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
ACP Aviation Continuation Pay
ACS Advanced Countermine System
ACTD Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration
ADCON Administrative Control
ADCP Air Defense Communications Platform
ADFC Advanced Digital Fire Control System
ADM Acquisition Decision Memorandum
ADS Advanced Distributed Simulation
ADS Active Denial System
AE Assault Echelon
AFATDS Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
AFOE Assault Follow-on Echelon
AFRICOM U. S. Africa Command
AFV Armored Fighting Vehicle
AGLEP Advanced Ground Laser Eye Protection
AGS Advanced Gun System
AIS Automated Information System
AIT Automated Identification Technology
ALAM Advanced Land Attack Missile
ALC Area Learning Center
ALEP Amphibious Lift Enhancement Plan
ALICE All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment
AMC Air Mobility Command
AMCM Airborne Mine Countermeasures
AMCROSS American Red Cross 
AMD Advanced Mine Detector
AMRAAM Advanced Medium-Range Air to Air Missile
ANAD Anniston Army Depot
ANBACIS Automated Nuclear Biological and Chemical Information System
ANGLICO Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
AO Action Officer
AO Acquisition Objective
AoA Analysis of Alternatives
AOR Area of Responsibility
AP Anti-Personnel
APC Agency Program Coordinator
APECS All Purpose Environmental Clothing System
APN Aircraft Procurement Navy
APOBS Antipersonnel Obstacle Breaching System
APOD/E Aerial Port of Debarkation/Embarkation
APS Active Protective System
ARC Aviation Refueling Capability
ARDEC Army Research Development and Engineering Center
ARG Amphibious Ready Group
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
AS Analysis Substation
ASD / C31 Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command Control Communications and Intelligence
ASPARCS Air Surveillance and Precision Approach Radar Control System
ASUW Antisurface Warfare
ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
ASW Antisubmarine Warfare
AT Annual Training
AT Antiterrorism
AT/FP Antiterrorism/Force Protection
AT&L Acquisition Technology & Logistics
ATACC Advanced Tactical Air Command Central
ATACMS Army Tactical Missile System
ATARS Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System
ATC Air Traffic Control
ATD Advanced Technology Development
ATF Amphibious Task Force
ATL Advanced Tactical Laser
ATLASS Asset Tracking Logistics and Supply System
ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode
ATO Air Tasking Order
AUTODIN Automated Digital Network
AVDTV Armored Vehicle Driver’s Thermal Viewer
AVDVE Armored Vehicle Driver’s Vision Enhancer
AWE Advanced Warfighting Experiment
B Bravo
BA Budget Activity/Authority
BAH Basic Allowance for Housing
BDA Battle Damage Assessment/Bomb Damage Assessment
BFT Blue Force Tracker
BFV Bradley Fighting Vehicle
BMAR Backlog of Maintenance and Repair
BMDO Ballistic Missile Defense Office
BOG  Boots On Ground 
BOS Base Operating Support
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure
BSSG Brigade Service Support Group
BST Basic Skills Trainer
BTI Base Telecommunications Infrastructure
BU Block Upgrade
BUMED Bureau of Medicine
BUMED  Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery 
BUPERS  Bureau of Naval Personnel 
BUR Bottom-Up Review
BV Base Vehicle
C Charlie
C2 Command and Control
C2PC Command and Control Personal Computer
C3I Command Control Communications and Intelligence
C4I Command  Control Communications Computers and Intelligence
C4I2 Command Control Communications Computers Intelligence
and Interoperability
C4ISR Command Control Communications Computers Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance
CA Civil Affairs
CAC Common Access Card
CAC2S Common Aviation Command and Control System
CACCTUS Combined Arms Command and Control Training Upgrade System
CAEMS Computer-Aided Embarkation Management System
CAM Chemical Agent Monitor
CARAT Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training
CAST Combined Arms Staff Trainer
CASTFOREM Combined Arms and Support Task Force Evaluation Model
CATF Commander Amphibious Task Force
CAX Combined Arms Exercise
CBIRF Chemical Biological Incident Response Force
CBIS Chemical-Biological Individual Sampler
CBMRFS Concept Based Munitions Requirement System
CBRNE Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Explosive
CBRP Concept Base Requirements Process
CBRS Concept Base Requirements System
CBV Combat Breacher Vehicle
CCA Clinger-Cohan Act
CCD Charged Couple Device
CCENT Commander Central Command
CCP Consolidated Cryptologic Program
CCS COMINT Collection Subsystem
CD Counter/Drug
CDPU Computer Data Processing Unit
CDR Critical Design Review
CDS Combat Development System
CE Command Element
CEC Cooperative Engagement Capability
CECM Communications Electronic Countermeasures
CENTCOM Central Command
CENTCOM U. S. Central Command
CETO Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities
CETPS Cooperative Engagement Transmission Processing Set
CEUR Commander Europe
CFAC Clear Facilities
CFC Combined Forces Command
CG Commanding General
CI/HUMINT Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIAC Command IA Coordinator
CIC Combat Integration Capability
CID Combat Identification
CIGSS Common Imagery Ground/Surface System
CIHEP Center Intelligence/Human Intelligence Equipment Program
CINC Commander-In-Chief
CIO Chief Information Officer
CJCS Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff
CJF Commander Joint Force
CJFCOM Commander Joint Forces Command
CJTF Commander Joint Task Force
CJTF-HOA Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa
CLANTFLT Commander Atlantic Fleet
CLASS Closed Loop Artillery Simulation System
CLAWS Complementary Low Altitude Weapons System
CLC2S Common Logistics Command and Control System
CLRF Common Laser Range Finder
CLS Contractor Logistics Support
CM Consequence Management
CMC Commandant of the Marine Corps
CMOS Cargo Movement Operations System
CMS/ID Career Management System/Interactive Detailing
CMV Combat Mobility Vehicle
CNA Center for Naval Analyses
CNIC Commander Navy Installations Command
CNO Chief of Naval Operations
CNRFC Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command
COBRA Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance Analysis
COC Combat Operations Center
COE Common Operating Environment
COE Concept of Employment
COMINT Communications Intelligence
COMMARFOREUR Commander US Marine Forces Europe
COMMARFORLANT Commander US Marine Forces Atlantic
COMMARFORPAC Commander US Marine Forces Pacific
COMMARFORRES Commander US Marine Forces
COMNAV Communication Navigation
COMSEC Communications Security
COMUSNAVCENT Commander US Navy Central Command
COMUSNAVEUR Commander US Navy Europe
COMUSNAVPAC Commander US Navy Pacific
CONOPS Concept of Operations
CONPLAN Contingency Plan
CONUS Continental United States
CONUS Continental Unites States
COP Common Operational Picture
COR Command Officer Representative
CORM Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces
COTS Commercial off-the-Shelf
CP Command Post
CPA Chairman’s Program Assessment
CPAC Commander Pacific
CPACFLT Commander Pacific Fleet
CPE Collective Protective Environment
CPG Commandant’s Planning Guidance
CPR Chairman’s Program Review
CPU Central Processing Unit
CPX Command Post Exercise
CQB Close Quarters Battle
CR  Combat Requirement
CRDEC Chemical Research Development and Engineering Center
CRI Certification Requirements Index (also referred to as NE or RTN i.e. NE-1234-0001)
CROP Common Relevant Operating Picture
CRS Canteen Refilling System
CSAR Combat Search and Rescue
CSG Carrier Strike Group
CSOUTH Commander Southern Command
CSS  Combat Service Support
CSSD Combat Service Support Detachment
CSSE Combat Service Support Element
CSSE SDE Combat Service Support Element Shared Data Environment
CT Counter Terrorism
CTF-IA Commander Task Force – Individual Augmentee
CTI Central Tire Inflation
CTN Composite Tracking Network
CTOL Conventional Take Off and Landing
CTP Common Tactical Picture
CTT Commanders Tactical Terminal
CV Conventional Aircraft Carrier
CVBG Carrier Battle Group
CVW Carrier Air Wing
CWAR Continuous Wave Acquisition Radar
CWT Customer Wait Time
CY Calendar Year
D Delta
DA Direct Action
DAB Defense Acquisition Board
DACT Data Automated Communications Terminal
DAMA Demand Assigned Multiple Access
DARP Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Program
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DART Defense Assistance Response Team
DASC Direct Air Support Center
DAWMS Deep Attack Weapons Mix Study
DBBL Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab
DBOF Defense Business Operations Fund
DCGS Distribute Common Ground Systems
DCI&L Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics
DCO Defense Connect Online
DCP Defense Cryptologic Program
DCU Dynamic Component Upgrade
DDG Guided Missile Destroyer
DDS Data Distribution System
DEERS Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
DEP Delayed Entry Program
DEPTEMPO Deployment Tempo
DF Direction Finding
DFAC Dining Facility (Army Galley)
DFT Deployments for Training
DGIAP Defense General Intelligence and Applications Program
DHA Deployment Health Assessment
DHC Deployment Health Center
DHP Defense Health Care Program
DHS Defense HUMINT Service
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency
DICP Defense Intelligence Counterdrug Program
DII Defense Information Infrastructure
DIMAP Defense Imagery and Mapping Program
DIS Distributed Interactive Simulation
DISA Defense Information Systems Agency
DISTP Defense Special Technology Program
DITP Defense Intelligence Tactical Program
DJCIP Defense Joint Counterintelligence Program
DL Distance Learning
DLC Distance Learning Center
DLI Defense Language Institute
DMRD Defense Management Review Decision
DMS Defense Messaging System
DMSO Defense Modeling and Simulation Office
DMSS Defense Medical Surveillance System
DOA Days of Ammunition
DoD Department of Defense
DoN Department of the Navy
DOS Days of Supply
DoS Department of State
DOTMPLF Doctrine Organization Training Manpower Personnel Logistics and Facilities
DPE Data Processing Equipment
DPG Defense Planning Guidance
DPP Defense Program Projection
DPRB Defense Planning and Resources Board
DR Digital Radiography
DSCS Defense Satellite Communications System
DSN Defense Switched Network
DSRP Defense Space Reconnaissance Program
DST Decision Support Tools
DT Developmental Test
DTC Digital Technical Control
DTS Defense Transportation System
DTS Defense Travel System
DWTS PIP Digital Wideband Transmission System Product Improvement Program
E Echo
E-MAIL Electronic Mail
E-NBC Enhanced NBC Capability
EA Electronic Attack
EAF Expeditionary Air Field
EBFL Extended Boom Forklift
ECP Entry Control Point (Gate in a camp)
ECRC Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center
EDHA Electronic Deployment Health Assessment
EDM Engineering Development Model
EFSS Expeditionary Fire Support System
EFV Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (Formerly AAAV)
EHF Extremely High Frequency
ELB Extended Littoral Battlespace
ELINT Electronics Intelligence
EMD Engineering and Manufacturing Development
EMT Embedded Military Team
EMW Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare
EO Electro Optical
EOB Electronic Order of Battle/ Enemy Order of Battle
EOD Explosive Ordnance and Disposal
EOM Echelon of Maintenance
EP Electronic Protection
EPLRS Enhanced Position Location Reporting System
EPUU Enhanced PLRS User Units
EPW Enemy Prisoners of War
ERB Enlisted Review Board
ERGM Extended Range Guided Munitions
ERIP Engine Reliability Improvement Program
EROWPU Enhanced Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit
ERP Engine Reliability Program
ES Equipment Suit
ESF Expeditionary Strike Force
ESG Expeditionary Strike Group
ESGR Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
ESP Extended Service Program
ESS Electronics Intelligence (ELINT) Support System
ETSS Extended Training Service Specialist
ETT Embedded Training Team
EUCOM European Command
EUL Economic Useful Life
EUT End User Terminal
EW Electronic Warfare
F Foxtrot
FAC Forward Air Controller
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FARP Forward Arming Refueling Point
FASCAM Family of Scatterable Mines
FAST Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team
FATS Fire Arms Training System
FAV Fast Attack Vehicle
FCIP Foreign Counterintelligence Program
FDC Fire Direction Center
FDNF Forward Deployed Naval Forces
FDS Field Development System
FEA Front End Analysis
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEO Forcible Entry Operations
FEP Firepower Enhancement Program
FEX Field Exercise
FFC Fleet Forces Command
FFSC Fleet & Family Support Center
FH Frequency Hopping
FHMC Family Housing Marine Corps
FIE Fly-In Echelon
FIIU Force Imagery Interpretation Unit
FIM Family of Improved Mortars
FIPP Final Integration and Prove-out Phase
FLC Functional Learning Center
FLPP Foreign Language Proficiency Pay
FM Frequency Modulation
FMF Fleet Marine Force
FO Forward Observer
FOB Forward Operating Base
FOC Full Operational Capability
FOF Floating Offshore Facility
FOM Family of Munitions
FOS Family of Systems
FOTS Follow-on-to-Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW)
FOTT Follow-on-to-TOW
FOV Family of Vehicles
FP Force Protection
FPLIF Field Pack Large with Internal Frame
FPU Front Power Unit
FRG Family Readiness Group
FRP Fleet Response Plan
FRP Full Rate Production
FRSS Forward Resuscitative Surgery System
FSC2S Fire Support Command and Control System
FSCC Fire Support Coordination Center
FSED Full Scale Engineering Development
FSRM Facilities Sustainment Restoration and Modernization
FSSG Force Service Support Group
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FTL Far Target Location
FTS Full Time Support
FTSS Family of Tactical Soft Shelters
FUE First Units Equipped
FY Fiscal Year
FYDP Future Year Defense Plan
FYEP Five Year Experimentation Plan
G Golf
GBS Global Broadcast Service
GCCS Global Command and Control System
GCE Ground Combat Element
GCS Ground Control Station
GCSS Global Combat Support System
GCSS-MC Global Combat Support System- Marine Corps
GDIP General Defense Intelligence Program
GIG Global Information Grid
GLPS Gun Laying and Positioning System
GME Garrison Mobile Equipment
GMF Ground Mobile Forces
GOPLAT Gas and Oil Platform
GOTS Government off-the-Shelf
GP General Purpose
GPR Ground Processing Requirement
GPS Global Positioning System
GSA Global Support Assignment (Type of IA Sailor - Officer)
GTCC Government Travel Credit Card
GTN Global Transportation Network
GWOT Global War on Terrorism
H Hotel
H-HMMWV Heavy Variant High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
HARM High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile
HAW Heavy Anti-armor Weapon
HDZ Hazardous Zone
HE High Explosive
HEMTT Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck
HERCULES Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System
HF High Frequency
HIMARS High Mobility Artillery Rocket System
HLA High Level Architecture
HLCAC Heavy Lift Landing Craft Air Cushion
HMD High Mobility Downsize
HMH Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron
HMLA Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron
HMM Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron
HMMWV High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
HMX Marine Helicopter Squadron 1
HNS Host Nation Support
HOA Horn of Africa
HQMC Headquarters Marine Corps
HRI High Risk Isolation
HSAP Health Services Augmentation Program (Type of IA Sailor)
HSV High Speed Vessel
HUD Heads-up Display
HUMINT Human Source Intelligence
HWM High Water Mark
HWTS Heavy Weapons Thermal Sight
I India
I2 Image Intensification
IA Information Assurance
IA Individual Augmentee
IAC Intelligence Analysis Center
IAMM Individual Augmentee Manpower Management (Type of IA Officer & Enlisted)
IAS Intelligence Analysis System
IASSC IA Suitability Screening Coordinator
ICAD Individual Chemical Agent Detector
ICCE Individual Combat Clothing and Equipment
ICRC International Community of the Red Cross
ID/HF Imminent Danger/Hostile Fire
IDASC Improved Direct Air Support Center
IDIQ Indefinite Duration Indefinite Quantity Contract
IDSS Individual Deployment Support Specialist
IED Improvised Explosive Device
IELD Improved External Lift Device
IEWCS Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Common Sensor
IFAV Interim Fast Attack Vehicle
IFF Identification Friend or Foe
IHR In-Extremis Hostage Rescue
IICS Integrated Infantry Combat System
ILBE Improved Load Bearing Equipment
ILC Integrated Logistics Capability
ILO In Lieu Of (Army)
IMA Individual Mobilization Augmentees
IMI Interactive Multimedia Instruction
IMINT Imagery Intelligence
INFOSEC Information Security
INRMP Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans
INS Inertial Navigation System
INTEL Intelligence
IO Information Operations
IOC Initial Operational Capability
IOT Initial Operational Test
IOT&E Initial Operational Test and Evaluation
IOW Intelligence Operations Workstations
IPCOT In-Place Continuation of Overseas Tour
IPT Integrated Product/Process Team
IR Infrared
IR3B Integrated Resources and Requirements Review Board
IRAM Improved Reliability and Maintainability
IROAN Inspect and Repair Only as Necessary
IRR Individual Ready Reserve
IRV Improved Recovery Vehicle
IS Interim Standardization
IS Information Systems
ISAF International Security Assistance Force
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISIC Immediate Superior in Command
ISMT-E Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer-Enhanced
ISNT Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer
ISO  International Organization for Standardization
ISOPREP Isolated Personnel Report
ISP Internet Service Provider
ISR Intelligence
ISSA Inter-Service Support Agreement
IST Infantry Squad Trainer
IT Information Technology
ITAS Improved Target Acquisition System
ITV Internally Transportable Vehicle
ITV In-Transit Visibility
IWAR Integrated Warfare Architecture
J Juliet
JAC Joint Analysis Center
JAG Judge Advocate General
JBPDS Joint Biological Point Detection System
JCAD Joint Chemical Agent Detector
JCAS Joint Close Air Support
JCATS Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation
JCD&E Joint Concept Development and Experimentation
JCIDS Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
JDAM Joint Direct Attack Munitions
JFACC Joint Force Air Component Commander
JFC Joint Force Commander
JFCOM Joint Force Command
JFLCC Joint Force Land Component Commander
JFMCC Joint Force Maritime Component Commander
JHSV Joint High Speed Vessel
JI&I Joint Integration and Interoperability
JIATF-E Joint Interagency Task Force- East
JIATF-W Joint Interagency Task Force- West
JIC Joint Intelligence Center
JIPT Joint Integrated Product Team
JLUS Joint Land Use Studies
JMA/SA Joint Mission Area/Support Area
JMAA / JMNA Joint Mission Area Analysis / Joint Mission Need Analysis
JMASS Joint Modeling and Simulation System
JMCIS UB Joint Maritime Command Information System Unified Build
JMD Joint Manning Document
JMIP Joint Military Intelligence Program
JNLWD Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate
JNLWP Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program
JNMS Joint Network Management System
JOA Joint Operations Area
JOPES Joint Operation Planning and Execution System
JOTS Joint Operational Tactical System
JPO-BIO Joint Program Office for Biological Defense
JROC Joint Requirements Oversight Council
JSCP Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan
JSEAD Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses
JSF Joint Strike Fighter
JSFXD Joint Service Fixed Site Decontamination
JSIMS Joint Simulation System
JSIPS Joint Service Imagery Processing System
JSIPS TEG Joint Service Imagery Processing System Tactical Exploitation Group
JSLIST Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology
JSLNBCRS Joint Service Light NBC Reconnaissance System
JSLSCAD Joint Services Lightweight Chemical Standoff Agent Detector
JSOC Joint Special Operations Command
JSOW Joint Standoff Weapon
JSTARS Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System
JTF Joint Task Force
JTF HQ Joint Task Force Headquarters
JTF-HQ Joint Task Force – Headquarters
JTIDS Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
JTRS Joint Tactical Radio System
JUW Joint Urban Warfare
JWARN Joint Warning and Reporting Network
JWARS Joint Warfare System
JWCA Joint Warfighting Capability Assessment
JWFC Joint Warfighting Center
JWID Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstrations
JWTC Joint Warfare Training Center
JWTC Jungle Warfare Training Center
K Kilo
KIA Killed in Action
KPP Key Performance Parameter
L Lima
LAAD Low Altitude Air Defense
LAAD Low AltitudeAir Defense Battalion
LAN Local Area Network
LAR Light Armored Reconnaissance
LAV Light Armored Vehicle
LAV SLEP LAV Service Life Extension Program
LAV-AD Light Armored Vehicle-Air Defense
LAV-FIST LAV-Full-Crew Interactive Simulator Trainer
LAV-M Light Armored Vehicle-Mortar
LCAC Landing Craft Air Cushion
LCM Life Cycle Management
LCU(R) Landing Craft Utility Replacement
LEWDD Lightweight Early Warning Detection Device
LHA Amphibious Assault Ship-General Purpose
LHD Amphibious Assault Ship-Multipurpose
LIC Low Intensity Conflict
LKA Amphibious Stores Ship
LLDR Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder
LLI Long Lead Item
LMCC Logistics Movement Control Center
LME Lightweight Maintenance Enclosure
LMR Land Mobile Radio
LMRS Long-term Mine Reconnaissance System
LMS Lightweight Multipurpose Shelter
LMST Lightweight Multi-band Satellite Terminals
LNBCRS Lightweight Nuclear Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance System
LNO Liaison Officer
LOE Limited Objective Experiment
LOGAIS Logistics Automated Information System
LP/OP Listening Post/Observation Post
LPD Amphibious Transport Dock [Ship]
LPH Amphibious Assault Ship-Helicopter
LPP Littoral Penetration Point
LRA Local Registration Authority
LRC Learning Resource Center
LRIP Low Rate Initial Production
LRLAP Long-Range Land Attack Projectile
LRMC Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (Germany)
LRU Line Replaceable Units
LSA Life Support Area (Camp)
LSD Landing Ship Dock
LST Laser Spot Trackers
LST Landing Ship Tank/ Troop
LTA Launch Tube Assembly
LTVR Light Tactical Vehicle Replacement
LUT Limited User Test
LVS Logistics Vehicle System
LW155 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer
LWH Lightweight Helmet
LWTC Littoral Warfare Training Complex
M Mike
M&S Modeling & Simulation
MAA Mission Area Analysis
MACCS Marine Air Command and Control System
MACE MEF Augmentation Command Element
MACG Marine Air Control Group
MACP Marine Aviation Campaign Plan
MACS Marine Air Control Squadron
MAG Marine Aircraft Group
MAGIS Marine Air – Ground Intelligence System
MAGTF Marine Air - Ground Task Force
MALS Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron
MARCENT Marine Forces Central Command
MARCORMATCOM Marine Corps Material Command
MARCORSYSCOM Marine Corps System Command
MARDIV Marine Division
MARFOR Marine Forces
MARFOREUR Marine Forces Europe
MARFORLANT Marine Forces Atlantic
MARFORPAC Marine Forces Pacific
MARFORRES Marine Forces Reserve
MARFORSOUTH Marine Forces South
MARINENET Marine Corps Learning Network
MARS Marine Aviation Requirements Study
MASINT Measurement and Signature Intelligence
MATCALS Marine Air Traffic Control and Landing System
MAW Marine Aircraft Wing
MAW Medium Anti-Armor Weapon
MAWTS-1 Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron - One
MBC Mortar Ballistic Computer
Mbps Megabits per second
MBST Marine Battle Skills Training
MBT Main Battle Tank
MCAGCC Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center
MCARMS Marine Corps Ammunition Requirements Management System
MCAS Marine Corps Air Station
MCASS Marine Common Application Support Software
MCATCD Marine Corps Air Traffic Control Detachment
MCB Marine Corps Base
MCCDC Marine Corps Combat Development Command
MCCPIP Marine Corps Continuous Process Improvement Program
MCCS Marine Corps Community Services
MCCUU Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform
MCDN Marine Corps Data Network
MCEN Marine Corps Enterprise Network
MCFSS Marine Corps Fire Support System
MCHS Marine Corps Common Hardware Suite
MCI Marine Corps Institute
MCIA Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
MCISU Marine Corps Imagery Support Unit
MCLCP Marine Corps Logistics Campaign Plan
MCM Mine Countermeasures
MCMAP Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
MCMP Marine Corps Master Plan
MCMSO Marine Corps Modeling and Simulation Management Office
MCMWTC Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center
MCNR Military Construction Navy Reserve
MCON Military Construction
MCOTEA Marine Corps Operational Tests and Evaluation Activity
MCP Mission Capability Package
MCPON Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
MCPP Marine Corps Planning Process
MCRC Marine Corps Recruiting Command
MCSF Marine Corps Security Forces
MCSSC2 Marine Combat Service Support Command and Control
MCT Marine Combat Training
MCTEEP Marine Corps Training Exercise Employment Plan
MCTSSA Marine Corps Tactical System Support Activity
MCWL Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
MDA Milestone Decision Authority
MDC Material Distribution Center
MDSS MAGTF Deployment Support System
MEB Marine Expeditionary Brigade
MEB (AE) Marine Expeditionary Brigade Assault Echelon
MEB (AT) Marine Expeditionary Brigade (Antiterrorism)
MECCES Marine Corps Communications and Electronics School
MEF Marine Expeditionary Force
MEFFV MAGTF Expeditionary Family of Fighting Vehicles
MEP Mobile Electric Power
MEP Marine Enhancement Program
MEU Marine Expeditionary Unit
MEU (SOC) Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)
MEWSS Mobile Electronic Warfare Support System
MEWSS-PIP Mobile Electronic Warfare Support System- Product Improvement Program
MFK Mobile Field Kitchen
MFOM MLRS Family of Munitions
MFSC Military Family Support Center
MHE Materials Handling Equipment
Mhz Megahertz
MIA Missing In Action
MIA Missing in Action
MIIDS Military Integrated Intelligence Data System
MILCON Military Construction Navy
MILES Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System
MILSTAR Military Strategic and Tactical Relay
MIO Maritime Interdiction Operations
MLA Medium Lift Alternative
MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System
MLS Marine Load System
MM Marine Mammal System
MNS Mission Needs Statement
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOB Mobile Offshore Base
MOL Marine on Line
MOLLE Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment
MOOTW Military Operations Other than War
MOPP Mission Oriented Protective Posture
MOS Military Occupational Specialty
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MOUT Military Operations in Urban Terrain
MPF Maritime Prepositioning Force
MPF (E) Maritime Prepositioning Force (Enhanced)
MPF (F) Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)
MPIM Multi-Purpose Individual Munition
MPMC Military Personnel Marine Corps
MPS Maritime Prepositioning Ships
MPSRON Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron
MRB MROC Review Board
MROC Marine Requirements Oversight Council
MRP Maintenance of Real Property
MRRS Multi-Role Radar System
MRRS Medical Readiness Reporting System
MRS Mobility Requirements Study
MSBL  MAGTF Software Baseline
MSC Military Sealift Command
MSC Major Subordinate Command
MSE Major Subordinate Element
MSG Marine Security Guard Battalion
MSR Main Supply Routes
MSTP MAGTF Staff Training Program
MTACCS Marine Tactical Command and Control System
MTF Medical Treatment Facility
MTID MILES Target Interface Device
MTT Mobile Training Team
MTT Military Transition Team
MTVR Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement
MTWS MAGTF Warfare Simulation
MULE Modular Universal Laser Equipment
MWS Modular Weapon System
MWSG Marine Wing Support Group
MWSS Marine Wing Support Squadrons
MWTS Medium Weapon Thermal Sight
N November
NAF Non-Appropriated Funds
NALMEB Norway Air-Landed MEB
NAPDD Non-Acquisition Category Program Definition Document
NAS Naval Air Station
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVCENT U. S. Naval Forces Central Command
NAVELSG Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group
NAVFLIR Navigation Forward Looking Infrared
NAVPERSCOM Navy Personnel Command
NBC Nuclear Biological and Chemical
NCCOSC Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control
NCO Noncommissioned Officer
NCS-E (D) Downsized Enhanced Net Control Station
NDI Non-Developmental Item
NDP National Defense Panel
NDSS Network Data Storage Solution
NE, Noble Eagle (also referred to as CRI and RTN i.e. NE-1234-0001)
NEC Navy Enlisted Classification
NECC Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
NEF Naval Expeditionary Force
NEO Noncombatant Evacuation Operations
NESEA Naval Electronics System Engineering Activity
NFAAS Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System
NFCS Naval Fires Control System
NFIP National Foreign Intelligence Program
NIACT Navy Individual Augmentee Combat Training
NIMA National Imagery and Mapping Agency
NIPRNET Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router Network
NITF National Imagery Transmission Format
NKO Navy Knowledge Online
NLW Non-Lethal Weapons
NM Nautical Miles
NMCB/R Naval Mobile Construction Battalion/Regiment
NMCI Navy/ Marine Corps Intranet
NMCI Navy-Marine Corps Intranet
NMCMPS Navy & Marine Corps Mobilization Processing System
NMCRS Navy & Marine Corps Relief Society
NMFA National Military Family Association
NMPS Navy Mobilization Processing Site
NMS National Military Strategy
NORTHCOM U. S. Northern Command
NOS Network Operating System
NOSC Navy Operational Support Center
NPC Navy Personnel Command
NRL Naval Research Lab
NRT Near Real Time
NSE Naval Support Equipment
NSE Naval Support Element
NSFS Naval Surface Fire Support
NTCS-A Naval Tactical Command System Afloat
NTIS Night Thermal Imagery System
NTS Night Targeting System
NVG Night Vision Goggles
O Oscar
O&MMC Operation and Maintenance Marine Corps
O&MMCR Operation and Maintenance Marine Corps Reserve
OCO Overseas Contingency Operations
OCONUS Outside Continental United States
OEF Operation Enduring Freedom
OEO Other Expeditionary Operations
OIF Operation Iraqi Freedom
OMCM Organic Mine Countermeasure
OMFTS Operational Maneuver From the Sea
OND Operation New Dawn
ONE Operation Noble Eagle
ONR Office of Naval Research
ONW Operation Northern Watch
OODA Observe Orient Decide Act
OOTW Operations Other Than War
OPCON Operational Control
OPEVAL Operational Evaluation
OPLAN Operation Plan
OPNAV Chief of Naval Operations
OPP Offload Preparation Party
OPSEC Operational Security
OPTEMPO Operational Tempo
ORD Operational Requirements Document
OSA Operational Support Airlift
OSA OCO Support Assignment (Type of IA – Enlisted Sailor)
OSC Operational Stress Control
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
OST Order Ship Time
OSW Operation Southern Watch
OT&E Operational Test and Evaluation
OTEIP Overseas Tour Extension Incentive Program
OTH Over-the-Horizon
OTV Outer Tactical Vest
P Papa
PAA Primary Aircraft Authorization
PACOM U. S. Pacific Command
PALCON Pallet Containers
PANMC Procurement of Ammunition Navy and Marine Corps
PAO Public Affairs Office(r)
PASGT Personal Armor System Ground Troops
PC Parent Command
PCS Permanent Change of Station
PDEA Power Driven Excavating Arm
PDHA Post-Deployment Health Assessment (DD 2796)
PDHRA Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (DD 2900)
PDR Preliminary Design Review
PDRR Program Definition and Risk Reduction
PEO Program Execution Officer
PEP Personnel Exchange Program
PERSTEMPO Personnel Tempo
PGM Precision Guided Munitions
PGS Precision Gunnery System
PGTS Precision Gunnery Training System
PHA Periodic Health Assessment
PIP Product Improvement Program
PITS Portable Infantry Target System
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
PLGSR Precision Lightweight Global Positioning System Receiver
PLRS Position Location Reporting System
PM Program Manager
PMC Procurement Marine Corps
PME Professional Military Education
POA&M Plan of Action and Milestones
POD Port of Debarkation
POE Port of Embarkation
POM Program Objective Memorandum
POW Prisoner of War
PP&O Plans Policies and Operations
PPBES Planning Programming Budgeting
PPV Public Ventures
PPV Private Ventures
PR Personnel Recovery
PRD Projected Rotation Date
PRE-DHA Pre-Deployment Health Assessment (DD 2795)
PRG Program Review Group
PRIMS Physical Readiness Information Management System
PRMS Personnel Recovery Mission Software
PRT Physical Readiness Training
PRT Provincial Reconstruction Team
PSD Propulsion System Demonstrator
PSD Personnel Support Detachment
PSYOPS Psychological Operations
PTS Perform To Serve
PWRMS Prepositioned War Reserve Material Stocks
Q Quebec
QDR Quadrennial Defense Review
QoL Quality of Life
QUADCON Quadruple Containers
R Romeo
R&D Research and Development
R2D2 Radio Reconnaissance Distribution Device
R2P2 Rapid Response Planning Process
R3B Resources and Requirements Review Board
RAC Riverine Assault Craft
RACWETS Riverine Assault Craft Weapons Engagement Training System
RAM Reliability Availability and Maintainability
RAM-D Reliability Availability Maintainability and Durability
RAM/RS Reliability Availability and Maintainability/ Rebuild to Standard
RBA Revolution in Business Affairs
RBE Remain Behind Equipment
RBU Rear Body Units
RC Reserve Component
RC MOB Reserve Component Mobilization (Type of IA)
RCT Repair Cycle Time
RDK Rapid Deployment Kitchen
RDT&E Research Development Test and Evaluation
REDEPLOYMENT Home port return from theater out processing (Army)
RETS Remote Engagement Target System
RF Radio Frequency
RFP Request for Proposal
RHC Ruggedized Handheld Computer
RIS Range Instrumentation System
RLST Remote Landing Site Tower
RMA Revolution in Military Affairs
RMHS Remote Mine Hunting System
RMS Remote Mine Hunting System
RO/RO Roll-on/Roll-off
ROC Required Operation Capability
ROE Rules of Engagement
ROWPU Reserve Osmosis Water Purification Unit
RPMC Reserve Personnel Marine Corps
RRC Rigid Raiding Craft
RREP Radio Reconnaissance Equipment Program
RRR Residual Reserve Requirement
RRT Radio Reconnaissance Teams
RSO&I Reception Staging Onward Movement and Integration
RSO&I Reception Staging Onward-Movement & Integration
RTN Requirements Tracking Number (also referred to as NE or CRI i.e. NE-1234-0001)
RUAD Reserve Unit Assignment Document
RUIC Reserve Unit Identification Code
RWW Returning Warrior Workshop
S Sierra
S&T Science and Technology
S2S Service to Service Agreement
SAAM Sexual Assault Awareness Month
SAAWC Sector Anti-Air Warfare Coordinator
SAAWF Sector Anti-Air Warfare Facility
SACC Supporting Arms Coordination Center
SAG Surface Action Group
SAPI Small Arms Protective Insert
SAPR Sexual Assault and Prevention Response
SAR Search and Rescue
SATCOM Satellite Communications
SCI Special Compartmented Information
SCN Shipbuilding and Conversion Navy
SCT Smart Card Technology
SDD System Development and Demonstration
SDE Shared-Data-Environment
SDS Sorbent Decontamination System
SE Supporting Establishment
SEAL Sea Air Land (Military) Special Force Member
SECDEF Secretary of Defense
SECFOR Security Force
SECNAV Secretary of the Navy
SECREP Secondary Repairables
SEP Soldier Enhancement Program
SESAMS Special Effects Small Arms Marking System
SGLI Servicemen’s Group Life Insurance
SHADE Shared Data Environment
SHF Super High Frequency
SHORAD Short Range Air Defense
SIDS Secondary Imagery Dissemination System
SIE Systems Integration Environment
SIGINT Signals Intelligence
SINCGARS Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System
SIPRNET Secret Internet Protocol Router Network
SITREP Situational Report
SLEP Service Life Extension Program
SLOC Sea Lines of Communication
SLRP Survey Liaison & Reconnaissance Party
SMART-T Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal
SMAW Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon
SMCM Surface Mine Countermeasures
SMCR Selected Marine Corps Reserve
SME Subject Matter Expert
SMMC Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
SNCO Staff Non-commissioned Officer
SOA Sustained Operations Ashore
SOC Special Operations Capable
SOCOM U. S. Special Operations Command
SOI School of Infantry
SONET Synchronization Optical Network
SOUTHCOM U. S. Southern Command
SPACECOM Space Command
SPAWAR Space and Naval Warfare System Command
SPMAGTF Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force
SPMAGTF(X) Special Purpose MAGTF (Experimental)
SPOD/E Surface Port of Debarkation/Embarkation
SRAW Short Range Antitank Weapon
SRB Service Re-enlistment Bonus
SRR Strategic and Residual Requirement
SRU Shop Replacement Units
SSCC SPAWAR Systems Center Charleston
ST Science and Technology
STAMIS Standard Management Information Systems
STAR-T SHF Tri-Band Advanced Range Extension Terminal
STOM Ship-to-Objective Maneuver
STOVL Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing
STRATCOM Strategic Command
SUBD Small Unit Biological Detector
SURC Small Unit Riverine Craft
SURSS Small Unit Remote Scouting System
SWA Southwest Asia
SWMCM Shallow Water Mine Countermeasures
SZ Surf Zone
T Tango
T-AVB Aviation Logistics Support Ship
T/M/S Type/Model/Series TacAir Tactical Aviation
TACC Tactical Air Command Center
TACO Tactical Communications
TACOM US Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command
TACON Tactical Control
TAD Towed Artillery Digitization
TAD Temporary Additional Duty
TAD Temporary Assigned Duty
TAOC Tactical Air Operations Center
TAOM Tactical Air Operations Module
TAP Transition Assistance Program
TBD To Be Determined
TBM Tactical Ballistic Missile
TBMCS Theater Battle Management Core System
TBMD Theater Ballistic Missile Defense
TCAC Technical Control and Analysis Center
TCC Tactical Communications Center
TCIM Tactical Communications Interface Module
TCO Tactical Combat Operations
TCS Tactical Control Station
TDCP Tactical Data Communications Processor
TDMA Time Division Multiple Access
TDN Tactical Data Network
TDS Tactical Data System
TDY Temporary Duty
TECOM Training and Education Command
TEG Tactical Exploitation Group
TEMADD Temporary Additional Duty
TEMP Test and Evaluation Master Plan
TEPOP Training and Education Point of Presence
TERPES Tactical Electronic Reconnaissance Processing and Evaluation System
TESS Tactical Engagement Simulation System
TETS Third Echelon Test Sets
TFDSS Total Force Decision Support System
THS Target Handoff Subsystem
TIM Toxic Industrial Materials
TLAM Tomahawk Land-Attack Missile
TLDHS Target Location Designation and Hand-off System
TMIP-M Theater Medical Information Program (Maritime)
TOA Total Obligation Authority
TOR Terms of Reference
TOW Tube-Launched Optically-Tracked Wire-Guided Missile
TPC Topographic Production Capability
TPCS Team Portable Collection System
TPFDD/L Time Phased Force Deployment Data/List
TQG Tactical Quiet Generator
TRAM Tractor Rubber-tired Articulated Steering Multi-purpose
TRANSCOM U. S. Transportation Command
TRAP Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel
TRE Tactical Receive Equipment
TRHS Tray Ration Heating System
TRI-TAC Tri-Service Tactical Communications
TRSS Tactical Remote Sensor System
TSOC Theater Special Operations Commands
TSOF Technical Support of Operating Forces
TSS Target Sight System
TTP Tactics Techniques
and Procedures
TUGV Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicles
TUV-M Tactical Unmanned Vehicle-Medium
TWGSS Tank Weapon Gunnery Simulator System
TWS Thermal Weapons Sight
TWSEAS Tactical Warfare Simulation Evaluation & Analysis System
U Uniform
UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UCP Unified Command Plan
UDP Unit Deployment Program
UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle
UHF Ultra High Frequency
UIC Unit Identification Code
ULCS Unit Level Circuit Switch
ULDUSTA Ultimate Duty Station
UMCM Undersea Mine Countermeasures
UNC United Nations Command (Korea)
UNITAS An annual US Southern Command–sponsored series of exercises in South America
UNMIH United Nations Mission in Haiti
UNOSOM United Nations Operations Somalia
UNPROFOR United Nations Protection Force (Bosnia)
UOC Unit Operations Center
USCENTCOM United States Central Command
USEUCOM United States European Command
USFF U. S. Fleet Forces
USJFC United States Joint Forces Command
USMARCENT US Marine Corps Forces Central Command
USMARFORK US Marine Corps Forces Korea
USMC United States Marine Corps
USPACOM United States Pacific Command
USSOCOM US Special Operations Command
USSOUTHCOM United States Southern Command
UUV Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
V Victor
V/STOL Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing
VA Department of Veterans Affairs
VHF Very High Frequency
VMA Marine Attack Squadron
VMAQ Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron
VMFA Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron
VMFA(AW) Marine All-Weather Fighter/Attack Squadron
VMGR Marine Aerial Refuel and Transport Squadron
VMM Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron
VMMT Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron
VMU Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron
VSW Very Shallow Water
VTOL Vertical Takeoff and Landing
VVT Video Teletraining
W Whiskey
WAN Wide Area Network
WHNS Wartime Host Nation Support
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction
WNW Wideband Networking Waveform
WPN Weapons Procurement Navy
WRMR War Reserve Munitions Requirement
WTI Weapons and Tactics Instructor
WTP Warrior Transition Program
WWMCCS Worldwide Military Command and Control System
X X-Ray
Y Yoke
Z Zebra

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