The following glossary is provided to assist with decrypting my postings:
NOTE: This glossary is a continuous work in progress. My apologies for any incomplete entries.
For interesting and very extensive military-related dictionaries, see also:
1. "An Unofficial Dictionary for Marines
2. "An Air Force glossary from 'Kofana'
- (German) Abteilung
- 1. anti-aircraft. 2. Associate of Arts. 3. (German) Aufklärungs-Abteilung
- anti-aircraft artillery.A.A.C.T.E.
- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.AAFES
- Army & Air Force Exchange System.
AAM - Army Achievement Medal.A.A.S.
- Associate in Applied Science.AB
- Air Base.ABC
- Atomic, Biological or Chemical. See also: CBR, NBC.Abteilung
- (German) Department, unit, battery, or battalion.AC
- Active Component.A.C.A.
- Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.A.C.C.A.
- Associate of Certified & Corporate Accountants.ACR
- Armored Cavalry Regiment.ACS
- American Citizen Services.ACSI
- (Obsolete) Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence of the U.S. Army. See DCSI.Active Component
- The part of the U.S. Army formerly known as the Regular Army.ACU
- Army Combat Uniform.ADM
- 1. Admiral, U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard). 2. Atomic Demolitions & Munitions.AF
- 1. Africa. 2. Bureau of African Affairs.AFB
- Air Force Base.AG
- 1. Adjutant General. 2. Attorney General.AGCM
- Army Good Conduct Medal.AID
- (Obsolete) U.S. Agency for International Development. See: USAID.AK-47
- Assault Rifle Kalashnikov, model of 1947.Ali Baba
- (Slang) Bandit, terrorist or other badguy.
alien - __.Ambo
- (Slang) Ambassador.Amcit
- (Slang) American citizen.AMEMB
- American Embassy.ammunition
- A Class V supply category including chemical, biological, radiological, and special weapons.ANG
- Army National Guard.APFT
- Army Physical Fitness Test.APRT
- Army Physical Readiness Test.AR
- Army Regulation.ARCOTR
- Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon.ARTEP
- Army Training and Evaluation Program.ASR
- Army Service Ribbon.AT
- Army Times. A newspaper.Aufklärungs-Abteilung
- (German) Reconnaissance unit.AWOL
- Absent Without Official Leave.A-1
- Visa issued to diplomatic officers.A-2
- Visa issued to clerical staff of embassies and consulates.A-3
- Visa issued to servants of diplomats.A-100
- (Slang) Orientation course for new FSOs.Badr Brigade
- Military forces of Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir Al Hakim (http://www.sciri.btinternet.co.uk/English/About_Us/Badr/badr.html
- SCIRI's military forces. See: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/badr.htm
BCIS - Bureau of Citizen and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.BDU
- Battle Dress Uniform.BG
- 1. Boston Globe. A newspaper. 2. Brigadier General, U.S. Army.B GEN
- Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps.BIAP
- Baghdad International Airport.Blackwater
- An American security firm providing services in Iraq.Br.
- Brother.BRIG GEN
- Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force.BSM
- Bronze Star Medal.BTW
- "By The Way."BX
- Base Exchange.B&N
- Barnes and Noble. A bookseller.CA
- 1. Civil Affairs. 2. Consular Affairs.CAPT
- 1. Captain, U.S. Marine Corps. 2. Captain, U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard).Capt.
- Companion of the Order of the Bath.C.B.E.
- Companion of the Order of the British Empire.CBR
- Chemical, Biological or Radiological. See also: ABC, NBC.c.c.
- 1. carbon copy. 2. courtesy copy.CD
- 1. Certificate of Deposit. 2. Compact Disk.CDO
- Career Development Officer.CDR
- Commander, U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard).CE
- (Obsolete) Corps of Engineers; see EN.CENTO
- Central Treaty Organization.CG
- Consul General.CHAMS
- CI/HUMINT Automation Management System.CHATS
- Counterintelligence/Humint Automated Tool Set.Chief
- (Slang) Form of address for a chief warrant officer.CI
- Central Intelligence Agency.C.I.E.
- Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire.CIIR
- Counterintelligence Information Report.CINC
- Commander in Chief, Pacific.Class I
- Basic category or "class" of supply for subsistance, including health and welfare items.Class II
- Basic category or "class" of supply for individual equipment.Class III
- Basic category or "class" of supply for POL.Class IV
- Basic category or "class" of supply for construction materials.Class V
- Basic category or "class" of supply for ammunition.Class VI
- Basic category or "class" of supply for personal demand items.Class VII
- Basic category or "class" of supply for major end items.Class VIII
- Basic category or "class" of supply for medical supplies.Class IX
- Basic category or "class" of supply for repair parts.Class X
- Basic category of "class" of supply for non-military programs.CM
- Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.CO
- 1. Commanding Officer. 2. Conscientious Objector.COHORT
- Cohesion, Operational Readiness, and Training System.COINTELPRO
- Colonel, U.S. Army (or Air Force or Marine Corps).Col.
- (Obsolete) Colonel.COM
- Chief of Mission.company grade officer
- U.S. Army, Air Force or Marine Corps officer in the rank of either second lieutenant, first lieutenant, or captain.CONGEN
- 1. Consulate General. 2. Initial course of instruction for consular officers.construction materials
- A Class IV supply category.CONUS
- Continental U.S.Corp.
- (Obsolete) Corporal, U.S. Army.CoS
- 1. Chief of Staff. 2. Chief of State.CPL
- Corporal, U.S. Army.CPT
- Charge of Quarters.
crew-served weapon - ____.CSA
- 1. Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. 2. Central Security Agency. 3. Confederate States of America.C.S.I.
- Companion of the Order of the Star of India.CSM
- Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army.
CTB - Career Tenuring Board.C.V.O.
- Companion of the Royal Victorian Order.C.W.O.
- Chief Warrant Officer.
CWOP - Cancelled Without Prejudice.CW2
- Chief Warrant Officer 2 or W-2.CW3
- Chief Warrant Officer 3 or W-3.CW4
- Chief Warrant Officer 4 or W-4.
CY - Calendar Year.DA
- Department of the Army, U.S. Department of Defense.DAR
- Daughters of the American Revolution.DAS
- Deputy Assistant Secretary.DATT
- Defense AttachéD.C.
- District of Columbia.DCI
- Director of Central Intelligence.DCSI
- Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence of the U.S. Army. Formerly and occasionally still known as "the ACSI."DCU
- Desert Camouflage Uniform.DD
- Defense Daily. A newspaper.D.D.S.
- Doctor of Dental Surgery.DepSec
- Deputy Secretary.
Derivative Status - __.DEROS
- Date Expected Return O___ S__DF
- (Obsolete) Disposition Form, DA Form 2496.DHS
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security.DIA
- Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Department of Defense.DIIR
- Draft Intelligence Information Report.
Dil - (Slang) Delinquency Report.DMZ
- De-Militarized Zone.DNI
- Director of National Intelligence.DOC
- U.S. Department of Commerce.DoD
- U.S. Department of Defense.DOE
- U.S. Department of Energy.
DOL - U.S. Department of Labor.DOS
- U.S. Department of State.DOT
- U.S. Department of Transportation.DR
- Duty Roster.DRI
- Diplomatic Readiness Initiative.DS
- 1. Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State. 2. Diplomatic Security.DSS
- Diplomatic Security Service.D.S.O.
- Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
DV - Diversity Visa.DVD
- Digital Video Disk.D.V.M.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.DZ
- Drop Zone.EAC
- Echelon Above Corps.EAP
- 1. Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs. 2. East Asia Pacific region.ECB
- Echelon, Corps and Below.EER
- (Obsolete) Enlisted Evaluation Report. See instead: NCOER.e.g.
- (Latin) exempli gratia
- Entry Level (FS) Officer. See also: JO.EN
- Corps of Engineers.ENS
- Ensign, U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard).
Entry Level Officer - U.S. Foreign Service generalist in the grade of either FS/FP-06, FS/FP-05, or FS/FP-04. Formerly "JO."EO
- Executive Order.EPW
- Enemy Prisoner of War.esq.
- Expiration Term of Service .EU
- European Union.EUR
- 1. Bureau of European Affairs. 2. Europe.exempli gratia
- (Latin) "for the sake of example;" "for example."E-1
- (Paygrade) 1. Private (PVT or Pvt.), U.S. Army (or Marine Corps). 2. Seaman Recruit, U.S. Navy. 3. Airman Basic, U.S. Air Force.E-2
- (Paygrade) 1. Private (Pvt. or PV2), U.S. Army. 2. Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps. 3. Seaman Apprentice, U.S. Navy. 4. Airman, U.S. Air Force.E-3
- (Paygrade) 1. Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. 2. Private First Class (PFC or Pfc.), U.S. Army. 3. Seaman, U.S. Navy. 4. Airman First Class, U.S. Air Force.E-4
- (Paygrade) 1. Corporal (Corp. or CPL) or Specialist (SPC or Spec.), U.S. Army. 2. Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. 3. Petty Officer Third Class, U.S. Navy. 4. Sergeant or Senior Airman, U.S. Air Force.E-5
- (Paygrade) 1. Petty Officer Second Class, U.S. Navy. 2. Sergeant (SGT or Sgt.), U.S. Army (or Marine Corps). 3. Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force.E-6
- (Paygrade) 1. Petty Officer First Class, U.S. Navy. 2. Staff Sergeant (SSG or S.Sgt.), U.S. Army (or Marine Corps). 3. Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force.E-7
- (Paygrade) 1. Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy. 2. Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. 3. Sergeant First Class (SFC), U.S. Army. 4. Master Sergeant, U.S. Air ForceE-8
- (Paygrade) 1. First Sergeant (1SG) or Master Sergeant (MSG), U.S. Army (or Marine Corps). 2. Senior Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy. 3. Senior Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force.E-9
- (Paygrade) 1. Master Chief Petty Officer or Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, U.S. Navy. 2. Sergeant Major (SM) or Command Sergeant Major (CSM) or Sergeant Major of the Army, U.S. Army. 3. Sergeant Major or Master Gunnery Sergeant or Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, U.S. Marine Corps. 4. Chief Master Sergeant of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force.FADM
- Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy.FAH
- Foreign Affairs Handbook.FAM
- Foreign Affairs Manual.FAO
- Foreign Area Officer.FBI
- Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice.FCS
- Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce.FHS
- Fellow of the Heraldry Society (London).field grade officer
- U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps officer in the rank of either major, lieutenant colonel, or colonel.
FY - Fiscal Year.Five
- (Radio Slang) executive officer.flag officer
- U.S. Navy or Coast Guard officer in the rank of either rear admiral (upper and lower half), vice admiral, or admiral.FLOTUS
- First Lady of the U.S.FM
- Foreign Minister.FMO
- Facilities Maintenance Officer.FNG
- Pocking New Guy.
following to join - __.FONMIN
- Foreign Minister.Four
- 1. (Slang) G-4. 2. (Slang) S-4. 3. (Radio Slang) The S-1 (or G-1).FP
- Foreign Service Probationary.FPRI
- Foreign Policy Research Institute.Fr.
- 1. Father. 2. Frau
- (German) 1. woman. 2. Mrs.Fraulein
- (German) Miss.
Frl. - (German) Fraulein
- Foreign Service.FSA
- Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (London).FSA Scot
- Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.FSN
- Foreign Service National.FSO
- Foreign Service OfficerFSS
- Foreign Service Specialist.FS-04
- (Paygrade) Highest, of three, entry level officer ranks, U.S. Foreign Service.FS-05
- (Paygrade) Middle, of three, entry level officer ranks, U.S. Foreign Service.
FS-06 - __FS-156
- (Form) Nonimmigrant Visa Application.FS-157
- (Form) Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application.G
- Visa issued to members of international organizations.G.B.E.
- Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire.G.C.B.
- Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath.G.C.I.E.
- Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire.G.C.M.G.
- Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.G.C.S.I.
- Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India.G.C.V.O.
- Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.GEN
- General, U.S. Army (or Air Force or Marine Corps).Gen.
- (Obsolete) General.general officer
- U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps officer in the rank of either brigadier general, major general, lieutenant general, or general.Gewehr 3
- (German) ___.good travel
- Evidence that a NIV applicant has a reliable history of complying with travel and visa regulations, restrictions, and limitations. "Good travel" is often considered a positive indicator in the adjudication of NIV applications.GSA
- General Service Administration.GSO
- General Services Officer.GWI
- Gulf War I.GWII
- Gulf War II.GWOT
- Global War On Terror(ism).GWOT-EM
- Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.GWOT-SM
- Global War On Terrorism Service Medal.GW1
- Gulf War I.GW2
- Gulf War II.G-1
- Principal functional section of a general staff dealing with personnel.G-2
- Principal functional section of general staff dealing with military inteliigence.G-3
- 1. "Gewehr 3." 2. Principal functional section of a general staff dealing with operations and training.G-4
- Principal functional section of a general staff dealing with logistics.G-5
- Principal functional section of a general staff dealing with civil affairs/military government.Haj
- (Arabic) The obligatory pilgrimage to Mecca made by believers in the Moslem faith.Hajji
- (2. (Arabic) Honorific indicating the bearer has completed the Haj or obligatory pilgrimage to Mecca. 2. (Slang) An Iraqi civilian.Hajjis
- (Slang) Iraqi civilians.HE
- 1. High Explosive(s). 2. His (or Her) Excellency.HEW
- (Obsolete) U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.HG
- Host Government.H.H.
- 1. Her Highness. 2. His Highness.HHS
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.H.I.M.
- 1. Her Imperial Majesty. 2. His Imperial Majesty.H.M.
- 1. Her Majesty. 2. His Majesty.HoG
- Head of Government.
homeless - __.H.R.H.
- 1. Her Royal Highness. 2. His Royal Highness.H.S.H.
- 1. Her Serene Highness. 2. His Serene Highness.HVT
- High Value Target.H1-B
- Non-immigrant visa classification.IC
- Intelligence Community.id est
- (Latin) "that is (to say)."i.e.
- (Latin) id est
- Improvised Explosive Device.IIR
- Intelligence Information Report.IIRC
- "If I Recall Correctly."IMF
- International Monetary Fund.individual equipment
- A Class II supply category including clothing, tentage, organization tool sets and tool kits, hand tools, administrative and housekeeping supplies, and equipment. Subclassifications include weapons, power generators, textiles, and so forth.INA
- Immigration and Naturalization Act.
intending immigrant - ____.
INS - (Obsolete) Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice.IPB
- Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield.IR
- Intelligence Report.IRR
- Individual Ready Reserve.IRS
- Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury.ISG
- Iraq Security Group.I.S.O.
- Companion of the Imperial Service Order.IV
- Immigrant Visa.JCS
- Joint Chiefs of Staff.j.g.
- junior grade.JO
- (Obsolete) Junior (FS) OfficerJUMPS
- Joint Uniform Military Pay System.junior officer
- 1. U.S. Navy or Coast Guard officer in the rank of either ensign, lieutenent junior grade (j.g.), lieutenant, or lieutenant commander. Equivalent to U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine company grade officer plus the rank of major. 2. (Obsolete) U.S. Foreign Service generalist in the grade of either FS-06, FS-05, or FS-04. See instead: ELO.K.B.E.
- Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.KBR
- Kellogg Brown & Root. A government services contractor.K.C.B.
- Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.
KCC - Kentucky __ Center.K.C.I.E.
- Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire.K.C.M.G.
- Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.K.C.S.I.
- Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India.K.C.V.O.
- Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.KISS
- "Keep It Simple, Stupid."K.G.
- Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter.KKK
- Ku Klux Klan.K.P.
- Knight Companion of the Order of St. Patrick.K.T.
- Knight of the Order of the Thistle.Landline
- Telephone, exclusive of cellular or portable phones.LAT
- Los Angeles Times. A newspaper.LAW
- Light Anti-tank Weapon.LCDR
- Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard).L.D.S.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.LEGATT
- Legal Attaché.LG
- Lieutenant General.LJ
- Legion of Merit.LOD
- Line of Duty.
LPR - Legal Permanent Resident.LSA
- Logistics Support Area.LT
- Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard).Lt.
- (Obsolete) Lieutenant.LT COL
- Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force (or Marine Corps).Lt.Col.
- (Obsolete) Lieutenant Colonel.LTC
- Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army.LTG
- (Obsolete) Lieutenant General, U.S. Army.LT GEN
- Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (or Marine Corps).Lt.Gen.
- (Obsolete) Lieutenant General.LTJG
- Lieutenant, junior grade, U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard).LZ
- Landing Zone.MADM
- Medium Atomic Demolition Munition.Mahdi Army
- Mookie's private militia.
maintain status - __.MAJ
- Major, U.S. Army (or Air Force or Marine Corps).Maj.
- Major.MAJ GEN
- Major General, U.S. Air Force (or Marine Corps).Maj. Gen.
- Major General.major end items
- A Class VII supply category including final combinations of end products ready for intended use. Subclassifications include bridging and fire-fighting equipment, administrative and tactical vehicles, missiles, weapons, and special weapons.MBA
- Master of Business Administration.M.B.E.
- Member of the Order of the British Empire.MC
- Manual for Courts-Martial
- Doctor of Medicine.MDW
- Military District of Washington.MEDEVAC
- Medical Evacuation.
medical materials or supplies - A Class VIII supply category.MEGO
- "My Eyes Glaze Over."MEK
- Mujahedin-e Khalq. See also: NCRI; PMOI.MEP
- Member of the European Parliament.MG
- 1. Machine Gun. 2. Major General, U.S. Army.MFA
- 1. Minister of Foreign Affairs. 2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.MH
- Miami Herald. A newspaper.MI
- Military Intelligence.Mid-Grade Officer
- U.S. Foreign Service Officer in the grade of either FS-03, FS-02, or FS-01.Middle-Grade Officer
- See "Mid-Grade Officer."Mookie
- (Slang) Moqtada al-Sadr.MP
- 1. Member of Parliament. 2. Military Police.MPD
- Metropolitan Police Department (of the District of Columbia).MPRI
- Military Professional Resources Inc. of Alexandria, Va..MRB
- Multiple Role Bridge.
MRV - Machine Readable Visa.MSG
- Master Sergeant, U.S. Army.MSM
- Mainstream Media.MS-13
- (Spanish) Malva Salvatrucha
- (Slang) Mujaheddin: guerilla fighter or terrorist.MUTA
- Multiple Unit Training Assembly.M.V.O.
- 1. Member (4th Class) of the Royal Victorian Order. 2. Member (5th Class) of the Royal Victorian Order.M-16
- American military rifle firing a 5.56 mm round.M-60
- American military machine gun firing a standard 7.76 mm round.M-203
- American grenade launcher which is used attached to the M-16 and fires a 40 mm round.
NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement.NATO
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization.n.b.
- (Latin) nota bene.N.C.O.
- Non-Commissioned Officer.NCODP
- Non-Commissioned Officer Development Program.NCOPDR
- Non-Commissioned Officer Profesional Development Ribbon.NCOER
- Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report. See also: EER.NCRI
- National Council of Resistance of Iran.NDSM
- National Defense Service Medal.NEA
- 1. Bureau of Near East Asian Affairs. 2. Near East Asian region.NG
- National Guard.NIV
- Non-immigrant Visa.N.J.
- New Jersey.NMS
- New Manning System.
non-diversity country - __.non-military programs
- A Class X supply category including material to support non-military programs, such as agricultural and economic development.nota bene
- (Latin) "note well."Nouvel An
- (French) Happy New Year.NTC
- National Training Center.
NVC - National Visa Center.NYDN
- New York Daily News. A newspaper.NYP
- New York Post. A newspaper.NYT
- New York Times. A newspaper.OAS
- Organization of American States.O.B.E.
- Officer of the Order of the British Empire.OC
- Outside the Continental U.S.
OCR - Optical Character Recognition.OCS
- Officer Candidate School.OIF
- Operation Iraqi Freedom.OIF1
- Operation Iraqi Freedom, first rotation.OJE
- Operation Joint Endeavor.OJG
- Operation Joint Guard.O.M.
- Member of the Order of Merit.OMB
- Office of Management & Budget.One
- 1. (Slang) S-1. 2. (Slang) G-1. 3. (Radio Slang) The S-4 (or G-4)OP
- Observation Post.OSD
- Office of the (U.S.) Secretary of Defense.OSR
- Overseas Service Ribbon.OTS
- Officer Training School.
overstay - __.
out of status - __.O-1
- (Paygrade) 1. Ensign, U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard). 2. Second Lieutenant (2LT), U.S. Army. 3. Second Lieutenant (2nd LT), U.S. Air Force (or Marine Corps).O-2
- (Paygrade) 1. First Lieutenant (1LT), U.S. Army. 2. First Lieutenant (1st LT), U.S. Air Force (or Marine Corps). 3. Lieutenant, junior grade, U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard).O-3
- (Paygrade) 1. Captain (Capt. or CPT). 2. Captain (CAPT), U.S. Air Force (or Marine Corps). 3. Lieutenant (LT), U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard).O-4
- (Paygrade) 1. Lieutenant Commander (LCDR), U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard). 2. Major (MAJ or Maj.), U.S. Army (or Air Force or Marine Corps)O-5
- (Paygrade) 1. Commander (CDR), U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard). 2. Lieutenant Colonel (LTC or Lt.Col.). 3. Lieutenant Colonel (LT COL), U.S. Air Force (or Marine Corps).O-6
- (Paygrade) 1. Captain (CAPT), U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard). 2. Colonel (COL or Col.), U.S. Army (or Air Force or Marine Corps).O-7
- (Paygrade) General Officers and Admirals.PBS
- Public Broadcasting System.PC
- 1. Peace Corps. 2. "politically correct."p.c.
- (French) pour condoler
.Persona(e) non Grata(e)
- (Latin) "one who is not acceptable."personal demand items
- A Class VI supply category including beer and liquer.p.f.
- (French) pour féliciter
- Private First Class, U.S. Army.Pfc.
- (Obsolete) Private First Class.p.f.n.a.
- (French) Nouvel An
- Doctor of Philosophy.PI
- Philadelphia Inquirer. A newspaper.P.L.
- Public Law.PM
- Prime Minister.p.m.
- (French) pour memoire
- People's Mojdahedin Organization of Iran. See MEK; NCRI.PNG
- (Latin) Persona
) non Grata
- 1. A Class III supply category. 2. Petroleum, Oils , Lubricants.por ejemplo
- (Spanish) "for example."POTUS
- President of the U.S.pour condoler
- (French) "to condole."pour féliciter
- (French) "to congratulate."pour memoire
- (French) "to remind."pour prendre congé
- (French) "to take leave."pour présenter
- (French) "to present."pour remercier
- (French) "to thank."POW
- Prisoner of War.p.p.
- (French) pour présenter
- (French) pour prendre congé
- (French) pour remercier
PRC - 1. Permanent Resident Card. 2. People's Republic of China.
previous economic migrant - ____.Prof.
- Physical Training.PUC
- Presidential Unit Citation.PVT
- Private, U.S. Army (Paygrade E-1).Pvt.
- (Obsolete) Private, U.S. Army.PV2
- Private, U.S. Army (Paygrade E-2).PX
- Post Exchange.QDR
- Quadrennial Defense Review.RADM
- Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard).RADML
- Rear Admiral Lower (half), U.S. Navy.Realpolitik
- (German) ____.REMF
- Rear Echelon Motherpocker.Rep.
- Representative.repair parts
- A Class IX supply category including components and repair parts.Ret.
- Reserve Component.R.N.
- 1. Registered Nurse. 2. Royal Navy.ROTC
- Reserve Officer Training Corps.RPG
- 1. Rifle-Propelled Grenade. 2. Role Playing Game.RSVP
- Republic of (South) Vietnam.R&R
- Rest and Relaxation.SA
- 1. Bureau of South Asian Affairs. 2. South Asian region. 3. State Annex.
SADM - Special Atomic Demolition Munition.SAO
- Survivor Assistance Officer.Sarge
- (Slang) Form of address for a sergeant.SAW
- Squad Automatic Weapon, the M249 Light Machine Gun.
SCIRI - Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in IraqSDI
- Strategic Defense Initiative.SEATO
- South East Asia Treaty Organization.Sec.
- U.S. Secretary of Defense; currently the Honorable Donald Rumsfeld.SecState
- U.S. Secretary of State; currently the Honorable Condoleeza Rice.Sen.
senior officer - U.S. Navy or Coast Guard officer in the rank of either commander or captain.Señor
- (Spanish) ____.SEO
- Security Engineering Officer.
Seven - (Radio Slang) company first sergeant or battalion or higher unit sergeant major.SF
- Special Forces.SFC
- Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army.SFS
- Senior Foreign Service.SFTT
- Soldiers For The Truth.SGLI
- Servicemen's Group Life Insurance.SGT
- Sergeant, U.S. Army.Sgt.
- (Obsolete) Sergeant, U.S. Army.
Six - 1. (Radio Shorthand) unit commander. 2. (Slang) rear.S.J.
- Society of Jesus.SM
- Sergeant Major.SMA
- Sergeant Major of the Army, U.S. Army.Smadge
- (Slang) sergeant major.Smaj
- (Slang) See "Smadge."SNAFU
- (Slang) "Situation Normal, All Fouled Up."Spec4
- (Obsolete) Specialist (paygrade E-4), U.S. Army.Sr.
- 1. (Spanish) Señor
. 2. Sister.SSG
- Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army.S.Sgt.
- (Obsolete) Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army.St.
- 1. Saint. 2. Street.Ste.
- 1. (French) Sainte. 2. Suite.
subsistence - A Class I supply category including health and welfare items. Subclassifications include inflight rations, refrigerated subsistence, nonrefrigerated subsistence, and combat rations.SUSFU
- (Slang) "Situation Unchanged, Still Fouled Up."SUV
- Sport Utility Vehicle.
- Tactical Assembly Area.TCN
- Third Country National.
Three - 1. (Slang) G-3. 2. (Slang) S-3. 3. (Radio Shorthand) The S-2 (or G-2).
TL - Transmittal Letter.TR
- Transportation Request.
Two - 1. (Slang) G-2. 2. (Slang) S-2. 3. (Radio Shorthand) The S-4 (or G-4).
TY - Training Year.UCMJ
- Uniform Code of Military Justice.U.K.
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.UN
- United Nations.U.S.
- United States of America.U/S
- Under Secretary.USA
- 1. U.S. Army, est. 1775. 2. United States of America, est. 1776.USAF
- United States Air Force.USAFA
- U.S. Air Force Academy.USAR
- U.S. Army Reserve.USA-T
- USA Today. A newspaper.U.S.C.
- U.S. Code.USCG
- U.S. Coast Guard.USCGA
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy.USCGR
- U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.USDA
- U.S. Department of Agriculture.USG
- U.S. Government.USIA
- (Obsolete) U.S. Information Agency.USIS
- (Obsolete) U.S. Information Service.USMA
- U.S. Military Academy.USMC
- U.S. Marine Corps.USMCR
- U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.USN
- U.S. Navy.USNA
- U.S. Naval Academy.USNR
- U.S. Naval Reserve.USN&WR
- U.S. News and World Report. A newspaper.USPS
- U.S. Postal Service.USSS
- U.S. Secret Service.UTA
- Unit Training Assembly.VADM
- Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (or Coast Guard).VC
- Viet Cong.VGLI
- Veteran's Group Life Insurance.
VIP - Very Important Person.V.P.
- Vice President.
VWP - Visa Waiver Program.WETSU
- (Slang) "We Eat This Stuff Up.`"WHA
- Bureau of Western Hemispheric Affairs, U.S. Department of State.WHO
- World Health Organization (of the United Nations).WO1
- Warrant Officer 1 or W-1.WP
- The Washington Post. A newspaper.WSJ
- Wall Street Journal. A newspaper.WT
- The Washington Times. A newspaper.W-1
- (Paygrade) Warrant Officer 1.W-2
- (Paygrade) Chief Warrant Officer 2.W-3
- (Paygrade) Chief Warrant Officer 3.W-4
- (Paygrade) Chief Warrant Officer 4.W-5
- (Paygrade) Master Chief Warrant Officer 5.X
- Mr. X; Pen name of George Kennan.
YMCA - Young Men's Christian Association.
YWCA - Young Women's Christian Association.
1 - See "One."1LT
- First Lieutenant, U.S. Army.1SG
- First Sergeant, U.S. Army.1st LT
- First Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force (or Marine Corps).2
- See "Two."2LT
- Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army.2nd LT
- Second Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force (or Marine Corps).3
- See "Three."4
- See "Four."5
- See "Five."6
- See "Six."7
- See "Seven."214(b)
- (INA section) "intending immigrant."
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