Glossary

 

A

AA

avenue of approach; assembly area

ABF

attack by fire (position)

ACA

airspace coordination area

ACE

armored combat earthmover

ADA

air defense artillery

ADAM

area denial antipersonnel mine

ADO

air defense officer

AFATDS

advanced field artillery tactical data system

AGC

advance guard company

AGMB

advance guard main body (enemy force)

A/L

administrative/logistics

ammo

ammunition

AOAP

Army Oil Analysis Program

AP

antipersonnel

APC

armored personnel carrier

APERS

antipersonnel

APFSDS-T

armor-piercing, fin-stabilized, discarding-sabot tracer (ammunition)

ARTEP

Army Training and Evaluation Program

ASL

authorized stockage list

AT

antitank

ATGM

antitank guided missile

AVLB

armored vehicle launched bridge

AVLM

armored vehicle launched MICLIC

AXP

ambulance exchange point

 

B

bde

brigade

BFV

Bradley (infantry) fighting vehicle

BHL

battle handover line

BHOL

battle handover line

BIDS

biological integrated detection system

BMNT

beginning of morning nautical twilight

BMO

battalion maintenance officer

bn

battalion

BP

battle position

BRIDGEREP

report of bridge, overpass, culvert, underpass, or tunnel

BSA

brigade support area

BSFV

Bradley Stinger (missile) fighting vehicle

 

C

CA

civil affairs

CAM

chemical agent monitor

CAS

close air support

CASEVAC

casualty evacuation

CCIR

commanderís critical information requirements

cdr

commander

CFL

coordinated fire line

CFZ

critical friendly zone

cGy/hr

centigray(s) per hour

CITV

commander's independent thermal viewer

CLU

command launch unit

CMT

company maintenance team

co tm; co/tm

company team

COA

course of action

COLT

combat observation lasing team

COMSEC

communications security

CONPLAN

contingency plan

coord inst

coordinating instructions (illustration text only)

CP

command post; checkpoint (illustration text only); contact point (illustration text only)

CROSSREP

report of ford, ferry, or other water crossing site

CRP

combat reconnaissance patrol (enemy unit)

CS

combat support

CSOP

combat security outpost (enemy position)

CSS

combat service support

CUCV

commercial utility cargo vehicle

CVC

combat vehicle crewman

 

D

DA

Department of the Army

DAP

decontamination apparatus

DBCS

digital battle command system

DD

Department of Defense

DED

detailed equipment decontamination

div

division

DLIC

detachment left in contact

DMD

digital message device

DS

direct support

DTD

detailed troop decontamination

DX

direct exchange

 

E

EA

engagement area

ECCM

electronic counter-countermeasures

ECM

electronic countermeasures

EENT

end of evening nautical twilight

en; EN

enemy

engr

engineer(s)

ENY

enemy

EPLRS

enhanced position locating and reporting system

EPW

enemy prisoner of war

ESTAT

equipment status report

EW

electronic warfare

 

F

1LT

first lieutenant

1SG

first sergeant

FA

field artillery

FD

fire direction

FDC

fire direction center

FEBA

forward edge of the battle area

FED

forward entry device

FIST

fire support team

FIST-V

fire support team vehicle

FKSM

Fort Knox Supplemental Material

FLOT

forward line of own troops

FM

frequency modulation (radio); field manual

FO

forward observer

FPF

final protective fires

FPL

final protective line

FRAGO

fragmentary order

freq

frequency

FS

fire support

FSB

forward support battalion

FSE

fire support element; forward security element (enemy forces only)

FSO

fire support officer

FWF

former warring factions

FY

fiscal year

 

G

GP

general purpose (tent designation)

gpm

gallons per minute

GPS

global positioning system

GS

general support

GSR

ground surveillance radar

GTA

graphic training aid

G/VLLD

ground/vehicle laser locator designator

 

H

H

hour (used for timeline designation)

HB

heavy barrel

HC

hexachloroethane

HE

high explosive

HEAT

high explosive antitank (ammunition)

HEAT-T

high explosive antitank tracer (ammunition)

HEDP

high explosive dual purpose (ammunition)

HEI-T

high explosive incendiary tracer (ammunition)

HEMTT

heavy expanded mobility tactical truck

HEP-T

high explosive plastic tracer (ammunition)

HHC

headquarters and headquarters company

HMMWV

high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle

HQ

headquarters

hr

hour(s)

 

I J K

ICM

improved conventional munitions

ID

identification

IDA

improved dogbone assembly

IEDK

individual equipment decontamination kit

IFSAS

initial fire support automated system

IPB

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

IR

infrared

IREMBASS

improved remotely monitored battlefield sensor system

ISU

integrated sight unit

IVIS

intervehicular information system

IVL

intervisibility line

KIA

killed in action

kmph

kilometer(s) per hour

 

L

LC

line of contact

LD

line of departure

L-MOPP

laser mission-oriented protective posture

LO

liaison officer

LOA

limit of advance

LOGPAC

logistics package

LP

listening post

LRF

laser range finder

LRP

logistic release point

LT

lieutenant

LZ

landing zone

 

M

m

meter(s)

MACOM

major (US Army) command

MANPADS

man-portable air defense system

MBA

main battle area

MC

mobility corridor

MCOO

modified combined obstacle overlay

mech

mechanized

MEDEVAC

medical evacuation

MEL

maximum engagement line

METL

mission essential task list

METT-TC

mission, enemy, terrain (and weather), troops, time available, and civilian considerations (factors taken into account in situational awareness and in the mission analysis process)

MG

machine gun

MI

military intelligence

MICLIC

mine-clearing line charge

MIJI

meaconing, intrusion, jamming, and interference

MLC

military load class

mm

millimeter(s)

MOPMS

modular pack mine system

MOPP

mission-oriented protective posture

MOS

military occupational specialty

MOUT

military operations in urban terrain

MPAT

multipurpose antitank (ammunition)

MPCOA

most probable course of action

mph

mile(s) per hour

MRB

motorized rifle battalion

MRC

motorized rifle company

MRD

motorized rifle division

MRE

meals, ready to eat

MRP

motorized rifle platoon

MRS

muzzle reference sensor

MSL

minimum safe line

MSR

main supply route

MST

maintenance support team

MTOE

modified table(s) of organization and equipment

MTP

mission training plan

 

N

NA

not applicable

NAAK

nerve agent autoinjector kit

NAI

named area(s) of interest

NBC

nuclear, biological, chemical

NBCWRS

NBC warning and reporting system

NCO

noncommissioned officer

NCOIC

noncommissioned officer in charge

NCS

net control station

NFA

no-fire area

NLT

not later than

NMC

nonmission-capable

 

O

obj

objective

OAKOC

Obstacles; avenues of approach; key terrain; observation and fields of fire; and cover and concealment (considerations in evaluating terrain as part of METT-T analysis)

OBSTINTEL

obstacle intelligence

OEG

operational exposure guidance

OIC

officer in charge

O/O

on order

OP

observation post

OPCON

operational control

OPLAN

operation plan

OPORD

operation order

OPSEC

operations security

 

P

P

persistent chemical agent (abbreviation on overlays)

PA

public affairs

pam

pamphlet

PAO

public affairs office; public affairs officer

PC

personnel carrier

PCC

precombat check

PCI

precombat inspection

PDDE

power-driven decontamination equipment

PEWS

platoon early warning system

PIR

priority intelligence requirements

PL

phase line

PLD

probable line of deployment

PLGR

precision lightweight GPS receiver ("Plugger")

PLL

prescribed load list

PLOT-CR

purpose, location, observer/alternate observer, trigger communications, and rehearsal (critical target requirements),

plt

platoon

PMCS

preventive maintenance checks and services

POC

point of contact

POL

petroleum, oils, and lubricants

POSNAV

position navigation (system)

PP

passage point (abbreviation on overlays)

predet

predetermined

prep

preparatory

PSG

platoon sergeant

psi

pounds per square inch

PSYOP

psychological operations

PX

post exchange

PZ

pickup zone

 

Q R

QRF

quick reaction force

R&S

reconnaissance and surveillance

RAAM

remote antiarmor mine

rad

radiation absorbed dose

RAG

regimental artillery group

RCU

remote control unit

recon

reconnaissance; reconnoiter

REDCON

readiness condition

regt

regiment

RES

radiation exposure status

RFL

restrictive fire line

ROE

rules of engagement

ROI

rules of interaction

ROM

refuel on the move

ROUTEREP

route (reconnaissance) report

RP

release point

RPV

remotely piloted vehicle

RSI

reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence

RTD

returned to duty

rte

route

RTO

radiotelephone operator

 

S

2LT

second lieutenant

S1

adjutant (US Army)

S2

intelligence officer (US Army)

S3

operations and training officer (US Army)

S3-Air

air operations officer (US Army)

S4

supply officer (US Army)

S5

civil affairs officer (US Army)

SALT

type of SITREP summarizing the enemy situation using size, activity, location, and time

SBF

support by fire (position)

SEAD

suppression of enemy air defense

SEE

small earth excavator

SENSEREP

sensitive items report

SFC

sergeant first class

SGT

sergeant

SH

student handbook

SHORAD

short-range air defense

SINCGARS

single channel ground/airborne radio system

SITEMP

situational template

SOI

signal operation instructions

SOP

standing operating procedure

SOSR

suppression, obscuration, security, and reduction (actions executed during breaching operations)

SP

start point

SPEC

specialist

SPOTREP

spot report

SSG

staff sergeant

STANAG

standardization agreement (international)

SVML

Stinger vehicle-mounted launcher

 

T

T&E

traverse and elevation (mechanism)

TAA

tactical avenue of approach; tactical assembly area (illustration text only)

TACFIRE

tactical fire direction system

TAI

target area(s) of interest

TAMMS

The Army Maintenance Management System

TAP

toxological agent protective (apron)

TB MED

technical bulletin, medical

TC

tank commander

TCF

tactical combat force

TF

task force

THAAD

theater high-altitude area defense

TOC

tactical operations center

TOE

table(s) of organization and equipment

TOW

tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (missile)

TP-T

target practice-tracer (ammunition)

TPU

tank and pump unit

TRADOC

US Army Training and Doctrine Command

TRP

target reference point

TSOP

tactical standing operating procedures

TTP

tactics, techniques, and procedures

 

U

UAV

unmanned aerial vehicle

UMCP

unit maintenance collection point

UMT

unit ministry team

US

United States (of America)

USAARMC

US Army Armor Center

USAARMS

US Army Armor School

 

V W X

VEESS

vehicle engine exhaust smoke system

VT

variable-timed

WIA

wounded in action

WP

white phosphorus

WP-T

white phosphorus tracer (ammunition)

WSRO

weapon system replacement operations

XO

executive officer