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            A
            A
- Alpha
            AC
- Active Component
            AG - Attorney General
            ACERT
- Army's Computer Emergency Response Team 
            ACIC
- Army Counterintelligence Center
            ACSIM
- Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
            ADC
- Assistant Division Commander
            ADC(S) - Assistant Division Commander for Support
            ADC(O)
- Assistant Division Commander for Operations
            AFIC
- Armed Forces Inaugural Committee
            AFIP
- Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
            AFSC
- Armed Forces Staff College
            AG
- Attorney General
            AGR - Active Guard and Reserve
            AJCC - Alternate Joint Communications Center
            AMC - US  Army Materiel Command
            AMEDD - Army Medical Department
            AO - Area of Operations
            AOC - Army Operations Center
            AOR - Area of Responsibility
            AR - Army Regulation
            ARC - American Red Cross
            ARES - Amateur Radio Emergency Services
            ARNG - Army National Guard
            ARS - Alternate Relocation Site
            ARSTAF - Army Staff
            ASAIE - Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installation and Environment
            ASD - Assistant Secretary of Defense
            ASTD - American Society for Training Development 
            AT - Antiterrorism
            ATID - Advanced Technology Integration Demonstration
            ATOIC - Antiterrorism Operations and Intelligence Cell 
            ATSD - Assistant to the Secretary of Defense
            AUTODIN - Automatic Digital Network
            AUTOVON - Automatic Voice Network
            AVCSA - Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Army
            AWC - Army War College
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            B
            B
- Bravo
            BASOPS - Base Operations
            BDO - Battle Dress Overgarment
            BDRP - Biological Defense Research Program
            BIDS - Biological Integrated Detection System
            BIO - Biological
            BPT - Be prepared to
            BRAC - Base Realignment and Closure
            BSA - Balanced Survivability Assessments
            BSI - Base Support Installations
            BW - Biological Weapons
            BWIRP - Biological Warfare Improved Response Program
            BWTTX - Biological Weapons Tabletop Exercise
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            C
            C
- Charlie
            C2
- Command and Control
            CAAP
- Critical Asset Assurance Program
            CAC
- US Army Combined Arms Center
            CAR
- Capability Assessment for Readiness
            CARCAH
- Chief, Aerial Reconnaissance Coordination, All Hurricanes
            CAT
- Crisis Action Team
            C/B-RRT
- Chemical/Biological Rapid Response Team
            CBIRF - Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (Marine Corps)
            CBRNE - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives
            CCRC - Casualty Care Research Center
            CD - Counter drug
            CDAP - Computer Defense Assistance Program
            CDE - Chemical Defense Equipment
            CDR - Commander
            CDRG - Catastrophic Disaster Response Group
            CERP - Community Emergency Response Program
            CHEM - Chemical
            CHPPM - Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine
            CI - Counterintelligence
            CIAO - Chief Infrastructure Assurance Officer
            CIAP - Critical Information Assurance Program
            CIDCON - Civil Disturbance Condition
            CINC - Commander in Chief
            CIP - Critical Infrastructure Protection
            CIPO - Critical Infrastructure Protection Office
            CIRG - Critical Incident Response Group
            CIS - Capital Improvement Strategy
            CJCS - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
            CND - Computer Network Defense
            COA - Course of Action
            COC - Council of Colonels
            CODOE - Common Office Domain Operating Environment
            COE - Center of Excellence
            COMPIO - Consequence Management Program Integration Office
            COMSEC - Communications Security
            CONPLAN - Conceptual Plan
            CONUS - Continental United States
            COOP - Continuity of Operations Program
            COPES - Continuity of Operations Planning and Execution System
            COSIN - Control Staff Instruction
            CPAC - Counter Proliferation Awareness Course
            CPC - Core Planning Conference
            CPRC - Counter-proliferation Program Review Committee
            CR2K - Certain Response 2000
            CRC - Crisis Response Center
            CRTF - Crisis Response Task Force
            CS - Civil Support
            CST - Civil Support Team
            CT - Counter terrorism
            CWC - Chemical Weapons Convention
            CWFX - Chemical Weapons Functional Exercise
            CWTTX - Chemical Weapons Tabletop Exercise
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            D
            D
- Delta
            DA
- Department of the Army
            DAMO
- ODCSOPS office symbol
            DARS
- DOMS Archiving and Retrieval System
            DCE - Defense Coordinating Element
            DCMS - Defense Consequence Management System
            DCNG - District of Columbia National Guard
            DCO - Defense Coordinating Officer
            DCoMSUPCEN - Defense Consequence Management Support Center
            DEMA - District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency
            DepAG - Deputy Attorney General
            DEPSECDEF - Deputy Secretary of Defense
            DEST - Domestic Emergency Support Team
            DFO - Disaster Field Officer
            DHHS - Department of Health & Human Services
            DIA - Defense Intelligence Agency
            DISA - Defense Information Systems Agency
            DISC4 - Directorate of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications & Computers
            DIVA - Defense Integrated Vulnerability Assessments
            DLA - Defense Logistics Agency
            DMAT - Disaster Medical Assistance Team
            DMS - Defense Message System
            DNC - Democratic National Convention
            DoD - Department of Defense
            DoDGC - Department of Defense General Counsel
            DoDRDB - DoD Resource Data Base
            DOE - Department of Energy
            DOJ - Department of Justice
            DOMS - Director of Military Support
            DOS - Department of State
            DPP - Domestic Preparedness Program
            DRCD - Domestic Response Casualty Decontamination 
            DRB - Divisional Readiness Brigade
            DSS - Defense Security Service
            DTG - Date Time Group
            DTLOMS - Doctrine, Training, Logistics, Operations, Material, Soldiers
            DTRA - Defense Threat Reduction Agency
            DTTP - Distributive Training Technology Project
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            E
            E
- Echo
            EAC
- Echelons Above Corps
            EAD
- Echelons Above Division
            EADC
- Emergency Assessment and Detection Course
            EBS
- Emergency Broadcast System
            EDD
- Explosive Detection Dog
            EMS
- Emergency Medical Services
            EOC
- Emergency Operations Center
            EOD
- Explosive Ordinance Detachment
            EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
            EPLO - Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer
            ERC - Equipment Readiness Code
            ERG - Emergency Relocation Group
            ERS - Emergency Relocation Staff
            ERT - Emergency Response Team
            ESF - Emergency Support Function
            ESFLG- Emergency Support Function Leaders Group
            ETWG - Equipment Technical Working Group
            EXECSEC - Office of the Secretary of Defense Executive Secretary 
            EXEVAL - External Evaluation
            EXORD - Execution Order
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            F
            F
- Foxtrot
            FAA
- Federal Aviation Agency
            FAST - Field Assessment Team
            FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
            FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
            FCO - Federal Coordinating Officer
            FD - Fire Department
            FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
            FLIR - Forward Looking Infrared
            FORSCOM - US Army Forces Command
            FOSC - Federal On-Site Coordinator 
            FP - Forces Protection
            FRP - Federal Response Plan
            FSL - Federal, State and Local
            FTX - Field Training Exercise
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            G
            G
- Golf
            GC
- General Counsel
            GDIN
- Global Disaster Information Network
            GMT
- Greenwich Mean Time
            GO
- General Officer
            GOSC
- General Officer Steering Committee
            GSA
- General Services Administration
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            H
            H
- Hotel
            HCEN
- Headquarters Classified Enterprise Network
            HEN
- Headquarters Enterprise Network
            HLD
- Homeland Defense
            HMRU - Hazardous Material Response Unit
            HQ - Headquarters
            HQDA - Headquarters, Department of the Army
            HRT - Hostage Rescue Team
            HUMINT - Human Intelligence
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            I
            I
- India
            IADBC
- Inter-American Development Bank Conference
            IAP
- Infrastructure Assurance Program
            IAW -
In Accordance With
            ICS
- Incident Command  System
            ICV
- Initial City Visit
            IDB - Inter-American Development Bank
            IMA - Individual Mobilization Augmentation; Installation Medical Authority
            IMF - International Monetary Fund
            IMINT - Imagery Intelligence
            IND - Improvised Nuclear Device
            INFOCON - Information Operations Conditions
            INSCOM - US Army Intelligence and Security Command
            IOC - Initial Operating Capacity
            IP - Installation Preparedness
            IPB - Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield
            IPR - In-progress Review
            IRC - Initial Ready Company
            IRR - Individual Ready Reserve
            ISA - International Security Affairs
            ISP - International Security Policy
            IT - Information Technology
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            J
            J
- Juliet
            JAVAT
- Joint Automated Vulnerability Assessment Tool
            JCS
- Joint Chiefs of Staff
            JEEP
- Joint Emergency Evacuation Plan
            JFCOM
- Joint Forces Command
            JIC - Joint Information Center
            JOA - Joint Operations Area
            JOPES - Joint Operation Planning and Execution System
            JPOC - Joint Planning Orientation Course
            JPO-BIO - Joint Program Office for Biological Warfare
            JPO-STC - Joint Program Office for Special Technology Countermeasures
            JS - Joint Staff
            JSIVA - Joint Staff Integrated Vulnerability Assessments
            JSOTF - Joint Special Operations Task Force
            JSPS - Joint Strategic Planning System
            JTF - Joint Task Force
            JTF CDR - Joint Task Force Commander
            JTF CS - Joint Task Force Civil Support
            JTF MDW - Joint Task Force Military District of Washington
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            K
            K
- Kilo
            KAPP
- Key Asset Protection Program
            KM
- Kilometers
             KT - Knots (nautical miles per hour 1kt = 1.05 mph)
           
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            L
            L
- Lima
            LAV
-Light Armored Vehicle
            LCM
- Life Cycle Management
            LCMH
- Life Cycle Management Handbook
            LFA
- Lead Federal Agency
            LIC - Low Intensity Conflict
            LIN - Line Item Number
            LOA - Lead Operational Authority; Letter of Agreement
            LOC - Lines of Communication
            LR2K - Launch Relief 2000
            LSC - Logistics Support Coordinator
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            M
            M
- Mike
            MACA
- Military Assistance to Civil Authorities
            MACDIS - Military Assistance to Civil Disturbances
            MACOM - Major Army Command
            MALS - Mobile Analytical Laboratory System
            MANSCEN - Maneuver Support Center
            MAPEX - Map Exercise
            MARS - Mobile Analytical Response System
            MAW - Marine Air Wing
            MB - Millibars
            MCBAT - Medical Chemical/Biological Advisory Team
            MCI - Mass Casualty Incident
            MCIO - Military Criminal Investigative Organization
            MDEP - Management Decision Evaluation Program
            MDW - Military District of Washington
            METL - Mission Essential Task List
            METT-T - Mission, Enemy, Terrain, Troops, and Time Available 
            MFR - Memorandum for Record
            MPH - Miles Per Hour
            MIMIC - Military Interactive Multimedia Instruction Center
            MMST - Metropolitan Medical Strike Team
            MOOTW - Military Operations Other Than War
            MOS - Military Occupational Specialty
            MRICD - Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
            MRIID - Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
            MSCA - Military Support to Civil Authorities
            MSEL - Master Scenario Events List
            MTT - Mobile Training Teams
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            N
            N
- November
            NARA
- National Archive and Records Administration
            NASA
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
            NATO
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
            NBC
- Nuclear, Biological and Chemical
            NCA - National Command Authority
            NCO - Noncommissioned Officer
            NCR - National Capital Region
            NCRSO - National Capital Render Safe Organization
            NCS - National Communications System; Net Control Station
            NDMS - National Disaster Medical Service
            NDPO - National Defense Preparedness Office
            NEPMU - Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit
            NGA - National Governors Association
            NGB - National Guard Bureau
            NHC - National Hurricane Center
            NIFC - National Interagency Fire Center
            NLD - Nunn-Lugar-Domenici
            NM - Nautical Mile
            NMCC - National Military Command Center
            NMRI - Naval Medical Research Institute
            NMS - National Military Strategy
            NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
            NRC - National Response Center; Navy Response Center
            NRT - National Response Team
            NSEP - National Security Emergency Preparedness
            NSC - National Security Council
            NSS - National Security Strategy
            NSSE - National Security Special Event
            NSTISSC -National Security Telecommunication and Information Systems Security Committee
            NWS - National Weather Service

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            O
            O
- Oscar
            OCAR
- Office of the Chief, Army Reserve
            OCONUS
- Out of the Continental United States
            O/C-T
- Observer/Controller-Trainer
            OEM
- Office of Emergency Management
            OJP
- Office of Justice Programs
            OMB
- Office of Management and Budget
            OPCON
- Operational Control
            OPLAN - Operations Plan
            OPORD - Operations Order
            OSC - On Scene Commander
            OSD-GC - Office of the Secretary of Defense, General Counsel
            OSINT - Open Source Intelligence
            OSPG - Overseas Security Policy Group
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            P
            P
- Papa
            PA
- Public Affairs
            PAE - Program, Analysis, and Evaluation
            PAIS - Pentagon Area Information Services 
            PAO - Public Affairs Officer
            PAPR - Power Air Purifiers 
            PBO - Property Book Officer
            PCC/CT - Policy Coordination Committee on Counterterrorism
            PD - Police Department
            PDD - Presidential Decision Directive
            PEG - Program Evaluation Group
            PERSCOM - US Army Personnel Command
            PHS - Public Health Service
            PLL - Prescribed Load List
            PM - Project Manager
            POC -  Point of Contact
            POL - Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants
            POM - Program Objective Memorandum
            POMSO - Plans, Operations and Military Support Officer
            POTUS - President of the United States
            PPE - Personal Protective Equipment
            PPBC - Planning, Program, Budget Committee
            PR - Positive Response
            PSRC - Presidential Selected Reserve Call-up
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            Q
- Quebec
            QRF
- Quick Reaction Force
           
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            R
            R
- Romeo
            RACES
- Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
            RADCON
- Radiological Control
            RADINT
- Radar Intelligence
            RAID - Rapid Assessment Initial Detection
            RAMT - Radiological Assessment Medical Team
            RASO - Radiological Affairs Support Office
            RC - Reserve Component
            RCAS - Reserve Component Automation System
            RDB - Resource Data Base
            RFS - Request For Support
            RMEC - Regional Military Emergency Coordinator 
            RNC - Republican National Convention
            RRF - Ready Reserve Force
            RRIS - Rapid Response Information System
            RTF - Response Task Force
            RUF - Rules for the Use of Force
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            S
            S
- Sierra
            SAGC
- Secretary of the Army, General Counsel
            SALT
- Society for Applied Learning Technologies
            SAR
- Search and Rescue
            SBCCOM - Soldier, Biological and Chemical Command
            SCBA - Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
            SCO - State Coordinating Officer
            SCRAG - Senior Civilian Representative to the Attorney General
            SECDEF - Secretary of Defense
            SEL - Selected Equipment List
            SEMA - State Emergency Management Agency
            SICG - Senior Interagency Coordination Group
            SIGINT - Signals Intelligence
            SITMAP - Situation Map
            SITREP - Situation Report
            SMART - Special Medical Augmentation Response Team
            SMU - Special Missions Unit;  Special Military Unit
            SOCOM - US Special Operations Command
            SOLIC - Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict
            SOP - Standing Operating Procedures
            SOTUA - State Of The Union Address
            SOWWG - Special Olympics World Winter Games
            SOWWPG - Special Olympics World Winter Preview Games
            SRG - Senior Review Group
            SRS - Strategic Readiness System
            STARC - The National Guard State Area Command
            START - Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment
            STX - Situational Training Exercise
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            T
            T
- Tango
            TACON
- Tactical Control
            TAV - Technical Assistance Visit
            TD - Tropical Depression
            TDA - Table of Distribution and Allowances
            TEU - Technical Escort Unit
            TF - Task Force
            THREATCON - Threat Condition
            TJAG - The Judge Advocate General
            TLC - Territorial Logistics Center
            TOPOFF - Top Officials
            TPFDD - Time Phased Force and Deployment Data
            TPFDL - Time Phased Force Deployment List
            TPIO - Training Program Integration Officer
            TPO - TRADOC Program Officer
            TRADOC - US Army Training and Doctrine Command
            TRIP - Training Introduction Program
            TRO - Training and Readiness Oversight
            TS - Tropical Storm
            TSA - Travel Security Advisory
            TSWG - Technical Support Working Group
            TTAD - Temporary Tour of Active Duty
            TTX - Table Top Exercise
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            U
            U
- Uniform
            UCS
- Unified Command Suite
            UCP
- Unified Command Plan
            UI
- Unit of Issue
            UIC 
- Unit Identification Code
            UOPSC
- Utah Olympic Public Safety Command
            URL
- Uniform Resource Locator (world wide web address)
            USACOM
- United States Atlantic Command
            USAMRIID - US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
            USAF - United States Air Force
            USAR - United States Army Reserve  
            USC - United States Code
            USCG - United States Coast Guard
            USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
            USGS - United States Geological Survey
            USJFCOM - United States Joint Force Command
            USMS - United States Marshal Service
            USN - United States Navy
            USPACOM - United States Pacific Command
            USSOUTHCOM - United States Southern Command
            USSS - United States Secret Service
            USR - Unit Status Report
            USUHS - Uniformed Services University Health Sciences
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            V
            V
- Victor
            VA
- Veterans Administration
            VERTS - Virtual Emergency Response Training System
            VGT - Viewgraph Transparency
            VIPPSA - Very Important Person Protection Security Agency
            VTC - Video Teleconferencing 
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            W 
            W
- Whiskey
            WO
- Warrant Officer
            WMD
- Weapons of Mass Destruction
            WME - Weapons of Mass Effect
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            X
   
         X - X-ray
            XO
- Executive Officer
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            Y
            Y
- Yankee
            Y2K
- Year Two Thousand
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            Z
            Z
- Zulu;  Zulu Time
           
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This page was updated on 20 September 2002.