Joint Staff Officers Guide AFSC Pub 1 -- 1997

Appendix P Acronyms & Abbreviations

The following lists acronyms frequently used in joint/combined operation planning. Acronyms and abbreviations should be avoided if practical. However, if a long title or term must be used repeatedly, the acronym or abbreviation may be employed provided the first time it is used the long title is spelled out fully along with its related acronym or abbreviation.


AAFCE Allied Air Forces, Central Europe (NATO)

AAR After Action Report

ACC Air Combat Command

ACCHAN Allied Command Channel (NATO)

ACE Allied Command Europe

ACL allowable cabin load

ACLANT Allied Command Atlantic (NATO)

ACOM Atlantic Command

ACR Armored Cavalry Regiment

AD advanced deployability posture

ADCON Administrative Control

ADP automatic data processing

AEC Atomic Energy Commission

AFCENT Allied Forces Central Europe (NATO)

AFFOR Air Force Forces

AFM Air Force Manual

AFNORTHWEST Allied Forces Northwestern Europe (NATO)

AFSOUTH Allied Forces Southern Europe (NATO)

AHQ ad hoc query

AIASA Annual Integrated Assessment of Security Assistance

ALCON all concerned

ALD available-to-load date at POE

AMC Air Mobility Command/Army Materiel Command

AMH automated message handling system

AMHS Automated Message Handling Service

ANMCC Alternate National Military Command Center

AO area of operations

AOR area of responsibility

APA Army Pre-positioned Afloat

APF afloat pre-positioning force (NTPF + MPS)

APOD aerial port of debarkation

APOE aerial port of embarkation

APORTS Aerial Ports and Air Operating Bases File

APS Army and Air Force Afloat Prepositioning Ships

ARCENT U.S. Army Forces, U.S. Central Command

ARFOR Army Forces

ARRDATE arrival date

ARRS Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Service

ASAP as soon as possible

ASSETS Transportation Assets File

ASW antisubmarine warfare

ATAF Allied Tactical Air Force (NATO)

ATO Air Tasking Order

AWRPS Army War Reserve Pre-positioned Sets

BBLS/CBBLS barrels/hundreds of barrels

BES Budget Estimate Submission

BY Budget Year in FYDP

C2S command and control systems

C2W command and control warfare

C3S command, control, and communications systems

C3I command, control, communications, and intelligence

C3MP Command, Control, and Communications Master Plan

C3SYS DIR Command, Control, and Communications Systems


C4 command, control, communications, and computers

C4I command, control, communications, computers, and


C4IFTW C4I For the Warrior

CA civil affairs

CAP Crisis Action Procedures

CAT crisis action team

CB chemical, biological

CBO Congressional Budget Office

CEF Civil Engineering File

CENTAF U.S. Air Forces, U.S. Central Command

CENTAG Central Army Group, Central Europe (NATO)

CEP circular error probable

CESP Civil Engineering Support Plan

CESPG Civil Engineering Support Plan Generator

CFC Combined Forces Command (Republic of Korea-U.S.)

CG Chairmanís Guidance

CHOP change of operational command

CHSTR Characteristics of Transportation Resource File

CIA Central Intelligence Agency

CIN cargo increment number

CIR continuing intelligence requirement

CINC commander in chief (of unified or specified command)

CIO Central Imagery Office

CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

CJCSI Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction

CJCSM Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual

CJTF Commander, Joint Task Force

CM Chairmanís Memorandum

CMOC Civil-Military Operations Center

CNO Chief of Naval Operations

COA course of action

COCOM Combatant Command

COI communications operating instructions

COMINT communications intelligence

COMSEC communications security

CONOPS concept of operations

CONPLAN operation plan in concept format

CONUS Continental United States

COS Critical Occupational Specialties or Chief of Staff

CPA Chairmanís Program Assessment

CPG Contingency Planning Guidance

CPR Chairmanís Program Recommendations

CRAF Civil Reserve Air Fleet

CRD CINCís Required Date

CRS Chairmanís Readiness System or Current Readiness System

CRITIC Critical Intelligence Report

CS combat support

CSA Combat Support Agency

CSPA CINCís Strategic Priorities Assessment

CSPAR CINCís Preparedness Assessment Report

CSS combat service support

CTAPS Contingency Tactical Air Planning System

CY Current Year in FYDP

CW chemical warfare

DAB Defense Acquisition Board

DART Dynamic Analysis and Replanning Tool

DC Deputies Committee

DCS Defense Communications System

DDN Defense Data Network

DEFCON Defense Readiness Condition

DEST destination

DFSC Defense Fuel Supply Center

DIA Defense Intelligence Agency

DIRLAUTH direct liaison authorized

DIRNSA Director, National Security Agency

DISA Defense Information Systems Agency

DJSM Director, Joint Staff, Memorandum

DLA Defense Logistics Agency

DMA Defense Mapping Agency

DNA Defense Nuclear Agency

DOD Department of Defense

DODI Department of Defense Instruction

DODIC DOD Identification Code

DODIIS Department of Defense Intelligence Information System

DOS Department of State or days of supply

DOT Department of Transportation

DPC Defense Planning Committee (NATO)

DPG Defense Planning Guidance

DPP deliberate planning process

DPRB Defense Planning Resources Board

DRB Defense Resources Board

DSARC Defense Systems Acquisition Review Council

DSSCS Defense Special Security Communications Systems

DSSO Defense Systems Support Organization

DTG date-time group

DUSD(R) Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Readiness

E&E escape and evasion

EAD earliest arrival date at POD

ECCM electronic counter-countermeasures

ECM electronic countermeasures

EDC estimated date of completion of loading (at POE)

EDD estimated departure date or earliest delivery date

EDP emergency defense plan

EEFI essential elements of friendly information

EEI essential elements of information

EIC Equipment Identification Code

ELINT electronic intelligence

EMCON emission control

EPW enemy prisoner of war

ERIS European Reconnaissance Information System

ESD Evaluation and Analysis Division

ETA estimated time of arrival

EUSC effective U.S. control

EVAC Evacuation System

EW electronic warfare

FAD feasible arrival date or force activity designator

FAPES Force Augmentation Planning and Execution System

FAO Foreign Area Officer

FDO flexible deterrent options

FFG Fiscal Forecasts and Guidance

FIC Force Indicator Code

FIDP Foreign Internal Defense Plan

FM Field Manual or Force Module

FMFM Fleet Marine Force Manual

FMI force module identifier

FML Force Module Library

FMP Force module packages

FMS Force Module Subsystem or Foreign Military Sales

FORSCOM Forces Command

FRAC Force Readiness Assessment to Congress

FRAG/FRAGO Fragmentary Order or Fragmentation Code

FRAS Fuel Resource Accounting System

FREF Force Record Extract File

FRG Force Requirements Generator

FRN force requirement number

FTP File Transfer Protocol

FTS File Transfer Service

FY Fiscal Year

FYDP Future Years Defense Plan

GAO General Accounting Office

GCCS Global Command and Control System

GDP Gross Domestic Product

GDSS Global Decision Support System

GEOLOC Standard Specific Geolocation Code

GENSER general service (message)

GEOFILE Standard Specified Geographic Location File

GEOREF Geographic Reference System Report

GRIS GCCS Reconnaissance Information System

GSA General Services Administration

GSORTS Global Status of Resources and Training

GTN Global Transportation Network

HAC House Appropriations Committee

HASC House Armed Services Committee

HNS host-nation support

HQ headquarters

HUMINT human intelligence

IA Intelligence Assessment

IB Issue Books

ID increased deployability posture

IDAD Internal Development and Defense

ILS Integrated Logistics Support

IMET International Military Education and Training

IMINT imagery intelligence

IMRAS Individual Manpower Requirements and Availability


INCNR increment number

IOC Initial Operational Capability

IPL Integrated Priority List

IPS Integrated Program Summary or Illustrative Planning


IPSS Initial Pre-planned Supply Support

IRC Internet Relay Chatter

IRM Information Resource Manager

ISR Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance

ITV in-transit visibility

IW information warfare

IWG Interagency Working Group

JAARS Joint After-Action Reporting System

JAO joint area of operations

JCC Joint Coordination Center

JCGRO Joint Central Graves Registration Office

JCLL Joint Center for Lessons Learned

JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff

JCSE Joint Communications Support Element

JCSM Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum

JDA Joint Duty Assignment

JDAL Joint Duty Assignment List

JDISS Joint Deployable Intelligence Support System

JDS Joint Deployment System

JEL Joint Electronic Library

JEPES Joint Engineer Planning and Execution System

JFACC joint force air component commander

JFAST Joint Flow and Analysis System for Transportation

JFC joint force commander

JFLCC joint force land component commander

JFMCC joint force maritime component commander

JINTACCS Joint Interoperability of Tactical Command and Control


JMCIS Joint Maritime Command Information System

JMNA Joint Military Net Assessment

JMPAB Joint Materiel Priorities and Allocations Board

JMRR Joint Monthly Readiness Review

JMRO Joint Medical Regulating Office

JNOCC JOPES Network Operations Control Center

JOPES Joint Operation Planning and Execution System

JOPESREP JOPES Reporting System

JOPS Joint Operation Planning System

JOPSREP JOPS Reporting System

JPAO Joint Public Affairs Office

JPD Joint Planning Document

JPEC Joint Planning and Execution Community

JPME Joint Professional Military Education

JPOC Joint Psychological Operations Center

JPOTF Joint Psychological Operations Task Force

JRC Joint Reconnaissance Center

JROC Joint Requirements Oversight Council

JRS Joint Reporting Structure

JRIS Joint Reconnaissance Information System

JSCP Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan

JSEAD joint suppression of enemy air defense

JSO Joint Specialty Officer

JSO NOM Joint Specialty Officer Nominee

JSOTF Joint Special Operations Task Force

JSPS Joint Strategic Planning System

JSR Joint Strategy Review

JSTARS Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System

JTB Joint Transportation Board

JTF joint task force

JTO JOPES Training Organization

JTTP Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

JULLS Joint Universal Lessons Learned System

JWCA Joint Warfighting Capability Assessment

JWFC Joint Warfighting Center

LAD latest arrival date at POD

LAN local area network

LAT latitude

LD loaded deployability posture

LFF Logistic Factors File

LOC line of communications

LOGSAFE Logistics Sustainability Analysis and Feasibility Estimator

LOI letter of instruction

LONG longitude

LRC Lesser Regional Contingency (Conflict)

LMRS Large Medium-speed Roll-on/roll-off Ships

MAAG military assistance advisory group

MAGTF Marine Air-Ground Task Force

MAP Military Assistance Program

MAPP Modern Aids to Planning Program

MAPS Mobility Analysis & Planning System (MTMC)

MARFOR Marine Forces

MASINT measures and signals intelligence

MAW Marine Air Wing

MBPO Military Blood Program Office

MC Military Committee (NATO)

MCCP Marine Corps Capabilities Plan

MCM Memorandum issued in the name of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

MD marshalled deployability posture

MEB Marine Expeditionary Brigade

MEDEVAC medical evacuation

MEF Major Equipment File or Marine Expeditionary Force

MEPES Medical Planning and Execution System

MEU (SOC) Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)

MHE materials handling equipment

MIA missing in action

MIJI meaconing, interference, jamming, and intrusion

MILCON military construction

MILGP military group

MILSTAMP Military Standard Transportation and Movement


MNC Major NATO Command

MNS Mission Need Statement

MODE transportation mode

MODEM modulator-demodulator

MOE Measure of Effectiveness

MOG maximum on ground

MOOTW military operations other than war

MOP Memorandum of Policy (CJCS)

MPF Maritime Pre-positioning Force

MPM Medical Planning Module

MPS maritime pre-positioning ships

MRC Major Regional Contingency (Conflict)

MRG Movement Requirements Generator

MRS Mobility Requirements Study

MSC Military Sealift Command; or Major Subordinate

Command (NATO)

MTMC Military Traffic Management Command

MTON or M/T measurement ton

MWF Medical Working File

NAC North Atlantic Council (NATO)

NAOC National Airborne Operations Center

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NAVFOR naval forces

NBC nuclear, biological, and chemical

NCA National Command Authorities

NCMP Navy Capabilities and Mobilization Plan

NCS National Communications System

ND normal deployment posture

NEO noncombatant evacuation operation

NGO Non-Governmental Organization

NIMA National Imagery and Mapping Agency

NMCC National Military Command Center

NMCS National Military Command System

NMS National Military Strategy

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOFORN Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals

NOP nuclear operations

NOPLAN no plan available or prepared

NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command

NORTHAG Northern Army Group, Central Europe (NATO)

NPG Nonunit Personnel Generator

NRC non-unit-related cargo

NRP non-unit-related personnel

NS nonstandard

NSA National Security Agency or National Security Act

NSC National Security Council

NSDAB non-self-deployable aircraft and boats

NSDD National Security Decision Directive

NSN national stock number

NSP Navy Support Plan

NSS National Security Strategy

NSWTG Naval Special Warfare Task Group

NSWTU Naval Special Warfare Task Unit

NTPF Near Term Pre-positioned Force

NWP Naval Warfare Publication

NWRS Nuclear Weapons Requirements Study

NWS National Weather Service

O&M Operations and Maintenance

OMB Office of Management and Budget

OMO other military operations

OOTW operations other than war

OPCON operational control

OPLAN operation plan in complete format

OPORD operation order

OPR Office of Primary Responsibility

OPREP commanderís operational report (JRS)

OPREP-1 message format used for OPORD (JRS)

OPREP-3 message format used for event/incident report (JRS)

OPSEC operations security

OPSG Operation Plans Steering Group

ORG origin

OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense

OUT outsize cargo

OVR oversize cargo

PAO Public Affairs Office

PAR Population at risk

PARMIS Pacific Command Reconnaissance Mission Information System

PAX passengers

PB Presidentís Budget

PBD Program Budget Decision

PC Principals Committee

PDD Presidential Decision Directive

PDM Program Decision Memorandum

PFF Planning Factors File

PIC Parent Indicator Code

PID plan identification number

PIN personnel increment number

PKO peacekeeping operations

POC point of contact

POD port of debarkation

POE port of embarkation

POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants

POLAD political adviser

POM Program Objective Memorandum

POMCUS pre-positioning of materiel configured to unit sets (JOPES),

or pre-positioned overseas materiel, configured to unit

sets (DOD), or pre-positioned organizational materiel,

configured to unit sets (USA)

PORTS Port Characteristics File

POS ports of support or peacetime operating stocks

POSF Ports of Support File

POW/PW prisoner of war

PPBS Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System

PRD Presidential Review Directive

PRG Program Review Group

PRI priority

PROVORG providing organization

PSC Principal Subordinate Command (NATO)

PSRC Presidential Selective Reserve Call-up

PSYOP psychological operations

PWF Personnel Working File

PWRMR pre-positioned war reserve materiel requirement

PWRMS pre-positioned war reserve materiel stocks

PWRS pre-positioned war reserve stocks

PVO Private Volunteer Organization

QTY quantity

R&D Research and Development

RAP Remedial Action Program

RC Reserve component

RDA Requirements Development and Analysis System

RDD required delivery date (at DEST)

RDF rapid deployment force

RDT&E research, development, test, and evaluation

REDCON readiness condition

RLD ready-to-load date at origin

ROE rules of engagement

RO/RO roll-on/roll-off

RRF Ready Reserve Force

S&M Scheduling and Movement

SACEUR Supreme Allied Commander Europe

SAG Surface Action Group

SAR search and rescue

SASC Senate Armed Services Committee

SDDM Secretary of Defense Decision Memorandum

SDF Standard Distance File

SEAL sea-air-land

SECDEF Secretary of Defense (address element only)

SERE survival, evasion, resistance, and escape

SERV service

SHAPE Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (NATO)

SIGINT signals intelligence

SIOP Single Integrated Operation Plan

SITREP situation report

SITSUM Situation Summary

SLOC sea line of communications

SM System Monitor

SNL standard nomenclature list

SO special operations

SOC Special Operations Command

SOF special operations forces

SOP standing operating procedure

SORTS Status of Resources and Training System

SOUTHAF U.S. Air Forces, U.S. Southern Command

SPECAT special category messages

SPIREP Spot Intelligence Report

SPMAGTF Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force

SPOD sea port of debarkation

SPOE sea port of embarkation

SRF Summary Reference File or Secure Reserve Force

SRIG Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Intelligence Group

SROC Senior Readiness Oversight Council

STANAG Standardization Agreement (NATO)

STON or S/T or ST short ton

SVC service

TACON Tactical Control

TADIL Tactical Digital Information Link

TARGET Theater Analysis and Replanning Graphical Execution


TC-AIMS Transportation Coordinatorís Automated Information for

Movement System

TCC Transportation Component Command

TCP Traditional CINC Programs

TELNET telecommunications network

TFE Transportation Feasibility Estimator

TIP Technology Insertion Project

TLCF WIN teleconference

TO table of organization

TOE table of organization and equipment

TPFDD Time-Phased Force and Deployment Data

TPFDL Time-Phased Force and Deployment List

TSP Time-Sensitive Planning

TUCHA Type Unit Characteristics File

TUDET Type Unit Equipment Detail File

UCFF UTC Consumption Factors File

UCP Unified Command Plan

UIC unit identification code

UJTL Universal Joint Task List

ULC unit level code

ULN unit line number

UN United Nations

UNAAF Unified Action Armed Forces (Joint Pub 0-2)

UNC United Nations Command (Korea)

USACOM United States Atlantic Command

USCENTCOM United States Central Command

USCINCACOM Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command

USCINCCENT Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command

USCINCEUR Commander in Chief, U.S. European Command

USCINCPAC Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command

USCINCSOUTH Commander in Chief, U.S. Southern Command

USCINCSOC Commander in Chief, U.S. Special Operations Command

USCINCSPACE Commander in Chief, U.S. Space Command

USCINCSTRAT Commander in Chief, U.S. Strategic Command

USCINCTRANS Commander in Chief, U.S. Transportation Command

USERID user identification

USEUCOM United States European Command

USFJ United States Forces Japan

USFK United States Forces Korea

USIA U.S. Information Agency

USPACOM United States Pacific Command

USSOUTHCOM United States Southern Command

USSOCOM United States Special Operations Command

USSPACECOM United States Space Command

USSTRATCOM United States Strategic Command

USTRANSCOM United States Transportation Command

UTC unit type code

UW unconventional warfare

VEH vehicular cargo

VIP visual information projection or very important person

VTC video teleconference

WAM WWMCCS ADP Modernization

WIA wounded in action

WIN WWMCCS Intercomputer Network

WMP War and Mobilization Plan (USAF)

WRM war reserve materiel (USAF)

WWMCCS Worldwide Military Command and Control System