FM 101-5-1
Operational Terms and Graphics


Chapter 2
Acronyms and Abbreviations

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z


A

AA

A2C2AADC

AAP

avenue of approach; assembly area

Army airspace command and control

area air defense commander

Allied Administrative Publication

AASLT

AAW

ABCCC

ABCS

ACA

air assault

antiair warfare

airborne battlefield command and control center

Army Battle Command System

airspace coordination area; airspace control authority

ACE air combat element (NATO); analysis and control element; aviation combat element (USMC)
ACL

ACM

ACO

ACP

ACR

ACT

AD

ADA

ADC

allowable combat load; allowable cabin load

airspace control measures

airspace control order

air control point; Allied Communications Publication

armored cavalry regiment

analysis control team

armored division

air defense artillery

area damage control; assistant division commander

ADC(M)

ADC(S)

ADM

ADOA

ADP

AEW

AFSOC

AG

AGL

AGS

AI

AJ

ALCE

assistant division commander (maneuver)

assistant division commander (support)

atomic demolition munitions

air defense operations area

automated data processing

airborne early warning

Air Force Special Operations Command

adjutant general

above ground level

Armored Gun System (light tank)

air interdiction

Azerbaijan

airlift control element

ALO

AMB

AMC

ANGLICO

AO

AOA

AOC

AOI

AOR

AP

APOD

APOE

APP

AQ

AR

ARFOR

ARG

ARSOA

ARSOF

ARSOTF

AS

ASCC

ASL

ASLT PSN

ASOC

air liaison officer; artillery liaison officer

air mission brief

air mission commander

air/naval gunfire liaison company

area of operations

amphibious objective area

air operations center

area of interest

area of responsibility

antipersonnel

aerial port of debarkation

aerial port of embarkation

Allied Procedural Publication

Samoa (US)

Army regulation; armor

Army forces

amphibious ready group

Army special operations aviation

Army special operations forces

Army special operations task force

Australia; area security

Army service component commander

authorized stockage list; allowable supply list

assault position (graphics)

air support operations center

ASP

ASR

ASW

AT

ATACMS

ATC

ATF

ATK PSN

ATO

ATP

AVIM

AVLB

AVLM

AVLO

AWACS

AXP

ammunition supply point

alternate supply route; ammunition supply rate

antisubmarine warfare

antiterrorism; antitank

Army Tactical Missile System

air traffic control

amphibious task force

attack position (graphics)

air tasking order

ammunition transfer point; Allied Tactical Publication

aviation intermediate maintenance

armored vehicle-launched bridge

armored vehicle-launched mine clearing

aviation liaison officer

airborne warning and control system

ambulance exchange point


B

B

BA

BAI

BAS

BC

BCC

BCE

BCOC

BDA

BDAR

BDOC

BDZ

BE

BF

BH

BICC

BK

BL

BMCT

BMNT

BO

BOS

BP

BPAD

B/P

BPSE

BR

BSA

BU

BZ

biological (graphics)

Bahrain

battlefield air interdiction

battalion aid station

battle command

battlefield circulation control

battlefield coordination element

base cluster operations center

battle damage assessment

battle damage assessment and repair

base defense operations center

base defense zone

Belgium

beginning of radioactive fallout

Belize

battlefield information coordination center

Bosnia-Herzgovina

Bolivia

begin morning civil twilight

begin morning nautical twilight

Belarus

battlefield operating systems

battle position

broadcast public affairs detachment

be-prepared mission

brigade PSYOP support element

Brazil

brigade support area

Bulgaria

buffer zone


C

C

C2

C2W

C3

C3CM

C3I

C4I

CA

chemical (graphics)

command and control

command and control warfare

command, control, and communications

command, control, and communications countermeasures

command, control, communications, and intelligence

command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence

Canada; civil affairs; combat assessment

CALFEX

CAP

CARP

CARS

CAS

CATF

CATK

CCIR

CCL

CCP

CCT

CD

combined arms live fire exercise

crisis action planning; combat air patrol

computed air release point

combat arms regimental system

close air support

commander, amphibious task force

counterattack (graphics)

commander's critical information requirements

combat-configured load

communications checkpoint

combat control team

chemical defense; counterdrug; Chad

C-day unnamed day on which a deployment operation commences or is to commence
CDM

CDS

CE

CEP

CEWI

CFA

CFL

CG

cGy

CH

CHS

CI

chemical downwind message

container delivery system

command element

circular error probable

combat electronic warfare and intelligence

covering force area; call forward area

coordinated fire line

commanding general

centigray

China; chaplain

combat health support

combat intelligence; counterintelligence; Chile

CINC

CJCS

CJTF

CLF

CLR STA

CMO

CMOC

CO

COA

COCOM

COFM

COLT

COMINT

COMMZ

COMSEC

CONPLAN

CONUS

COSCOM

CP

CPSE

CPX

CS

CSAR

CSC

CSH

CSR

CSS

CSSE

CT

CTCP

CU

CUWTF

CW

CY

CZ

commander in chief

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

commander, joint task force

commander, landing force

clearing station (graphics)

civil-military operations

civil military operations center

commanding officer; Colombia

course of action

combatant command (command authority)

correlation of forces and means

combat observation and lasing team

communications intelligence

communications zone

communications security

concept plan

continental United States

corps support command

command post

corps PSYOP support element

command post exercise

combat support; Costa Rica

combat search and rescue

combat stress control

corps surgical hospital

controlled supply rate

combat service support

combat service support element

counterterrorism

combat trains command post

Cuba

Combined Unconventional Task Force

chemical warfare

Cyprus

combat zone


D

D

DA

DAO

DCA

DCM

DCS

D-day

dental (graphics)

Denmark; direct action

division ammunition officer

defensive counterair; Defense Communications Agency

deputy chief of mission

defensive counterspace; Defense Communications System

unnamed day on which a particular operation commences or is to commence

D-3

D+7

D+90

DE

DEFCON

det cord

DEW

DFSCOORD

DGZ

DISCOM

DISE

DISUM

DLIC

DMZ

DOA

DOD

DOS

DOW

DP

DPSE

DPU

DR

DRB

DS

DSA

DSM

DST

DSU

DTG

DWRIA

DZ

3 days prior to D-day

7 days after D-day

90 days after D-day

directed energy

defense readiness condition

detonation cord

directed-energy warfare

deputy fire support coordinator

desired ground zero

division support command

division intelligence support element

daily intelligence summary

detachment left in contact

demilitarized zone

direction of attack

Department of Defense

day of supply

died of wounds

decision point

division PSYOP support element

data processing unit

Dominican Republic

division ready brigade

direct support

division support area

decision support matrixorward assembly area

forward area air defense

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date-time group

died of wounds received in action

drop zone


E

EA

EAC

EAD

EC

ECM

E&E

EECT

EEFI

EEI

engagement area; electronic attack; emergency action

echelons above corps

echelons above division

Ecuador

electronic countermeasures

evasion and escape

end evening civil twilight

essential elements of friendly information

essential elements of information

EENT

EF

EG

EI

ELINT

ELSEC

EMI

EMP

EN

ENY

EOD

EP

EPW

ERP

ES

ESM

EW

EZ

end evening nautical twilight

end of radioactive fallout

Egypt

Ireland

electronics intelligence

electronics security

electromagnetic interference

electromagnetic pulse

engineer (unit designations; graphics)

enemy (graphics)

explosive ordnance disposal

electronic protection

enemy prisoner of war

engineer regulating point

electronic warfare support; El Salvador

electronic warfare support measures; electronic surveillance measures

electronic warfare

extraction zone


F

FA

FAA

FAAD

FAADEZ

FAAWC

FAC

FAC(A)

FARP

FASCAM

FB

FCC

FCL

FDC

FDO

field artillery

forward assembly area

forward area air defense

forward area air defense engagement zone

force antiair warfare commander

forward air controller

forward air controller (airborne)

forward arming and refueling point

family of scatterable mines

fire base

flight coordination center

final coordination line

fire direction center

flexible deterrent option; fire direction officer

FDRP

FEBA

FES

FEZ

FFA

FFCC

FFIR

FH

FID

FISINT

FIST

first destination reporting point

forward edge of the battle area

forced entry system

fighter engagement zone

free fire area

friendly forces coordination center

friendly forces information requirements

field hospital

foreign internal defense

foreign instrumentation signals intelligence

fire support team

FLB

FLE

FLO

FLOT

FM

FMC

FMF

FO

FOB

FOC

FPF

FPL

FR

FRAGO

FSA

FSB

FSC

FSCC

FSCL

FSCM

FSCOORD

FSE

FSO

FSS

FSSG

FTCP

FY

forward logistics base

forward logistics element

fighter liaison officer

forward line of own troops

field manual; frequency modulated

fully mission capable

Fleet Marine Force

forward observer

forward operations base

flight operations center

final protective fire

final protective line

France

fragmentary order

forward support area (NGFS)

forward support battalion

fire support coordinator (USMC)

fire support coordination center (USMC)

fire support coordination line

fire support coordinating measure

fire support coordinator

fire support element

fire support officer

fire support station (NGFS)

force service support group

field trains command post

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)


G

G1

G2

G3

G4

G5

G6

GA

GB

GCC

GCE

GD

GE

GEOREF

GG

GIE

GMT

GPS

GR

GS

GSM

GSR

GT

GW

GZ

Assistant Chief of Staff, Personnel

Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence

Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations

Assistant Chief of Staff, Logistics

Assistant Chief of Staff, Civil Affairs

Assistant Chief of Staff, Communications

nerve agent tabun

nerve agent sarin

Gulf Cooperation Council

ground combat element

nerve agent soman

Germany

geographic reference

Georgia (the nation)

global information environment

Greenwich Mean Time

global positioning system

Greece

general support

ground station module

general support-reinforcing; ground surveillance radar

Guatemala

guerrilla warfare

ground zer


H

HA

HACC

HAHO

HALO

HCA

HD

HE

HELO

HET

HF

Haiti; holding area; humanitarian assistance

humanitarian assistance coordination center

high altitude high opening

high altitude low opening

humanitarian and civic assistance

heavy drop; blister agent (distilled Levinstein mustard)

high explosive

helicopter

heavy equipment transporter

high frequency

H-hour

H-3

H+7

H+30 min

HHB

HHC

HHT

HIDACZ

HIMAD

HL

specific hour on D-day at which a particular operation commences

3 hours prior to H-hour

7 hours after H-hour

30 minutes after H-hour

headquarters and headquarters battery (FA and ADA)

headquarters and headquarters company

headquarters and headquarters troop (cavalry units)

high-density airspace control zone

high-altitude missile air defense

blister agent (mustard-lewisite mixture)

HMMWV

HN

HO

HOB

HPT

HQ

HR

H&S

HT

HU

HUMINT

HVT

high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle

host nation; blister agent (nitrogen mustard)

Honduras

height (depth) of burst

high-payoff target

headquarters

Croatia

headquarters and service

blister agent (mustard T-mixture)

Hungary

human intelligence

high-value target


I

ICAC2

ID

IDAD

IDP

IED

IEW

IFF

IFV

IG

IHL

IMINT

IN

inf

INFOSEC

INTSUM

IPB

IPW

IR

integrated combat airspace command and control

infantry division

internal defense and development

initial delay position

imitative electronic deception

intelligence and electronic warfare

identification, friend or foe (radar)

infantry fighting vehicle

inspector general

intelligence handover line

imagery intelligence

India; infantry

infantry

information security

intelligence summary

intelligence preparation of the battlefield

prisoner of war interrogation

information requirements; infrared, thermal; Iran

IS

ISB

ISE

ISS

IT

IV

IW

IZ

Israel

intermediate staging base

intelligence support element

information system security

Italy

intervisability; intravenous

information warfare

Iraq


J

JA

JAAT

JCATF

JCS

JCSE

JDISS

JEZ

JFACC

JFC

JFLCC

Japan

joint air attack team

joint civil affairs task force

Joint Chiefs of Staff

joint communications support element

Joint Deployable Intelligence Support System

joint engagement zone

joint force air component commander

joint force commander

joint force land component commander

JFMCC

JFSOCC

JIB

joint force maritime component commander

joint force special operations component commander

Joint Information Bureau

JIC

JLOTS

JMC

JO

JOA

JOC

JOPES

JPOTF

JRC

joint intelligence center

joint logistics over-the-shore

joint movement center

Jordan

joint operation area

joint operations center

Joint Operation Planning and Execution System

joint psychological operations task force

joint reception center

JSEAD

JSOA

JSOACC

JSOLE

JSOTF

JSTARS

joint suppression of enemy air defenses

joint special operations area

joint special operations air component commander

joint special operations liaison element

joint special operations task force

Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System

JTB

JTF

JUWC

JUWTF

joint target board

joint task force

Joint Unconventional Warfare Command

Joint Unconventional Warfare Task Force


K

KIA

KN

KS

KU

KZ

killed in action

Korea (North)

Korea (South)

Kuwait

Kazakhstan


L

L

LAB

LAPES

LAV

LC

LCC

LD

LD/LC

light (refers to light infantry) (graphics)

logistics assault base

low-altitude parachute extraction system

light armored vehicle

line of contact

land component commander

line of departure

line of departure is line of contact

LE

LEN

LF

LG

LH

LIWA

LL

LLTR

LNO

LO

LOA

LOC

LOD

LOGPAC

LOS

LOTS

LO/OP

LRP

LRS

LRSD

LRSU

LSD

LTD

LU

LY

LZ

Lebanon

large extension node

landing force

Latvia

Lithuania

land information warfare agency

light line; latent lethality

low-level transit route

liaison officer

lubrication order; law and order; Slovakia

limit of advance

lines of communication

line of demarcation

logistics package

line of sight

logistics over-the-shore

listening post/observation post (USMC)

logistics release point

long-range surveillance

long-range surveillance detachment

long-range surveillance unit

least separation distance

laser target designator

Luxembourg

Libya

landing zone


M

M

MACCS

MACG

MACS

MAG

MAGTF

MAIN

MALS

MarDiv

MASINT

MASS

MBA

MCM

MD

M-day

MED

MEDEVAC

MEF

MEF(FWD)

mechanized (graphics)

Marine air command and control system

Marine air control group

Marine air control squadron

Marine aircraft group

Marine air-ground task force

primary command post (graphics)

Marine aviation logistics squadron

Marine division

measurement and signature intelligence

Marine air support squadron

main battle area

mine countermeasures

Moldavia; medium division

mobilization day

manipulative electromagnetic deception

medical evacuation

Marine expeditionary force

Marine expeditionary force (forward)

METL

METT-T

MEU

MEZ

MFF

MG

MHE

MI

MICLIC

MIE

MIJI

MIST

MLC

MLRS

MOB

MOBA

MOOTW

MOPP

MOUT

MP

mission essential task list

mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available

Marine expeditionary unit

missile engagement zone

military free fall

Mongolia; machine gun

materials handling equipment

military intelligence

mine clearing line charge

military information environment

meaconing, interference, jamming, and intrusion

military information support team

military load classification

multiple launch rocket system

main operations base

military operations in a built-up area

military operations other than war (joint only)

mission-oriented protective posture

military operations on urbanized terrain

military police

MPA

MPC

MPF

MRC

MRE

MRR

MSB

MSC

MSD

MSR

MST

MTF

MTT

MU

MX

mission planning agent; manpower authorization; maritime patrol aircraft

military pay certificate

maritime prepositioning force

major regional conflict

meal, ready to eat

motorized rifle regiment; minimum-risk route

main support battalion

military sealift command; major subordinate command

minimum safe distance

main supply route

maintenance support team

medical treatment facility

mobile training team

Oman

Mexico


N

NAI

NATO

NAVSOF

NBC

NBC WRS

NCA

NCS

NEO

NFA

NFL

NGFS

NGLO

NGO

NI

NIST

NL

NLT

NMCM

NMCS

NO

NOTAM

NSFS

NSWG

NSWU

NU

NZ

named area of interest

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

naval special operations forces

nuclear, biological, and chemical

nuclear, biological, and chemical warning and reporting system

National Command Authorities

net control station

noncombatant evacuation operations

no-fire area

no-fire line

naval gunfire support

naval gunfire liaision officer

nongovernmental organization

Nigeria

national intelligence support team

Netherlands

not later than

not mission capable, maintenance

not mission capable, supply

Norway

notice to airman

naval surface fire support

naval special warfare group

naval special warfare unit

Nicaragua

New Zealand


O

OAS

OCA

OCOKA

OCS

OEG

OP

OPCOM

OPCON

OPLAN

OPORD

OPSEC

OPTEMPO

OT

offensive air support

offensive counterair

observation, concealment, obstacles, key terrain, and avenue of approach

offensive counterspace

operation exposure guide

observation post

operational command

operational control

operation plan

operation order

operations security

operational tempo

observer-target line


P

PA

PAA

PD

PDB

PDF

PE

PERINTSUM

PGIF

PIR

PIREP

PK

PL

PLD

plt

PM

PMCS

PNL

PO

POD

POE

POG

POL

POTF

PP

PS

PSE

PSYOP

pub

PUP

PVNTMED

PVO

PW

PWRS

PZ

PZCO

Paraguay; public affairs

position area for artillery

point of departure

PSYOP dissemination battalion

principal direction of fire

Peru

periodic intelligence summary

predicted ground impact point

priority intelligence requirements

pilot report

Pakistan

phase line; Poland

probable line of deployment

platoon

provost marshal; preventive maintenance; Panama

preventive maintenance checks and services

prescribed nuclear load

Portugal

port of debarkation

port of embarkation

psychological operations group

petroleum, oils, and lubricants

PSYOP task force

passage point

personnel services

PSYOP support element

psychological operations

publication

pop-up point

preventive medicine

private voluntary organization

prisoner of war

prepositioned war reserve stock

pickup zone

pickup zone control officer


Q

QA Qatar

R

R

R3P

RAA

RAAMS

RAD

RAOC

RAS

RAU

RCA

RD

REAR

recon

REMS

RES

RFA

RFI

RFL

RGR

RHU

RIP

RISTA

RL

RO

ROE

ROI

ROM

ROTA

reinforcing

rearm, refuel, and resupply point

rear assembly area

route antiarmor mine system

radiation absorbed dose

rear area operations center

rear area security

remote access unit

riot control agent

radius of damage

rear command post (graphics)

reconnaissance

remotely employed sensor

radiation exposure status

restrictive fire area

request for intelligence

restrictive fire line

ranger (graphics)

replacement holding unit

relief in place

reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquistion

release line

Romania

rules of engagement

rules of interaction

refuel on the move

releases other than attack(related nuclear, biological, and chemical)

ROZ

RP

RPB

RPV

RQ

RS

RSO&I

RSR

RV

RW

restricted operations zone

Republic of Philippines; release point

regional PSYOP battalion

remotely piloted vehicle

Puerto Rico

Russia; radiation status

reception, staging, onward movement, and integration

required supply rate

radius of vulnerability

Rwanda


S

S

SA

SAAFR

SAB

SAR

SAEDA

SALUTE

scatterable mines (graphics)

Saudi Arabia

standard use Army aircraft flight route

separate armored brigade

search and rescue

subversion and espionage directed against the Army

size, activity, location, unit, time, and equipment

SASO

SASP

SAT

SATCOM

SBF

SBU

SCI

SEAD

SEAL

SECDEF

SEN

SERE

SF

SFC

SFOB

SFOD-ABC

SHAPE

stability and support operations

special ammunition supply point

security assistance team

satellite communications

support by fire

special boat unit

sensitive compartmented information

suppression of enemy air defenses

sea, air, and land

secretary of defense

small extension node

survival, evasion, resistance, and escape

special forces

special forces command

special forces operations base

special forces operational detachment Alpha/Bravo/Charlie

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

SHELREP

SHF

SI

SIB

SIF

SIGINT

SIGSEC

SITMAP

SITREP

SJA

SO

SOCCE

SOCORD

shelling report

super-high frequency

Slovenia

separate infantry brigade

selective identification feature

signal intelligence

signal security

situation map

situation report

staff judge advocate

special operations; Somalia

special operations command and control element

special operations coordination element

SOF

SOFA

SOI

SOLL

SOP

SOSB

SOSCOM

SOSR

SOT-A/B

special operations forces

status of forces agreement

signal operating instructions

special operations low level

standing operating procedures

special operations support battalion

special operations support command

suppress, obscure, secure, and reduce

special operations team Alpha/Bravo

S&P

SP

SPOD

SPOE

SPOTREP

ST

STANAG

SU

SUPCOM

SURFREP

SY

stake and platform

start point; strongpoint; self-propelled; Spain

seaport of debarkation

seaport of embarkation

spot report

SEAL team

standardization agreement

Sudan

support command

surf report

Syria


T

TAACOM

TAB

Theater Army Area Command

target acquisition battery

TAC tactical command post; tactical (artillery, naval gunfire, and close air support) (graphics)
TACC

TACCP

TACON

TACP

TACSAT

TAF

TAI

TALCE

TALO

TAV

TBM

TCF

TCP

TDA

tactical air control center (USN); tactical air command center (USMC)

tactical command post

tactical control

tactical air control party

tactical satellite

tactical air force

targeted area of interest

tanker airlift control element

tactical air liaison officer; theater airlift liaison officer

total asset visibility

tactical ballistic missile

tactical combat force

traffic control post

table of distribution and allowances

TEB

TECHCON

TECHINT

TF

THREATCON

TI

TIRS

TM

TMD

TOC

TOE

TOR

TOT

TOW

tactical exploitation brigade

technical control

technical intelligence

task force

threat condition

Tajikistan

terrain index reference system

theater missile

theater missile defense

tactical operations center

table of organization and equipment

terms of reference

time on target (naval gunfire, mortar, and close air support)

tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided, heavy antitank missile system

TPFDD

TPFDL

TPT

TRP

TS

TU

TX

time-phased force and deployment data

time-phased force and deployment list

tactical PSYOP team

target reference point

Tunisia; top secret

Turkey

Turkmenistan


U

UAV

UGS

UHF

UK

UMCP

UP

US

USAF

USASOC

USCG

USMC

USN

UTM

UW

UXO

UY

UZ

unmanned aerial vehicle

unattended ground sensors

ultrahigh frequency

United Kingdom

unit maintenance collection point

Ukraine

United States

United States Air Force

United States Army Special Operations Command

United States Coast Guard

United States Marine Corps

United States Navy

universal transverse mercator

unconventional warfare

unexploded explosive ordnance

Uruguay

Uzbekistan


V

V

VE

VFR

VHF

veterinary(graphics)

Venezuela

visual flight rules

very high frequency


W

WARNO

WCS

WFZ

WIA

WS

warning order

weapons control status

weapons free zone

wounded in action

Samoa Western


Y

YE

YU

Yemen

Serbia and Montenegro Federal Republic


Z

Z

ZI

ZK

ZOS

ZULU

Zulu Time

Zimbabwe

Czech Republic

zone of separation

Universal Time


Updated 27 July 1997.

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